A new French documentary claims Prince Harry ‘hung up the phone’ on Prince William after he was confronted with witness statements portraying Meghan Markle as a vicious female employee bully.
In turn, William – who did not really like his sister-in-law much – became so enraged at his brother’s insistence to protect his wife from criticism that he jumped in a car towards Kensington Palace to go and confront the Prince. Harry.
The explosive allegations are featured in a documentary by France’s most famous television news outlet.
BFM Television is showing the emails – which were revealed as part of the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy claim against the mail on Sunday – in an investigative documentary series called “The Red Line: William and Harry, Brothers Enemy”.
It claims that the traumatized staff quit the royal family and created a WhatsApp group called The Sussex Survivors Club.
The documentary is scheduled to be shown next week, on the 25th anniversary of the death of William and Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.
Prince Harry (pictured here with his wife Meghan Markle) ‘hung up the phone’ on Prince William after he was confronted with witness statements portraying Meghan Markle as a vicious female employee bully, according to a new investigation.
In turn, William (who was photographed talking to the president of a charity on the phone in 2020) – ‘who really didn’t like him very much about his sister-in-law’ – became so angry at his brother’s insistence on protecting his wife from criticism that he jumped in a car. To Kensington Palace to go and meet Prince Harry.”
The series heavily blames “Meghan’s behavior for being at the center of the split between William and Harry.”
It says the Duchess of Sussex, 41, used her position in the royal family to bully and intimidate staff while they were staying at Kensington Palace with Harry, 37.
An email in the fall of 2018 written by Jason Knauf, Harry and Meghan’s former communications secretary, to Simon Case, the then-duke of Cambridge’s private secretary, first shed light on the scandal.
Mr Knauf claimed Meghan had “intimidated” two personal assistants “outside the home”.
An unnamed employee is indicated by the letter Y.
The documentary claims: “The Duchess seems intent on always having someone as a target. She bullies Y and seeks to undermine her self-confidence.
“We have received report after report from people who witnessed this unacceptable behavior towards Y.”
The Knauf email reads: “I am deeply concerned that the Duchess has been bullying and harassing two of her personal aides, to the point that it has provoked their resignations over the past year.”
BFM Television is showing the emails – which were revealed as part of the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy claim against the mail on Sunday – in an investigative documentary series called “The Red Line: William and Harry, Brothers Enemy”. It claims that the traumatized staff quit the royal family and created a WhatsApp group called The Sussex Survivors Club. Pictured: Harry, Meghan, William and Kate posing side by side in 2018
The documentary continues: “Throughout 2018, there was already a wave of resignations among Meghan Markle’s team.
The former members have even formed an unofficial group which they called among themselves, The Sussex Survivors Club. Some of them are still traumatized.
‘William, who didn’t love his sister-in-law very much already,’ said Beric Jess, the royal author who wrote a book about the Duke of Cambridge, to the programme. He called Harry directly, and Harry hung up the phone.
Harry didn’t want to know anything, so William jumped in a car towards Kensington Palace, where he was going to confront Prince Harry.
The documentary quotes The Times Royal reporter Valentine Lou, saying: ‘There was someone so terrified of a conversation she was about to have with Megan that she said, ‘I feel sick’. Some of these young women were broken.
Buckingham Palace announced earlier this year that it would not release details of an internal investigation into Meghan’s bullying allegations, and that has led to accusations of a royal cover-up.
A Sussexes spokesperson said earlier, in response to times who originally reported the allegations, that they were the victims of a calculated smear campaign based on harmful and disinformation.
Her representatives also said the Duchess was heartbroken by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of self-bullying and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.
Megan, who recently launched a new podcast focused on female stereotypes, has vehemently denied the allegations of bullying.
She and her husband have “stepped back” from their royal duties and now live in Montecito, California with their two young children.
The couple are due to return to Britain in September, where Meghan is due to speak about “women’s empowerment” at a conference in Manchester.
MailOnline has approached the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment. A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge declined to comment on the allegations.
Will Prince Harry’s ‘Tell Everything’ be delayed until next year? Rumors swirl that the long-awaited release date of the memoir has ‘up on the air’
By Niamh Lynch for the Daily Mail
Prince Harry’s long-awaited memoir may not be published until next year, it was reported yesterday.
The Duke of Sussex’s tell-all book was due to be released in time for Christmas, but the release date is now allegedly ‘up in the air’.
A source told Page Six on the US celebrity gossip site that industry experts predicted a November release date.
They said: ‘I’ve heard Harry has some truth bombs in his book discussing whether or not they should be included.
‘So this [delay] Not surprising if he needed more time to work on the book.
Publisher Penguin Random House announced last year that it would be releasing “Harry’s Literary Diary” in late 2022.
She will share for the first time the “ultimate account” of his life. Buckingham Palace feared Harry, 37, would use his diary to settle old scores.
Prince Harry departs after attending a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral after returning to the United Kingdom to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Ghost writer J.R. Moringer is said to have finished the manuscript, with the book passing all the “legal formalities”. Penguin Random House was not available for comment last night.
But nothing has been officially heard since the initial announcement, which has led to a lot of speculation in the publishing industry.
The memoir is not available for presale on Amazon or other sites – an important sign for the publishing industry of the book’s future success.
Earlier reports suggested that the release of Harry’s book might be brought forward to October to avoid an embarrassing launch date clash with former first lady Michelle Obama.
Mrs. Obama announced in July that she would be giving a follow-up to her autobiography that has become one of the best-selling books of all time.
The delay in publishing comes after Harry’s wife Meghan released the first episode of the archetypes podcast on Tuesday, two years after signing a £18m podcast project with audio giant Spotify.
Meghan interviewed tennis legend and best friend Serena Williams in the episode where she recounted her horror when a small “fire” broke out in Archie’s son’s room during a tour of South Africa with Prince Harry.
Archie, who was four months old, was not in the room when the fireplace started smoking, but the accident left the Duchess ‘shaken’ and ‘crying’.
Despite the annoyance, Meghan said she had to go on with the official engagements, accusing those running the tour of focusing on ‘how she looks, rather than how she feels’.
In her podcast series, The Originals, she also targeted those who described her as “ambitious” when she started dating Prince Harry.
In the episode titled “Misunderstanding Ambition With Serena Williams,” she told her friend about the “misconception that if you’re an ambitious woman with an agenda, you should be sensitive, selfish, aggressive, or climbing.”
She also spoke of the “pain” she experienced “behind closed doors” and described the fire incident as an example of how she was forced to perform her royal duties while dealing with personal issues.