Kate Middleton accused of doing ‘little to bridge divide’ between William and Harry

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KATE MIDDLETON, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have offered any help to repair the falling out between brothers William and Harry, according to royal commentators who analysed the new book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The new unauthorised biography about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has sparked a furore about the former working royals. ITV Royal Rota podcast hosts Chris Ship and Lizzie Robinson discussed the content of the book, ‘Finding Freedom’, and offered some further insights. The commentators highlighted the role that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, played in the breakdown of Prince William’s relationship with his brother.

It was widely reported that the Duke of Cambridge was concerned about Harry’s whirlwind romance with Meghan, and advised him to slow down.

However, the Duke of Sussex apparently thought his brother was being “snobbish” instead.

Ms Robinson told listeners: “However it was supposed to be taken, that was how Harry took it.

“From that point, their relationship suffered, the book says.”

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Kate Middleton news: Duchess ‘did little to bridge divide’ between William and Harry (Image: GETTY)

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Kate Middleton news: ‘From that point, their relationship suffered, the book says.’ (Image: GETTY)

She continued: “Before that, Harry used to spend a lot of time going to Kensington Palace and seeing the children.

“They were very close, but from that point forward the relationship did suffer, which is quite sad.”

Mr Ship added: “It was written about a lot at the time, about the falling out, not necessarily between the two sister-in-laws, but between the two brothers.

“This book confirms what we all knew, what we all wrote about, what Harry himself said to Tom Bradby in the documentary, that the relationship wasn’t going well and had had its ups and downs.”

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Kate Middleton news: ‘They were very close, but from that point forward the relationship did suffer’ (Image: GETTY)

After the engagement announcement, there were occasions where the in-laws would reach out to each other.

Kate and William invited Harry and Meghan to spend Christmas with them at their Norfolk home, Anmar Hall.

Meghan and Kate also notably attended the Wimbledon ladies singles final together in 2019.

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Following the Sussexes decision to step back as senior working royals, a deal with the Queen was hashed out.

It stipulated that Harry and Meghan will no longer receive public funds for royal duties or formally represent the monarch.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to repay £2.4m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home.

Prince Harry spoke in public for the first time since the agreement was reached at the Sentebale charity event at the Ivy Chelsea Club in London.

He told attendees that he and Meghan wanted to continue serving the Queen but, in the end, it “wasn’t possible” and they had “no other option” but to step back.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK