Kate Middleton has been “deeply affected” by the split between Prince Harry and Prince William and is “devastated” that the couple have gone “separate ways,” royal author Andrew Morton said.
Morton, who wrote the revealing biography of Princess Diana, told New Idea that while Kate does show courage, he believes the “growing rift” of Prince Harry and Prince William affects him deeply.
He claims that “everyone” within the royal family knows that the brothers have “gone their separate ways” and that there is “bloodshed” on both sides.
Conversations between the duo are said to be “uncluttered and difficult” since extracts from Finding Freedom, a biography written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, were published.
Scobie and Durand say the book will share new details about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to step back as senior members of the royal family.
The book would also focus on their relationship with the Cambridges, detailing the fallout and tension between the two royal couples.
Kate, who was once very close to Prince Harry, is likely to be “deeply affected” by the book and “devastated” by the revelations it contains, Morton claims.
He told New Idea: “There is no doubt that the split between Harry and William has deeply affected Kate. It upsets her.”
Morton adds: “There is blood spilled on both sides. It’s very sad that they don’t get along particularly well, but this has been made worse by the growing breakup.”
“Everyone in the royal family knows that William and Harry have gone their separate ways. But you don’t want these two to be at loggerheads for the next 50 years.
“There is no value for the monarchy.
“William and Harry were a real double act. It’s just a very sad situation.”