Prince Harry diagnosed royal staff with ‘palace syndrome’ when he was convinced they weren’t loyal, new book claims


Prince Harry attends the Armistice Day Service at the National Memorial Botanic Gardens in Stafford, England, November 11, 2016.

Prince Harry attends the Armistice Day Service at the National Memorial Botanic Gardens in Stafford, England, November 11, 2016.Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

  • Prince Harry has diagnosed a staff member he doesn’t trust with “Palace Syndrome,” a new book claims.

  • Royal author Valentine Rowe wrote that Harry’s mistrust of the media affected the way he viewed his staff.

  • A source cited by Lowe said it was “exhausting” to have their loyalty constantly tested by the crown prince.

Prince Harry has diagnosed “Palace Syndrome” in royal staff members who felt they weren’t doing enough to protect themselves from the media, a new book claims.

Valentine Law, The Times of London’s royal correspondent wrote in his book:Courtiers, the power behind the crown The Duke of Sussex’s mistrust of the media began to affect his relationships with those who worked closely with him.

Law said that before dating Meghan Markle, the prince developed a grievance with the media, which caused tensions with staff inside Kensington Palace. She also took care of Prince William and Kate Middleton until October. Announcing the start of its own royal family.

A representative for the Duke of Sussex did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.

Lowe, including comments from an anonymous source, said Harry used the phrase “Palace Syndrome” to label staff members who didn’t want to fight the press. , saw staff housed in a facility who failed to act on his behalf.

Prince Harry speaks into a microphone in a gray jacket and white shirt

Prince Harry speaks at a press conference for the 2023 Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany, September 6, 2022.Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023

“Succumbing to the media was a key sign of whether or not you developed it. Teams fighting all these battles: It was a constant test of loyalty. ‘Are you going to defend me?’ Will you fight for me? I was exhausted,” the source said.

The prince has been openly critical of the media for years. In November 2021, he WIRED’s RE:WIRED Virtual Conference about how he believes British journalists are creating false information.

“I learned from an early age that the incentives for publication do not always coincide with the incentives for truth.” It was social media before.”

“They create news, not report it,” Harry added. “They have succeeded in turning factual news into opinion-based gossip, with devastating consequences for the country.”

Earlier in the same section of the book, Lowe cites another unnamed source, saying that when the Prince became upset with how his staff treated the press, he expressed his frustration at any time of the day. I sent them a text to express

“He took everything he did really seriously, especially on tour… but the need to fight was there all along,” a source told Low. I was texting all night long.”

Harry Megan Trooping the Color

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pictured at Trooping the Color 2019.Samir Hussein/Getty Images

However, the allegations about Harry’s relationship with his royal staff have led him to Meghan will retire from royal duties in 2020 Follow previous reports that the couple suspected palace staff of leaking stories about them to the press.

“Find Freedom” According to a 2020 royal biography by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, some of the Duchess of Sussex’s closest friends were inside the palace when reports began that Meghan made Kate Middleton cry before their wedding. I believed someone was leaking the story to the media. .

Meghan later told Oprah Winfrey: March 2020 round-table discussion That the opposite happened and that it was Kate who made her cry.

“Finding Freedom” also said an unnamed friend of the couple said there were “only a handful of people working at the palace they trusted.” Excerpt shared on Guardian.

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