For Andrew Morton, there’s little doubt in his thoughts that Prince William contributed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the royal household.

In 2018, Princess Diana’s biographer wrote a ebook on the Duchess of Sussex titled “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,” which explored the previous “Suits” star’s rise to stardom and whirlwind marriage to Harry, 37. On Tuesday, the British author re-released his ebook, titling it “Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy.”

Featuring new chapters and interviews with a few of Markle’s members of the family and closest mates, it examines the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lives behind palace doorways in addition to what finally led to their choice to step again as senior royals.

Andrew Morton's updated book on the Duchess of Sussex is titled "Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy: A Hollywood Princess."

Andrew Morton’s up to date ebook on the Duchess of Sussex is titled “Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy: A Hollywood Princess.”
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“I was surprised by the parallel between Diana and Meghan, especially in those first two months inside the royal family,” Morton informed Fox News. “Meghan said she felt low and isolated – Diana felt the same. For Diana, she felt [the palace] was a place of cold energy – a far cry from what felt on the outside. It was astonishing to me.”

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Markle, a former American actress, grew to become the Duchess of Sussex when she married Harry in 2018 at Windsor Castle. The couple welcomed a son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019.

While the romance appeared like a fairy story made for Hollywood, the couple’s departures from royal duties started in 2020 over what they described because the British media’s intrusions and racist attitudes towards the duchess, 40.

From left: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

From left: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
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Morton claimed that William, who’s second in line to the British throne, contributed to their choice to step again.

“He obviously had an influence in it,” Morton alleged. “I think that Harry resented the fact that he supported his relationship with Kate Middleton over the years. We forget that the palace didn’t believe she and William would marry. They didn’t think she had what it took to be the future queen, initially. But Harry always supported her. He was always friendly with Catherine. They were always joking and laughing together. And the fact that William couldn’t do the same for him did not sit well with Harry. There’s no doubt that there was a divide between the brothers.”

Morton alleged that William, 39, didn’t immediately welcome his sister-in-law with open arms as a result of he was cautious of Markle’s Hollywood background and the way it could influence the palace.

Prince William is second in line to the British throne.

Prince William is second in line to the British throne.
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“William is a cautious guy,” he defined. “He spent eight years with Kate and they broke up briefly at one point before they married. For Harry, it was instant when it came to Meghan. But William felt it was just too quick. And he didn’t know much about her family. I remember in those early years, anything that was being reported about Meghan’s family was coming from her brother and sister speaking out to the press.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ultimately moved to the coastal metropolis of Montecito, California. But within the wake of quitting royal duties, they gave an explosive TV interview to Oprah Winfrey, through which the couple described painful feedback about how darkish Archie’s pores and skin could be. The duchess talked concerning the intense isolation she felt contained in the royal household that led her to ponder suicide.

William was the primary member of the royal household to talk out concerning the accusation, telling reporters “we are very much not a racist family.”

This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey.

This picture offered by Harpo Productions reveals Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in dialog with Oprah Winfrey.
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In that very same interview, Markle cleared the air about an ongoing rumor that she allegedly made Middleton, 39, cry forward of her royal wedding ceremony to Harry. Markle stated it merely “didn’t happen” and as an alternative, it was the Duchess of Cambridge who made her shed tears.

“In leading up to Meghan’s wedding, Kate was experiencing a tough pregnancy [with Prince Louis] and didn’t have much energy to bond with her,” Morton claimed. “Even after the wedding, they were still getting to know each other. But Meghan was really angry with the press office for not defending her when the tabloids began pitting them against each other. A press officer told her they cannot deny or confirm every single story that’s being written about the royal family. It would never end.”

“I’ve spoken to people who know Kate, I’ve seen her in action and she’s not a confrontational person,” Morton continued. “She’s someone who wants to get on with things. Both women did not want to fall into the trap of being seen as dueling duchesses by the press. They were cordial to each other and friendly in public. But Meghan did not feel supported.”

According to Andrew Morton, palace insiders alleged they tried to help Meghan Markle before the Duchess of Sussex headed back to California with her family.

According to Andrew Morton, palace insiders alleged they tried to assist Meghan Markle earlier than the Duchess of Sussex headed again to California along with her household.
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Still, Morton claimed palace insiders insisted to him that they tried to assist Markle early on as tabloid tales intensified.

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“It’s obvious Meghan was entering a new world,” stated Morton. “But it’s my understanding that they tried to help. Diana spoke about the men in gray who were hostile to her because they were supporters of Prince Charles. And they had problems pretty early on in their marriage. But Meghan and Harry were a double act. There wasn’t a cigarette paper between them. They were talented together. And Meghan was seen out and about. Friends of mine used to ring me up and say, ‘I just saw Meghan at such and such.’ She did have a life outside of palace walls and in those early days, she was very popular.”

On July 1, which might have been Diana’s sixtieth birthday, William and Harry put apart their variations to unveil a statue of their mom within the Sunken Garden at London’s Kensington Palace. Royal watchers had hoped the ceremony would supply some perception into their strained relationship.

Prince William and Prince Harry at Princess Diana's statue unveiling.

Prince William and Prince Harry at Princess Diana’s statue unveiling.
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But the brothers are on completely different paths. William has pressed on with royal life and the endless calls for that accompany his position as second in line to the throne. As for Harry, he and his household haven’t any regrets about shifting to the U.S. looking for a extra peaceable existence that he might higher management.

“Harry has an idyllic life in California,” stated Morton. “There isn’t an executive in Hollywood that would say no to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex… It’s quite the transformation for them.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.