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This Is Why Prince Harry Questioned Prince William's 'Concern' for Meghan Markle Before Wedding

This Is Why Prince Harry Questioned Prince William's 'Concern' for Meghan Markle Before Wedding

Prince Harry and Prince William‘s strained relationship continues to play out in the public eye.

In historian Robert Lacey‘s book Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, previewed by People on Thursday (October 8), their relationship drama is further explored – including William‘s alleged “concern” for Meghan Markle before tying the knot.

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“The fundamental conflict was between the two males who had known each other all their lives and had never hesitated to tell each other exactly what they thought and felt. William worried that his brother was moving too fast in his courtship — and he did not shrink from saying as much when Harry started talking about getting hitched to Meghan quite soon,” he writes.

“According to another source on this crucial and much-reported confrontation between the brothers that occurred sometime in late 2016 or early 2017, William couched his question in terms of apparent concern for Meghan,” he continues.

“’Waity William,’ of course, took so long to commit to Kate [Middleton] for the sake of the monarchy. He had been auditioning her for a job all those years. So Harry could not help but wonder whether Wills was really concerned about his personal happiness—or whether he was, once again and as per usual, thinking about the makeup and fortunes of ‘the Firm’ whose boss he would become one day? The response from Harry was a brusque and offended pushback.”

“For William it was the future state of his monarchy — his sacred trust; while for Harry it was the love of the complex and captivating woman who had finally made sense of his life.”

Their rift also included a “bitter explosion” – find out more about what happened.

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