The royal author behind a bombshell new biography about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has claimed “a lot of damage has been done” between the Sussexes and the Cambridges.
Omid Scobie has joined fellow journalist Carolyn Durand to pen Finding Freedom, which tells the story of the couple’s decision to quit the royal family.
Speaking ahead of its release next month, Scobie tells People magazine: “A lot of damage has been done.”
The book talks about the fallout between the brothers and wives, claiming Meghan and Kate had a strained relationship from day one.
They write: “Though it was not necessarily her responsibility, Kate did little to bridge the divide.”
However Scobie and Durand claim that despite their differences, the two women didn’t get on, rather they simply had nothing in common and there were some “awkward moments”.
The book also focuses on Harry’s upset and anger with William in the lead up to the royal wedding, and claims he felt his brother was being “snobbish” towards Meghan.
According to their sources, Wills said: “Don’t feel like you need to rush this” and “take as much time as you need to get to know this girl”, reports People magazine.
They write: “Harry was p***ed off.
“P***ed off that his brother would ask such a thing. Some felt it was an overreaction.
“But then, this totally sums them up as people—William the calm and rational one, and Harry, who can’t help but take things far too personally.”
According to the authors, William was happy for his brother, but “just wanted to make sure that Harry wasn’t blindsided by lust”.
The book quotes a friend of Harry as saying: “Harry could see through William’s words. He was being a snob.”
His younger brother allegedly took offence to the phrase “this girl”, and interpreted it as “snobbish and condescending”.
The rest of the royals were also apparently less than welcoming, with one senior royal allegedly referring to Meghan as “Harry’s showgirl” – and another saying “she comes with a lot of baggage”.
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Another senior courtier is said to have told a colleague: “There’s just something about her I don’t trust.”
Harry’s belief that the palace was out to sabotage his relationship was the beginning of the rift with his brother.
He is said to have felt “unprotected” by the institutions around the monarchy, and derided by the old guard for being “too sensitive and outspoken”.