The rift between Harry and Meghan and the Royal Family will never be bridged, sources have claimed.
Earlier this year the Duke and Duchess of Sussex turned the royal world on its head when they broke away from the family.
Harry, Meghan and Archie are currently on a ‘trial period’ in the US, amid speculation that the Queen would help them create a new position in the Firm in the future.
Those plans now seemed to be scuppered following the publication of a salacious new book which describes the rift in excruciating detail.
While the Duke and Duchess have denied being interviewed for Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, there has been speculation that they approved of those close to them doing so.
One source told the Daily Mail that the bombshell biography has “torpedoed” any chance of the couple building a new royal role.
Another royal household source who suggested the door would always be open to the couple, added: “But it’s hard to see how they can now salvage the new role they wanted as ‘hybrid’ royals, running commercial careers alongside royal duties from the US.”
Another source told the publication: “The review period has not yet been discussed but it doesn’t seem if there is any way of going back now.”
A big topic in the book – and one which may cause the Royal Family a certain amount of discomfort – is the relationship between Meghan and Kate.
The book says: “Meghan was disappointed that she and Kate hadn’t bonded over the position they shared, but she wasn’t losing sleep over it. According to a source, Kate felt they didn’t have much in common ‘other than the fact that they lived at Kensington Palace’.”
The book also claims Prince Harry, 35, was “p***ed off” when his “snobby” brother William, 38, cautioned him not to rush into marrying “that girl”.
Pals say the Cambridges had “done all they possibly could” to welcome actress Meghan, 38, into the royal fold.
Friends of Kate and William have hit out at the book, describing claims the Cambridges snubbed Meghan as “plain wrong”.
They insist the couple “rolled out the red carpet” and “welcomed Meghan with open arms”.