Prince William can ‘no longer hide’ his anger at Meghan Markle for disrespecting the Queen

Prince William was reportedly ‘angry’ about Meghan Markle’s behavior for over a year

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Prince William can reportedly “no longer hide” his true feelings about Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex after she attempted to “disrespect” the Queen and Royal Family.  

Prince William and his brother Prince Harry’s relationship has long been under the spotlight, as so-called Megxit, followed by Harry and Meghan’s shocking Oprah interview, inspired rumors of tension between them. However, it’s now been suggested that William’s anger is just as directed at Meghan. 

This comes as the Royal Family continues to handle the aftermath of the Sussexes’ Oprah interview revelations, which included Meghan’s claim that an unnamed royal commented on Archie’s skin color before he was born. The Duchess of Sussex also cleared up the speculation that Meghan made Kate Middleton cry, telling her side of the story and suggesting it was the other way around. 

Though it seems this comment has not endeared her to Prince William. Writing for MailOnline, columnist Dan Wootton stated: “Wills was angry about the behavior of his sister-in-law for well over a year.

“And that was before she sat down with Oprah Winfrey to attack his beloved wife and then accuse his flesh and blood of racism and uncaring behavior towards someone with mental health issues.”

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A senior royal insider reportedly told the publication that, “Much has been made of the troubles between Kate and Meghan, and William and Harry—but perhaps the biggest strains now exist between William and Meghan.

“First and foremost, William cannot countenance the way Meghan has treated his wife,” the insider continued, before suggesting that despite Kate attempting to help Meghan navigate royal life, her efforts were “constantly misinterpreted”.

They added, “But to name Kate so publicly during the Oprah interview as the person who made her cry was beyond the pale. Meghan would have been acutely aware that Kate is powerless to fight back.”

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And it seems that Meghan’s comments about Kate were not the only reason for potential discord between her and William. 

While William supposedly had his “reservations” about Meghan for a while, it was her and Harry’s decision to step back as senior members of the Royal Family that really changed things.

“Following Megxit though, everything changed”, another insider claimed. “He could no longer hide his true feelings because he felt like she had publicly attempted to disrespect his family and the Queen.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England

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Prince Harry and Meghan have since confirmed they will not be returning as working royals. And while William might perceive the couple’s actions as disrespectful to the Queen and the Royal Family, Harry expressed a different opinion to Oprah.

When asked whether he surprised his grandmother with Megxit, he responded, “I've never blindsided my grandmother, I have too much respect for her.”

It's clear the brothers are moving in very different directions, with Harry and Meghan's Santa Barbara mansion providing a home across the pond for their growing family, while William and Kate are rising through the ranks in the British monarchy. 

Prince William's title is set to change when his father, Prince Charles, becomes King, and he will likely be given the title Prince of Wales. Catherine will then become Princess of Wales, and one day a queen consort, in the likely event that Prince William becomes King. Only time will tell whether their changing circumstances will bring the two couples closer together, or drive them further apart.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with seven years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.