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New book claims royal brothers began to drift apart years before Meghan arrived

A serious rift developed between William and Harry when the younger brother was pictured in a Nazi costume, according to a new book. The siblings went to Maud’s Cotswold Costumes in January 2005 and chose an animal outfit for William and, for Harry, a khaki-coloured uniform, in which the young duke was photographed while displaying an armband with a swastika. The response to the incident prompted Harry to reconsider his older brother’s involvement and the differing treatments of the pair, noted royal biographer Robert Lacey claims in Battle of Brothers, which is being serialised in the Daily Mail.

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