Two of Queen Elizabeth's grandsons have dismissed a story in a British newspaper, widely believed to be the Times.
The Rupert Murdoch–owned national daily reported that Prince William and Prince Harry had a falling-out because of the older brother's "bullying".
"The rift is said to date to before Harry and Meghan’s wedding," the Times reported. "According to repeated reports, Harry felt that William was insufficiently welcoming towards Meghan when they first started dating. Their relationship has apparently not recovered."
The princes say that this is simply untrue.
“Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a U.K. newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge," the brothers said in a statement. “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 Times also reported that the Duchess of Sussex wants to step away from the Royal family, whereas her husband wants to maintain some links. The brothers did not deny this story.
Royal family members are meeting at the Queen's Sandringham estate to discuss future roles for Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, who will reportedly be in contact by phone from Canada.
Prince Philip was seen driving away from the grounds and is reportedly furious about the latest turn of events.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Queen Elizabeth has granted Prince Harry and his wife Meghan their request to live part-time in Canada.
"My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family,'' the British monarch said in a statement. "Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.''
Meghan is reportedly in B.C. with her son Archie. That has fuelled speculation that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might decide to live in British Columbia, at least on a part-time basis.