A new book has revealed the shocking reason Prince Harry snubbed his brother Prince William in his efforts to seek reconciliation.
Amid the rift between the brothers, author Valentine Low said there was a tense moment when William and his wife Kate Middleton believed a now infamous media appearance was a “deliberate attempt to keep the Cambridges out of the headlines”.
After Harry, 38, and Meghan Markle, 41, gave an interview to ITV on their 2019 tour of South Africa, William, 40, began to develop concerns about the Sussexes’ happiness in the royal family when he realized the family was “in a crisis” could be.”
The interview with ITV for its documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey was one of the first public instances showing Harry and Meghan’s struggles as royals. Meghan has spoken openly about her struggles as a mother and newlywed in the royal spotlight. ITV’s Tom Bradby even questioned Harry about his split with his brother, and he didn’t deny it.
“We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me,” Prince Harry said in the documentary.
The interview dominated coverage while Prince William and now Princess Kate toured Pakistan, and it inevitably overshadowed the Cambridges.
According to an excerpt from Valentine Low’s book “Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown,” published in The Times, the Cambridges “saw it as a deliberate attempt to keep the Cambridges out of the headlines,” resulting in a strained relationship between them them raised the two couples.
The now Prince of Wales is said to have set up a meeting with Harry, who initially agreed in hopes of redress after he and Markle made multiple allegations against the family.
But soon after the approval, the Duke of Sussex changed his mind and turned down the offer, according to the book.
Harry wanted to know who William would inform about the meeting and was told that the Prince’s private secretary would need to know in order to put it on his schedule.
“[Harry] was so concerned that Williams’ team would leak the visit to the press that he would rather not come than risk it getting in the papers,” the book reads.
Prince William’s attempt to salvage his relationship with his brother came just five months before Harry and Meghan would step down from royal duties and move to Canada.
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