Princes Harry and William didn't speak for two months which is why the Sussexes final engagement was so awkward, a royal author has claimed.
Omid Scobie – who co-authored controversial royal biography Finding Freedom – has claimed Prince William was upset by the Sussexes decision to publicly announce they were stepping down as senior royals before telling the family.
Meghan and Harry released the statement in January, after returning from a Christmas break in Canada. The Duke of Sussex was then called to a summit at Sandringham to discuss his future plans with the Queen, Prince Charles and William.
Scobie told True Royalty TV that this was the final time the brothers spoke before Harry and Meghan's final royal engagement on Commonwealth Day at the end on March.
He said: 'Where it really went wrong for Harry and Meghan was that decision to go public with the roadmap to their new working model, the statements that weren't discussed internally.'
Scobie added that William felt 'that damaged the reputation of the family...and there was a lot of hurt there that continues to this day'.
This 'hurt' was 'why we saw such an awkward moment at the Commonwealth service,' he added. 'The brothers had not spoken since around the time of the Sandringham summit.'
Kensington Palace has not commented on the royal reporter's claims.
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