Prince William and Prince Harry say ‘harmful’ newspaper story about their relationship is false

(FILE) Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Prince Harry (R) attend the wedding ceremony of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, Britain, 20 May 2017 . EPA-EFE/STR

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Prince William and Prince Harry have said an “offensive and potentially harmful” newspaper report published about their relationship today is false.

The Reuters news agency has linked the statement to a report in The Times, citing an unnamed source, which claimed Harry and Meghan had been pushed away by the “bullying attitude” of William.

The report added the Duke of Cambridge had not been welcoming to Meghan.

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Spokespeople for the Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge said: “Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge.

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.”

The statement comes as the Queen prepares to hold crisis talks with Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles today – the first face-to-face discussions since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their decision to step back from royal duties.

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