Meghan opened Harry’s eyes to ‘unjust’ ways he was treated compared to ‘party boy’ William, says royal expert
Robert Lacey, author of 'Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of A Family in Tumult', claimed Meghan made Prince Harry 'resentful' of the 'unjust' way he was treated in comparison to actual 'party boy' Prince William
The Royal Family continues to remain a fascination for biographers, as they struggle to unearth shocking details about the members. Recently, royal author Robert Lacey claimed that Meghan Markle made Prince Harry "resentful" of the "unjust" way he was treated in comparison to "party boy" Prince William. According to the author, both Prince Harry and Prince William had a rather wild side in their salad days. Speaking to Vanity Fair, the expert said that Harry felt his partying was far more under scrutiny than his brother, who was just as much of a "party boy".
Lacey added, "He and William both misbehaved but Harry was blamed for everything. He became resentful of the stereotyping in the media." Apparently, Harry's wife Meghan Markle opened his eyes to the 'injustice' of the situation.
He added, "I think Meghan helped him to see the injustice of that, put it in words and react against it. Her arrival was a crucial moment." In his book, 'Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of A Family in Tumult'. Robert Lacey, who is also a consultant for Netflix's 'The Crown', asserts that Prince William called the basement at Highgrove House "Club H" and used it to host his parties for his Eton friends.
However, the book argues that the brothers' relationship turned sour when Prince Harry received heavy backlash in 2005 for wearing a Nazi costume to Maud's Cotswold Costumes - while William was dressed in an animal costume. Robert Lacey wrote: "For the first time, their relationship really suffered and they barely spoke. Harry resented the fact that William got away so lightly.
Meanwhile, Kate Middleton apparently had a "back up plan" in case Prince William jilted her to make sure she didn’t look "needy", Lacey claims. He wrote, "While Kate's medium-to-long-term objective was quite simple - to lead William in handcuffs to the altar - for the time being, she had to devise her own independent career path as camouflage."
In 2007, Kate was an accessories buyer for British fashion brand Jigsaw, which the biographer says benefitted both her personal and public image. Lacey added, "In neither respect would it help Ms. Middleton to appear the slightest bit needy - and of course there was the ultimate unthinkable possibility that she might end up getting dumped!" The couple did split for a while in 2007, before reconciling a few months later. The authors says that Prince William "dumped Kate over the phone" during an hour-long call while she was at work.
In the biography, he writes that William called Kate during the middle of the working day on April 11, 2007. The author wrote: "Kate excused herself from a meeting at Jigsaw, the fashion store with which she'd recently started working, to take a call from William in a room out of earshot of the other buyers. She shut the door for more than an hour. When she came out, she was single."
The break-up was brief and in a 2010 interview, William opened up about it and said, "We were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff, it was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up."