ROYAL brothers Harry and William were at war tonight over a TV documentary.
Harry stood accused of trying to “sabotage” Kate and William’s five-day tour to Pakistan.
Prince Harry and Meghan have released emotional publicity clips for their ITV documentaryCredit: AFP or licensors
But the Sussexes have been accused of trying to ‘sabotage’ Kate and William’s tour of PakistanCredit: 2019 Getty Images
It’s customary that when a senior royal is on tour overseas, representing the Queen and British Government, their work should take precedence and royals back home “keep a low profile”.
Harry and Meghan demanded that publicity for Sunday night’s ITV programme on their Africa tour be released during William and Kate’s visit to Pakistan.
Royal aides tried to stop any clips being released during the Cambridges highly successful trip.
But Harry and Meghan’s aides ignored them, wanting the maximum publicity for the couple.
The programme “Harry and Meghan: An African Journey” was trailed on Tuesday with clips released Thursday and today.
William and Kate’s aides were said to be “furious” over Harry and Meghan’s grab for the limelight.
A TV source said: “Why are they doing this now?
“It looks like they are deliberately trying to sabotage the Pakistan tour by wanting the attention on them.
“That documentary could have been aired at any time – why the week when the Cambridges are on tour?”
Royal aides have always tried to play down any rivalry between the brothers ever since Harry broke away from his brother’s Kensington Palace Household.
He wanted to set up his own court but dad Charles and the Queen overruled him and made him part of the Buckingham Palace operation, so they could keep an eye on him.
Behind the scenes Harry and William have had a massive fallout and are on increasingly divergent paths.
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Royal aides have always tried to downplay any rivalry between the brothersCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The ITV documentary was filmed during Harry and Meghan’s tour of Southern Africa last monthCredit: EPA
The programme will see Meghan open up about the struggles of being a new mum to baby ArchieCredit: AFP PHOTO/HENK KRUGER/AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY (ANA)/POOL
William and Kate’s tour of Pakistan has been highly successfulCredit: Getty – Contributor