Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton did not exchange a word in the ten days before the late Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, it was claimed on Wednesday, and Harry’s truce with his brother will collapse if Harry goes ahead with plans to publish a memoir.
Sources told a prominent royal correspondent Russell Myers from Daily Mirror that despite careful attempts to present a united front, including a public walk by Harry, Meghan, William and Kate at Windsor Castle, there will be no reconciliation until all Harry’s “cards are on the table” and the book is either published or scrapped.
A source described as a “royal insider” told Myers: “The family are still grieving and are now finally allowed to grieve for the Queen away from the gaze of millions.
“However, any talk of a truce between the Prince (William) and the Duke (Harry) would only be temporary.
“There’s still a serious amount of mistrust in the air and there’s been no reason to change that.”
Referring to Harry’s memoir, which has an unknown publication date but may now be pushed back from its originally planned publication date of “late 2022,” the source added: “The feeling is that there’s not much point in looking to mend the relationship until all the cards are on the table. .”
The Daily Beast understands that the palace is deeply concerned that the book could undermine and damage Charles.
In an interview with The Cutpublished just days before the Queen’s death, Meghan appeared to make a veiled threat to release further damaging details of her life as a royal, saying: “I’ve never had to sign anything that prevents me from speaking… I have a lot to say until I say.”
The Sussexes have now spent three weeks away from their children and are expected to return to California soon.
Myers added that sources say Kate and Meghan are “not known” to have exchanged word throughout the period that the Sussexes were in the UK.
Relations between the two soured after Meghan accused Kate of making her cry at a bridesmaid’s rehearsal ahead of her wedding, but she said news reports subsequently spun the incident to say it was Meghan who made Kate cry and the palace denied she had support. up.
Meghan’s friend Gayle King said Extra: “There were efforts on both sides… to sort it out. We’ll see… Big families always go through drama, always go through turmoil. It remains to be seen – will they get closer or will they drift apart?”
Evidence of the estrangement between Harry and his family was seen in a series of decisions that seemed to make him an outsider, from not being given a seat on the military plane that took William and other family members to Scotland, to the fact that he and Meghan was not invited to a reception for world leaders ahead of the funeral and the decision to ban him from wearing military uniform to almost all events.
Additionally, Harry was told of the Queen’s death by his father just five minutes before it was announced to the world.