Prince Harry says Meghan Markle was ‘better’ in royal role than William in latest swipe at royal family

Prince Harry reflected on the popularity of the couple after their trip to Australia

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Prince Harry has claimed that Meghan Markle was “better” in the royal role than his brother, the Prince of Wales.

The final volume of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s controversial Netflix documentary features claims about Meghan’s treatment in the press, her mental health and their relationship with the Prince of Wales.

The final three episodes, which dropped at 8am on Thursday, follow the couple from their wedding day to their departure for North America.

Harry also claimed he was 'terrified' at his brother screaming at him.
Harry also claimed he was 'terrified' at his brother screaming at him.

Reflecting on the success of their trip to Australia, one friend claimed that the Palace were "threatened" by the couple’s popularity.

Harry says: "When someone who’s marrying in should be a supporting act, is then stealing the limelight or doing a better job than the person who was born to do this, that upsets people, it shifts the balance.

"You’ve been lead to believe that the only way that your charities can succeed and the only way your reputation can be grown or improved, is if you’re on the front pages of those newspapers."

Elsewhere, the pair discussed the online abuse Meghan experienced, with the duchess breaking down in tears as she talked about receiving death threats, saying the negative media coverage had made people say they wanted to kill her.

Harry recounted what happened behind the scenes when the Queen summoned Charles, William and Harry to Sandringham in January 2020 to resolve the Sussexes’ future plans after they issued a statement saying they wanted to step back as senior royals.

He described William’s dealings with him and accused his father Charles of lying, but said the Queen remained passive.

“It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father say things that just simply weren’t true, and my grandmother quietly sit there and sort of take it all in,” the duke added.