Prince William Was Right to Worry About Meghan Markle Causing a Disruption in the Royal Family

It seems so long ago now, but it was only a couple of years ago when Prince William was questioning his brother Prince Harry for rushing into a relationship with Meghan Markle. That incident is what supposedly spurred the feud between the brothers in the first place.

But now with all the royal family going on and so many followers blaming the bulk of it on Markle, it’s leading fans to question: Was Prince William right to question Markle’s motives all along?

Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry
Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry | Eddie Mulholland – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fell in love quickly

The Duke of Sussex met his future bride in Canada during the summer of 2016. These two had a quiet beginning to their relationship, though both knew the media involvement would be significant once they went public. They just didn’t realize how crazy it would get.

Prince Harry later claimed he knew Markle was special from that first blind date and she was equally smitten. One date turned to two, and eventually, the pair got engaged. They made their marriage intentions official in November 2017 after just over one year of dating. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married on May 19, 2018.

Prince William wanted his brother to be careful

Prince William and Prince Harry
Prince William and Prince Harry | Samir Hussein/WireImage

As the older sibling, Prince William had natural inclinations to look out for his younger brother in all facets of life. And these two were especially close after the tragic death of their mother Princess Diana when they were both so young.

But instead of heeding the Duke of Cambridge’s advice, Prince Harry reacted with anger when William suggested he might be moving too quickly. Royal expert Ingrid Seward explained, “It was all so quick that William and Kate didn’t have a moment to get to know Meghan because Harry hardly knew Meghan.”

Plus, after waiting years to make the decision to marry wife Kate Middleton, Prince William was well acquainted with patience in relationships. As royal expert Kate Nicholl explained, “Harry supported William from the outset of his relationship with Kate and he felt very let down that he wasn’t getting his brother’s full 100 percent support with the relationship with Meghan.”

Did Prince William predict this was going to happen?

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex | Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle most likely never imagined they’d be quitting the royal family like this. But Prince William may have understood that drama might be on the horizon either way.

For one thing, William knew that his brother had a fraught relationship with the media even before getting married. Harry has always blamed them for his mother’s misery and, eventually, for her death.

Though Prince William couldn’t have known these feelings would cause Harry to leave the family, he probably did know that the press wouldn’t treat Meghan Markle kindly. And that would be enough to send Harry over the edge.

Harry is willing to choose his wife over his blood relatives

Prince Harry
Prince Harry | Joe Giddins – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle might be a comparably new addition to Prince Harry’s life, but his recent statements prove he is willing to leave behind the people he’s known his whole life in favor of the woman he loves. He’s not the first royal family member to do something like this. But it’s still quite shocking.

There’s a chance that this could have happened no matter who Prince Harry married. Prince William is one of the few who saw it coming from a mile away.