Prince Harry claims Buckingham Palace ‘withheld’ information about historic phone hacking for ‘long time’ Prince Harry has said the Royal Family withheld information from him about phone hacking because they didn't want him to bring a claim as it would “open a can of worms”, my colleague Thomas Kingsley reports. In a witness statement submitted before his civil claim against Daily Mail publisher Associated Newspapers, the Duke of Sussex said that he was conditioned to accept his family's rule to “never complain, never explain” when dealing with the press. “The Institution made it clear that we did not need to know anything about phone hacking and it was made clear to me that the Royal Family did not sit in the witness box because that could open up a can of worms,” the Duke said in his statement But discussing phone hacking claims against News Group Newspapers, Harry said “I became aware that I had a claim that I could bring” in 2018.

Prince Harry- Meghan Markle: However, King Charles was not in favor of stripping his son and daughter-in-law of their titles, the book said.

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen.(AP

Stripping Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles was discussed at “the highest level”, a bombshell new book claims. The book “Our King: Charles III” by royal commentator Robert Jobson claimed that senior palace officials felt that Prince Harry had “turned his back” on his family following his and Meghan Markle’s exit from royal life in 2020.

The royal couple completed an eight-day tour of the Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean in March 2022 on behalf of The Queen, intending to strengthen the U.K.’s ties with Commonwealth countries as Queen Elizabeth marked 70 years on the throne. They shared some other cute moments, showing off their dance moves in Belize, and playing drums in Jamaica at the home of Bob Marley.


However, King Charles was not in favor of stripping his son and daughter-in-law of their titles, the book said.

A palace insider told Robert Jobson that many officials joked that Prince Harry was a victim of “Stockholm syndrome” saying, “There was a point when officials joked Harry was the victim of Stockholm syndrome, and he was Meghan’s hostage, but now most just feel Harry has turned his back on everything he has known.”

“The fact is that Charles is deeply saddened by the widening gulf between him and his youngest son, and wishes he could see more of the Sussexes’ two children,” the book claimed.

Without doubt, Harry’s stream of complaints have threatened to upset the harmony of the new reign. Each TV interview to promote his autobiography has made the chances of healing the rift with his father seem less likely,” it continued.

“Ultimately, despite Charles’ enduring love for his son, he will come under increasing pressure if Harry continues to attack the monarchy. At that point, the King would have two options: put up with the spreading stain on his reign, or take action to limit its scope,” the book said.


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