• Robert Lacey is the author of new book Battle of Brothers, which examines the rift between Prince Harry and his older brother William 
  • The royal author says that the distance between the two siblings began at an early age, when William, now 38, ‘started becoming more serious’ 
  • According to Lacey, the royal family ‘typecast [Harry] as the court jester’, while his brother – the future king – was ‘going ahead down the conventional path’ 
  • When Harry, 36,  met Meghan, 39, he was ‘inspired’ and ‘transformed’, Lacey said
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex became the ‘rock stars’ of the Royal family, the author claimed, and this caused issues within the Firm  
  • Lacey insists there was a ‘clique… in Buckingham Palace… who’ve got it in for Meghan’, and said that aides conspired to ‘edge out’ her and Harry