Prince Harry and Prince William hardly spoke to each other after the Sussexes decision to step down as working royals said the author Omid Scobie. The royal commentator spoke about the sibling rift during an interview about his biography Finding Freedom.
Mr Scobie added that Prince Harry yelled “What the hell” at the Queen in an argument over a royal aide.
Mr Scobie said: “The brothers had not spoken since around the time of the Sandringham summit.
“They hadn’t seen each other. That’s really going to take some time to heal.
“I think the distance between the brothers grew wider and wider.
“And that’s partly because of things that take place – and we discuss them in the book.”
Mr Scobie’s book, Finding Freedom, is a biography of the Sussexes’ life together which details the couple’s split from the Royal Family.
The royal expert said the relationship between Prince Harry and Prince William broke down because the Sussexes announced their plans to step down as senior royals.
Mr Scobie said: “I think really where it went wrong for Harry and Meghan and the Cambridges was that decision to go public with the road map to their new working model.
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One source said: “It’s completely wrong to think William and Harry are communicating like they used to.
“The fallout is serious and difficult. Kate and Meghan don’t communicate personally at all.”
Mr Scobie accused Kate Middleton of having a part in the destruction of the relationship.
He said: “I don’t think there was really much attempt to make them stay.
“If I’m being honest, and that’s highlighted throughout the book, the relationship between Meghan and Kate really never progressed that far.
“Meghan felt there wasn’t much effort made on Kate’s side to look after her during some of the darker moments, particularly during her pregnancy.”
Mr Scobie also said the Royal Family would “stop at nothing to make Meghan’s life difficult”.
He said Prince Harry phoned the Queen before his wedding to complain about her key assistant Angela Kelly over what headpiece the Duchess of Sussex was going to wear.
The royal expert said: “Harry had to intervene. He called his grandmother and said, ‘I don’t know what the hell is going on. This woman needs to make this work for my future wife.’
“Harry felt that there were those within the institution that would stop at nothing at the very least to make Meghan’s life difficult.
“Meghan didn’t get to try the tiara on again until a few days before the wedding.”