Prince William has been hit by a personal blow amid the ongoing feud with Prince Harry, according to a royal expert. Katie Nicholl has moved to speak out over the rift between Prince William and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.
The royal expert has said that the Prince of Wales has lost his “support act”. Speaking to OK!, she alleged: “The last couple of years have been challenging. We’ve had the brothers falling out and Megxit and I think it has been difficult for William.”
Katie added: “He’s lost his support act in Harry but he really recognizes that he has an invaluable support act in Kate.” She continued: “I think they are equally proud of each other but they‘ve really needed to be there for each other over these past couple of years and I think Kate has been a huge support at a time when he really needed it.”
Harry is releasing his memoir next week, with Spare hitting bookshelves worldwide on January 10. His interview with ITV lasts 90 minutes and airs on Sunday evening.
In a series of clips from the duke’s ITV conversation, Harry tells presenter Tom Bradby: “It never needed to be this way,” and refers to “the leaking and the planting” before adding “I want a family, not an institution”. He also says “they feel as though it is better to keep us somehow as the villains” and “have shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile”, although it is unclear who he is referring to.
On CBS, Harry says: “Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife. The family motto is ‘never complain, never explain’, but it’s just a motto.
“They (Buckingham Palace) will feed or have a conversation with a correspondent, and that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story, and at the bottom of it, they will say they have reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.
“But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting. So when we’re being told for the last six years, ‘we can’t put a statement out to protect you’, but you do it for other members of the family, there becomes a point when silence is betrayal.”