With the publication of Prince Harry’s memoirs reserve, tensions are reportedly high at Buckingham Palace. The royal family has not released an official statement about the Duke of Sussex’s alto book, but a source close to Prince William told Entertainment tonight that he is “privately seething and devastated” by the details described in his younger brother’s autobiography. The royal expert they spoke to, Katie Nicholl, added that William is “incredibly angry at the level of detail” in Harry’s story.
One of the difficult stories in the book covers how Harry physically attacked him after they argued over Meghan Markle in 2019.
“Knowing how bad things have gotten between the brothers, it’s actually not that surprising that one of them just lost his temper and lashed out,” Nicholl said. “But to read about it in such detail is very painful and one can only imagine very difficult for the Prince of Wales, Prince William, who of course is not really able to answer back, is not really able to share his side of the story.”
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“The jaws are really on the ground here in the UK,” said Nicholl. “And as for the royal family, we are not hearing anything official. There is still no comment from Kensington Palace, from Buckingham Palace, but the consequences of Harry’s autobiography, the things he said, are clearly felt. My understanding is that the mood in the palace is a shock, one of disbelief, and Prince William is said to be heartbroken and seething over this autobiography.”
The royal expert also claimed that King Charles wanted to mend relations with the Sussexes, but they reportedly refused to reconcile.
“The King invited Harry and Meghan to Sandringham for Christmas, they declined that invitation,” Nicholl explained. “The King has made a point of extending an olive branch to the couple and I think knowing how damaging this book would be to the Royal Family, Harry and Meghan made the decision to stay away over Christmas.”
However, in a clip from Harry’s forthcoming interview with ITVthe prince says that he wants to reconcile and that they are the ones who have resisted a reunion.
“I want my father back. I want my brother back,” he said. “They have shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile.”
But the book itself may be the last nail in the coffin for that possibility.
“Prince Harry has given a number of interviews ahead of the publication of his autobiography and he talks about wanting to reconcile with his family,” insisted Nicholl. “He talks about the door being open, but I think the feeling is that he’s actually made sure the door has been closed properly.”
She continued: “The idea of any reconciliation seems almost unthinkable, given what he has said, given the very personal nature of these attacks, because that is what they are – they are verbal attacks on members of the Royal Family. And not a any member of the royal family – his father, his brother, his mother-in-law, his sister-in-law. No one is really spared Spare parts.”
Another source said so Page six that the Welsh “win” according to the content of the book.
“Harry and Meghan always have a knack for picking their timing,” the insider said. They went on to say that Harry and William were close before the former’s marriage.
“Kate, William and Harry were such best friends, they were inseparable,” the source said. “These are the words of a man who is literally blinded by love that he cannot see straight.”
They continued: “I can imagine Harry and William falling out, to be honest. I think William is quite hot headed. But Kate has been one of Harry’s biggest supporters so this is really heartbreaking . there’s snow wayback”[bogengiverligedetsidsteslagDeterligesomnårdueribokseringenogdererknockout-punch-dereringenvejtilbage”[thebookisjustdeliveringthelastblowIt’slikewhenyou’reintheboxingringandthere’stheknockoutpunch—there’snowayback”
As for whether or not reconciliation is possible, the source said: “I hope there will have been moments of conscience for Harry when he wrote this. I think there was a moment when people thought it would be a smarter, less provocative, less tabloid book, but here we are.”