One of the lessons coming out of the explosive new book about aides who work for the British royal family is that temperamental, entitled and even boorish behavior towards employees may run in the family.
At least that might be the case with Prince Harry, who could have learned learned that it’s OK for someone in his position to be short-tempered and demanding with staff by watching his father, King Charles III, at work.
Excerpts from Valentine’s Low’s book, “Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown,” published over the weekend in the Times UK, allege that the Duke of Sussex behaved rudely and petulantly around aides, even before he married Meghan Markle, who was accused in a Buckingham Palace complaint of bullying staff during her time as a working royal.
Low writes that Harry distrusted palace courtiers, was obsessed with the media, subjected his staff to “loyalty tests” and was mired in frustration about own role in the royal family. “After Meghan turned up, it got significantly worse,” Low adds.
That’s when, Low reports, Harry allegedly joined Meghan, his then fiancée, in subjecting a young employee to a barrage of angry phone calls and berated Queen Elizabeth II’s…