Whereas the royal household continues to have a strained relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the continued drama has solely introduced King Charles III and Prince William nearer.
“They’ve needed to put up this united entrance in opposition to Harry and Meghan,” royal professional Christopher Andersen solely instructed Us Weekly on Monday, July 24, whereas selling his new ebook, The King: The Lifetime of King Charles III. “They’ve been insulted by members of their very own household. It’s been fairly the ordeal for them, and I believe that they sort of circled the wagon, so to talk. And so they’ve come out of that with a stronger bond.”
Not like Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, Andersen famous that William, 41, and his spouse, Princess Kate, have been “naturals” at residing the royal life-style “from the very starting.” As for the way the Wales’ eldest son, Prince George, 10, is dealing with his place as second-in-line to the throne, “he appears to be surprisingly comfy.” (The couple additionally share daughter Princess Charlotte, 8, and son Prince Louis, 5.)
Harry and Meghan have been at odds with the British royals since stepping down from senior royal duties in January 2020 and transferring to California. Within the years since, the couple — who share son Archie, 4, and daughter Lilibet, 2 — have been candid about their destructive experiences inside the well-known household, a lot of which Harry detailed in his bombshell memoir, Spare, earlier this yr.
Among the many ebook’s many revelations, Harry claimed William knocked him down throughout a bodily struggle after allegedly calling Meghan “troublesome and “impolite.” Harry additionally alleged that Charles, 74, was “unmoved” by his pleas to assist him cease the British press from slamming Meghan previous to their engagement.
The pair have additionally taken their story to Hollywood with their six-part Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, in addition to Meghan’s podcast, “Archetypes.” The Spotify collection was canceled after one season final month after the streaming platform and the couple’s Archewell Audio “mutually agreed to half methods,” in line with Deadline.
Although the Sussex’s Hollywood initiatives have been met with criticism from the royal household — in addition to some stars and followers alike — Andersen instructed Us that backlash is one thing Harry and Meghan have at all times needed to face of their marriage, simply from being within the public eye.
“Making an attempt to carve out this new life for them in Hollywood, I suppose they anticipated the honeymoon to go on,” Andersen defined. “And as time handed, increasingly of their allies and mates and admirers have simply fallen away as a result of they see this as a sort of a narcissistic romp via Montecito. … They’re not getting the sort of help now that that they had after they arrived.”
Regardless of coping with fixed drama, Andersen doesn’t “see any proof” that Harry and Meghan are headed for a break up. Nonetheless, he defined, their union is “not only a Hollywood marriage. It’s a Hollywood marriage with the entire tensions of royalty thrown in. Frankly, individuals on that degree, it’s very laborious to think about how they maintain their sanity as a result of [there’s] no privateness, none in any respect,” Andersen shared. “And persons are consistently harping about them. The very best factor they’ll do is ignore the whole lot.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi