Prince Harry was “p***ed off” at a request his older brother William made about his future wife Meghan Markle, a new book has claimed.
The Duke of Cambridge was reportedly concerned that things were moving too quickly between the couple, who met on a blind date, and have some words of advice for Harry.
However, they were not well received and caused tensions between the brothers, royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claim in their new biography Finding Freedom.
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.”
Parts of the book have been serialised in the Times and Sunday Times, giving an insight of what to expect from the book, which is set for release next month.
The snippets refer to the fallout between the Cambridges and Sussexes, and suggest the Queen’s Megxit statement made them feel she wasn’t happy with their decision.
A spokesman for the couple has said they have nothing to do with the book, releasing a statement which read: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.
“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
However many royal experts have found this hard to believe due to the level of detail included.
The extracts also refer to the rumours of a fallout between the royal wives, claiming Kate “purposefully” snubbed Meghan and “barely acknowledged her” during their final public engagement together before the Sussexes quit.
The book says relations between brothers and their spouses grew so bitter that by March the couples were barely speaking.
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The book, Finding Freedom, claims the Cambridges and Sussexes hardly spoke at the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in March despite not having seen each other since January.
The book’s authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, said: “Although Meghan tried to make eye contact with Kate, the duchess barely acknowledged her.”
Mr Scobie told the Times: “To purposefully snub your sister-in-law… I don’t think it left a great taste in the couple’s mouths.”