Prince Harry has become 'high maintenance' and 'grumpy' with palace staff since marrying Meghan, new book claims

Prince Harry has become 'high maintenance' and 'grumpy' with palace staff since marrying Meghan, new book claims
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Source:Getty Images)

It looks like the Duchess of Sussex is rubbing off on her husband Prince Harry.

Journalist and royal biographer Duncan Larcombe, who authored 'Prince Harry: The Inside Story', has claimed the subject of his book has become high maintenance and more "grumpy" with palace staff ever since he married Meghan Markle, Daily Mail reports.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex address the public during a Community Event at Victoria Park on October 17, 2018, in Dubbo, Australia. (Getty)

The famously laidback prince and his wife are apparently becoming difficult to cater for, Larcombe told The New York Post. "All of Harry's staff have always thought he was fantastic, but the two of them (Meghan and Harry) are high maintenance," he said. The author further explained that Harry, 33, has become "quite grumpy and aloof from his own inner circle of staff," adding that he "was always very pally with (them), so this is very unlike him."


According to the biographer, the prince used to be "down to earth" and hadn't taken himself "very seriously" in the past. A few days earlier, Larcombe also gave credence to reports that Harry's pregnant wife, Meghan, does not get along with Kate, her sister-in-law and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Speaking to Yahoo, the former royal editor for the Sun gave his two cents on rumors of a rift between Meghan and Kate. "I think it's very interesting that the Palace have come out and denied certain stories but, others they haven't actually denied at all," he said.

Larcombe then slammed Markle's family, claiming that their behavior with Prince Harry has been "tacky" throughout. Specifically targeting Meghan's father Thomas and her half-sister Samantha, he said, "They have reduced the commentary of the Royal family to something from the Jerry Springer Show, you know it's tacky."

However, he praised Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother, for her "dignified" presence beside her daughter on her big day. "She's maintained a dignified silence, she has done everything right," he added.


(L-R) Meghan Markle and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva on February 28, 2018, in London, England. (Getty)

Furthermore, the writer also claimed that Prince Harry and Prince William almost had a fight once after being "very, very defensive" of their wives. "I've found that with Harry and William as well, that if you write a story about them that's true, and that's fair, they don't have a problem with it. Where they start getting angry or defensive is when you get something wrong, they're also very, very defensive of their other halves," he said.


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