Royal experts allege that Kate Middleton had concerns about Prince Harry ahead of his wedding to Meghan Markle. The reason for her worries? Meghan’s father and his strained relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
• New claims suggest that Kate thought it was unusual that Prince Harry didn’t meet Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, before the Duke of Sussex got married in 2018.
• The concerns originally arose when Kate suspected that Meghan was embarrassed by some of her family members’ behavior and preferred not to discuss them, especially during royal family gatherings.
Kate Middleton allegedly had a heart-to-heart with Prince Harry before he got married, and the main topic of conversation was family.
According to the Daily Mail, Ingrid Seward of Majesty Magazine revealed that Kate expressed concerns about Prince Harry not meeting Meghan’s father, Thomas, before their wedding. He allegedly attempted to sell photos of his daughter and son-in-law-to-be to the paparazzi, straining the relationship. Ultimately Thomas suffered a heart attack and was unable to leave the US for his daughter's wedding.
Even before the nuptials, Kate had thought something seemed awry. She noticed that Meghan was only willing to talk about her mother, Doria Ragland. This was especially apparent when the royal family was together for Christmas at Anmer Hall in 2017, shortly after Harry and Meghan’s engagement.
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Rifts have been aplenty for the royal family over the past year, but it seems like Kate is attempting to ease different situations. Allegedly, she acted as the peacemaker between Prince Harry and Prince William during Prince Philip’s funeral in April. Some experts are going as far as suggesting that she's radically changing the crown in anticipation for when Prince William takes the throne.
Whatever is next, here’s hoping everyone finds common ground, especially considering all of the celebrations in store for what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday later this year.
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