Prince Harry opens up on the 'Megxit' talks with senior royals that ended in Prince William 'screaming and shouting'

Prince Harry recalled the 'Megxit' talks he had with the Queen, Charles, and William that ended with heated words exchanged

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Prince Harry recalled the 'Megxit' talks that took place at Sandringham House between himself, his brother Prince William, his father Prince Charles, and his grandmother, the Queen.


In the latest installment of the Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, Prince Harry opened up about the conversations that were held internally at Sandringham about 'Megxit' -  the term created by the press to describe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping down as senior royals.

In episode five of the series, Harry said, "I went in with the same proposal that we had already made publically. But once I got there I was given five options. one being all in, no change, five being all out. I chose option three in the meeting. Half in, half out. Have our own jobs, but also work in support of the Queen."

"But it became very clear very quickly, that goal was not up for discussion or debate," said the Prince. 

He then revealed that Prince William, his brother, resorted to 'screaming' at him during this meeting. "It was very terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father says things that were just simply untrue, and my grandmother quietly sit there and sort of take it all in," he said.

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In defense of his grandmother, the Prince added, "But you have to understand that from the family's perspective and especially from hers, there are ways of doing things and her ultimate sort of mission, goal, slash responsibility, is the institution. People around her are telling her 'by the way that proposal or these two doing X, Y, Z is going to be seen as an attack on the institution', then she's going to go on the advice that she's given."

Harry opened up about how hard this meeting was for him and how it concluded without any final decision about how he would step down properly."It was really hard, that meeting finished without any like, solidified action plan," he said.

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 The Prince then spoke about how he believes that the Royal Family still do not appreciate the role that they played in their decision to step down.

"I think from their perspective they had to believe that it was more about us and maybe the issues that we had, as opposed to their partner, the media, and themselves, and that relationship that was causing so much pain for us. They saw what they wanted to see."

He added that the 'saddest' part of this situation is the fact that he has lost his relationship with his brother. "I mean, the saddest part of it was this wedge created between myself and my brother so that he's now on the institution's side. And I get...part of that I get, I understand, that's his inheritance. So to some extent, it's already ingrained in him that part of his responsibility is that survivability and the continuation of this institution," said Prince Harry.

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The Prince then revealed that shortly after the meeting, a story was released about William 'bullying' the Duke and Duchess out of the family. Harry claims that a joint statement from the pair was released squashing this story as a sign of unity, but he had no involvement in this statement and 'couldn't believe' that a statement would be released without his agreement. 

"No one had asked me, no one had asked my permission," said Harry. "Within four hours they were happy to lie to protect my brother, and yet for three years, they were never willing to tell the truth to protect us," he concluded.

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