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Palace ‘bent backwards’ to help Meghan Markle adjust to royal life & spent hours reporting trolls, royal author says

THE PALACE "bent over backwards" to help Meghan Markle adjust to royal life, a royal expert has claimed.

In the bombshell piece, author of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Andrew Morton also claimed a "formidable backroom staff" spent hours reporting trolls for the Duchess of Sussex.

In six new chapters of the book that was first published in 2018, Mr Morton said: "Far from abandoning Meghan, the Palace had a team which spent ‘hundreds of hours monitoring social media accounts' and ‘violent threats were reported to police," he wrote.

"Harry was the ‘prime mover’ in souring relations between the Sussexes and the Royal Family, but it was Meghan who ‘took the hit'."

But it was the Cambridges' attitudes towards the Sussexes that allegedly caused the devastating split.

"The Duchess of Cambridge’s coolness towards Meghan, and William’s alleged bullying contributed to a devastating ‘Cain and Abel’ fallout between the brothers," Mr Morton wrote.

"Harry was the ‘prime mover’ in souring relations between the Sussexes and the Royal Family, but it was Meghan who ‘took the hit'."

It has always been denied that the Duke of Cambridge bullied his family members.

Last year, both Harry and William stated that they were "deeply, deeply unhappy" about bullying claims.

The Duke of Sussex was originally said by a royal source to have felt pushed out of the royal family by his big brother.

But he spoke out with William slamming the "offensive" claims.

In a rare show of unity, their statement read: "Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge.

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.”

More recently, royal author Robert Lacey claimed that William "threw Harry out" in a blistering row over the bullying claims against Meghan.

Mr Lacey has alleged William was furious after learning of a complaint made against the Duchess of Sussex by her former communications secretary.

But when he called his younger brother, Harry reportedly hung up on him.

And it's claimed the brothers' fury was so great, William split his household from Harry's altogether, the Times reports.

A source friendly with the Duke of Sussex told Lacey: "William threw Harry out."


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