Prince William and Prince Harry release joint statement denying 'offensive and potentially harmful' 'false story'

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Prince William and Prince Harry have released a joint statement. The Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex have quashed a 'false story' that ran earlier today.

Prince William and Prince Harry have released a joint statement denying a story that ran earlier today about their relationship.

Referring to a story that was published earlier this morning, which speculated about the two brothers' relationship with each other, spokespeople to the two royals said, "Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge."

The spokespeople also said that the two Dukes found the accusation "offensive", adding, "For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful."

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The story was published earlier today, claiming that Prince Harry was 'bullied' into resigning from the Royal Family.

This comes after the Duke of Sussex and his wife Duchess Meghan Markle issued a statement last week announcing that they plan to 'step back' as senior royals.

'After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,' the Duke and Duchess wrote on their Instagram page.

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'We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.

'We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.

'This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity'.

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