It’s been over a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked the world by stepping down as Senior Royals and moving to California (via Canada first).
Renowned royal biographer Andrew Morton updated his 2018 book Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy: A Hollywood Princess to include more details about the innerworkings of Royal Family. He added three new chapters that focus on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since they got married.
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William’s ‘Influence’ In Harry And Meghan’s Exit
“He obviously had an influence in it,” Morton told Fox News  of William. “I think that Harry resented the fact that he supported his relationship with Kate Middleton over the years. We forget that the palace didn’t believe she and William would marry. They didn’t think she had what it took to be the future queen, initially.”
“But Harry always supported her,” he added. “He was always friendly with Catherine. They were always joking and laughing together. And the fact that William couldn’t do the same for him did not sit well with Harry. There’s no doubt that there was a divide between the brothers.”
Morton went on to explain that William wasn’t as welcoming of Meghan as he could have been because he was wary of her Hollywood background.
‘William Is A Cautious Guy’
“William is a cautious guy,” he stated. “He spent eight years with Kate and they broke up briefly at one point before they married. For Harry, it was instant when it came to Meghan. But William felt it was just too quick.”
“And he didn’t know much about her family, Morton said. “I remember in those early years, anything that was being reported about Meghan’s family was coming from her brother and sister speaking out to the press.”
Despite the tensions, palace insiders insisted to Morton that they did everything they could to help Meghan adjust to royal life.
“It’s obvious Meghan was entering a new world,” said Morton. “But it’s my understanding that they tried to help. [Princess] Diana spoke about the men in gray who were hostile to her because they were supporters of Prince Charles. And they had problems pretty early on in their marriage.”
“But Meghan and Harry were a double act,” he continued. “There wasn’t a cigarette paper between them. They were talented together. And Meghan was seen out and about. Friends of mine used to ring me up and say, ‘I just saw Meghan at such and such.’ She did have a life outside of palace walls and in those early days, she was very popular.”
William And Harry’s Different Paths
These days, William and Harry could not be on more different paths. While William has continued on with his royal duties and is destined to be king someday, Harry has gone full “woke” as a Hollywood celebrity.
“Harry has an idyllic life in California,” said Morton. “There isn’t an executive in Hollywood that would say no to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex… It’s quite the transformation for them.”
Regardless of your views on William, Harry, and their respective wives, it will certainly be interesting to see where their lives take them in the years to come.