Duchess Meghan + Prince Harry
They were convinced by Prince William’s ‘jealousy’ of their success
The relationship between Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry and Prince William has been broken for years. Since then, the question has been how the rift between the royals happened. Author Tom Bower thinks he has the answer.
The resignation of Duchess Meghan, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, still raises questions two years after the official entry of “Megxit”. Why did the Sussexes turn their backs on the British royal family and what role did Prince William, 40, play in this decision?
Royal author Tom Bower, in his tell-all new book Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors, opens up the theory that it was Prince William’s jealousy that caused his brother to flee.
Did Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry get too much attention?
A passage from the book says Meghan and Harry “convinced themselves” that the second in line to the British throne was “jealous” of their success. The Sussexes’ craving for popularity was mainly sparked by their Australian tour.
Her long journey abroad was so beautiful
During the said tour, Prince Harry and especially his wife were celebrated as world stars and surrounded by crowds. The images from Australia, New Zealand as well as Fiji and Tonga have gone viral – and are believed to have caused resentment rather than pride within the British royal family, according to Bower.
Harry and Meghan chose to go out
Ultimately, it was this reaction from the British Royal Family that allegedly convinced Harry and Meghan to reconsider their careers as senior royals. “Now was the time for a ‘change.’
This is not the first time that Prince Harry and the former actress have been accused of wanting to take up too much space within the monarchy. Bower also accuses the two: “Instead of being a devoted member in the supporting role, Meghan should act as an activist, independent of the Cambridges and even of the Queen.”
Meghan didn’t want to play a supporting role
Meghan had developed the firm idea that she would take on a “leadership role”. If that hadn’t happened, she would have convinced herself that it was because of her brother-in-law’s jealousy. Tom Bower bases these claims on conversations with friends and foes of the former “Suits” actress, which he conducted for his tell-all book.
Sources used: express.co.uk, mirror.co.uk