Prince Harry 'Resented' Prince William For Not Being Supportive Of His Relationship With Meghan Markle, Claims Author
Author Andrew Morton is giving new insight into the royal family drama via his updated book. In 2018, the biographer released Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, but now that so much has changed, he's re-released his work under the title Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy.
In this version, the author delves into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to leave royal life behind, in addition to examining the rift between the Duke of Sussex and his brother, Prince William — who in Morton's opinion, played a part in Harry's departure.
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"He obviously had an influence in it. I think that Harry resented the fact that he supported his relationship with Kate Middleton over the years," the writer explained to Fox News. "We forget that the palace didn’t believe she and William would marry. They didn’t think she had what it took to be the future queen, initially. But Harry always supported her. He was always friendly with Catherine. They were always joking and laughing together."
"The fact that William couldn’t do the same for him did not sit well with Harry," Morton continued. "There’s no doubt that there was a divide between the brothers."
According to the author, the Duke of Cambridge wasn't immediately accepting of the Suits actress because of her Hollywood background and how fast the pair's romance was moving.
"William is a cautious guy. He spent eight years with Kate and they broke up briefly at one point before they married. For Harry, it was instant when it came to Meghan. But William felt it was just too quick. And he didn’t know much about her family," the biographer said. "I remember in those early years, anything that was being reported about Meghan’s family was coming from her brother and sister speaking out to the press."
After leaving the U.K., the father-of-two told Oprah Winfrey that he and William are "on different paths," but he made note that he'll always have "love" for his older sibling.
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The two reunited in July to unveil a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, and though they were seen smiling and chatting, their broken relationship has still yet to heal.