Prince Harry supported by Beatrice and Eugenie after years of being treated like the palace 'joker'

Prince Harry's voice was 'rarely heard' in the Royal Family, according to an inside source

 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leaves after officially open The Silverstone Experience at Silverstone on March 06, 2020 in Northampton, England
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Prince Harry's highly-anticipated memoir reportedly has the support of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, who feel their older cousin was ostracized from the Royal Family for years. 

The Duke of Sussex continues to be supported by his cousins, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who reportedly sympathize with his strained relationship with the Royal Family. 

It was revealed last week that Prince Harry is to release an "accurate and wholly truthful" memoir, in which he's expected to divulge a number of insights into the monarchial world that led to his controversial withdrawal as a senior royal. 

While the highly-anticipated book is likely to raise some concerns inside the walls of Buckingham Palace, it apparently has the full approval of Beatrice and Eugenie. The duke's younger cousins believe that Harry's recent comments about the Royal Family are the result of his opinions being ignored and dismissed over the years, according to an anonymous insider. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Prince Harry with Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice during the annual Trooping The Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 13, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Prince Harry with Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice during the annual Trooping The Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 13, 2015 in London, England. 

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"They believe Harry’s outspoken remarks may have been triggered because previously his voice and opinions were rarely heard within the Royal Family," the source told the Mail on Sunday. 

The insider also said that Prince Harry was treated as the family's "resident joker" and that "eyes would roll" when he would speak about national or political affairs. 

Eugenie and Beatrice's solidarity with the Duke shouldn't come as a surprise to royal fans. The lookalike daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson have always been close with Harry, maintaining contact even after his shocking emigration to the US with Meghan Markle in early 2020. The couple even allowed Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank to move into their newly-renovated home of Frogmore Cottage after they left to start their new stateside life. 

While Eugenie typically keeps hush about her family's private business, she did offer a comment about the Duchess's authorial debut back in May. After refusing to give Meghan unsolicited advice, other than to "be happy", she called the release of her children's book, The Bench, "wonderful." Eugenie also has experience with children's literature, having narrated a book for kids with dyslexia back in March. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.