Bitter detail in Prince Harry's 'furious' phone call with William

A bitter detail in a phone call Prince Harry had with his brother William will be aired in a new documentary.

Red Line: William and Harry, the Enemy Brothers alleges the Duke of Sussex slammed the phone down during the call after William attempted to address concerns his wife Meghan Markle was bullying staff members during her time at Kensington Palace.

The Times previously reported that the Duchess of Sussex had made royal staffers cry and revealed that a bullying complaint had been laid against Meghan. The publication alleged that a royal aide told a colleague, “I can’t stop shaking,” while waiting for the Duchess to confront them.

Prince William looks down with a sad expression (left) while Prince Harry wears a serious expression (right). Source: Getty
Prince Harry reportedly hung up on his brother when he tried to address concerns. Source: Getty

Another aide added that Meghan had “humiliated” them, while a third told The Times that it felt more like “emotional cruelty and manipulation”.

Meghan’s spokesperson shot the bullying claims down last year, saying the Duchess was “saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself".

The French documentary, which is due to be released next week, claims Harry defended his wife and was furious with William for addressing his concerns, and alleges the brutal end to the phone call led to William feeling rejected.


Royal sources added the Duke of Cambridge then raced to confront Harry at Kensington Palace.

According to The Sun, royal author Pierrick Geais said the phone call made William "furious".

"William, who already didn't like his sister-in-law very much. became furious," he said.

"He called Harry directly, and Harry slammed the phone down.

"Harry didn't want to know anything, and so William jumped in a car towards Kensington Palace, where he was going to confront Prince Harry."

Meghan Markle chats with people inside the Drawing Room during a visit to Cardiff Castle.
Meghan Markle allegedly bullied some of her staff members. Source: Getty

According to The Sun, the documentary also reveals a 2018 email that alleges Meghan "bullied" two female assistants out of the household, with former communications secretary to the Sussexes Jason Knauf writing he was "very concerned".

The Times reported an investigation into Meghan's alleged bullying was commissioned by the Queen, but sources told the publication the findings would never be released as Buckingham Palace has "buried" the inquiry.

Buckingham Palace is reportedly keeping the investigation secret partly to protect the privacy of the participants, and also to keep the relationship between the royal family and the Sussexes civil.

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