In Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, author Christopher Anderson alleges that the Queen purposefully removed a photo of the Sussexes.
“I think this is a turning point. There are all sorts of subtle messages that are conveyed in this kind of soap opera that goes on,” Andersen told Us Weekly.
“In 2018, she sat there in front of a Christmas tree. She gave her Christmas address and there were the family photos […] Including Archie and Meghan and Harry, very prominently displayed.”
A source close to Harry revealed that it could have been one of the final issues that pushed the Sussexes to distance themselves from the rest of the royals.
The royal writer added: “I think that was hurtful [for him to see]. A friend of Harry’s told me that he felt that he was being erased in a sense from the family. And it was right after that, that they made their [decision to leave the U.K.]. I think that was one of the things that prompted them to issue the statement that they were stepping back from royal [life for a] full-time real life.”
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