William and Kate reportedly felt “relief” when Harry and Meghan announced their decision to move to the US because they felt that the “drama was gone”, a royal expert has said.
This is despite the two brothers making their first public appearance together outside of Windsor Castle after their beloved grandmother died.
“He always thought Harry would be his wingman, now he’s doing it on his own. Thank goodness he’s got Kate by his side”.
In Ms Nicholl’s book The New Royals – Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown, she addresses the deepening division between the Sussexes and other members of the Royal Family.
In 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan decided to step down as senior royals and begin a new life in the US.
Meghan recently took part in an interview with The Cut magazine, where she said “just by existing” she and husband Harry were “upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy” before they stepped down as senior working royals.
Ms Nicholl also claimed, in her book, that Prince William and Kate felt “relief” when Harry and Meghan announced their decision to move to the US because they felt that the “drama was gone”.
But despite the reported rift between the Duke and members of the Firm, there have been glimpses of a potential reconciliation following the Queen’s death.
Both brothers, along with their wives Kate and Meghan, met with mourners and read tributes to the late monarch following her death on September 8.
Harry’s father, King Charles, also showed a glimmer of hope for reconciliation between the family and the couple.
During his first address to the nation, Charles told the country that he wanted to express his “love” for Harry and Meghan “as they continue to build their lives overseas”.
The new King also gave his youngest son permission to wear his military uniform during a vigil last Saturday for the late sovereign.
It was previously reported that the Sussexes were not planning to meet with Kate and William during their visit to the UK.
But the Saturday following the monarch’s passing, the brothers came together during the unexpected appearance.
Ms Nicholl also revealed in her book the late Queen was left “hurt and exhausted” that Harry and Meghan had chosen to step down from their senior roles in the Firm.
Similarly, Robert Hardman, author of Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II, said it would have been the late monarch’s “dearest wishes” to connect the rift between the couple and the family.
Harry and Meghan have been in the UK since the Queen passed on September 8, and will remain in the country to observe the period of mourning.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK