Prince Harry ‘feared he would become a has-been once his nephew George turned 18’

The Duke of Sussex was ‘fixated’ about turning into a has-been as soon as his nephew Prince George turned 18, a brand new e book claims.

It alleges Harry, earlier than he met Meghan, had a ‘long-held’ worry’ that he could be an ‘also-ran’.

This apparently compounded the frustration he felt when aides talked him down from issues he needed to do individually from William and Kate, the e book says.

Extracts of Courtiers: the Hidden Energy Behind the Crown by Valentine Low had been revealed by The Occasions final evening.

The e book additionally makes claims about Meghan’s remedy of workers. On one event the Duchess of Sussex is alleged to have strongly criticised a plan drawn up by a younger feminine worker in entrance of colleagues.

William later tried to consolation the unnamed workers member by saying she was doing a great job and the girl burst into tears.

The Duke of Sussex (pictured with his wife Meghan Markle) was ‘fixated’ about becoming a has-been once his nephew Prince George turned 18, a new book claims

The Duke of Sussex (pictured along with his spouse Meghan Markle) was ‘fixated’ about turning into a has-been as soon as his nephew Prince George turned 18, a brand new e book claims

It alleges Harry, before he met Meghan, had a ‘long-held’ fear’ that he would be an ‘also-ran’

It alleges Harry, earlier than he met Meghan, had a ‘long-held’ worry’ that he could be an ‘also-ran’ 

The book also makes claims about Meghan’s treatment of staff. On one occasion the Duchess of Sussex is said to have strongly criticised a plan drawn up by a young female employee in front of colleagues

The e book additionally makes claims about Meghan’s remedy of workers. On one event the Duchess of Sussex is alleged to have strongly criticised a plan drawn up by a younger feminine worker in entrance of colleagues

Ballot reveals rise in help for monarchy 

Assist for the monarchy has elevated following the Queen’s funeral, a ballot reveals.

Some 47 per cent imagine Britain will likely be worse whether it is abolished, the survey of 1,000 adults discovered – up from 42 per cent who stated the identical in June.

Solely 22 per cent stated scrapping the monarchy would enhance the UK, down barely from 23 per cent. The ballot additionally revealed that 56 per cent nonetheless anticipate the monarchy to final for a minimum of one other 50 years, up from 45 per cent in March this yr. 

The proportion who stated Charles III will make a great King has risen from 49 per cent to 61 per cent, nearer to the extent of help for Prince William, whom 72 per cent anticipate to do a great job within the function when the time comes.

Kelly Beaver, chief govt of Ipsos, which carried out the survey, stated: ‘King Charles begins his reign with the vast majority of Britons optimistic that he’ll make a great King and an elevated perception within the longevity of the monarchy.’

After Meghan and Harry married, Samantha Cohen, the Queen’s former assistant non-public secretary, joined their workforce as their interim non-public secretary.

The e book quotes a supply saying that she too was ‘bullied’ and nothing she did was ever ok for the couple.

Extracts declare a supply as soon as stated: ‘Sam [Cohen] at all times made clear that it was like working for a few youngsters. They had been inconceivable and pushed her to the restrict. She was depressing.’

The duchess’s legal professionals denied in 2021 that Miss Cohen had been bullied, saying that the couple had been at all times grateful for her help and dedication.

They’ve additionally lengthy described such allegations as ‘massively inaccurate’ and that the duchess has ‘completely denied’ bullying anybody. 

Whereas an inquiry launched by Buckingham Palace concluded that it will evaluate the way it dealt with bullying complaints, it didn’t say that the duchess had truly bullied anybody.

The e book additionally tells how Meghan clashed together with her private assistant Melissa Touabti over free items together with garments, jewelry and candles that some firms despatched to the duchess.

Ms Touabti, who give up simply six months after becoming a member of the palace, adopted the rule that members of the Royal Household can not settle for items from industrial organisations, however the e book claims her strategy ‘didn’t go down effectively with Meghan’. 

The e book is because of be revealed on October 6 by Headline Books.

In June, Buckingham Palace successfully buried a report into allegations of bullying by the Duchess of Sussex. 

After Meghan and Harry married, Samantha Cohen (pictured), the Queen’s former assistant private secretary, joined their team as their interim private secretary

After Meghan and Harry married, Samantha Cohen (pictured), the Queen’s former assistant non-public secretary, joined their workforce as their interim non-public secretary

Last year a palace spokesman made clear that the specifics of the allegations – which were brought to the attention of senior household staff at the time by Harry and Meghan’s concerned press secretary, Jason Knauf (above) – would not be investigated

Final yr a palace spokesman made clear that the specifics of the allegations – which had been delivered to the eye of senior family workers on the time by Harry and Meghan’s involved press secretary, Jason Knauf (above) – wouldn’t be investigated

Did Harry flip down dinner over duchess’s exclusion? 

By David Wilkes 

Prince Harry ‘refused’ to have dinner along with his father and brother after Meghan was banned from becoming a member of the household at Balmoral on the day the Queen died, it was claimed right now.

The Duke of Sussex, 38, was reportedly left ‘livid’ after King Charles phoned to inform him it was ‘not applicable’ for Meghan, 41, to accompany him to the Scottish property on September 8.

William took an RAF flight to Scotland with their uncles Andrew and Edward. However Harry is alleged to have missed it as a result of he was ‘so busy making an attempt to get Meghan to Balmoral and rowing along with his household’.

Informed to make his personal journey preparations, he landed at Aberdeen airport with out the Duchess of Sussex minutes after the Queen’s loss of life was introduced to the world. 

There was by no means any suggestion Kate would be part of William however the Sussexes had been stated to have introduced that morning Meghan and Harry had been on their means – however by the afternoon the plan had modified.

Right now, The Solar reported that Harry was invited to dine at Birkhall, his father’s dwelling on the Balmoral property, with the King, William and Camilla, Queen Consort the evening of the Queen’s loss of life. However he was stated to have as an alternative remained at Balmoral Fortress with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke of York.

A supply advised the newspaper: ‘Charles has an open invitation for Harry to dine with him every time he’s within the nation. However Harry was so livid that he refused to eat along with his father and brother.

‘And he obtained out of Balmoral on the earliest alternative to catch the primary industrial flight again to London.’

Royal aides admitted for the primary time the findings would by no means be made public.

A supply advised the Day by day Mail on the time: ‘Individuals suspected it will be buried, and now plainly it has.’ 

The Day by day Mail understands that even those that took half within the inquiry haven’t been advised what the end result is. 

Palace officers would verify solely that their investigation had concluded and ‘suggestions on our coverage and procedures’ had been taken ahead.

Royal aides introduced in March final yr that they had been launching an inquiry into claims that Meghan’s ‘belittling’ behaviour whereas a working member of the Royal Household drove two feminine private assistants out of the family and ‘undermined the arrogance’ of a 3rd.

Employees had been stated to have been left in tears and feeling ‘traumatised’ – with some likening their situation to having post-traumatic stress.

The Royal Family employed a third-party legislation agency, paid for by the household privately, to probe the claims in a transfer that some predicted might improve tensions between Harry and Meghan and ‘the establishment’.

The allegations have at all times been strongly denied by the duchess, whose legal professionals described them on the time as a ‘calculated smear marketing campaign’.

Final yr a palace spokesman made clear that the specifics of the allegations – which had been delivered to the eye of senior family workers on the time by Harry and Meghan’s involved press secretary, Jason Knauf – wouldn’t be investigated.

However they stated they’d examine how the ‘historic allegations of bullying’ had been dealt with by officers and whether or not any modifications to their HR insurance policies and procedures must be instigated because of this.

A spokesman confirmed that ‘if’ these findings had been to be made public, they’d be included on this yr’s Sovereign Grant report – the official annual evaluate into the royal family’s public funds.

However saying the report yesterday, the Grasp of the Privy Purse, Sir Michael Stevens, stated of the investigation: ‘There may be nothing on this within the report.

‘As we stated final yr, this work was undertaken privately and had no Sovereign Grant cash spent on it.

‘The evaluate has been accomplished and suggestions on our (HR) coverage and procedures have been taken ahead. However we is not going to be commenting additional.’

Livid Prince Harry ‘SNUBBED dinner with King Charles and William at Balmoral after bust-up when monarch banned Meghan from becoming a member of grieving royal household at Scottish property the day The Queen died – inflicting the duke to overlook his flight’ 

By MATTHEW LODGE FOR MAILONLINE

The Duke of Sussex snubbed dinner with King Charles III and his brother the Prince of Wales at Balmoral after a row along with his father when the brand new monarch banned Meghan Markle from becoming a member of the grieving Royal Household on the day the Queen died, sources have claimed.

Prince Harry reportedly needed his spouse to hitch him as royals raced to the Scottish property to say their remaining goodbyes to their beloved mom and grandmother on September 8. 

Nevertheless, Britain’s new King phoned his youngest son and advised him it was ‘not applicable’ for the previous Fits actress to be there, in line with reviews. 

It’s claimed that within the ensuing row, throughout which Harry fought to steer his father to permit Meghan to come back with him, he missed a flight carrying William and their uncles Andrew and Edward to Scotland – and with it the possibility to bid farewell. 

The prince – who plunged the monarchy into disaster after he and the duchess sensationally give up royal duties and left the UK for California two years in the past, earlier than making a sequence of gorgeous allegations in opposition to The Agency – was so indignant that his spouse had been banned, and that he had missed his first flight, that he refused to have dinner that night with Charles, William and Queen Consort Camilla. 

As an alternative, he ate with the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex earlier than leaving early the following morning, The Solar reviews.

It is claimed that in the ensuing row Prince Harry missed his flight to Aberdeen, meaning he took a later one that only landed after Her Majesty's death had been announced to the world. Pictured: The Duke of Sussex looks sombre while travelling from Aberdeen to Balmoral on the day of the Queen's death

It’s claimed that within the ensuing row Prince Harry missed his flight to Aberdeen, which means he took a later one which solely landed after Her Majesty’s loss of life had been introduced to the world. Pictured: The Duke of Sussex appears sombre whereas travelling from Aberdeen to Balmoral on the day of the Queen’s loss of life

Instead of having dinner with his father, brother and stepmother, Harry decided to eat with his uncles at Balmoral Castle on the night of the Queen's death. Pictured: Balmoral Castle in Scotland

As an alternative of getting dinner along with his father, brother and stepmother, Harry determined to eat along with his uncles at Balmoral Fortress on the evening of the Queen’s loss of life. Pictured: Balmoral Fortress in Scotland

Prince Harry allegedly snubbed his father and brother when having dinner at Balmoral after the new King banned his wife from attending. Pictured: King Charles III and the Duke of Sussex walk alongside Princess Anne as they arrive at the committal service for the Queen at Windsor on September 19

Prince Harry allegedly snubbed his father and brother when having dinner at Balmoral after the brand new King banned his spouse from attending. Pictured: King Charles III and the Duke of Sussex stroll alongside Princess Anne as they arrive on the committal service for the Queen at Windsor on September 19

After the row the Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex put on a united front by walking out to meet members of the public. Pictured: The Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk outside Windsor Castle on September 10

After the row the Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex placed on a united entrance by strolling out to fulfill members of the general public. Pictured: The Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stroll outdoors Windsor Fortress on September 10

Harry was so furious after the row that he ate dinner with Prince Andrew, Prince Edward afterwards, instead of his brother and father. Pictured: The Prince of Wales, Duke of York, and Earl and Countess of Wessex, arrive at Balmoral after the Queen's death

Harry was so livid after the row that he ate dinner with Prince Andrew, Prince Edward afterwards, as an alternative of his brother and father. Pictured: The Prince of Wales, Duke of York, and Earl and Countess of Wessex, arrive at Balmoral after the Queen’s loss of life

The Solar quotes a supply as saying: ‘Harry was so busy making an attempt to get Meghan to Balmoral and rowing along with his household that he missed the flight.

‘Charles has an open invitation for Harry to dine with him every time he’s within the nation.

‘However Harry was so livid that he refused to eat along with his father and brother.

‘It was an enormous snub. And he obtained out of Balmoral on the earliest alternative to catch the primary industrial flight again to London.’

The subsequent morning he was the primary member of the Royal Household to go away, boarding an early British Airways flight from Aberdeen the place he was pictured comforting an airport employee after she handed alongside her condolences for his grandmother’s loss of life.

Harry headed again to Meghan at 8.28am, the place he was sat alone within the rear of a Vary Rover as he was pushed out of the Royal Household’s Scottish dwelling, the place he had arrived at 7.52pm the evening earlier than.

The loss of life of Queen Elizabeth: A timeline of how right now’s unhappy information was introduced

12.35pm: An announcement is launched by Buckingham Palace, saying that the Queen is below medical supervision at Balmoral after medical doctors turned ‘involved for her well being’. A Palace spokesperson stated: ‘Following additional analysis this morning, the Queen’s medical doctors are involved for Her Majesty’s well being and have advisable she stay below medical supervision. The Queen stays comfy and at Balmoral.’

12.47pm: An announcement is launched by Clarence Home, confirming that Prince Charles and his spouse Camilla would journey to Balmoral. It stated: ‘The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have travelled to Balmoral’. 

12.48pm: A minute later, Kensington Palace broadcasts that Worth William will likely be travelling to Balmoral. The assertion learn: ‘The Duke of Cambridge can also be travelling to Balmoral.’

1.37pm: It’s reported that Prince Andrew has travelled to Balmoral Fortress in Scotland following information that medical doctors had been involved for The Queen’s well being.

1.38pm: Sources verify to the Press Affiliation (PA) that The Princess Royal is at Balmoral, and the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex are on their solution to the Queen’s Scottish dwelling. 

1.55pm: A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirms that the couple will likely be ‘travelling to Scotland’. Whereas the preliminary assertion talked about ‘Scotland’, it didn’t make instantly make point out of Balmoral.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been on account of attend the WellChild Awards ceremony in London on Thursday night, however modified their plans to journey to see the Queen.

4.14pm: A information alert by the Press Affiliation (PA) stated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been believed to be travelling to Balmoral ‘individually’ from different royals. 

4.39pm: Lower than half-hour later, PA situation one other information alert, quoting an unnamed supply, saying that that the Duchess of Sussex wouldn’t journey to Balmoral with the Duke of Sussex. The supply stated that Prince Harry could be making the journey by himself. A supply stated the Duchess might doubtlessly be part of Harry in Scotland at a later date, following what PA described as a ‘change of plan’.

4.44pm: Minutes later, Omid Scobie, a journalist thought-about to be ‘pleasant’ in the direction of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and who typically quotes unnamed sources near the couple, writes a publish on social media community, Twitter concerning the scenario. He wrote: A supply has shared an replace stating that solely Prince Harry has made the journey as much as Balmoral. Just like the Duchess of Cambridge (who’s in Windsor with their three youngsters), the Duchess of Sussex is staying again in England (however nonetheless not attending tonight’s WellChild Awards).’ The publish mentions Kate, who earlier within the day it was revealed wouldn’t journey to Balmoral. 

6.30pm: The Royal Household broadcasts by way of social media web site Twitter that Queen has died ‘peacefully’ at Balmoral on the age of 96. 

8pm: Prince Harry arrives at Balmoral following the general public announcement 

He was swept into Aberdeen airport at 9.20am, led by 5 police outriders, and boarded a flight to London leaving at 10am.

Harry wore a black swimsuit and carried a shoulder bag as he walked in the direction of the steps of the aircraft. An airport employee provided her sympathies because the Prince was about to stroll up the steps of a British Airways plane.

The lady, who was wearing a high- visibility yellow jacket, addressed Prince Harry. The royal smiled and patted her gently within the shoulder earlier than boarding the plane for London’s Heathrow Airport.

Lower than 12 hours earlier grief had been written on the Duke’s face after landed in Scotland following the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s loss of life.

He had his head bowed and partially coated his face as he was pushed out of Aberdeen airport, arriving at Balmoral after darkish.

The Queen’s loss of life had pressured an surprising reunion between Harry and the remainder of the Royal Household. 

The Sussexes, whose feedback since Megxit has precipitated a rift with the royals, particularly William, weren’t anticipated to see any royals throughout their tour of the UK and Europe – regardless of staying yards from the Cambridges throughout their pseudo-royal tour of Europe – till Her Majesty’s passing.

Since then the pair have taken half in additional than per week of nationwide mourning with different members of the Royal Household.

Harry was distinguished in a variety of processions and providers, strolling behind his grandmother’s coffin because it was transported from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor, and once more because it was subsequently moved to Westminster Abbey for her funeral.

In the meantime, Meghan joined her husband for the Queen’s funeral and committal service on Monday, September 19, in addition to for the coffin procession to Westminster Corridor on September 14.

The pair additionally appeared to placed on a united entrance with the Prince and Princess of Wales, heading out collectively to greet mourners and well-wishers at Windsor Fortress.

It was claimed earlier this week that Meghan requested a ‘one-to-one’ assembly with King Charles in a bid to heal rifts earlier than she left for California with Harry after the Queen’s funeral.

Neil Sean, an leisure correspondent who has appeared on NBC Information, MSNBC and Entry Hollywood, stated that he had heard from a ‘superb supply’ that the American actress had despatched a letter requesting a non-public dialog with the King.

Mr Sean claims that Meghan needed to ‘clear the air’ amid reviews the couple would fly again to the US as quickly as they will to see their youngsters, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one.

‘She’d now like earlier than they return again to California to have a one-to-one viewers with King Charles III,’ Sean stated in a video posted to YouTube, that has recorded almost 300k views.

‘That is proper—Meghan one-to-one with King Charles. You heard appropriate.

‘It is a very courageous transfer from Meghan herself,’ Sean stated.

Detailing the content material of the letter, he stated: ‘It will be a chance to clear the air, pull the rights from wrongs and clarify a number of the rationale behind what they have been doing over the past two years.

‘Now, you recognize, it’s a must to admire Meghan’s self-belief, no matter you assume.’

Nevertheless, in a twist, royal sources claimed it was ‘not possible’ that the Duchess of Sussex had written such a letter.

Charles is understood to need to heal his relationship along with his son and his spouse, even saying how a lot he liked them in his first deal with as King, making it ‘not possible’ he would ignore such a request if it occurred, one supply stated.

Buckingham Palace and the Sussexes haven’t commented on the claims, nonetheless royal sources advised MailOnline that Meghan could be ‘not possible’ to hassle the King as he mourns his mom after yesterday’s funeral and as he grapples along with his first days as King. 

One other insider stated it will be ‘odd’ for the Duchess to put in writing formally to the King instantly for a gathering, given Harry would have a direct path to his father.

Meghan Markle, the Dutchess of Sussex, requested a 'one-to-one' meeting with Charles in a formal letter sent to the new King, according to a Royals insider

Meghan Markle, the Dutchess of Sussex, requested a ‘one-to-one’ assembly with Charles in a proper letter despatched to the brand new King, in line with a Royals insider 

The Royals insider claims the 41-year-old penned a formal note to King Charles hoping to meet privately following his mother's funeral

The Royals insider claims the 41-year-old penned a proper be aware to King Charles hoping to fulfill privately following his mom’s funeral

Prince William directs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to their seats at St George's Chapel for the committal service

Prince William directs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to their seats at St George’s Chapel for the committal service

Prince William and Prince Harry join the procession following the state hearse carrying the coffin at Windsor

Prince William and Prince Harry be part of the procession following the state hearse carrying the coffin at Windsor

Whereas William and Harry have put apart their disagreements for royal occasions in latest days, fears over the content material of Harry’s upcoming memoir proceed to forged a cloud over their relationship – particularly following the bombshell interview he and Meghan gave to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021 once they accused an unnamed royal of racism.

Rumours of a rift between the brothers first emerged in 2019 once they divided their households following numerous disagreements about Harry’s function, however their feud deepened amid the fallout from the Megxit saga in 2020.

However the loss of life of the Queen has seen the rivals shelve their variations, with William and Kate joined by Harry and Meghan for the primary events in additional than two years since Commonwealth Day in March 2020.

A royal supply advised the Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey that Prince William and Kate, felt ‘the main target ought to solely be on this era of deep mourning and nothing else. The main focus ought to solely be on his late grandmother’.

Prince Andrew and Prince Harry had been each once more banned from saluting through the procession to Westminster Abbey on Monday – whereas different royals together with King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Anne all carried out the gesture.

Members of the Royal Household saluted when the Queen’s coffin was taken into the Abbey. However Andrew and Harry merely stood nonetheless as a result of they weren’t allowed to put on navy uniform, as neither at the moment are working royals.

It comes after Harry and Andrew had been additionally prohibited from saluting on the funeral procession to Westminster Corridor. Andrew did additionally not salute on the vigil in Edinburgh for a similar cause.

The choice to ban Harry and Andrew from sporting navy uniforms in most occasions following the Queen’s loss of life at Balmoral is a reminder of how each now have restricted involvement within the Royal Household.

Prince Harry spent ten years within the Military, however he was stripped of his honorary navy titles in 2020 after he and his spouse introduced they had been stepping down as senior working royals and shifting overseas.

His uncle the Duke of York, who was pressured to face down from public life in 2019 over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, is the one different royal banned from sporting navy uniform on the ceremonial occasions and funeral.

Meghan was ‘unresponsive’ to Queen Consort Camilla’s makes an attempt to provide her recommendation and help when she first joined the Royal Household, e book claims

By Jessica Taylor for MailOnline 

The Duchess of Sussex was ‘unresponsive’ to Queen Consort Camilla’s recommendation to her when she first joined The Agency, a royal e book has claimed.

A brand new biography of the Queen Consort, written by Angela Levin, claims the then-Duchess of Cornwall organised lunches with Meghan and did her greatest to welcome her into the household – however her recommendation fell flat with an ‘unresponsive’ Meghan.

An extract of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: A Royal Survivor, which was revealed within the Telegraph, Levin claims Camilla was eager to assist Meghan in the beginning of her relationship with Harry after herself struggling to be accepted by the Royal Household, and ‘warmly’ welcomed her when she first arrived in London.

A biography of the Queen Consort Camilla, written by Angela Levin, claims the then-Duchess of Cornwall was keen to welcome Meghan into the family (Meghan and Queen Consort Camilla at the Queen's funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday)

A biography of the Queen Consort Camilla, written by Angela Levin, claims the then-Duchess of Cornwall was eager to welcome Meghan into the household (Meghan and Queen Consort Camilla on the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday)

Levin added King Charles, who was then Prince of Wales, loved Meghan’s firm and sometimes spoke to her about theatre and the humanities.

In an try to assist the Duchess of Sussex ‘discover her ft’, the Queen Consort suggested her on find out how to deal with the stress of being within the public eye and the scrutiny she would face as a senior member of the Royal Household.

Levin quoted an unnamed supply who advised her on the time: ‘She doesn’t need to see anybody struggling and she or he is keen on Meghan.’

Regardless of Camilla’s efforts, Levin claimed the Duchess ‘appeared bored’ and ‘most well-liked to go her personal means’ in carving out a task for herself inside The Agency. 

The creator additionally acknowledged the Duchess of Sussex’s repute inside the household for being an extremely arduous employee, noting the cookbook she made contributions to which had been put collectively by survivors of the Grenfell Tower fireplace in 2017.

Paying tribute to Meghan’s work with the Grenfell neighborhood, Levin famous how the Queen Consort invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, plus Camilla’s good friend Lucia Santa Cruz, to lunch at Highgrove, and made positive the menu had been cultivated particularly from recipes within the Grenfell Tower cookbook – which Lucia described as ‘a very nice gesture’.

The account detailed by Levin comes as one other royal e book claims the Queen Consort ‘spluttered over her tea’ when Prince Harry prompt bringing in a third-party mediator to heal the rift between himself and Meghan and the remainder of the household.

Levin claimed Meghan was 'unresponsive' to Camilla's efforts to advise her on the increased scrutiny she would receive as a senior member of the Royal Family (pictured: King Charles, Queen Consort, Harry and Meghan at Charles's 70th birthday)

Levin claimed Meghan was ‘unresponsive’ to Camilla’s efforts to advise her on the elevated scrutiny she would obtain as a senior member of the Royal Household (pictured: King Charles, Queen Consort, Harry and Meghan at Charles’s seventieth birthday)

In The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Way forward for the Crown, by Katie Nicholl, which has been serialised in Self-importance Truthful, Nicholl wrote how relations between the Duke and Duchess and the remainder of the household had been most strained after Harry and Meghan didn’t come to the UK in March 2021 to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service.

On the time, reviews claimed Harry had considerations over his household’s safety preparations whereas within the UK.

Nicholl wrote that King Charles, who was then Prince of Wales, invited Harry and Meghan to tea simply weeks after the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service, because the couple stopped off within the UK earlier than heading to The Hague to attend an Invictus Video games occasion.

Nevertheless, an unnamed household good friend advised Nicholl the assembly was ‘awkward’ and solely lasted for round quarter-hour after the Duke and Duchess had been late to fulfill then-Prince Charles and then-Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla.

They claimed: ‘[Harry] truly prompt that they use a mediator to try to kind issues out, which had Charles considerably bemused and Camilla spluttering into her tea.’

They added the Queen Consort advised the Duke his suggestion was ‘ridiculous’ and that they’d resolve their variations inside the household.