/ 21 June 2021

Old troubles for new Meghan and Harry

Just as Queen Elizabeth found something to smile about, reports are hot and heavy with details of the rift between her grandkids, Princes William and Harry. The investigation into claims that Meghan bullied royal staff was due to be published this week, but reports say that could be delayed until next year. Her lawyers said the allegations were a “calculated smear campaign” before the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. And a new book from biographer Robert Lacey (whose CV includes consulting on The Crown…) adds fuel to the fire. In excerpts published in London newspaper The Times on Saturday, he says palace staff “thought she was a complete narcissist and sociopath”. Her behaviour saw Prince William lead the move to split their households in early 2019 to ensure he and Kate were “separated from Meghan on a day-to-day basis,” Lacey writes. All as the brothers are due to come together to commemorate their mother Diana’s 60th birthday on 1 July…

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