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Prince William Reportedly Wasn't Happy Palace Said Meghan Was in Labor 8 Hours after Giving Birth

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 01, 2020
08:00 A.M.

According to a new British Royal tell-all book, the birth of Prince Harry’s son created a bit of a rift between him and his older brother due to the way the birth was announced by the Royal Family.


Prince Harry, 36, and his wife Duchess Meghan, 39, welcomed their son, Archie, last year on May 6. The way the boy’s birth was announced caused a bit of tension between Harry and his brother, Prince William, 38.

This new information features in Robert Lacey’s tell-all book, “Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.” Lacey, 76, is a biographer, a royal insider, and a historian.

Prince Harry and Prince William at the centenary of the Royal Air Force on July 10, 2018, in London, England | Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Prince William at the centenary of the Royal Air Force on July 10, 2018, in London, England | Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images


In the book, the author wrote: “On the morning of 6 May [2019], Meghan was duly delivered of her delayed but healthy son, weighing in at 7lbs 3oz.” Lacey revealed that Archie was born at 5:26 a.m. on that day.

The book also shared how the couple was then able to return to Windsor with the child’s grandmother and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. The royal couple managed to avoid being noticed by the media upon their return.


Eight hours after Archie was born, the Royal Family released a statement about his birth. Part of the statement noted how the Duchess was going into labor with her husband right by her side.

Buckingham Palace’s message, which came out at 2 p.m. on that day, was quite misleading as Meghan had already given birth. William allegedly didn’t like the confusion, Lacey noted how he:

“Did not think too highly of Harry and Meghan’s ‘prima donna’ manoeuvres to conceal the birth of their son.”


Lacey claimed William was so displeased that he and his wife, Duchess Kate, delayed seeing their nephew for days. The Cambridges only saw and met little Archie after a full eight days after his birth.

The Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, their son Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla all visited the Sussex’s soon after the little boy was born. The author revealed how the group went to meet the child within hours of his birth.


William and Kate also neglected to bring the boy’s cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. According to Lacey’s book, Harry and William’s relationship has become strained over the years.

Lacey anticipated that the feud between William and Harry could be as detrimental to the Royal Family just as their mother’s death.

Part of the reason for their distance is allegedly due to Harry’s marriage to Meghan. The author’s book was released on October 20, 2020, and besides his many professions, Lacey also works as the historical consultant for “The Crown.”


Another thing that might be adding to Harry and his brother becoming distant might be that he’s relocated from the UK to the US with his family. The couple's move occurred after they announced this January that they were stepping down from their senior royal roles.

According to Lacey, William and his father, Prince Charles, who is also Harry’s father, allegedly didn’t think the move would happen. They were reportedly surprised when Harry got his way by first moving to Canada and then the US.


The biographer anticipated that the feud between the two brothers could be as detrimental to the Royal Family just as their mother’s death. Princess Diana reportedly changed the monarchy, according to Lacey.

The People’s Princess sadly passed away on August 31, 1997. The much-loved royal died in a car accident in Paris, France, when her driver tried to get away from the paparazzi who were tailing them.

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