The Duke of Sussex was ‘fixated’ about turning into a has-been as soon as his nephew Prince George turned 18, a brand new e book claims.
It alleges Harry, earlier than he met Meghan, had a ‘long-held’ worry’ that he can be an ‘also-ran’.
This apparently compounded the frustration he felt when aides talked him down from issues he wished to do individually from William and Kate, the e book says.
Extracts of Courtiers: the Hidden Energy Behind the Crown by Valentine Low had been revealed by The Occasions final night time.
The e book additionally makes claims about Meghan’s remedy of workers. On one event the Duchess of Sussex is alleged to have strongly criticised a plan drawn up by a younger feminine worker in entrance of colleagues.
William later tried to consolation the unnamed workers member by saying she was doing job and the lady burst into tears.
The Duke of Sussex was ‘fixated’ about turning into a has-been as soon as his nephew Prince George turned 18, a brand new e book claims
It alleges Harry, earlier than he met Meghan, had a ‘long-held’ worry’ that he can be an ‘also-ran’
The e book additionally makes claims about Meghan’s remedy of workers. On one event the Duchess of Sussex is alleged to have strongly criticised a plan drawn up by a younger feminine worker in entrance of colleagues
After Meghan and Harry married, Samantha Cohen, the Queen’s former assistant personal secretary, joined their workforce as their interim personal secretary.
The e book quotes a supply saying that she too was ‘bullied’ and nothing she did was ever ok for the couple.
Extracts declare a supply as soon as stated: ‘Sam [Cohen] all the time made clear that it was like working for a few youngsters. They had been inconceivable and pushed her to the restrict. She was depressing.’
The duchess’s legal professionals denied in 2021 that Miss Cohen had been bullied, saying that the couple had been all the time grateful for her assist and dedication.
They’ve additionally lengthy described such allegations as ‘massively inaccurate’ and that the duchess has ‘completely denied’ bullying anybody.
Whereas an inquiry launched by Buckingham Palace concluded that it will evaluate the way it dealt with bullying complaints, it didn’t say that the duchess had truly bullied anybody.
Ballot reveals rise in assist for monarchy
Assist for the monarchy has elevated following the Queen’s funeral, a ballot reveals.
Some 47 per cent imagine Britain will likely be worse whether it is abolished, the survey of 1,000 adults discovered – up from 42 per cent who stated the identical in June.
Solely 22 per cent stated scrapping the monarchy would enhance the UK, down barely from 23 per cent. The ballot additionally revealed that 56 per cent nonetheless anticipate the monarchy to final for no less than one other 50 years, up from 45 per cent in March this 12 months.
The proportion who stated Charles III will make King has risen from 49 per cent to 61 per cent, nearer to the extent of assist for Prince William, whom 72 per cent anticipate to do job within the position when the time comes.
Kelly Beaver, chief government of Ipsos, which carried out the survey, stated: ‘King Charles begins his reign with nearly all of Britons optimistic that he’ll make King and an elevated perception within the longevity of the monarchy.’
The e book additionally tells how Meghan clashed together with her private assistant Melissa Touabti over free presents together with garments, jewelry and candles that some firms despatched to the duchess.
Ms Touabti, who give up simply six months after becoming a member of the palace, adopted the rule that members of the Royal Household can’t settle for presents from business organisations, however the e book claims her strategy ‘didn’t go down properly with Meghan’.
The e book is because of be revealed on October 6 by Headline Books.
In June, Buckingham Palace successfully buried a report into allegations of bullying by the Duchess of Sussex.
Royal aides admitted for the primary time the findings would by no means be made public.
A supply advised the Every day Mail on the time: ‘Individuals suspected it will be buried, and now it appears that evidently it has.’
The Every day Mail understands that even those that took half within the inquiry haven’t been advised what the end result is.
Palace officers would affirm solely that their investigation had concluded and ‘suggestions on our coverage and procedures’ had been taken ahead.
Royal aides introduced in March final 12 months that they had been launching an inquiry into claims that Meghan’s ‘belittling’ behaviour whereas a working member of the Royal Household drove two feminine private assistants out of the family and ‘undermined the arrogance’ of a 3rd.
Employees had been stated to have been left in tears and feeling ‘traumatised’ – with some likening their situation to having post-traumatic stress.
The Royal Family employed a third-party regulation agency, paid for by the household privately, to probe the claims in a transfer that some predicted might improve tensions between Harry and Meghan and ‘the establishment’.
The allegations have all the time been strongly denied by the duchess, whose legal professionals described them on the time as a ‘calculated smear marketing campaign’.
After Meghan and Harry married, Samantha Cohen (pictured), the Queen’s former assistant personal secretary, joined their workforce as their interim personal secretary
Final 12 months a palace spokesman made clear that the specifics of the allegations – which had been dropped at the eye of senior family workers on the time by Harry and Meghan’s involved press secretary, Jason Knauf (above) – wouldn’t be investigated
Final 12 months a palace spokesman made clear that the specifics of the allegations – which had been dropped at the eye of senior family workers on the time by Harry and Meghan’s involved press secretary, Jason Knauf – wouldn’t be investigated.
However they stated they’d examine how the ‘historic allegations of bullying’ had been dealt with by officers and whether or not any adjustments to their HR insurance policies and procedures must be instigated consequently.
A spokesman confirmed that ‘if’ these findings had been to be made public, they’d be included on this 12 months’s Sovereign Grant report – the official annual evaluate into the royal family’s public funds.
However saying the report yesterday, the Grasp of the Privy Purse, Sir Michael Stevens, stated of the investigation: ‘There may be nothing on this within the report.
‘As we stated final 12 months, this work was undertaken privately and had no Sovereign Grant cash spent on it.
‘The evaluate has been accomplished and suggestions on our (HR) coverage and procedures have been taken ahead. However we won’t be commenting additional.’
Did Harry flip down dinner over duchess’s exclusion?
By David Wilkes
Prince Harry ‘refused’ to have dinner together with his father and brother after Meghan was banned from becoming a member of the household at Balmoral on the day the Queen died, it was claimed at the moment.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, was reportedly left ‘livid’ after King Charles phoned to inform him it was ‘not applicable’ for Meghan, 41, to accompany him to the Scottish property on September 8.
William took an RAF flight to Scotland with their uncles Andrew and Edward. However Harry is alleged to have missed it as a result of he was ‘so busy making an attempt to get Meghan to Balmoral and rowing together with his household’.
Informed to make his personal journey preparations, he landed at Aberdeen airport with out the Duchess of Sussex minutes after the Queen’s loss of life was introduced to the world.
There was by no means any suggestion Kate would be part of William however the Sussexes had been stated to have introduced that morning Meghan and Harry had been on their method – however by the afternoon the plan had modified.
Right this moment, The Solar reported that Harry was invited to dine at Birkhall, his father’s residence on the Balmoral property, with the King, William and Camilla, Queen Consort the night time of the Queen’s loss of life. However he was stated to have as an alternative remained at Balmoral Fort with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke of York.
A supply advised the newspaper: ‘Charles has an open invitation for Harry to dine with him each time he’s within the nation. However Harry was so livid that he refused to eat together with his father and brother.
‘And he obtained out of Balmoral on the earliest alternative to catch the primary business flight again to London.’