Prince Harry Ignored 1 of Prince Philip’s Demands to Give Meghan Exactly ‘What She Wants,’ Documentary Claims

It’s previously been reported that Prince Harry has said of his wife Meghan Markle: “what Meghan wants, Meghan gets.” Now, a documentary is revealing that’s what happened on their wedding day as Harry defied Prince Philip‘s demand so Meghan could get her way.

Here’s what Harry’s grandfather wanted that the Duke of Sussex ignored because Meghan wanted the opposite.

Prince Philip, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle arriving to the royal family's Christmas Day church service
Prince Philip, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle arriving to the royal family’s Christmas Day church service | Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

What was Meghan’s relationship like with Prince Philip?

Prince Philip was reportedly very upset when he learned about Meghan and Harry’s decision to step down from royal duties. The Daily Mail reported that upon hearing the news, the Duke of Edinburgh responded by shouting: “What the hell are they playing?”

But prior to Megxit, Philip was said to have had a good relationship with his granddaughter-in-law. A royal source told the Express that Meghan had lengthy conversations with Philip about his background and ancestry.

“The Duke of Edinburgh really got on with her,” the source told the publication. “The reason he liked her was because she was very bold. Meghan asked a lot of questions about Philip’s side of the family and his connection to Greece.”

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Prince Philip standing outside Church of St Mary Magdalene following Christmas Day Service in 2017
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Prince Philip standing outside Church of St Mary Magdalene following Christmas Day Service in 2017 | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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Prince Harry defied Philip’s demand because ‘what Meghan wants, Meghan gets’

Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot on May 19, 2018, and Philip reportedly had one demand for the duke and duchess on that day. The Express noted that in the documentary Fergie & Meghan: Inconvenient Royals Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke revealed Philip stated that he did not want Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson at the wedding.

The Duchess of York was not invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011 at Philip’s request. But because of Meghan’s friendship with Sarah’s daughter, Princess Eugenie, and the fact that Fergie was the first person who taught Meghan how to curtsy, the former Suits star wanted her at the wedding.

Montague claimed that when Prince Philip demanded Fergie not receive an invite to the affair: “Harry intervened and said, ‘This is what I want. This is what my bride wants as well. She has bonded with Fergie and she wants her there.'”

Did Prince Philip and Sarah Ferguson bury the hatchet before his death?

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Philip
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Philip | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

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Sarah and Philip’s feud went back decades. Back in 1992, the Duke of Edinburgh was furious with Fergie after her toe-sucking scandal became a hot topic in tabloids around the world. He refused to speak to her after that and she was shunned from several royal events.

According to Telegraph journalist Camilla Tominey, while the royal family patriarch never fully forgave Sarah he did soften his stance toward her in the later years of his life.

“Prince Philip has never really forgiven Fergie for some of the unfortunate headlines of the past,” Tominey previously said, before adding, “It used to be the case that when the queen invited Fergie and the girls up to Balmoral, he would disappear and go to the Isle of Wight because he didn’t want to be in the same place as her. That slightly melted in that he was at both Eugenie and Beatrice’s wedding.”

Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021. He was 99.