We can disclose that the royal family’s top advisors established a de facto “war room” to cope with any possible blowback from Prince Harry’s explosive biography.
Staff at Sandringham Estate, where the royal family gathered to mark their first Christmas without Queen Elizabeth, reportedly addressed the matter.
According to sources, a strategy was devised to deal with the explosive revelations expected not only from Harry’s book, but also from his interview with Anderson Cooper on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, which will be followed by interviews with ITV, “Good Morning America,” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
The royals and their staff scrambled to come up with every potential anecdote that Harry would include in his book — and were well aware that he would recall his battle with William, in which he says his brother pushed him into a dog bowl during a quarrel over Meghan Markle.
“He damaged my jewelry by yanking my shirt collar… “I tripped over the dog dish, which cracked under my back and scratched me,” Harry wrote.
“There were clearly anxieties about what Harry was going to write, particularly about the intensely intimate events of their life being replayed,” a high-ranking source told us.
“The King wanted to follow in the Queen’s famous footsteps of ‘never complain, never explain,’ but the Prince of Wales argued that perhaps the family should, in fact, go on the offensive and release a statement, much in the same way he said ‘We are very much not a racist family,’ but he was overruled by his father.”
It was also reported by the UK Daily Telegraph that the palace was on a “war footing” before to the publishing of the book. The newspaper said that after reading extracts from the book, the royal family found that their greatest concerns were not fulfilled.
According to a source in The Sunday Times of London, Prince William is well aware that the royal family must maintain their silence in spite of all that has happened. “He (William) won’t react, he never would since he’s dignified and extremely loyal,” a close friend of both brothers shared with the source. Due to the fact that Harry is aware that William would not fight back, William is in a vulnerable position. How many times can you shoot at a duck that’s just sitting there?
“It’s harsh, it’s cowardly, and it’s so terrible that William continues to take the blows. He is maintaining his silence for the sake of his loved ones as well as the nation.
The book “Spare,” written by Harry, is scheduled to be released on Tuesday all around the globe; however, humiliating passages were sent to hollywood all this week before the book inadvertently went on sale early in Spain and was subsequently removed off the shelves of bookstores there.
Among other shocking accusations, the Duke of Sussex, who is 38 years old, discusses his feud with Prince William, who is 40 years old; he also drags his sister-in-law, Princess Kate; and he exposes the last words he spoke to his grandmother soon after she passed away in September. In addition to this, he describes how he and his brother William persuaded their dad not to marry Camilla Parker Bowles.
In addition to this, he described the tense meeting that took place at Sandringham in the beginning of 2020. At this meeting, Prince Harry attempted to convince his relatives to support a model known as “half-in, half-out,” in which he and Meghan Markle would be permitted to live outside of the country while still maintaining their status as royals. They were forced to resign their high royal jobs and relocate to California after receiving Her Majesty’s disapproval of their proposal.
However, despite the fact that William and Kate were left “reeling” by the book, authorities from Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace would not comment on the book. This is similar to how they declined to comment on the Sussexes’ Netflix program “Harry & Meghan.”
It has been brought to our attention that the Prince and Princess of Wales, who visited Boston in December, have declined a long list of prestigious interviews in both the United States and Britain in order to present their point of view, with the intention that the proceeds from these interviews will be donated to royal charities.
It is believed that King Charles told the entire royal family that there is no benefit to speaking out after he gave a disastrous interview to Jonathan Dimbleby in 1993, during which he admitted to cheating on Princess Diana with his now-wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. In the interview, he also stated that he had an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
The “guilt” that he felt for not being able to cry in front of grieving mourners at Kensington Palace following his mother’s death was disclosed by Prince Harry in a new teaser for his ITV interview with Tom Bradby, which was broadcast on Saturday. The trailer was part of Harry’s interview with Bradby.
The Althorp Estate is where Prince Harry said that he finally started crying after seeing the burial of his mother.
William may have felt guilty as well for not grieving with the throng, he said, adding that “everyone knows where they were and what they did the night my mother died.”
“I shed a single tear at the burial, and you know I go into depth about how odd that was and how, frankly, there was some remorse that I felt—and I believe William felt, too—by strolling around the exterior of Kensington Palace.
“Our mother received 50,000 bouquets of flowers, and we were there shaking hands and smiling. I’ve watched the videos, and I’ve reviewed everything. And the moist hands we were shaking, we could not comprehend why their hands were wet, but it was because they were wiping away their tears.”
He elaborates, “The two closest people to her, the two most loved by her, were unable to display any emotion at that time, and everyone thought, and felt like, they knew our Mom.”
We have asked for feedback from both Buckingham and Kensington Palace.