The Prince of Wales feels ‘incredibly upset and very betrayed’ by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell Netflix series – and will be taking it ‘very personally’, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday used their Netflix mini-series to accuse Prince William of yelling and King Charles of lying when they refused to bless the couple’s request for a ‘half in half out’ Megxit that would allow them to earn a fortune while picking and choosing royal duties and keeping all their titles.
Harry alleged his older brother, now heir to the throne, scared him in January 2020 while he ‘screamed and shouted’ at him in front of his father and grandmother when he tried to thrash out a deal to leave the UK
Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight the ‘tempers are flaring’ and there is ‘a lot of resentment’ in the family about the series, adding: ‘William will be taking this very personally. I think he’s incredibly upset, and feels very badly betrayed by his brother.’
The Prince of Wales feels ‘incredibly upset and very betrayed’ by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell Netflix series – and will be taking it ‘very personally’, a royal expert has claimed
She outlined how the couple had ‘really chronicled’ their lives over the last few years, adding to the ‘great sense of mistrust’ from their family.
She said a reconcilation between Meghan and Harry and the rest of the royals was ‘almost impossible’, adding: ‘They just simply feel that any reconciliation it is not in the cards because they can’t trust that it’s not gonna end up in a TV show or in a book.’
In the Netflix series, the second part of which was released yesterday, Harry accused Charles of telling untruths to his face and Her Majesty of saying nothing at the now infamous ‘Sandringham Summit’, and told of the ‘heartbreaking’ rift with his brother.
He said: ‘It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father say things that just simply weren’t true. And my grandmother, you know, quietly sit there and take it all in’.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday used their Netflix mini-series to accuse Prince William of yelling when he refused to bless the couple’s request for a ‘half in half out’ Megxit
The Duke of Sussex claimed: ‘I went in with the same proposal that we’d already made publicly, but once I got there I was given five options – one being all in, no change, five being all out. I chose option three in the meeting – half in, half out. Have our own jobs but also work in support of the Queen. It became very clear very quickly that goal was not up for discussion or debate’.
Harry then claimed the Palace did not seek his permission to put out a joint statement denying claims William ‘bullied’ the Sussexes out of the Royal Family. Viewers said that Harry was implying that William did.
He said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. No one had asked me permission to put my name to a statement like that… [Meghan] burst into floods of tears, because within four hours they were happy to lie to protect my brother… and yet they were never willing to tell the truth to protect us.’
Prince Harry then claimed Prince William broke a pact.
Harry alleged his older brother, now heir to the throne, scared him in January 2020 while he ‘screamed and shouted’ at him in front of his father and grandmother when he tried to thrash out a deal to leave the UK (pictured)
Referring to their royal communications teams, Harry said: ‘William and I both saw what happened in our dad’s office and we made an agreement that we would never let that happen to our office.’
In episode four of Netflix’s Harry & Meghan, he said: ‘I would far rather get destroyed in the press than play along with this game or this business of trading, and to see my brother’s office copy the very same thing that we promised the two of us would never ever do that was heartbreaking.’
Meghan added: ‘We were in this bubble, where everything is controlled by them. I couldn’t even text my friends a photo.
‘You do as you’re told but your world just becomes more and more like this,’ she said, gesturing with the gap between her hands getting smaller.
He also denied it was Meghan’s decision to walk away and move to LA. ‘In fact, it was my decision. She never asked to leave. I was the one that had to see it for myself. But it’s misogyny at its best,’ he said.
Meanwhile Britons showed their deep affection for the Prince and Princess of Wales as they arrived at Westminster Abbey last night having maintained a dignified silence about the series
The couple then said they were ‘blocked’ by royal figures from speaking to the Queen alone to discuss emigrating, with Harry claiming he was forced to write to his father to say that he and his wife were willing to relinquish their titles if the couple’s plan to move to Canada as working royals did not work out.
Meghan said: ‘I tried so hard and that’s the piece that’s so triggering, because you go ‘and it still wasn’t good enough… and you still don’t fit in’.
Harry then suggested that William had chosen the Royal Family’s future over his brother.
Harry said: ‘The saddest part of it was this wedge created between myself and my brother so that he’s now on the institution’s side. Part of that, I get.
‘That’s his inheritance. So to some extent it’s already ingrained in him that part of his responsibility is the survivability and the continuation of this institution.’
Harry said going back for Philip’s funeral was ‘hard’ in 2021.
He added: ‘Especially spending time having chats with my brother and father who were just very much focused on the same misinterpretation of the whole situation.
‘None of us really wanted to talk about it at my grandfather’s funeral, but we did. And I have had to make peace with the fact that I am probably never going to get genuine accountability or a genuine apology.
‘My wife and I were focused on what’s coming next.’
Meanwhile Britons showed their deep affection for the Prince and Princess of Wales as they arrived at Westminster Abbey last night having maintained a dignified silence about the series.
There were audible cheers from members of the public outside who shouted ‘Kate, we love you’ and ‘Prince William, we love you’ as they stood in the cold to greet the future king and queen.
Inside the Abbey last night, William – watched by the king, George and Charlotte and more than 15 family members – hailed the ‘spirit of togetherness’ at Christmas in the face of relentless attacks by his younger brother and his actress wife.
Poignantly, William read a passage from the late Queen’s 2012 Christmas message in which Her Majesty said she was ‘always struck by the spirit of togetherness’ at Christmas.
It was a time, she had added, ‘when we remember that God sent his only son to serve, not to be served’. Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have said they will not comment on Harry and Meghan’s claims – with the King said to be determined never to watch the six-part series.
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