Christopher Andersen’s book, ‘Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan’, claims that the monarch agreed to his request, but later changed her mind after she was “talked out of it” by some of her royal advisers.
The book quotes a St. James Palace staffer, who reportedly claimed: “The Queen initially agreed that it was a good idea but was talked out of it.”
According to Mr Andersen, the advisers allegedly persuaded the Queen that it “would simply not look good at the moment” for Royal Family members “to be seen to have mental health issues.”
The royal author also alleged that Prince William was given a “let’s get on with it” message from Prince Charles.
However, the book also recounts Oonagh Toffolo, a friend of Princess Diana, saying that the grieving boys needed therapy.
She said: “There is no question that both boys need to see a therapist—none whatsoever.
“It is simply unconscionable to imagine that they are expected to deal with such a horrible upheaval on their own.
The Palace has dismissed the book as being “without authority or credibility”.
Prince Harry has previously spoken about his mother’s death.
Speaking in the documentary, ‘The Me You Can’t See’, the 37-year-old royal said: “When I think about my mum, the first thing that comes to mind is always the same one over and over again: Strapped in the car, seatbelt across, with my brother in the car as well, and my mother driving being chased by three, four, five mopeds, with paparazzi on, and then she was always unable to drive because of the tears.
“One of the feelings that comes up with me always is the helplessness.
“Being a guy, but being too young to be able to help a woman—in this case, your mother.
“And that happened every single day.
“Every single day until the day that she died.”
Earlier today, Prince Harry wrote a letter to the leaders of the scientific community in honour of World Aids Day, which thanked them on behalf of his mother.
The letter said: “My mother would be deeply grateful for everything you stand for and have accomplished.
“We all share that gratitude, so thank you.”
Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment but has previously stated regarding the book: “We don’t comment on books of this kind as to do so risks giving it some form of authority or credibility.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK