Prince William was so peeved at his brother Prince Harry, he refused to share dinner with him at the infamous Sandringham Summit, where the entire family decided how to sort out Megxit.
The revelations are part of a new bombshell book, Battle of Brothers, serialized in the Daily Mail, and set for release on October 13th. Author Robert Lacey claims their once-cozy relationship has been “utterly broken” by Harry’s “disrespect” and betrayal when he didn’t get the Queen‘s approval before he and his wife Meghan Markle decided to step down from their senior roles.
The Sussexes allegedly the palace was told of their decision 10 minutes before they shared the news on Twitter. When William and Harry met face-to-face, the heir to the throne did all he could to avoid Harry, per the book.
Lacey wrote: “The Queen had suggested the family should gather for lunch before their big pow-wow in the library that afternoon, but he refused his grandmother’s invitation. He would obviously turn up at 2 p.m. for the meeting, he said, but he only wanted to talk business.”
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan will be sticking to California this year instead of hanging with their royal cohorts, Vanity Fair reports.
“At this stage they are really enjoying their new life in California and their new home,” a source told Vanity Fair. But others believe that the real reason is that Harry, Meghan, Kate and William are on the outs.
Since their initial rift, the pair haven’t really spoken, though they have wished each other a happy birthday.
“If this breach between the brothers is not healed in some way it will come to stand with the abdication crisis and the death of Diana as one of the traumas that changed the monarchy,” Lacey said.