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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Rule Out Netflix Reality Show Spotlighting Their Philanthropy Work – Deadline

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have knocked down a report in British tabloid The Sun claiming that they are preparing to take part in a reality show as part of their blockbuster deal with Netflix.

The Sun reported that the couple will participate in a “tasteful” fly-on-the-wall program spotlighting their philanthropy work, but in a statement sent to Deadline, their representative said: “The Duke and Duchess are not taking part in any reality shows.”

Harry and Meghan signed a multi-year deal with Netflix earlier this month for scripted series, docuseries, documentaries, features and children’s programming. There are already several projects in development, including an innovative nature docu-series and an animated series that celebrates inspiring women.

They met with a number of traditional media companies and streamers about a mega deal, which some sources say could potentially be worth as much as $150 million. The focus of the duo, who relocated to California earlier this year, is to highlight diverse voices in front of and behind the camera.

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The sky-high cost of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big tour of Africa that tore the Royals apart – Daily Mail

Harry and Meghan’s last official tour as members of the Royal Family cost British taxpayers almost a quarter of a million pounds, official accounts reveal today.

The high-profile trip to South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi last autumn had been billed as one of the showpiece events of the royal year.

But the couple left months of work by staff and diplomats in tatters after they launched a stinging rebuke against the media during the publicly funded trip, as well as secretly recording an explosive TV documentary in which Meghan painted Harry’s family as uncaring by accusing them of failing to ever ask if she ‘was OK’.

The Sussexes, who also took baby son Archie on the trip, stepped down as senior working royals months later, and now live in the US, where they are financially independent having signed a multi-million-pound deal with Netflix.

Royal accounts published today show £245,643 was spent on scheduled flights and a private jet for the couple and their entourage, making it the most expensive royal trip of the year.

Royal accounts published today show £245,643 was spent on scheduled flights and a private jet for the couple (pictured at a mosque in Cape Town) and their entourage, making it the most expensive royal trip of the year

Pictured: baby Archie being kissed on the forehead by Archbishop Desmond Tutu while in the hands of his mother the Duchess of Sussex in Cape Town, on day three of their tour of Africa

The Duke of Sussex walked through a minefield in Dirico, Angola on September 27. He visited to see the work of landmine clearance charity the Halo Trust

The Duke of Sussex, during a tree planting event with local schoolchildren, at the Chobe Tree Reserve, Botswana

Prior to taking a trip with the anti-poaching patrol, Harry revealed his deep affinity with Botswana, adding: ‘I came here in 1997 or 1998 straight after my mum died, so it was a nice place to get away from it all. I feel deeply connected to this place and to Africa’

Sources defended the cost, saying it was a key visit approved by the Foreign Office and helped highlight the work of numerous charities. 

‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook over 20 engagements, bringing attention to a number of worthwhile causes, in particular, raising awareness of the work and the legacy of the Halo Trust [an anti-landmine charity championed by Princess Diana],’ the source said.

‘The visit, as an official visit funded by the Government, fulfilled the objectives that were set out for it.’

A further £210,345 was spent by royal officials on a private charter plane to take Prince Charles to Oman to pay official respects after the death of the king. 

The trip lasted just two days. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour to Pakistan last year was the third most expensive of the year, costing £117,116, but was considered a huge success by ministers.

Questions have also been raised about the £15,848 spent to flying beleaguered Prince Andrew by private jet to the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland for a two-day trip to the Open Championship last July.

The club later dumped him as patron following his disastrous television interview in November.

A palace source defended Andrew’s use of a charter instead of a scheduled flight, saying: ‘In this particular case we concluded that, actually, the use of charter was the only way to get him to complete his engagements to fit in with his other programmes.’

Even diligent Princess Anne found herself under the spotlight for spending £16,440 on another private jet to take her from London to Rome and back to watch her beloved Scotland play in the Six Nations Rugby International against Italy. 

She is patron of Scottish Rugby Union. 

£41,035 was spent getting Prince Charles (pictured with the Pope in the Vatican) to Rome for the canonisation of Cardinal Newman

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s (pictured in London on September 15) tour to Pakistan last year was the third most expensive of the year, costing £117,116, but was considered a huge success by ministers

Questions have also been raised about the £15,848 spent to flying beleaguered Prince Andrew by private jet to the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland (pictured)

Princess Anne found herself under the spotlight for spending £16,440 on a private jet to take her from London to Rome and back to watch Scotland play in the Six Nations (pictured)

£63,000 for three train journeys

Just three trips were taken on the Royal Train last year – at a cost of more than £63,000. Only the Queen and Prince of Wales are permitted to use the distinctive claret-liveried locomotive which has sleeping, dining and lounge carriages.

Charles used it to travel from his Gloucestershire home to Carlisle for royal visits, costing £20,822. He also used it to visit Wales at a cost of £19,737. The Queen travelled in the train just once last year, from London to Edinburgh, to spend her annual week at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. That journey cost taxpayers £22,696.

The royal train, pictured left with the Queen, has long been a point of contention but is normally used ten to 14 times a year. Asked if the drop in usage meant it should be scrapped, a royal source argued that the royal train was still an ‘effective and efficient’ means of travel.

Buckingham Palace maintains that it offers the elderly monarch a safe way to travel overnight, mitigating security costs.

The total bill for royal travel in 2019/2020 was £5.3million, a 15.2 per cent increase on last year’s £4.6million, according to the palace’s annual report and accounts, published today.

Anti-monarchist campaign group Republic said the figures failed to reflect the true annual cost of the monarchy – which it puts at £345million by taking account of lost revenues from the royal estates, policing and the cost to other authorities such as local councils.

Spokesman Graham Smith said: ‘These figures don’t disclose the daily abuse of money on shorter trips around the country, taking helicopters when they could go by car, driving when they could go by train.

‘A 15 per cent increase in travel costs when hospitals can’t deliver the very best care to every person in need, when teachers are struggling to pay for the necessary books and equipment and the police are stretched to breaking point is scandalous. 

‘Why is the Government paying for Prince Andrew to go to golfing tournaments, or Princess Anne to attend a rugby match in Italy? 

This is an abuse of public money far worse than the MPs’ expenses scandal and it has to stop.’ 

Buckingham Palace also confirmed yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have paid an ‘undisclosed’ sum upfront for the rental and refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage.

Critics had called for Harry and Meghan to pay back the £2.4million of taxpayers’ money spent renovating their Windsor property, which they have decided to keep on as a permanent base in the UK despite buying an £11million mansion in California.

The accounts also revealed that the pot from which Prince Charles draws money for the Cambridges and Sussexes swelled to £5.6million – up £556,000 on last year.

The Duke of Sussex helps local schoolchildren plant trees at the Chobe Tree Reserve in Botswana, on day four of their tour of Africa

Prince Harry is pictured holding a container as he chats to a young boy carrying a spade at the tree planting in northern Botswana

In an ITV documentary, Harry hinted that his wife and son Archie could head overseas to the African nation when talking to broadcaster Tom Bradby (pictured together)

Palace £35million funding shortfall – but will not let public foot the bill as senior aides say the household will have to tighten its belt

Buckingham Palace has admitted it faces a £35million funding shortfall due to Covid-19 – but says it will not ask for extra public money.

Senior Royal aides said that the household will have to tighten its belt, which could lead to job losses.

Last year the Queen, who still conducted 296 official engagements despite turning 94 in April, was given £82.4million in taxpayer funding – known as the Sovereign Grant.

The Palace says that this is equivalent to £1.23 for every person in the UK.

The figure is made up of a core grant of £49.4million which is used to fund official travel, property maintenance and the operating costs of her household in her role as head of state. 

Buckingham Palace has admitted it faces a £35million funding shortfall due to Covid-19 – but says it will not ask for extra public money

Last year the Queen (pictured in July), who still conducted 296 official engagements despite turning 94 in April, was given £82.4million in taxpayer funding – known as the Sovereign Grant

More than 139,000 guests were welcomed at royal residences across the country, among them Donald Trump, with £69.4million going on official expenditure

Trump: Good luck, Harry, you’ll need it 

Donald Trump has lashed out at Meghan over her perceived interference in the US election, saying: ‘I’m not a fan of hers.’

He wished Harry ‘luck’, adding: ‘He’s going to need it.’

It came after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made what was seen as a thinly veiled swipe at him ahead of the November poll. Harry urged voters to ‘reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’. 

Despite stepping back from royal life, Harry and Meghan vowed they would uphold the values of the Queen who always remains apolitical. But Meghan said in a video on Wednesday: ‘When we vote our values are put into action and our voices are heard.’

This is not the first time that Mr Trump and Meghan have come to verbal blows. Last year the President called her ‘nasty’ because of her past criticism of him.

An additional £33million was given as part of a major £365million, ten-year reservicing of crumbling Buckingham Palace, which was agreed after aides successfully argued the building was on its last legs.

But in the coming years Buckingham Palace is facing tough times, including a £20million shortfall in funding for the reservicing programme.

It is also looking at a loss of £5million a year in funding from the Royal Collection Trust for the next three years due to the palace being closed to visitors and the continuing downturn in tourism.

The Queen’s official Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sir Michael Stevens, said: ‘In responding to both these financial challenges we have no intention of asking for extra funding and will look to manage the impact through our own efforts and efficiencies.’

He did not rule out job losses among the 488 members of staff.

A pay freeze for royal staff was implemented in April and there is also a halt on recruitment, with only ‘business-critical’ posts being filled.

Members of the Royal Family conducted almost 3,200 official engagements last year, both in the UK and overseas.

More than 139,000 guests were welcomed at royal residences across the country, among them Donald Trump, with £69.4million going on official expenditure.

Sir Michael said although the virus had changed the format of events this year, with even the Queen now carrying out some engagements via video call, she and her family still offered ‘continuity, reassurance and recognition’.

He added: ‘Her Majesty’s programme, supported by her family, will continue to develop meaningful ways to lead the nation through this time.’

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‘I wish Prince Harry luck’: Trump slams Meghan Markle amid US election comment controversy – Sky News Australia


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Prince Harry and Meghan Sign Megawatt Netflix Deal – The New York Times

Six months after ceasing to be working members of the British royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are Hollywood producers.

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LOS ANGELES — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, having resettled in California, on Wednesday unveiled new Hollywood careers.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have founded a yet-to-be-named production company and signed a multiyear deal with Netflix, which will pay them to make documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming — giving the couple a global platform six months after their dramatic decampment from the House of Windsor.

Harry and Meghan may appear on camera in documentary programming. But she has repeatedly made it clear that she has no plans to return to acting, having last appeared in the cable drama “Suits,” which concluded its run in 2019. Their content will be exclusive to Netflix.

“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple said in a statement. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.” They added that Netflix’s “unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.” Netflix has 193 million subscribers worldwide.

It is unclear how much Harry and Meghan will be paid, given their lack of producing experience. A Netflix spokeswoman declined to comment.

The streaming service, however, is known for backing up Brink’s trucks when it wants to be in business with high-profile people, particularly when other entertainment companies also want their services. In recent months, Harry and Meghan have quietly talked with Disney and Apple. Variety reported earlier this month that they had met with NBCUniversal.

The couple has been living in the Los Angeles area since March, staying for a time at a Beverly Hills mansion owned by Tyler Perry. They soon filed an invasion of privacy lawsuit against tabloid photographers, saying that paparazzi had flown drones overhead in an extreme effort to capture images of their son, Archie, who turned one in May. Harry, 35, and Meghan, 39, have since bought a $14.7 million home in Montecito, an affluent town located about an hour north of Malibu that is also home to Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.

“We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-chief executive and chief content officer, said in a statement.

Netflix is under pressure to keep its content pipelines flowing as it competes for viewers with Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, Peacock and the traditional broadcast networks. Family programming is particularly important to Netflix, and Harry and Meghan already have an animated series in development which is focused on inspiring women. Last week, Netflix released “Rising Phoenix,” a documentary about the Paralympic Games; Harry, who founded the Invictus Games for wounded veterans, appears in the film.

Content centered on social messages — racial justice, gender equity, mental well-being, environmental stewardship has been hot in Hollywood for some time, and Netflix and Participant Media, founded by the eBay billionaire Jeff Skoll, have been at the center. Participant and Netflix backed Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed 2019 mini-series “When They See Us,” which depicted the excruciating toll that persecution and incarceration had on the teenage boys known as the Central Park Five. In 2018, Netflix struck a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce shows and films. That partnership in March yielded “Crip Camp,” a feel-good documentary about the origins of the disability rights movement that is an early favorite to win the 2021 Oscar for best nonfiction film.

Meghan and Harry, the second son of Prince Charles, abruptly announced in January that they planned to step back from their royal duties, seek financial independence and spend part of the year living in North America. It triggered the most serious crisis for the British royal family since the death of Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, in a car crash in 1997. The news media labeled the fracas Megxit.

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After emotionally charged negotiations, Queen Elizabeth II granted the couple’s wishes in return for their agreeing not to use their most exalted titles, His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness. The couple also agreed to give up public funding — setting off a tabloid guessing game about how they would finance their lifestyle, including paying for security.

Harry and Meghan used to draw some income from the Duchy of Cornwall, a hereditary estate owned by Prince Charles, but that ended with their departure from Britain. Harry also inherited several million dollars from his late mother. Before their 2018 marriage, Meghan, then Meghan Markle, worked as an actress in “Suits.”

The couple’s production company will operate independently from their charitable foundation, which is called Archewell. The couple shut down their previous philanthropic endeavor, SussexRoyal, in March after they agreed to stop using the term “royal” for commercial or charitable activities.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Pitching a Top-Secret Project to Hollywood (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California earlier this year, rumors have swirled that they had a plan to gain a foothold in Hollywood. They now seem to be taking steps to do that. According to sources, the couple has been quietly shopping an idea for a project around town, Variety has learned.

While the concept behind their pitch is unknown, the world-famous couple took meetings in June with networks. Also unknown: if the pitch is supposed to be for a scripted or unscripted TV series, or something else. But whatever it is, the couple would like to serve as joint producers on the project, according to a source with knowledge of the top-secret idea.

Insiders indicate their pitch has been shopped to numerous media companies. One venue that has heard the pitch is NBCUniversal where a meeting was set with top executives at the company, including Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios, who knew Markle from her years as an actor on “Suits.”

NBCUniversal declined to comment, when contacted by Variety.

A source close to Markle tells Variety that the former royal has absolutely no plans to act, and therefore, she will not be acting in the project that was pitched.

Representatives for the couple declined to comment on this story.

Markle’s first job back in Hollywood took the form of narrating a docuseries for Disney Plus, “Elephants,” which premiered in April. The movie benefits Elephants Without Borders, an organization that protects the elephants living in Botswana. The narrating gig came after Markle was seen chatting with Disney chairman Bob Iger at the London premiere of “The Lion King” last summer.

But it’s not known if their latest project was pitched to Disney. A rep from the studio declined to comment on if Disney executives met with them.

Prior to giving up their royal titles, Prince Harry announced in 2019 that he was partnering with Winfrey on an Apple TV+ docuseries about mental health. And last week, he made a surprise appearance in Netflix’s trailer for the documentary “Rising Phoenix,” which launches later this month and will tell the story of the Paralympic Games. It is unclear if the couple has met with Apple or Netflix yet on their current round of meetings.

In June, the couple signed with the high-profile New York-based speaking agency, Harry Walker Agency, which represents the Obamas and the Clintons. Whatever speaking engagements they may participate in are said to be focused on social issues, environmental concerns and mental health — all issues that are close to Markle and Prince Harry’s hearts, and could perhaps give a glimpse into the genre of content they might be pitching for any project on which they are involved.

Although their transfer to the United States has been recent, the duo seem to have no shortage of friends in Hollywood. Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to California in early 2020, they briefly lived in Tyler Perry’s mansion in Beverly Hills. They have now settled down in Montecito, which is far more private and paparazzi-proof than Los Angeles, but still close enough to the studios for their latest creative aspirations.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a new palace – Page Six

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Prince Harry and Meghan purchase home in Santa Barbara – CNN

(CNN)Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have set down roots in Santa Barbara, California.

A representative for the couple told CNN that they moved into the home last month.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family.”
The couple can now call some of their celebrity friends — like Oprah Winfrey, who lives nearby — neighbors.
This new chapter comes just mere months after another one closed. In January, the two announced that they were stepping back from the royal family, giving up their royal titles. They said at the time that they wanted to be financially independent.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the couple wrote in a statement posted to their former Instagram account earlier this year. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”
It didn’t go quite as planned. The palace released its own statement in response and several conversations took place. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to Canada with their son, Archie.
The couple have kept a low profile since relocating to Markle’s hometown of Los Angeles. They have been spotted delivering meals to residents in need during the pandemic since officially giving up their royal duties in March.
Markle also appears to be settling back into her Hollywood roots as the narrator for the Disney+ documentary, “Elephants.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle secretly buy Santa Barbara home because ‘it was not Harry’s style’ – Daily Mail

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been secretly living in a Santa Barbara ‘family’ home for six weeks, ditching Tyler Perry’s 18-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion because ‘it’s not Harry’s style’

  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living in the upscale California community for six weeks since early July 
  • Harry and Meghan had been staying at Tyler Perry’s $18million, 12-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion for the last few months 
  • Perry is close friends with Oprah, who is the couple’s new neighbor
  • Santa Barbara has lavish homes that are worth more than $100million
  • A source shared that Perry’s home in Beverly Hills was not Harry’s style 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have secretly bought a private family home in Santa Barbara, ditching Tyler Perry’s 12-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion for ‘considerable privacy.’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living in the upscale California community for six weeks since early July, Page Six reports. 

‘Harry and Meghan have been quietly living in their own home in Santa Barbara since early July,’ an. unnamed source revealed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living in the upscale California community for six weeks since early July

‘They are not houseguests of Oprah or anyone else, they bought this home themselves. This is where they want to continue their lives after leaving the UK.

‘This is the first home either of them has ever owned. It has been a very special time for them as a couple and as a family — to have complete privacy for six weeks since they moved in.

‘They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy. This is where they want to bring Archie up, where they hope he can have as normal a life as possible.’

Little details are known about the home, but the source adds that the couple have vetted the home.

Harry and Meghan had been staying at Tyler Perry’s $18million, 12-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion for the last few months

‘They have thought about this carefully and researched it well. This is the place where they plan to be happy, make good friends and bring up Archie, giving him the chance to play with other children his age,’ the source said.

Harry and Meghan had been staying at Tyler Perry’s $18million, 12-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion for the last few months. 

Perry is close friends with Oprah, who lives just a few miles away from where the couple now reside. He is also represented by some of the same people representing the couple.

Perry is close friends with Oprah, who is the couple’s new neighbor

‘While it was a nice favor to them at a very difficult time, Tyler Perry’s house with 18 bedrooms isn’t Harry’s style. Yes, he grew up in royalty and the halls of Buckingham Palace, but he prefers more intimate homes with character,’ the source shared. 

The couple have had to launch a lawsuit against numerous paparazzi agencies after Archie was pictured with Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland in a driveway at the house. 

‘Harry and Meghan are both very upset by this breach of privacy, but that wasn’t the reason they left Los Angeles. They were already in the process of buying their home in Santa Barbara. 

‘Harry and Meghan never intended to make Los Angeles their home. It was a good place for them to be upon their arrival in the US to be close to Meghan’s mom [who lives in LA],’ the source shared. 

Oprah’s massive $90million estate in Montecito with stunning visuals of the ocean

The young family will have several notable celeb neighbors in their lavish new neighborhood, which boasts home that go for more than $100million. 

Oprah has a massive $90million estate in Montecito with stunning visuals of the ocean, and Ellen DeGeneres has a few homes in the area, as well.

A spokesperson for the couple confirmed that they have moved to the new home.  

‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year. They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family,’ the source said.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William Were Spotted on a “Staycation” in the Isles of Scilly – Cosmopolitan.com

  • The Cambridges are enjoying an idyllic-sounding staycation in the Isles of Scilly.
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William were seen riding bikes and chilling with fellow vacationers.

    You know how you haven’t left your house in months and all your summer plans have been canceled? Yeah, well, the good news is you can live vicariously through Prince William and Kate Middleton, who have reportedly taken their family on a quick “staycation” in the Isles of Scilly (off the coast of Cornwall).

    William and Kate were seen “enjoying the weather” and stopping to say hi to locals as they went on a bike ride in the holiday spot, where William vacationed as a child with Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

    “William and Kate were riding their bicycles, having a laugh,” a fellow vacationer told The Mirror. “They looked so happy enjoying the weather. I did do a double take. They were really friendly and said hello.”

    Meanwhile, a source said, “They decided on a quick getaway before the children return to school. They were keen to support our travel industry.”

    Apparently, Kate and William decided against leaving the country for their summer vacation due to coronavirus concerns as well as the need to quarantine post-trip getting in the way of their return to work.

    Hope they have fun in Scilly! I’ll just be here!

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    Prince William feared Prince Harry was ‘blindsided by lust’ for Meghan Markle, leading to rift, book claims – Fox News

    Prince William allegedly infuriated Prince Harry after advising his younger brother to slow down his relationship with Meghan Markle, fearing he was “blindsided by lust.”

    The claim is being made in the upcoming bombshell book “Finding Freedom,” written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Numerous palace insiders came forward to the two journalists and detailed what led to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departure as senior members of the British royal family.

    The couple currently resides in Markle’s native Los Angeles with their son Archie.

    The Hollywood Reporter shared on Monday that Harry was “angered” by “what he perceived as William’s snobby tone in a discussion about the American actress when they were dating.” According to the outlet, Scobie and Durand wrote that Harry wasn’t pleased with William’s advice to “take as much time as you need to get to know this girl.”

    KATE MIDDLETON ‘BARELY ACKNOWLEDGED’ MEGHAN MARKLE DURING ROYAL FAMILY FALLOUT: BOOK

    Britain's Prince Harry (left) and older brother Prince William.

    Britain’s Prince Harry (left) and older brother Prince William.
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    PRINCE HARRY, MEGHAN MARKLE SUE FOR INVASION OF PRIVACY OVER PHOTOS OF SON ARCHIE

    A source close to William, who is second in line to the throne, told the outlets that he feared Harry was “blindsided by lust” during his whirlwind romance with the former “Suits” star. The Hollywood Reporter noted that according to the writers, Harry “no longer felt as though he needed looking after” and took William’s advice badly.

    “In those last two words, ‘this girl,’ Harry heard the tone of snobbishness that was anathema to his approach to the world,” claimed an excerpt from the book, adding Harry spent 10 years in the military and “outside the royal bubble.”

    “Also, to remove Meghan from the equation, Harry was tired of the dynamic that had become established between him and his older brother,” the authors share.

    William apparently wasn’t the only one who was attempting to make sense of Harry’s relationship with the Hollywood actress. One senior courtier allegedly told one colleague: “There’s just something about [Meghan] I don’t trust.” Another referred to her as “Harry’s showgirl.”

    MEGHAN MARKLE HAS FREEDOM TO SPEAK ‘FROM THE HEART,’ ISN’T BOUND BY ‘CONSTRAINTS’ OF ROYAL LIFE: AUTHOR

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2src18, in London, England.

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018, in London, England.
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    MEGHAN MARKLE BLAMES UK TABLOIDS FOR RUINING HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER DAD: REPORT

    As for William’s wife, Kate Middleton, the excerpt claimed the Duchess of Cambridge allegedly did little to roll out the red carpet for Markle, who wasn’t familiar with the ins and outs of “The Firm.”

    “Though it was not necessarily her responsibility, Kate did little to bridge the divide,” the authors wrote. “She was fiercely loyal to her husband and his family. Once Harry and Meghan were married, the gap between the brothers only widened.”

    “William and Kate’s feelings seemed obvious to the Sussexes that summer and beyond,” the authors continued. “Among all the friends and family Harry and Meghan hosted at their house in Oxfordshire between May 2018 and March 2019, the Cambridges failed to visit.”

    While it was initially reported that Harry and Markle cooperated with the authors, the outlet noted the couple released their own statement denying taking part in the publication.

    MEGHAN MARKLE URGES GIRLS TO FIGHT RACISM AND GENDER INEQUALITY IN POWERFUL SPEECH

    Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle (left) and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton

    Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle (left) and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton
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    MEGHAN MARKLE ASKS BRITISH COURT TO PREVENT NEWSPAPER FROM REVEALING IDENTITIES OF FRIENDS WHO DEFENDED HER

    “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to ‘Finding Freedom,’” said the statement. “This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and heir own independent reporting.”

    According to the book’s description, “Finding Freedom” aims to set the record straight about the royal couple.

    “For the very first time, ‘Finding Freedom’ goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond,” read the book’s description. “As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.”

    “With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, ‘Finding Freedom’ is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicate to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world,” the description added.

    MEGHAN MARKLE WAS FRUSTRATED BY THE PALACE’S APPROACH TO HANDLING ‘UNTRUE’ TABLOID STORIES, SOURCE CLAIMS

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.
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    In a statement sent to Fox News, the book publisher revealed Scobie is a London-based writer, royal editor for Harper’s Bazaar, an ABC News contributor, “Good Morning America” regular and host of ABC’s popular royal podcast, “The Heir Pod.” Durand is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer who has spent nearly two decades working in London covering Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Clarence House and other major international events. During that time, she produced multiple interviews with members of the royal family including Harry. She contributes to O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle magazine and other American and British news outlets.

    “The aim of this book is to portray the real Harry and Meghan, a couple who continue to inspire many around the world through their humanitarian and charitable work but are often inaccurately portrayed,” they wrote in a statement. “Our mission has been motivated by a desire to tell an accurate version of their journey and finally present the truth of misreported stories that have become gospel simply because of the amount of times they have been repeated. It is thanks to our sources that we have been able to share the definitive story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

    “Finding Freedom” is set to be released by Dey Street Books on August 11.

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