King Charles III (74) has allegedly forbidden his son Prince Harry (38) to bring his wife Duchess Meghan (41) to Queen Elizabeth II's deathbed (1926-2022). Meghan was not welcome in Balmoral, Harry claims in his new book "Spare" (German "Reserve") according to the "Daily Mail". The autobiography is scheduled to appear on January 10, but has already been available in bookstores in Spain.
The Queen died on September 8th at her estate in Scotland. Harry and Meghan were in London when the Queen's health deteriorated. The couple, who have lived in the United States since 2020, were in Europe to do charity work. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex apparently wanted to travel to the Queen when she was worse off. Harry eventually came to Scotland alone - on direct instructions from Charles, as Harry now claims in his book, according to the Daily Mail. His father therefore explained to him that he should not bring Meghan with him. Prince Harry, who arrived in Balmoral after the monarch's death, also writes that he learned of the Queen's passing through the BBC news website.
In "Spare," Prince Harry also accused his father of being concerned about Meghan stealing the spotlight from him, according to The Telegraph. In addition, the current king is said to have expressed concerns about financially supporting the former actress.
According to British media, another passage in the book raises the question of how long there has been a rift between Charles' sons. Harry claims in his memoir, according to The Mirror, that he was forced to play along with his brother Prince William's "outrageous lie" that he was best man at his marriage to Princess Kate, 40, in 2011 be. Harry revealed it was all for show and his brother's friends James Meade and Thomas Van Straubenzee delivered the traditional best man speech at the reception. But they supposedly didn't want any public attention.