When Meghan Markle entered the royal picture, we all knew it was a big deal. We knew her presence was going to make an impact on the Royal Fam, and when she went from girlfriend to fiancée to wife in a matter of months, it only became more complicated. While there were many ridiculous people out there who weren’t happy that Prince Harry was choosing to spend the rest of his life with an older, African-American actress and divorcée, we didn’t think his brother, Prince William, was one of them. There has always been a healthy competition between the men, sure, but we figured they had each other’s backs no matter what. Er, apparently not quite.
In a new TLC doc about the Royals, sources are revealing that William warned Harry about moving too fast with Meghan — and Harry didn’t like that one bit.
In E!‘s clip from Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War?, which airs Tuesday night, royal reporter Katie Nicholl recalls just how “concerned” Will was with the speed at which Harry and Meghan were moving. Nicholl says William had some “well-intentioned brotherly advice” which only “riled Harry.” Harry understood it as William not being “behind” the marriage and Nicholl believes things between them haven’t been right since.
Granted, it’s not like William disapproved of Meghan per se, he just thought they were rushing things. Clearly Will hasn’t met Justin and Hailey. Now, did Harry and Meghan move quickly? Maybe — though it depends on whom you ask. And if you ask us, well, when you know, you know — especially when you’re at an age where you’re done wasting time and you know exactly what you’re looking for in a partner. And Harry and Meghan, well, they knew.
Harry proved early on that he doesn’t stand for any criticism of Meghan. It was in November 2016 when, in an unprecedented move, the royal issued a statement about the harassment Meghan and her family were going through.
Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Markle and her family. pic.twitter.com/EuFZ4fmUIj
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 8, 2016
Perhaps dealing with all that, combined with the lack of support he was getting from Will, was enough to put him over the edge. At the time, Harry felt that he wasn’t able protect Meghan from the racism, the sexism and all the defamatory stories, but he could put his foot down where his brother was concerned.
A few weeks after Harry’s statement, he and Meghan were engaged. They’ve been married for nearly nine months, have a child on the way and things are going well. For them. For Harry and Will, on the other hand? Not so much. While the media has been spinning stories about a feud between Meghan and Kate, it seems that the real royal rumble has been happening with their husbands.
Can’t they just call bygones already? Can’t they all just get along? Once Baby Sussex is born, they’ll get it together. Right? And then we can get back to this, the good ol’ days. Sigh.
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