Did Prince William Bully Meghan And Harry To Leave The Royal Family?

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The ongoing feud between brothers Prince William and Prince Harry has dominated royal discourse over the past couple of years, and thanks to the author and royal expert, Andrew Morton, further details of the pair's fallout have been revealed. As Cosmopolitan reported, Norton, who penned the popular royal biography "Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words" has given his 2018 book "Meghan: A Hollywood Princess" a six-chapter update, in which he delves into what inspired Prince William and Harry's fallout. 

Per The Mirror, excerpts from Norton's updated book claim that Prince William and Kate Middleton's attitudes toward the Duke and Duchess of Sussex contributed to the downfall of the brothers' relationship, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan's decision to step away from the royal sphere. 

"The Duchess of Cambridge's coolness towards Meghan, and William's alleged bullying contributed to a devastating 'Cain and Abel' fallout between the brothers," Morton wrote, adding, "Harry was the 'prime mover' in souring relations between the Sussexes and the Royal Family, but it was Meghan who 'took the hit.'"

This isn't the first time Prince William has been accused of bullying

Reports of William allegedly bullying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex first emerged back in January 2020, when The Sunday Times reported that Harry and Meghan had been "pushed away from the royal family by the 'bullying' attitude of his brother the Duke of Cambridge" shortly after the couple announced they were to step away from royal duties. 

However, at the time, Prince William and Harry were quick to dismiss the claims and released a rare joint statement to address the reports. "Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge. For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful," the statement read (via The Mirror). 

Per Cosmopolitan, the identities of the sources referenced by Morton in his updated version of "Meghan: A Hollywood Princess" are currently unknown. However, the story surrounding the royal siblings' feud just became a whole lot more intriguing.