Prince Harry (35) and Duchess Meghan (38) have a completely broken relationship with the British royal family, according to a new book. According to the book “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family”, they felt neither accepted by the other royals nor by court employees. This ultimately led to the detachment.
According to the book, the relationship between the two couples Harry and Meghan and Prince William and Duchess Kate (both 38) has been so bad that they hardly spoke to each other in March. The authors reported: "There were only a handful of people in the palace whom they (Harry and Meghan) could trust." A friend of the couple described staff there as “vipers”.
The book by journalists and Royal experts Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is based exclusively on statements from the royals' environment. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed for the book," a spokesman for the couple told the BBC.
The broadcaster nevertheless highlighted the many sources used positively, but complained that the book did not contain any real disclosures. Much had been known before. The work, of which the "Times" published extracts on Saturday, should be available from August 11th.
Harry and former US actress Meghan (“Suits”) got married at Windsor Castle near London in 2018. At the beginning of this year, they announced their retirement from the closer royals and partially cut their ties to the royal family. They also wanted to be financially independent.
The couple have been living in Los Angeles with their 14-month-old son Archie for several months. Meghan's mother, 63-year-old Doria Ragland, also lives in the metropolis in the US state of California. Meghan should no longer have any contact with her father.