A new book claims to shed light on Prince William and Prince Charles’ involvement in leaking Megxit. William and Charles took part in the discussions with Prince Harry in the months following his big announcement, but little is known about how Megxit got leaked to the press. One royal author, however, says that William and Charles leaked the news in a bid to fast-track their plan to slim down the monarchy.
A new book explores Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit
Author Nigel Cawthorne is getting ready for the release of his new book on the royals titled Prince Andrew, Epstein and the Palace. The book covers a variety of topics, including Harry and Meghan Markle’s controversial exit from the royal family.
Although Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced their departure in January, Cawthorne says that they had been planning their big exit for several months. But the couple was forced to announce their exit at the start of the year because it had already been leaked to the press.
After the shocking announcement, Harry spent the next few months ironing out the details of his exit with Charles, William, and Queen Elizabeth.
As part of the exit deal, Harry and Meghan have agreed to stop using their royal titles and will no longer accept funds from the crown. They also plan on splitting their time between the United Kingdom and Los Angeles, where they are currently staying with their son, Archie Harrison.
In light of Harry’s decision to walk away from the royal spotlight, Cawthorne claims that William is “tired and done” with the entire situation.
“Seeing Harry cut ties with virtually every aspect of his English life and identity is so hard to fathom,” he added.
Did Prince William and Prince Charles leak Megxit to the press?
Cawthorne went on tie link Megxit with another scandal the royals face last year. The author claims that staffers in the palace used Prince Andrew’s Jeffrey Epstein scandal to get Harry and Meghan out of the royal family.
Cawthorne says that William and Charles had their team members leak stories about Harry and Meghan’s plan to leave around the same time Andrew was on the hot seat for his controversial ties to the pedophile.
The leaks eventually forced Harry and Meghan to come clean about their plan and iron out the details of their exit with Queen Elizabeth. Cawthorne called the move a “silent coup” that was meant to get Harry out of the royal spotlight.
The idea of slimming down the monarchy is nothing new. Charles has reportedly wanted to reduce the number of active royals for quite some time and is fully expected to do so once he is on the throne.
Apart from Harry and Meghan’s exit, Andrew also stepped away from his royal duties following a disastrous TV interview about his connection to Epstein.
A look at Prince William and Prince Charles’ close relationship
It is unclear how Cawthorne uncovered this information but the release of his book should shed more light on the situation. In the meantime, it is clear that William and Charles’ bond has become stronger over the years.
According to Express, inside sources claim that William and Charles have gotten even closer in the past few months, despite all of the drama the royals have faced. In fact, Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles enjoyed their first public engagement with William and Kate Middleton in nine years after the Megxit news dropped.
“One sensed a spontaneous warmth between them,” one insider said of the event. “Apart from the very visible bond, there’s plenty of evidence indicating a closer alignment between Charles and William.”
William and Charles’ relationship, of course, was not always good. They faced plenty of hurdles in the wake of Charles’ divorce from Princess Diana. In the book, Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion, and Defiance of Prince Charles, Tom Bower suggests that Charles thought “Diana had poisoned the boys’ minds towards their father.”
Prince William and Prince Charles have not commented on the reports surrounding Harry and Meghan’s exit from the royal family.