Prince Harry didn't have second thoughts about removing the people in his life who didn't support his decision to marry Meghan Markle. Even his childhood friend and one of his closest pal Tom Inskip suffered banishment, according to reports.
Prince Harry Banished Childhood Friend For Allegedly Questioning His Decision In Choosing Meghan Markle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dated for a year before they announced their engagement. They got married less than two years after they met.
Several felt that they had a whirlwind romance, so some people close to Prince Harry advised him against marrying Meghan Markle was too soon.
According to royal biographers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand in their book Finding Freedom, his childhood pal Tom "Skippy" Inskip were among those who discouraged him from marrying Markle.
The authors noted that Skippy's words "came from a good place." However, regardless of his intentions, the royal prince was "very hurt." He invited Skippy and his wife to his royal wedding but not into the evening reception.
"Notable [absence from the reception was] Skippy, Harry's old friend, who had questioned the prince's relationship with Meghan, and his wife, Lara," they wrote. "They were invited to the wedding ceremony and lunchtime reception [hosted by The Queen] but didn't make the cut for the evening bash."
The authors continued, "Many of Harry's old friends said that the evening guest list was the prince and his bride's way of saying 'these are the people we want in our lives moving forward.'"
According to the authors, Skippy complained to their other friends the next day telling them, "Meghan has changed Harry too much" and concluded, "we've lost him."
Prince Harry And Prince William's Falling-Out Was Also Related To Meghan Markle
Apparently, Prince Harry gave the same treatment to everyone who seemingly questioned his decision in marrying Meghan Markle. It was also the same reason he allegedly feuded with his older brother, Prince William.
"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," Robert Lacey wrote in his book Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, per People.
"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."
Unfortunately, even if Prince William meant well, Prince Harry reportedly responded with a "brusque and offended pushback."
The Duke of Cambridge was concerned about the future state of the monarchy because he wanted Prince Harry to be by his side when he reigns, so he wanted him to have the best partner. Meanwhile, Prince Harry was already sure of his feelings toward Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been married for three years already. They are currently based in the United States after they stepped down from their royal duties.
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