SECRET ROYAL TAPES EXPOSED
THE YOUNG ROYALS ARE IN A BITTER WAR AS THE AWESOME FOURSOME PLAN TO SEPARATE
All may appear well in public, but Kensington Palace has been thrown into turmoil as its royal residents are locked in a bitter war with one another.
At the heart of the battle lies a livid Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah Ferguson. The pair are said to be furious that Princess Eugenie has essentially been kicked out of Kensington Palace, after news emerged that the newly married princess is on the hunt for a new home after complaining Ivy Cottage is too small for her and her husband Jack Brooksbank.
“Fergie and Beatrice are absolutely livid that Eugenie has been kicked out of Kensington Palace,” a source spills to New Idea. “After the huge success of her wedding and how it put Eugenie finally at the front of the royal family for once and made her a star, Fergie can’t believe that her daughter’s been kicked in the stomach like this.”
“As a result, she and Beatrice have been seriously plotting behind the scenes,” explains the insider.
“They’re really pushing Andrew to get tough and make a stand and to ruffle the feathers of the monarchy. Tensions have never been so bad and Fergie is 100 per cent behind it. This feud really has the potential to destroy the royal family.”
And with news emerging that the once inseparable Prince William and Prince Harry are going their separate ways, it seems that there are a lot of changes happening behind the palace walls.
“Up to now William and Harry have been seen as a double act but the time is now right for them to go their separate ways,” says royal reporter Phil Dampier.
“They are both now married and have different roles to play.
“Much of William’s future is mapped out for him as a future Prince of Wales and then King.
“Kate, of course, has three young children, so they have their hands full.
“It makes sense for them to have separate staffs to cope with their needs, while Harry and Meghan will have a new course to follow.”
Last week it was revealed that Duchess Meghan’s pregnancy is one of the main reasons for the royal brothers’ split, with sources claiming that there will be a “formal division” when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s child is born next year.
Harry and Meghan currently live in Nottingham Cottage, and they are expected to move out to their newly renovated part of Kensington Palace or possibly even an entirely new home.
“After the massive success of their tour in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, there is no doubting Harry and Meghan are superstars, just as popular as William and Kate, and they are vital as ambassadors for the Commonwealth,” continues Dampier.
“With one child on the way and doubtless another planned, they will want to move into a larger apartment at Kensington Palace as befits their status.
And it seems Meghan may be stirring up the palace drama with her dreams of a bigger house. After spending over a year managing the $2.5 million renovations to their home at Kensington Palace, it would appear she’s now got her
heart set on moving elsewhere. While the couple had been expected to move into Apartment 1, the present tenants, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, are apparently reluctant to move out just yet.
“This can’t continue as Nottingham Cottage, where the Sussexes live now, is far too small for a family, so it might need the Queen to have a gentle word with the Gloucesters!” says Dampier.
However, it would seem that what Meghan wants, Meghan gets. It was reported that Harry had “a full-blown meltdown” ahead of his May wedding to the Suits actress, according to royal biographer Robert Jobson.
In his new book Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams, Jobson claims that Harry was known to raise his voice in the lead up to the big day and insist “what Meghan wants, she gets”!
That would certainly seem to be the case.
Jobson also claims that Meghan has upset the Queen.
Accompanying the monarch on their first public outing in June, Jobson says Meghan ignored a message from royal aides that Her Majesty would be wearing a hat to the event and that Meghan should, too.
And while there is no suggestion of a rift between the brothers and their wives, it’s certainly clear that the two couples are moving in very different paths.
“When William becomes the Prince of Wales, he will take on a lot of extra responsibility, including the Duchy of Cornwall and all that entails,” continues the source.
“Harry and Meghan have none of that and seem ambitious about forging their own paths.”
However, Ken Wharfe, Princess Diana’s former police bodyguard, thinks William and Harry going their separate ways could be a huge mistake. “To me it makes sense for them to work together and spark off each other – to use each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
“They can do far more as a team than working separately. They call their charity for mental health ‘Heads together’ implying people work better together so why not them?”
Harry has reportedly insisted Meghan gets whatever she wants. (Right) Beatrice is reportedly livid.
THE YOUNG ROYALS ARE AT A STAND OFF! William and Kate have a very different future ahead of them than Harry and Meghan.
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank are house hunting. Can her parents Prince Andrew and Sarah (inset) help?