Meghan Markle 'can be a 500% nightmare' Prince Harry's pals admit as they try to heal rift with William

MEGHAN Markle "can be a 500 per cent nightmare" Prince Harry's friends have admitted, a new book has claimed.

According to Robert Lacey's 'Battle of Brothers' friends of the feuding royals are seeking to reconcile the pair.

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It come as the Duke of Sussex, 36, has arrived in the UK for next week's Princess Diana statue unveiling.

Lacey said friends "frequently discuss how to heal the breach — though with an increasing sense of despair".

But he also points out that supporters of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex acknowledge how Meghan rubs William up the wrong way.

“Sussex supporters have noted the bizarre combination of self-promotion and self-pity that characterises Meghan, and can see why it has infuriated William," he writes in the Daily Mail.

“'Meghan can be a 500 per cent nightmare,' some close friends of Harry are among the first to admit. 'The never-ending PR. She's just so . . . American!'”

Lacey said that Prince William will have no choice “but to swallow his pride and smile” beside his sister-in-law Meghan on next year's Platinum Jubilee balcony.

“According to one of my sources, it's been pointed to him that everyone has a difficult sister-in-law,” he said

“William's response was to nod his head in sage acceptance. Then suddenly he broke out angrily. 'But look at the way that bloody woman treated my staff — merciless!’”

In the book, he writes that conflict between Princess Diana’s “two bitterly divided sons does not seem likely to end any time soon”.

It also details how the Duke of Cambridge was "instantly furious" after discovering a "Dossier of Distress" compiled by Kensington Palace communications chief Jason Knauf.

Lacey claims staff members felt "humiliated" by the Duchess of Sussex, with Harry also allegedly criticised by aides.

One palace courtier recalled in the book: “I overheard a conversation between Harry and one of his top aides. Harry was screaming down the phone."

Lacey claims in his book that William was "appalled" by allegations and for him it allegedly clarified that "Meghan was fundamentally hostile towards the royal system".

William is said to have been “instantly furious”, with the claims at odds with his and Kate’s “paternalistic” treatment of their own staff, says the book.

Matters came to a head when Jason Knauf, who worked in communications for both the Cambridges and the Sussexes, submitted an official email in October 2018 alleging Meghan had bullied staff.

Meghan fiercely denies the claims – and a spokesperson for her and Harry said she was the victim of a calculated smear campaign.

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