'Battle of Brothers': William Refused to Visit Harry & Meghan for a Week after Archie's Birth

Busayo Ogunjimi
Oct 30, 2020
01:20 P.M.
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A new book about the royal family titled "Battle of Brothers: William and Harry ― The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult" comes packed with revelations about Prince William and Prince Harry. 

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There is a new book about the British Royal brothers, William and Harry, and it is full of revelations about them, including a claim that it took Prince William a while to visit Harry and Meghan Markle after the birth of their son, Prince Archie. 

The book titled "Battle of Brothers: William and Harry ― The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult" is written by Royal biographer Robert Lacey, 76, and is available on Amazon at $59.74. 

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

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Lacey revealed that Harry and Meghan handled Archie's birth in a super secretive way, infuriating Prince William so much that he and his wife, Kate Middleton, did not visit Archie for a week. 

Lacey explained that Harry and Meghan did not follow the Royal family tradition of allowing the public to see a newborn Royal baby within hours of the birth. Instead, they kept Archie's birth under wraps, which William found displeasing. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images.

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Though William failed to visit his newborn nephew for a week, Her Majesty The Queen, her husband, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, all visited Archie within hours of his birth. 

When William and Kate eventually visited Archie and his parents, they did so without their three children, Princes George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte. 

Lacey said if the brothers should come back together, it would be because of their father, Prince Charles's intervention

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That is just one of many revelations in Lacey's new book, released on October 20, 2020, and explores the strained relationship between the Royal brothers. 

Lacey states that the tension between William and Harry runs deep and emanated after they disagreed over the latter's wife. The author also quashed hopes of the brothers reconciling, saying they are not going to do so. 

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However, Lacey said if the brothers should come back together, it would be because of their father, Prince Charles's intervention, though the latter is yet to come into the picture. 

Lacey also took the time to explain some Royal tabloid controversies rocking the Royal Family, looking closely at the influence the British press had in shaping the brothers' lives. 

Lacey also discussed how the brothers' late mother, Princess Diana's explosive press battles with their father, impacted their upbringing. 

"Battle of Brothers" is a book filled with so many revelations and discussions and is definitely a book that British Royal Family enthusiasts will enjoy reading. 

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