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Prince William ‘frustrated’ after Prince Harry and Meghan given role ‘he had his eye on”

Prince William reportedly expressed “frustration” at efforts to make the Duke and Duchess of Sussex feel included in the Royal Family, according to royal commentator Katie Nicholl’s new book.

Mail on Sunday editor at large Charlotte Griffiths replied: “She gives a bit of an insight into how much fast-tracking went on to make Meghan and Harry feel special and including before the wedding.

“Including, making them very senior in the Commonwealth trust.  Katie reports that this was a plum role that William quite fancied for himself.”

Ms Griffiths highlighted particular formal efforts by the Royal Family to include Prince Harry and Meghan by dishing out new patronage opportunities ahead of their wedding in 2018.

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Prince Harry was reportedly given a role Prince William “had his eye on” (Image: GETTY)

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Royal commentators suggested Prince William was “frustrated” over the new roles for the Sussexes (Image: GETTY)

Camilla’s ‘rare royal public gesture’ to Meghan Markle during key event

Meghan and Harry now live away from the Royal Family in California, but previously navigated the protocols of royal duty and appearances.

Early into Meghan’s life in The Firm, Camilla’s key moment of kindness may have been designed to “show the guests that she was accepted as one of the family.”

She said: “I can imagine the frustration William must have been feeling given that they felt so left out.

“All these special measures were being put in place to make them feel really included and yet they’re so resentful that they weren’t made to feel welcome.

“As Katie reports, things were being fast-tracked left, right and centre, even things that William had his eye on.”

In reflection, Ms Griffiths added: “Then again, in the end, he’ll end up Head of the Commonwealth anyway.”

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Ms Griffiths said roles for the Duke and Duchess were “fast-tracked” ahead of their wedding (Image: GETTY)

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Prince Harry and Meghan were appointed President and Vice President of the Commonwealth Trust (Image: GETTY)

The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust was launched in 2018, in honour of the Queen’s 92nd birthday, and held the patronage of the late monarch and her grandson Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex was appointed as Vice President shortly after the royal wedding.

Despite the apparent inclusion efforts by the institution, Prince Harry and Meghan made the decision to step back as working royals just a couple of years after their wedding, in 2020.

Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since retained their senior roles in the Commonwealth Trust, with the organisation having released a statement confirming the couple “remain in our circle of supporters”.

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Royal expert Katie Nicholl claimed a frustrated Prince William faced an increased workload (Image: GETTY)

Her book reads: “It was William who felt Harry’s departure most acutely because of the immediate repercussions on his own life.

“Friends of his say one of the reasons he won’t forgive Harry is due to the consequence of Megxit for Kate and their children.

“The Cambridges now have a significantly increased royal workload while trying to raise their young family.”