Prince William and Meghan Markle never had the opportunity to be close to each other. After all, the Duke of Cambridge already had some reservations about the Duchess of Sussex even before her wedding to Prince Harry.
In fact, Prince William never shied away from telling his younger brother how he felt about Meghan Markle. But the royal siblings usually ended up arguing every time the future king would raise his concerns about Prince Harry’s wife.
Prince William Didn’t Support Meghan Markle’s Political Views
During a recent discussion, royal author Katie Nicholl and royal expert Erin Vanderhoof talked about Prince William and Markle’s relationship. They said that Prince William wasn’t a fan of Markle and everything that she stands up for, especially her political views.
At the age of 11, Markle already spoke out against sexism. And she has vowed to continue doing so until she’s older. This is exactly what she has been doing, but Prince William isn’t reportedly impressed.
“William's issues with Meghan seem to go beyond his conflict with his younger brother and Meghan's charismatic approach. According to expert Robert Lacey, William thought Meghan's political causes were too trendy and disharmonious. [These were] exemplified by that 2019 issue of British Vogue she edited. It didn't go with his vision of what the monarchy should be. When William mentioned this to Harry, it apparently caused a really bad argument,” Vanderhoof said (via Geo. TV).
Meghan Markle Will Continue To Speak Up Despite Prince William’s Lack Of Support
Nicholl chimed in and said that Prince William must have felt that some of Markle’s causes were too close to politics. But even if this is the case, the Duke of Cambridge cannot stop the Duchess of Sussex from speaking her mind.
“Meghan has said that women have a voice, they need to be empowered and she's going to use her voice. We heard it from the very beginning when she said she wanted to hit the ground running, which is exactly what she did,” Nicholl said.
Prince William Upset, Disgusted With Meghan Markle For Disrespecting Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton
Other than her political views, Prince William also didn't like how Markle disrespected Queen Elizabeth. In his column for the Daily Mail, royal commentator Dan Wootton said that Kate Middleton’s husband has been upset with Markle’s behavior.
“And that was before she sat down with Oprah Winfrey to attack his beloved wife and then accuse his flesh and blood of racism and uncaring behavior towards someone with mental health issues,” he said (via Woman and Home).
Prince William was also reportedly upset with how Markle treated Middleton. And he didn’t also appreciate how Markle outed Middleton as the one that made her cry during her interview with Winfrey.
“Much has been made of the troubles between Kate and Meghan, and William and Harry—but perhaps the biggest strains now exist between William and Meghan. First and foremost, William cannot countenance the way Meghan has treated his wife. But to name Kate so publicly during the Oprah interview as the person who made her cry was beyond the pale. Meghan would have been acutely aware that Kate is powerless to fight back,” the source said.
In her book The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor, royal author Tina Brown also said that Prince William was shocked when Markle turned her private misunderstanding with Middleton into a public matter.
“William was disgusted about Meghan’s attack on Kate because she can’t answer back. But that’s nothing compared to how furious he’s going to be when this book comes out,” she wrote (via Marie Claire).
As of late, Prince William and Markle have not yet repaired their relationship. And Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee might be the first time that the in-laws will be seen together in public since the Sussexes relocated to the United States.
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