A new book by a royal author claims that Prince William split his household from Prince Harry’s following an angry phone conversation over claims Meghan Markle was bullying palace staff in 2018.
The book claims that a friend of the Sussexes said ‘William threw Harry out’, according to Robert Lacey’s book Battle of the Brothers which is featured in the Times.
The author wrote that he believes that William had voiced his reservations to Harry before their engagement, but that the row after Meghan and Harry’s trip to Australia in 2018 sealed his decision to split their households.
The book adds that after the phone call allegedly ended with the Duke of Sussex hanging up on his brother. It goes on to add that Prince William had a suspicion that the Hollywood star was ‘hostile’ to the royal system and possibly planned on leaving the monarchy from the very start and returning to America.
William is alleged to have told a friend he thought the former Suits star had an ‘agenda’ and felt ‘hurt’ and ‘betrayed’ by the rift, with the heir to the throne telling a friend his wife Kate ‘had been wary of Meghan from the start’.
The book alleges that William felt Meghan was ‘stealing his beloved brother away from him’ and believed that she did not understand how the Royal system worked.
The book claims that royal staff complained that Meghan ‘played the victim, but was a bully’ and treated courtiers poorly in line with her experiences in Hollywood, something she allegedly passed on to Harry who was heard ‘screaming’ at his staff.
The author quotes a Kensington Palace courtier as saying: ‘Meghan portrayed herself as the victim, but she was the bully. People felt run over by her. They thought she was a complete narcissist and sociopath — basically unhinged.’
Meghan and Harry have always denied the bullying allegations.