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Prince William demanded Royal Family adopt 'clear strategy' to handle 'renegade' Harry

NewsPrince William demanded Royal Family adopt 'clear strategy' to handle 'renegade' Harry

Prince William insisted the Royal Family needed a “clear strategy” on how to best manage Harry and Meghan’s claims after their Oprah interview, author Rob Jobson claimed.

The Prince of Wales has so far been the only one to publicly respond to any of the claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made since stepping down in 2020.

Following their interview with Oprah, in which the pair alleged a member of the Royal Family asked about their son Archie’s skin colour before his birth, William replied they were “very much not a racist family” when asked about the comments during an outing.

And Jobson is now claiming in his new book that the Prince of Wales demanded action to be taken to best address his brother and sister-in-law’s allegations.

Jobson said: “In the aftermath of the Oprah interview, William went to his father and told him that the Royal Family needed a clear strategy in dealing with the Sussexes, the renegade royals.

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“He became a key figure in the ongoing conversations between the Queen and Charles on how to counter the ‘groundless’ verbal attacks.

“Of course, Her Majesty would have the final say, but she needed Charles and William to guide her.”

In his book Our King: Charles III: The Man and the Monarch Revealed, Jobson claimed William and Charles had been particularly concerned about Harry’s “total lack of discretion”.

He added: “Neither felt they could fully trust him again and they decided not to meet him alone in future.”

The brothers have since been together but most of the time they have appeared in public and they are not believed to have had any extensive one-on-one meetings following the Sandringham Summit where the Sussexes’ fate was decided.

They were spotted exchanging a few words outside of St George’s Chapel following the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in April 2021, but only after Kate, the Princess of Wales took a step back and allowed them to walk back to Windsor Castle together.

They once again reunited in July of the same year for the unveiling of a statue in memory of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace.

But on that occasion, the feuding brothers were joined by Diana’s brother Earl Spencer and her two sisters as well as representatives from charities Diana had been a patron of.

In September last year, they once again put up a united front when they appeared together with Kate and Meghan outside Windsor Castle to thank mourners following the death of the Queen.

But the release of Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary last December, and the publication of the Duke’s memoir Spare in January, have further exacerbated the divide between the two brothers.

New reports since Buckingham Palace confirmed Harry will be attending the Coronation next month suggest the two brothers will not be sat together at Westminster Abbey.

A royal insider told Express.co.uk this week that aides are meticulously orchestrating the seating chart to ensure William does not interact with his younger brother.

They claimed the Duke of Sussex will be seated several rows behind senior working royals, likely next to cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie with whom he has remained very close following his departure.

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