Prince Harry Hated Sunday Nights Until Meghan Markle Came Along

Almost everything about Prince Harry’s life was so different before he met his wife, Meghan Markle. Their whirlwind romance has been the source of endless speculation ever since it began, with some calling their quick courtship dangerous and others saying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have the perfect love story. But no matter which side you fall on, there’s no denying that Harry’s world was rocked by one very stunning American actress.

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Prince Harry has settled into his new role as husband and father beautifully. But before Meghan Markle, he was more of a party boy bachelor, hopelessly adrift and cycling through blonde girlfriends while seeming a little bit sad. We all knew he missed his mother, loved his brother, and wished he could find the right girl and settle down.

And according to one royal expert, one night of the week was especially hard for Prince Harry.

Prince Harry used to play the third wheel sometimes

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry
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One clue that there really is a royal feud between brothers is how close Prince Harry used to be with Prince William, even after the Duke of Cambridge married Kate Middleton. Sadly, the bond between brothers was forged in the wake of their mothers’ death. No one else on Earth understood what it was like to lose Princess Diana the way William and Harry did.

Even after Prince William wed Kate Middleton and the two embarked on life as newlyweds, Prince Harry was close by in a physical and emotional sense. He lived on Kensington Palace grounds and would pop over for dinner or hanging out with his brother and Kate Middleton. This is how the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry developed a great friendship.

The Duke of Sussex also became jealous of his brother

But just because he got along with his brother and his wife, it didn’t mean things were perfect. Royal biographer Kate Nicholl explained in her biography, Prince Harry: Life, Loss and Love that being alone made Harry a little bit bitter about life. And he took out those emotions on his brother.

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“Harry felt detached, lonely, and ‘rudderless’, and according to a friend he dreaded Sunday nights,” Nicholl wrote.

“He’d say ‘William’s got so boring,’ when in fact William was living the life I think Harry wanted for himself. I think he was worried he was going to be left on the shelf. He told me he hated being alone, especially on Sunday nights.”

Everything changed when Meghan Markle came along

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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While so many critics question how Prince Harry could have rushed into marriage with Meghan Markle, now we know it made perfect sense. After observing his brother’s seemingly perfect marriage for years and wanting the same for himself, Prince Harry jumped at the chance when it came along.

And clearly that gamble has paid off so far. Now Sunday nights are far from lonely — the Duke of Sussex has a wife and a newborn son to keep him busy every day of the week. It may have taken patience, but now Prince Harry finally has the life he always wanted. We just couldn’t be happier for him.