The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have denied contributing to a new book about their life in the royal family.
The book Finding Freedom – which is serialized in The Times – claimed the Sussexes and Cambridges barely spoke in March.
He also says friends of Prince Harry and Meghan have referred to some palace officials as ‘vipers’.
A spokesperson for the Sussexes, who now live in California, said they had not been interviewed for the book.
A statement said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not questioned and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.
“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the Royal Press and their own independent reporting. “
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The authors of the book, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, describe a culture of growing tension between the Sussexes and other members of the royal family.
They say the Sussexes felt their complaints were not taken seriously and that other royal homes were leaking stories about them to the press.
“There were only a handful of people working at the palace whom they could trust,” the authors write.
“A friend of the couple called the old guard ‘the vipers’.
“Meanwhile, a frustrated palace staff member described the Sussex team as the ‘squeaky third wheel’ of the palace. “
The Duke and Duchess are now based in Los Angeles, California, having left the royal family earlier this year.
For their last public appearance as active members of the Royal Family, they joined the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.
They have since started their new life of personal independence in the United States, pursuing charitable projects.
Earlier this month, Meghan gave an inspiring speech at a summit on gender equality, while the Duke and Duchess also spoke to young people about equal rights during the weekly video call of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
Meanwhile, the Sussexes have launched legal action in the United States after drones were allegedly used to take pictures of their baby Archie.
The move marked the latest example of the Sussexes’ actions against what they previously described as an “invasive” tabloid.
Meghan is also suing the publisher of Mail on Sunday and Mail Online for breach of privacy and copyright infringement. The editor denies his claims.