Prince William and Prince Harry Are Denying "Harmful" Reports About Their Relationship
It’s been less than a week since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked the world by announcing their retreat from the royal family (aka Megxit), but the sheer volume of reports surrounding the ordeal makes us feel as though we’ve been living in a post-Sussex world for years.
The British Royal Family, though typically tight-lipped when it comes to tabloid gossip, has been surprisingly vocal in the past week — first, when the Queen’s office released an uncharacteristically reproachful statement about the Sussexes’ announcement, and then when a spokesperson for Princes William and Harry spoke out against a “false” story which undermined their relationship.
While the statement didn’t name the article in question, Page Six speculates that the response is in reference to a Times of London report titled Princes ‘Fell Out Because William Wasn’t Friendly Towards Meghan.’ In the article, various sources claim that a rift between the princes is to blame for Megxit, the origin of which dates back to before Prince Harry and Markle wed in May 2018.
A source told the Times that Kate Middleton and Prince William had “decided, right, ‘We are going to tell these people their place and we are going to push them away,'” early in Markle and Harry’s relationship.
“If you are Meghan and Harry and you have had two years of constantly being told your place, constantly bullied as they would see it, constantly being told what you can’t do, Meghan has been thinking, ‘This is just nuts. Why would anyone put up with this?’” the source continued.
A separate report from The Times told a very different story, with a source close to William relaying this sentiment from the prince: "All we can do, and all I can do, is try and support them and hope that the time comes when we’re all singing from the same page. I want everyone to play on the team."
Will we ever really know the truth behind the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision? Probably not. Will the speculation snake its way into our every social gathering for the next year or so? Without a doubt.