- Vanity Fair published an excerpt from royal reporter Katie Nicholl’s upcoming book “The New Royals.”
- She wrote that Prince William and Kate Middleton were happy when the Sussexes stepped back.
- A source told Nicholl that William and Kate felt like “the drama was gone” when they left.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s step back from the royal family was a “relief” to Prince William and Kate Middleton, according to an excerpt from Katie Nicholl’s upcoming book published in Vanity Fair.
There has been a reported rift between Harry and William since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to step back from the royal family, and the distance between them grew after Harry and Meghan’s 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During the interview, Harry and Meghan said that Kate Middleton made Meghan cry during the week of her wedding, that members of the royal family made racist comments about their son Archie’s skin, and that the royal family disregarded Meghan’s mental health while she was pregnant.
Indeed, according to an anonymous source who spoke to Katie Nicholl for her upcoming book about the royal family, “The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown,” things had become so tense between the Waleses and Sussexes that William and Kate felt a “sense of relief” when they stepped back.
According to an excerpt of the book published by Vanity Fair, a source told Nicholl that the Prince and Princess of Wales felt like “the drama was gone” when Meghan and Harry resigned as senior royals.
That feeling proved to be untrue given the tumultuous events that have occurred between the Sussexes and the rest of the royal family since they announced their step back in January 2020.
Nicholl also wrote that William has not forgiven Harry for everything that has happened between them, although the pair were seen together on multiple occasions in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death.
William invited Meghan and Harry to join him and Kate on a walkabout at Windsor Castle just two days after the Queen died, and the brothers proceeded side by side behind their grandmother’s casket during her funeral services.