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Princes William and Harry reportedly used to ‘plant fake stories’ about themselves among friends to test who would betray them to the press

Princes William and Harry reportedly used to ‘plant fake stories’ about themselves among friends to test who would betray them to the press

Princes William and Harry reportedly used to ‘plant fake stories’ about themselves among friends to test who would betray them to the press

Princes William and Harry reportedly used to ‘plant fake stories’ about themselves among friends to test who would betray them to the press

Princes William and Harry reportedly used to ‘plant fake stories’ about themselves among friends to test who would betray them to the press
Princes William and Harry reportedly used to ‘plant fake stories’ about themselves among friends to test who would betray them to the press
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  • Princes William, Harry, and other members of the royal family reportedly used to spread false stories about themselves among their friendship groups.
  • They did this to find out which of their friends would leak information to the press, according to The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe.
  • “I’ve spoken to William about it, and I do know that used to be something they did,” Larcombe told Marie Claire.
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Prince Harry and Prince William are two of the most talked about men in Britain.

Whether it’s the latest on Harry’s recent private jet use or William’s daughter, Charlotte, embarking on her first day of school, the royals rarely stay out of the papers – so it’s important they trust the people they socialize with.

Read more: A ‘very excited’ Princess Charlotte looked more adorable than ever on her first day of school

According to The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe, the royals used to spread false stories about themselves to see which of their friends could be trusted not to leak information to the press.

“I’ve spoken to William about it, and I do know that used to be something they did,” Larcombe told Marie Claire.

Larcombe added that he never found out which stories were fabricated by the royals.

Considering how much is written about them on a daily basis, it can be difficult to pinpoint what’s true and what’s false, unless something is directly confirmed by Buckingham Palace.

The palace often won’t comment on reports – even the ones that are true – until they have published an official press release. In some cases, this can be weeks or months after a story first breaks.

For instance, Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming working trip to South Africa was first first reported in April, but nothing was confirmed until two months later.

Since the duke and duchess created their own Instagram account in April, however, the couple have been favoring social media over the palace’s traditional press office.

Their son, Archie Harrison, had his official christening ceremony in July. To the disappointment of royal fans, they only released two photos to the press.

However, they have released more information on their Instagram account, choosing this platform to first unveil Archie’s name, alongside a photo of the newborn meeting Queen Elizabeth for the first time.

Their use of social media could be seen as a new way of hitting back at false stories.

Royal commentator Kristen Meinzer added that recent rumors of a feud between Harry, Meghan, Kate, and William is nothing more than a “common trope” among reality show fans.

“The British Royal Family is the longest running reality show of all time – meaning they’ve been in the press and history books for our consumption (and amusement) for hundreds of years,” Meinzer, host of the podcast “When Meghan Met Harry,” previously told Insider.

“But let’s be real: nothing that’s happening now is particularly scandalous. We have two good-looking couples and their young children. We have whispers of some drama between the two men. We have bored people speculating about the two women.”

She added: “For reality show lovers, it’s a common trope. But scratch the surface, and you’ll usually find there’s not much there.”

Read more:

Ellen DeGeneres says she got to hold baby Archie, who ‘looks just like Harry’ and had more hair than she did when they met

Fans are sharing photos of thank you cards they received from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after Archie’s christening

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have hired a social media guru to help them ‘conquer the world’ through Instagram

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s names have officially been removed from the charity he started with Prince William a decade ago

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