The arrival of Meghan Markle in Harry’s life has brought about many changes. And the former actress of Suits has, in spite of herself, moved her husband away from her brother. The historian Robert Lacey, who also works for the British series The Crown, lets know in his new book Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, excerpts from which have been unveiled by The Times, the reasons for the breakup between Princes William and Harry.
If Kate Middleton’s husband had already expressed his concern about the progress of their relationship – this remark had already given rise to some tension between the two men – it all really started when Meghan Markle was accused of harassment by her former assistants. And for good reason, Prince William would not have been very cooperative.
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It was in October 2018, a few months after the marriage of Meghan Markle and Harry, that a “violent and fierce” dispute broke out between the brothers. “When Harry furiously stood up for his wife, William persisted. (…) Harry angrily turned off his phone, so William went to speak to him personally. The prince was horrified by what he had just been told. about Meghan’s alleged behavior, and he wanted to hear what Harry had to say, “the historian reports. But the conversation escalated and William “kicked Harry out”.
Face camera, during his interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry had confirmed that the relationship with his brother was damaged. “For now, we are taking our distance,” he admitted. However, he had let it be known that he hoped for a future reconciliation: “Time heals all wounds, I hope. I love William madly, he’s my brother and we went through hell together, we shared a lot. But we took different paths. ” The two brothers could meet again next July on the occasion of the unveiling of the statue of their mother in the gardens of Buckingham.
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