After Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex left the royal family in an outstanding move to be called “Megxit” by the British press, everyone had a question. What happened? What could possibly make a royal prince give up his title, family and the only life he has ever known?
A new book claims to have the answers. Royal at War came out just a few short weeks ago, but its explosive accusations have already caught the attention of royal watchers everywhere. The book claims that Prince Harry’s problems with his family, his title and his country begin and end with his wife Meghan.
Kate Middleton gave Prince Harry practical advice on relationships
According to the book, the royal family was careful when Prince Harry led Meghan for the first time. He had previously had a good relationship with his sister-in-law, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Although Kate was not a fan of the relationship, she tried to keep the peace. She gave Harry pragmatic advice that is good for everyone to keep in mind.
Sources that talked to the authors of Royal at War claims that the Duchess of Cambridge spoke to Prince Harry and “gently reminded him that he was dating someone with a completely different life, past and career and it would take time, care and attention for them to integrate.”
All cultural conditions can be difficult. People from different cultures often have different ideas about how relationships should work, and it takes time, communication and compromise to reconcile expectations. While Kate’s advice is good for all matters, Prince William’s words of wisdom rubbed his brother in the wrong way.
Prince William told Prince Harry to take things slow with Meghan
US Magazine reported that Prince William thought Prince Harry was moving too fast. “The biggest reason for their so-called divide was Wills trying to warn Harry when he met Meghan not to rush into it,” Sky News broadcaster and journalist Carole Malone said in the documentary William & Harry: Princes at War. “He had only known her for less than a year when they got engaged,” she said. “He put him down and just told him to take it a little slow, not to run on it.”
“It was so fast that William and Kate didn’t have a moment to get to know Meghan because Harry hardly knew Meghan,” said Ingrid Seward, royal expert and editor-in-chief of Majesty journal. “And of course, William and Kate would have thought, ‘Oh, she’s been married before, she’s older than Harry, I hope she’ll make him happy.’ Anyone would think so. “
Emily Andrews, The Sun’s royal correspondent, said in the above documentary that Prince Harry’s response to Prince William’s feedback was not pleasant and he “went ballistic and said, ‘You are trying to ruin this relationship before it has even begun.'” Author Katie Nicholl said, citing several sources close to the dukes, that “the dynamics changed” between the two princes and “there was a shift and that was largely due to Harry turning to his brother.”
The new book also claims that Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship began to sour after Prince Harry brought Meghan into the family. Apparently Prince William did not approve of the relationship and asked, “Is she right?” This apparently offended Prince Harry, who is incredibly protective of Meghan.
While Prince William’s questions and feedback raised doubts about their relationship, Kate’s was more pragmatic. Her reminder was reportedly mild and she also raised valid concerns about their various backgrounds without questioning whether Meghan was right or if their timeline for relationships was too fast.
Blaming Prince Harry’s relationship with Prince William for Megxit explains the role of the British tabloids
It is possible that Prince Harry and Prince William have a strained relationship. Sources have suggested it for years, but the princes have never said anything is wrong in public.
What Prince Harry has said openly is that the British tabloids attacked his new wife and that he would not tolerate it. Prince Harry has gone so far as to initiate legal action against a news outlet for their shady tactics.
Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan’s relationship became public, she has been hounded by the British press, and most of the coverage has been negative. This has clearly reminded Prince Harry of his mother’s ordeal and has aroused negative memories for him.
Although Prince William and Kate did not seem happy to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their last trip to Britain, Prince Harry has openly said that the negative media story influenced his decision to leave royal life. The fact that the authors of this book are part of the British press and that they trivialized their industry’s impact on Megxit tells.