PRINCE Harry believed he and Meghan Markle were "thrown under the bus" to protect the Royal Family, a new biography has claimed today.
The Duke of Sussex reportedly fell out with his brother after Prince William urged him to not rush his relationship with Meghan Markle.
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And new biography Finding Freedom today claimed Harry, 35, then got upset as the rift played out publicly – and that people were "working" to make William, 38, look good.
A source told authors Omid Scobie and Caroline Durand: "Harry was upset that it was playing out so publicly and that so much of the information being reported was wrong.
"There had been moments where he felt people working with his brother had put things out there to make William look good, even if it meant throwing Harry under the bus.
"It was a confusing time, and his head was all over the place—he didn't know who or what to believe, and he and William weren't talking enough either, which made everything a lot worse."
Finding Freedom claims revealed today include:
- Harry felt like he and Meghan were 'thrown under the bus' to protect the royal family
- Meghan felt people wanted her to serve her child "on a silver platter" after Archie was born
- The Sussexes had to let go of Archie's nanny in the middle of her second shift
- Prince Harry was "delightfully surprised" when Meghan reportedly peed in the wood on their luxury camping trip in Botswana
- Harry was stunned after Meghan's estranged family gave a series of interviews criticising the duchess
- Meghan had to undergo kidnapping training after an unusually high number of threats
- She fell for Prince Harry after seeing him play with pal Jessica Mulroney's kids
- The Duchess of Sussex saw Prince Charles as a 'second father'
A courtier then claimed the Queen became concerned over the rift between the brothers with a crisis meeting then held in 2019.
After spending Christmas in Canada, Meghan and Harry released the bombshell announcement they were quitting the Royal Family in January this year.
The couple then conducted their last few Royal engagements in the UK – pictured at Westminster Abbey with Kate and William barely speaking.
Following the service, Meg booked the first flight to Canada feeling “emotional bruised and exhausted.”
And it has been claimed strains between the Sussexes and the Cambridges started to emerge when Prince William spoke to Harry, referring to Meghan as "this girl".
A friend said Harry thought William's concerns came across as "snobbish".
One courtier said: "It's no secret, the future of this monarchy relies solely on the four people currently in Kensington Palace.
"The public popularity only lies with them . . . When he [the Prince of Wales] becomes King, the only way it lasts is if the four of them are not at war. We cannot have them at war."
The book also claimed that the official birthday photograph for Prince Charles' birthday was a "nightmare" because his sons blew "hot and cold".
A source claimed neither Harry nor William "made much of an effort" to be available for the 2018 photograph.
However, after Prince Charles, 71, was diagnosed with coronavirus, Prince Harry immediately called his father.
It was claimed the brothers did not speak to each other much during reports of the rift.
And relations between Meghan and Kate were not much better, with excerpts from the book previously claiming the duchesses struggled to move past their initial politeness.
Their relationship was put on show during the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day, with the pair appearing to "barely exchange a word".
Meghan and Harry now live in LA at Tyler Perry's mansion.
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