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Prince William ‘Threw Harry Out’ After Meghan Bullying Claims: Report


Family feud. A new book excerpt claims Prince William and Prince Harry‘s rift deepened following allegations that Meghan Markle bullied a palace employee during her time as a working member of the royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Drama: Everything to Know Read article New details about the bullying allegations were published in U.K. newspaper The Times on Saturday, June 19, as part of an excerpt from Robert Lacey’s new book Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, out June 24. The author alleges that the Duke of Cambridge, 38, initiated the separation of his household from the Sussexes after complaints about the former actress, 39, were filed. “Prince William went ballistic when he heard the ‘dossier of distress’ that [former communications secretary Jason] Knauf had gathered,” Lacey wrote, adding that he was “astonished and horrified.” The second in line to the throne believed the California native had an “agenda” and was “undermining some precious principles of the monarchy,” the book claims. More importantly, William was allegedly concerned that Meghan “seemed to be stealing his beloved brother away.” Prince Harry, 36, however, was “equally furious” that his brother was more inclined to believe staff members than his own family. He defended his wife while William felt “betrayed.” The “showdown” that followed was said to be “fierce and bitter.” “He had seen it as his job to look out for Harry but this was the moment the protection had to stop,” Lacey wrote. “At the end of the day the British crown and all it stood for with its ancient traditions, styles and values — the mission of the monarchy — had to matter more to William than his brother did.” As the relationship deteriorated, “William simply did not want her or Harry around anymore,” the royal expert added. The Battle of Brothers excerpt ends by noting that Meghan and Harry’s move from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage and the division of their households was one that William allegedly orchestrated. “William wished to be separated from Meghan on a day-to-day basis — and that meant being separated from his brother as well,” Lacey wrote. “‘William,’ says a friend, ‘threw Harry out.’” When accusations of bullying were published in March, Buckingham Palace said HR would look into the matter. “We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the palace’s statement, released via …

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