Prince William apparently "went ballistic" when he heard the allegations, and instructed his secretary to divide their households "immediately"
Historian Robert Lacey in his new book has claimed that a furious Prince William threw Prince Harry out of his royal household after learning of "dossier" of alleged bullying by Meghan Markle, reported Mirror.
Lacey revealed that the brothers had apparently clashed over claims that Meghan Markle had left at least one worker suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the "toxic" environment. The Duke of Sussex defended his wife, and denied allegations of bullying, saying that she was the victim of a "smear campaign". Prince William apparently "went ballistic" when he heard the allegations, and instructed his private secretary, Simon Case, to begin dividing their households "immediately", reported Mirror.
According to Lacey's book, Battle of Brothers, Harry was upset that William had considered the claims credible. He added that the brothers' joint communications secretary, Jason Knauf, had decided to speak up for staff after hearing claims of mistreatment by the Duchess of Sussex. He compiled a dossier outlining allegations, which was sent to the Duke of Cambridge's private secretary. Lacey claimed that Prince William "personally liked" all the staff alleged to have been mistreated by Meghan and he came to believe that the former actress was "fundamentally hostile to the royal system". Lacey wrote that William regarded the staff as "colleagues to be cherished and for whom he was responsible", therefore he was "appalled" by the contents of the dossier, reported Mirror.
According to Lacey, William apparently confronted Harry in an angry phone call right after but the latter hung up, making things worse. William persisted and it led to a "fierce and bitter" showdown. "Harry shut off his phone angrily, so William went to speak to him personally. The prince was horrified by what he had just been told about Meghan’s alleged behaviour, and he wanted to hear what Harry had to say," he wrote. Insiders told Lacey that Harry had voiced his belief that someone in the royal circle was "racist" but William "simply did not want her or Harry around any more". The Duke of Cambridge then decided that enough was enough and instructed his team to separate them. As a result, Harry and Meghan moved out of London, to a new home in Windsor, before eventually quitting royal duties altogether, reported Mirror.