In a new People story, a friend of the couple says, "If relationships had been better, things would have been different. “This is not how they wanted to handle this, but Meghan and Harry’s hand was forced,” the friend continued. “There is so much bad blood in that family—it’s toxic. ” (The person did not call out any specific members of the royal family by name. ) Another source told People that the negative press left Markle, in particular, “deeply, deeply hurt. “Meghan and Harry didn’t feel they got enough comfort or solace from them,” the source also said.
Ahead of the meeting, the brothers released a joint statement condemning a story that stated William had "bullied" Prince Harry and Markle out of the family. "Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a U. K. newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex & The Duke of Cambridge.
"There is so much bad blood in that family—it’s toxic.” https://t.co/IuDuIAwYcs— Glamour (@glamourmag) January 14, 2020