There have been so many reports surrounding the alleged infighting within the royal family that it can be hard to tell what’s what. But a new book promises to provide a “definitive account” of what really happened behind the doors of Buckingham Palace.
Titled Royals at War, the book will reportedly chronicle the fallout between Prince William and Prince Harry — starting from the moment the brothers started clashing.
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The book, written by Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett, is set to come out on Tuesday, June 30.
It claims that Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship grew tense after the Duke of Cambridge pulled his brother aside and started prodding into his romance with Markle. At one point, he allegedly asked (via Express): “Is she the right one?” The alleged confrontation came shortly after Prince Harry started seeing the Suits actress in 2016, according to sources.
The book says his alleged remarks were made from a “well-intentioned” place, but Prince Harry reportedly took it as a “slight and accused his brother of trying to derail the relationship.” The conversation is said to have marked the beginning of the drama between the brothers that seemingly continues today.
Royal fans know this isn’t exactly new information. Sources have long said that the rumored feud began when Prince William expressed his concern about the speed of Prince Harry’s relationship with Markle. But it offers insight about what was allegedly said at that moment.
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Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle took off
Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince Harry and Markle were dating in November 2016 — about four months after they were introduced by mutual friends.
The couple got engaged a year later in November 2017 and married in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle in May 2018. They soon became pregnant and welcomed a son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6, 2019.
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Throughout their relationship, the couple faced many negative headlines, including ones about a fallout with the Cambridges. Prince Harry went on to confirm the feud in the October 2019 documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, attributing it to the pressures of royal life.
“Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it’s under… inevitably, you know, stuff happens,” he explained. “But, look, we’re brothers. We’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have since distanced themselves from royal life
The couple announced in January that they would be stepping back from their senior roles within the royal family. They left the United Kingdom in March and moved to Canada before relocating to Los Angeles later that month.
They are said to be living in one of Tyler Perry’s houses until they can find a property of their own. Read more about their rumored dream home here.