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Prince Harry feared he would become useless when nephew George turned 18 and left as Andrew ‘unemployed in his 60s’


PRINCE Harry feared he would become useless when his nephew Prince George turned 18 and left as Andrew ‘unemployed in his 60s’.

In her new book, Brokers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown, Valentine Low says the Duke of Sussex possessed a “long-held fear” that he would one day become “irrelevant”.

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Harry feared he would become useless when his nephew George turned 18Credit: Splash

It has been claimed he compared himself to Prince Andrew who finds himself in his 60s without a job or direction.

The book states: “He had this thing that he had a lifespan. He was obsessed [on] this. He would compare himself to his uncle [Prince Andrew].

“He was like, ‘I have this time to have this impact. Because I can. Until George turned 18, that was how he thought about it.

“He was really thinking about it like, ‘I have this platform now, for a limited time. I want to move on, move on. ”

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Another bombshell excerpt from the book claims Meghan moaned that she should be paid to carry out royal engagements with Harry.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, reportedly whined during a 2018 tour of Australia.

It was also claimed that Meghan threatened to dump Harry when they started dating unless he announced they were an object, according to the book.

The ultimatum “freaked out” the prince before the relationship was made public.

Times royal correspondent Valentine Low said: “Harry has become determined to protect his girlfriend.

“Meghan, meanwhile, told him that if he did nothing, she would break off the relationship.

“A source said: ‘She was saying, ‘If you don’t release a statement confirming that I’m your girlfriend, I’m going to break up with you.’ Harry was freaked out.

“Another source said, ‘He was freaking out, saying, ‘She’s going to dump me.'”

Low wrote: “Meghan wanted public confirmation that this was a serious relationship.

“She was convinced that the Palace was unwilling to protect her from media intrusion.

“She told Harry’s staff: ‘I know how the Palace works. I know how it’s going to be. You don’t give a damn about the girlfriend.

The relationship was made public in October 2016 and their engagement announced in November 2017.

The book also claims Meghan moaned that she should be paid for her engagements during the couple’s 2018 tour of Australia.

Author Low describes how she was “celebrated as an inspirational role model” in October.

But he writes: “Behind the scenes, it was a different story. Although she appreciated the attention, Meghan didn’t understand the purpose of all the walks, shaking hands with countless strangers.

“According to several staff members, she was overheard saying on at least one occasion, ‘I can’t believe I don’t get paid for this’.”

The book, published next month, delves into allegations that the Duchess bullied royal staff before she and Harry left their royal duties for Canada and the United States in 2020.

More than six months before the engagement, Meghan told one of Harry’s advisers: “I think we both know I’m going to be one of your bosses soon.”

In late 2017, after the engagement was announced, a senior assistant spoke to the couple about staff concern over their treatment.

The book claims Meghan replied, “It’s not my job to pamper people.”

The Duchess is also accused in the book of having “spoken particularly harshly to a young woman”.

The book adds: “After Meghan tore a plan she had made to pieces, the woman told Meghan how difficult it would be to implement a new one. “Don’t worry,” Meghan told him. “If there was literally someone else I could ask to do it, I would ask them for you.”

Then, when William heard the treatment and reassured the staff member that he was doing a great job, she burst into tears, it is claimed.

The book says an aggrieved Meghan called another member of staff every five minutes on a Friday while she was having dinner.

The calls were renewed the next morning and continued “for days”, it is alleged. Meghan’s lawyers have always denied bullying anyone.

The Palace began investigating the claims 18 months ago, but this summer said its report would never be published.

The Duchess also reportedly clashed with her assistant Melissa Toubati over Meghan’s desire to keep free clothes. Toubati stepped down six months after the 2018 royal wedding.

Low’s book claims: ‘The clashes centered on the free gifts that some companies would send to Meghan. Deliveries were constantly arriving at Kensington Palace. “Clothes, jewelry, candles… It was non-stop,” a source said.

“Touabti was apparently picky in following the house rule that members of the royal family cannot accept gifts from commercial organisations.

“His approach was not well received by Meghan.”

‘outrageous bullies’

The book alleges that many of Meghan’s junior and senior aides were seen to have been bullied – even her experienced private secretary Samantha Cohen. He quotes a staff member who wanted to quit because Meghan and Harry were “outrageous bullies”.

Staff were also treated ‘horribly’ on the Australian tour, it is claimed.

A month after Sussex press chief Jason Knauf sent his bullying dossier to Palace chiefs, he resigned and was snapped up by William and Kate.

He eventually became their Chief Executive of the Royal Foundation.

Meghan secured her and Harry a new team, but as of August 2019 the couple saw no future as senior royals, the book states.

They had already signed a deal to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey which took place 16 months later.

As part of the deal with Oprah, they appeared onscreen separately when they spoke to ITV’s Tom Bradby for Harry & Meghan: A Journey to Africa, in October 2019.

Harry stunned Prince William when he said he and his brother didn’t see each other and were on “different paths”.

In a heartbreaking clip, it is claimed William sent Harry a WhatsApp asking if he could come see him.

When Wills explained he should erase his diary and tell his private secretary, Harry pulled the plug fearing William’s team would leak it to the press, it is claimed.

Harry and Meghan left for Canada weeks later, where they hammered out their exit plan from the Megxit implemented in early 2020 and the brothers have barely spoken since.

The book also says Harry was frustrated at “going irrelevant” when Prince George would have turned 18, and compared himself to Prince Andrew who finds himself in his 60s without a job or direction. A source said: “He had this thing that he had a lifespan. He was obsessed with it.

“He would compare himself to his uncle Prince Andrew.

“He was like, ‘I have this time to have this impact. Because I can’. Until George was 18, that was how he thought about it. ‘Then I’ll be the popular one’.

“He was really thinking about it like, ‘I have this platform now, for a limited time. I want to move on, move on’.



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