Speaking to True Royalty TV, royal commentator Dan Wootton brutally claimed it was not a surprise Meghan Markle “engineered” a split between Prince Harry and his brother and sister in law Prince William and Kate Middleton. Mr Wootton said that although the Duchess of Sussex was not solely responsible for the breakdown of the relationship between the Royal Family members, she has a tendency to “fall out” with those who are close to her.
He said: “She falls out with virtually anyone who she’s close to, including her own blood relatives.
“So it’s not a surprise that she engineered a split between Harry and the people he has been the closest to and relied on for his whole life.
“He was so close to William and so close to Kate.
“Now, I’m not saying that you can blame Meghan specifically for the breakdown in that relationship.
“I think both couples rubbed each other up the wrong way from the start.”
Echoing Mr Wootton’s comment, former royal press secretary Dickie Arbiter said Prince Harry was content in his role of “spare” in the Royal Family until he met Meghan Markle, who could not accept it.
Mr Arbiter said: “Their world was their oyster and they blew it.
“They literally blew it, they had everything, I don’t think everything was what Meghan wanted.
“Harry was the spare and the Cambridges are the heirs, he accepted his role, he was always born to that.
“Until Meghan came along and she could not accept that, she couldn’t accept being in the second row.
“Quite frankly, Harry’s biggest mistake was leaving the army. He should have never left.”
“As early as I say in their childhoods, they became aware of it.”
He added: “Prince William derived a lot of strength from the idea that he would be king, and have great responsibility.
“That kept him going, while Harry went the other way from around the age of four.
“Once Harry was misbehaving in the back of a car and his nanny told him to shape up.
“Harry responded by saying he didn’t need to shape up because he would not be king.
“By their teens, Harry is coming to resent this typecasting.”