The release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all documentary has been riddled with controversies, and now the vexed Prince has accused his brother of playing “dirty games”.
In the fourth episode of the docu-series Harry and Meghan, Harry said Prince William had broken a promise the pair had made to each other and began “planting” and “trading” stories with the UK media about him and his family.
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The broken promise occurred following Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from Royal duties and effectively distance themselves from the Royal Family, which in turn resulted in the two brothers having separate media teams.
“William and I both saw what happened in our dad’s office and we made an agreement that we would never let that happen to our office,” Harry said in the documentary.
“I mean constant briefings about other members of the family… inviting the press in – It’s a dirty game.
“There’s leaking but also planting of stories. So if the comms team wants to remove a negative story about their principle, they will trade and give you something about someone else’s principle.
“And so the offices end up working against each other.”
The Prince said his brother’s decision to play the game was a devastating revelation.
“I would far rather get destroyed in the press than play along with this game or business of trading,” he said.
“To see my brother’s office copy the exact same thing the two of us promised we’d never do.
“That was heartbreaking.”
Harry and Meghan’s latest release has been labeled a “disgusting” attack on the Royal Family by outspoken British media broadcaster, Piers Morgan.
Taking to Twitter, Morgan began his latest tirade by claiming that the series “is worse than Keeping Up With The Kardashians”.
“Something I didn’t think was humanly possible,” he added.
“God, they’re so boring!
“Disgusting how they’re repeatedly trying to brand Britain a racist country. Most tolerant place in Europe, as all the coverage of their engagement/wedding showed.”
It should come as little surprise that Morgan took issue with the documentary given that by his own admission even the trailer for the series caused him to “physically recoil in abject disgust”.
In the teaser for the documentary, the couple is asked why they wanted to make the documentary and Meghan responds: “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make sense to hear our story from us?”
Morgan slammed the couple for being hypocrites for seemingly always telling their story after demanding privacy.
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“It was so ghastly, so repugnant, so dripping in sanctimony and fake hammy ‘woe-is-us’ acting, that I felt my intestines physically recoil in abject disgust,” Morgan wrote.
“Imagine bleating constantly about privacy, including repeatedly suing news organisations for intrusion, and then making a kiss-and-tell reality show about your private lives?
“Or preaching endlessly about compassion, yet once again trashing your family on global television?
“Every time I think the Sussexes have plummeted as low as they can go, they go lower.”