The Duke of Sussex, 38, released Reservehis debut memoir, on Jan. 10 — but the chapters were making all the headlines before they hit store shelves. According to the insider, Buckingham Palace “doesn’t like” private messages ending up in the book.
“They claim it’s only part of the story, and anyway, it’s blatant of Harry to publish these abbreviated clips,” the source says. Us, adding that the lyrics “clearly show there are two sides” to each story. “Harry feels strongly that it’s important to get the true account of what happened out there.”
Early extracts from Reserve obtained by Us described the tension that arose between Kate, 40, and Meghan, 41, in the weeks leading up to the Sussexes’ wedding in May 2018. The Duchesses disagreed Princess Charlotte‘s bridesmaid’s dress, which Kate said didn’t fit her daughter properly.
“Charlotte’s dress is too big, too long, too baggy,” the Princess of Wales noted in a text message to her soon-to-be sister-in-law, according to Harry’s recollection. “She cried when she tried it on at home.”
The To take alum reportedly replied, “Right, and I told you the tailor has been standing by since 8am. Here. At KP. Can you take Charlotte and get it changed like the other moms do?
When Kate asked before the big day to “remake all the dresses,” Meghan reminded her she was dealing with other personal issues about her father, Thomas Markel. (The lighting designer, 78, was not at the wedding after being caught taking paparazzi photos.)
While telling the story in his book, Harry wrote it he found his then fiancee in tears after back and forth. Meghan and the former military pilot previously discussed the incident during their March 2021 CBS tell-all, with the California native claiming so she didn’t make Kate cry despite what was said in the British press. “The reverse happened,” she claimed.
According to the source, Harry’s use of the lyrics “shows that Meghan was under intense stress at the time” – and that the situation with Kate “didn’t help” reassure her. “There may be other emails and texts, but no one on Kate’s side will release anything like that,” the insider said. Us.
The founder of Invictus Games pulled back the curtain on his life in the palace and how his dynamic with the royal family changed after he and Meghan chose it leave their senior positions in 2020. Reserve has not received an official reply from The Firm.
“Obviously it’s business as usual when it comes to their royal duties,” a source said earlier Usnotice that the royal family doesn’t want to be “worthy” Harry’s behavior. “There is an acute realization that Harry and Meghan seem to be looking for a response.”
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