A possible reconciliation meeting between Prince Harry and Prince William never happened because Prince Harry feared being exposed to the press, a new book claims.
Royal expert Valentine Law, author of the upcoming Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown, tried to talk to his brother, who feared the 40-year-old William was in “peril”. , writes that the young royal declined. meeting.
William allegedly messaged Harry asking if he could meet after Harry had an explosive interview with his wife, Meghan Markle, while on tour in South Africa.
Initially, the Duke of Sussex was in favor of chatting, but was hesitant when his brother explained that his personal assistant knew the face-to-face conversations due to scheduling conflicts.
Harry, 38, was worried that William’s team would leak the visit to the press, so he told the heir to the throne to cancel the meeting, presumably ruining the brothers’ sure chance of resolving the matter. .
The rivalry between the royal siblings began long before Harry and Markle traveled to South Africa.
The Duke of Sussex told Tom Bradby at the time, “We’ve certainly taken different paths, but I know he’ll always be there for me, so I’ll always be there for him.” I’m in
And when Bradby asked the 41-year-old “Suits” alum if she was okay amidst the family rift, Markle responded tearfully.
The interview dominated the news and overshadowed William and wife Kate Middleton’s simultaneous trip to Pakistan.
According to Lowe, the current Prince and Princess of Wales “deemed it a deliberate attempt to knock” [them] out of the headlines,” souring an already strained relationship between the two couples.
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A few months later, after spending several weeks in Canada, the Sussexes announced they were stepping down to serve as members of the royal family.The couple and their two children, Archie and Lilibet, now live in California.
Markle reportedly tried to meet with King Charles to ‘clear the air’ while in the UK for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, but finds time to speak privately before returning to the US I couldn’t.