A lot has been said about Prince Harry and Prince William‘s reportedly strained relationship in recent years. The younger prince has also openly addressed the fact that he and his brother are on different paths. Much of this has allegedly steemed from the prince’s speedy romance with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Though Prince William has been labeled the “bad guy” for expressing his concerns about the Suits alum, he wasn’t the only member of the British royal family who suggested that Prince Harry proceed with caution.
According to a new royal book, Kate Middleton also confronted her brother-in-law about Meghan.
Initially, Prince Willam was concerned about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship
Just a few short months after being introduced to Meghan on a blind day, a smitten Prince Harry introduced her to his family. Unfortunately, it did not go over as well as he wanted. Though everyone was gracious with the Suits alum, Prince William pulled his brother to the side to voice some concerns.
The older prince cautioned his brother not to move too hastily and to wait to really learn more about Meghan’s character. According to Daily Mail, “Harry went mental and accused his brother of trying to finish their relationship before it had started.” That conversation started the reported tension between the brothers, and it didn’t help when more family members chimed in.
Kate Middleton never got a chance to know Meghan Markle
Since she was pregnant with Prince Louis and wrangling her own family along with her royal duties, Kate never got a chance to truly bond with Meghan.
“I don’t think that she ever pulled Meghan under her wing and said, ‘I’ll show you the ropes,’” a source told Tatler Magazine. The women have lived very different lives and have very different perspectives on royal life. Therefore, much to Meghan’s disappointment they never got the opportunity to build the relationship that so many people wanted them to have.
“Of all the people in the royal family, Meghan said she had hoped to develop a close relationship with Kate, but was never given the chance,” a source told Daily Mail. “It was hurtful and disappointing for Meghan.”
Kate Middleton confronted Prince Harry about Meghan Markle
Kate was extremely close to Prince Harry whom she has known since he was a teenager. The prince often referred to Kate as the sister he never had. Following the Cambridges’ marriage, they often attended royal engagements together as a trio. However, the prince and the duchess’ tight-knit bond began to fracture after Kate confronted Prince Harry about Meghan.
“[Kate] 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,” investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett write in Royals at War: The Untold Story of Harry and Meghan’s Shocking Split with the House of Windsor reported the Daily Mail.
Unfortunately, Prince Harry did not heed Kate’s advice, and their relationship has not been the same since.