Meghan caused Harry and William's feud, claims royal biographer: 'She was a massive problem for royals'
'William was quite right to say to Harry: ‘Look, this is a challenge you're bringing into the family, how's it going to work?''
British historian Robert Lacey has claimed that Meghan Markle was the “real reason” behind the differences between Prince Harry and his elder brother Prince William. Lacy also claimed that the former actress was a “massive problem” for the royals. The 76-year-old is the writer of the book ‘Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult’. He recently appeared on ‘Good Morning Britain’, where he spoke about Meghan with Piers Morgan.
As reported by The Sun, the biographer said, “Meghan was a massive problem for the royal family. It's easy to be wise after the event. Here's a self-made woman. A self-made millionaire, the only one in the royal family who's made her own money, created her own celebrity and not inherited it." Lacey has also mentioned the differences between the royal brothers in his book — expected to be released on October 20 — and claimed that William was “quite right” to be concerned for his younger brother.
“William was quite right to say to Harry: ‘Look, this is a challenge you're bringing into the family, how's it going to work?' And with wisdom after the event, one has to say not enough preparations were made,” Lacey told Morgan. The writer continued that the partial reason behind Megxit was Meghan not getting enough attention and importance. “She wasn't made to feel important enough and they are now where they want to be,” he added.
After stepping back from the senior royal duties earlier this year, Meghan and Harry shifted to California, USA, with their toddler son Archie. They are currently living in a $14 million mansion in Montecito. During the chat session with Morgan, Lacey also said that William was worried about the speed at which his younger brother was getting involved in the relationship with the 39-year-old. Harry and Meghan met each other in June 2016 and announced their engagement in November 2017 before exchanging vows in May 2018. Harry’s relationship timeline was just opposite to William’s, who took years to decide before tying the knot with Kate Middleton in 2011.
“William took the lesson of duty. As he went through this difficult time, the prospect he was going to be king was a strength for him, to the degree that when he fell in love, he politely asked his girlfriend to wait nine or 10 years to make sure she'd be good for the job,” the writer noted. “They have created a wonderful figurehead for the future. Harry took the opposite conclusion from the turmoil of his parents' loveless marriage, that he was going to go for love. We're looking at a clash of love and duty."
This comes after earlier in October, an excerpt from the upcoming book ‘Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult’ stated that the royal sisters-in-law, Meghan and Kate, treated “each other with mutual respect”, it was the brothers who “never hesitated to tell each other exactly what they thought and felt”. “Meghan and Kate actually got on rather well from the start. They might not be best-buddy material, but they found themselves, sister-outsiders in their extraordinary royal situation, and both of them cool professionals, treating each other with mutual respect. Each was far too canny to make an enemy of a prospective sister-in-law — it only made sense to be friends. 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,” Lacey wrote.