To hear royal experts tell it as they look back on the early days of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s relationship, it sure sounds like things were not all right with the royal family at the time!
At least, not according to experts focused on the relationship between Harry and Prince William in the brand new U.K. documentary William & Harry: Princes at War, which aired on Sunday on Channel 5 across the nation. In fact, it sounds like William and Kate Middleton were allegedly skeptical about Meghan from the very start of her courtship with the younger prince!
Sky News broadcast journalist Carole Malone revealed more in the documentary itself, sharing with audiences how William allegedly tried to give Harry some sage advice upon the younger bro first meeting the American actress (below):
“The biggest cause of their so-called rift was Wills tried to warn Harry when he met Meghan not to rush into it. He’d only known her for less than a year when they got engaged. He sat him down and just told him to take it a bit slow, not to run at it.”
Obviously, generally, it’s not bad advice… but taken the wrong way — or delivered the wrong way — and it’s no wonder tensions could quickly rise, especially as it increasingly became clear just how into Meghan the red-headed young prince really turned out to be.
Ingrid Seward, another royal expert and editor-in-chief of Majesty, revealed more about the royals’ first meeting with Meghan, and their hesitancy about her background (below):
“It was all so quick that William and Kate didn’t have a moment to get to know Meghan because Harry hardly knew Meghan. And, of course, quite naturally William and Kate would have thought, ‘Oh, she’s been married before, she’s older than Harry, I hope she’s going to make him happy.’ Anyone would think that.”
And Emily Andrews, the royal correspondent for The Sun, produced the cherry on top of this whole brotherly feud, revealing after the initial issue, Harry allegedly “went ballistic and said, ‘You’re trying to wreck this relationship before it’s even started.’”
Not a great look…
Plus, author Katie Nicholl revealed more info from “multiple sources” close to the brothers about how the blow-up moment in particular is precisely when everything changed — for good — between William and Harry. Nicholl said on the documentary (below):
“The dynamic changed, that there was a shift and it was largely down to Harry resenting his brother. Harry supported William from the outset of his relationship with Kate and he felt very let down that he wasn’t getting his brother’s full 100 percent support with the relationship with Meghan.”
And now, here we are, with endless rumors having flown about over the last few months insinuating and suggesting there’s a massive rift between William and Harry — and, by extension, bad blood between Meghan and Kate.
True or not, it clearly has its roots in some tougher times in the past, as this doc is quick to point out. But are you buying this version as the whole truth, Perezcious readers?! Sound OFF with what you think about this royal family drama in the comments (below)…
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