THE bitter feud between Princes William and Harry is “WORSE than anyone thinks”, a seasoned royal biographer claims
Robert Lacey, whose expertise landed him a consultant role on Netflix show The Crown, has penned a new book detailing the rift that has rocked the Palace.
Titled Battle Of Brothers, the book also details how the Windsors handled Harry’s wife Meghan Markle “appallingly”.
Robert, who spoke to “countless” insiders, believes the seismic split between the brothers will rank alongside some of the biggest scandals in royal history.
Harry to now living with his wife and young son Archie in Los Angeles after sensationally quitting the palace.
Speaking with the Daily Mail, he says the relationship between Harry and the heir to the throne William is crucial to the future of ‘The Firm’.
He said: “If this breach between the brothers is not healed in some way it will come to stand with the Abdication crisis and the death of Diana as one of the traumas that changed the monarchy.”
The author, who wrote a “definitive” biography of The Queen in the 1970s titled ‘Majesty’, believes there is time to heal the rift but that the palace “is not working in that direction.”
And he pulls no punches when discussing the Windsors’ treatment of Meghan – the American actress who married Harry in 2018.
Robert believes that while the Hollywood star is “difficult” and has an “incredible and dangerous level of self-belief” – she should have been handled better by the royals.
He said: “There is only one self-made millionaire in the Royal Family and that is Meghan Markle.
“If they had sat down with her at the start and said, ‘Let’s talk about the things you are interested in’, things might have been different.”
He adds: “She was never going to be a routine royal.”
The royal biographer says he sees parallels between Meghan and Harry’s mother Princess Diana – who he describes as an “anti-royal.”
This comes as the two princes are said to have “cut contact for two months” after Harry moved to the US with Meghan.
The book, which will be published on October 15, comes as the Sussexes have reportedly agreed to be filmed for a fly-on-the-wall reality series.
It was initially thought the £112million Netflix deal would only see them working behind the camera — but a source said Meghan wants the world to see the “real her”.
The couple has since denied the claims, with a statement saying today that they are “not taking part” in any reality shows.