Prince William Was More Supportive of Meghan Markle Than He Gets Credit For

For a while, there have been several different rumors swirling around about a royal feud. Many of the rumors mainly involve Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, but people have also speculated that Prince William and Markle do not get along either. The main reason for this feud is because Prince William had reportedly told Prince Harry that his relationship with Markle was moving too quickly. While Duchess Meghan and Prince William seem to get along just fine when they are in public, there are several fans that think that there may be some tension between the two behind closed doors.

Although many people believe that Prince William has not been very supportive of his brother’s relationship, there is actually evidence that proves that he has been on Markle and Prince Harry’s side throughout their relationship. Here is what we know.

The media’s attack on Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Being an actress, Markle was no stranger to the spotlight. However, nothing could have prepared her for the onslaught of paparazzi that had followed her after it was suspected that she was dating Prince Harry. When the couple had first started dating, it seemed like there wasn’t a magazine around that didn’t have Markles picture printed on the cover. The media was not very nice to the young duchess back then.

A lot of the stories that were written about her were aiming to directly attack her character. It didn’t take long before Prince Harry had enough of the media’s harassment of his girlfriend. He had his Communications Secretary issue a statement urging the media to leave Markle and her family alone. 

One part of the statement had read: “[Harry’s] girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”

The statement went on to plead with the public to give Markle her privacy. Just by reading the first few sentences of the statement, the public could tell Prince Harry was extremely upset.

What impact did the statement have on the royal family?

The public statement was significant for a couple of reasons. First, it showed us a different side of Prince Harry. We are usually used to seeing Prince Harry’s laid-back and sometimes goofy personality. This time, however, he was not joking around. It showed the public that Prince Harry has a serious side to him as well.

The second thing is that the statement was officially telling the public that Prince Harry was, in fact, dating Markle. Up until this point, it had mainly been speculations and their relationship had not yet been officially confirmed.

Many royal fans believed that Prince William was against Prince Harry making a statement because he thought that it was much too soon for Prince Harry to go public with his relationship with Markle. At the time, there was talk that Prince William and Prince Harry had actually started arguing because future king was adamant about the fact that Prince Harry should not release any kind of statement.

Was Prince William really upset about the statement?

According to reports, Prince William was never actually mad about Prince Harry releasing a statement. In fact, Prince William had actually supported his decision. Kensington Palace had even commented on the situation and confirmed that Prince William fully supported his brother’s decision to try to protect Markle.

A royal insider had also said that there was no way Prince Harry would have released a statement without talking to his brother first.

“They don’t issue statements like that without talking to each other, and they talked about the Meghan Markle Statement extensively in advance of it being put out,” the royal insider had said. 

The insider had also gone on to say that Prince William understood what Prince Harry was going through because Middleton had gone through a similar situation when she started dating the Duke of Cambridge. So, Prince William was just as worried about Markle as his brother was. Also, considering Prince Harry and Prince William share the same media advisors, it is very likely that the two brothers actually came up with the statement together.