Royal author Robert Lacey’s latest version of his book Battle of Brothers is taking us back to 2018, where it alleges the family feud took a serious turn between the “Fab Four.” They were supposed to modernize the monarchy, but amid the Meghan Markle bullying allegations from former communications secretary Jason Knauf, Prince William blew the whole relationship between the two brothers up.
The Duke of Cambridge was reportedly concerned that Meghan Markle was bullying the royal staff. Instead of addressing the issue head-on, it led to a heated “showdown” between William and Harry that was “was fierce and bitter,” according to Lacey, via The Sun. This came on the heels of the elder brother feeling that his little brother was rushing things with the former actress, to begin with. In believing that Meghan had an “agenda,” it was William who began the separation of households, according to Lacey. The author’s report that William “made the decisive move” to split their business dealings together tears down the public perception that it was Harry and Meghan who wanted a fresh start.
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Lacey alleges that William truly felt that Meghan “was undermining some precious principles of the monarchy” and the bullying accusations were the last straw. He “wished to be separated from Meghan on a day-to-day basis” knowing that had consequences of “being separated from his brother as well.” While the palace has no comment on the updated book, these explosive stories can’t help an already tenuous situation. At each turn, there seems to be another curveball that knocks down any possible reconciliation.
The two couples are leading vastly different lives now, but are taking journeys that seem to suit their families well. But the breakdown of relations makes us sad for what could have been had the “Fab Four” been a united team to keep the palace moving forward. Now with the partnership completely dissolved, it’s hard to see a way out in a feud that goes so deep on such a personal level.
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