Prince Harry claims Prince William was “absolutely terrified” because Meghan Markle hugged the Prince of Wales when they first met.
In his new memoirs, “additional,” The Duke of Sussex wrote that upon their first meeting in 2016, William “bounced” when Markle went to hug.
“[It] Harry wrote of his first hug, adding: “It bounced back.”
Adds Harry, “Willy didn’t hug a lot of strangers. Meg hugged most strangers.”
The red-headed monarch, 38, also wrote that he doesn’t think Markle needs to get close to his brother even though the gesture is “protocol” for meeting a royal for the first time.
“Will was hoping she would greet him with standard respect as per protocol because she didn’t know that and I didn’t tell her,” says Harry.
He explains that in other situations he made it clear that Markle, 41, should be hunched over, but she did not consider it necessary to have a casual meeting between her and William, 40.
When I met my grandmother [the late Queen Elizabeth II], I explained – this is the Queen, but when I met my brother, it was just Willie, who loved “suits”. “
Harry notes that Middleton, 40, was out with her kids when Markle and William first greeted each other.
Elsewhere in the book, which hits US shelves January 10, Harry claims William and Middleton They were big fans of legal dramasin which Markle starred as paralegal Rachel Zane.
Harry first remembers telling his brother and sister-in-law that he was dating the “Suits” actress.
Their mouths opened. They turned to each other. Then Willie turned to me and said, “Pffk?”
“I was baffled until Willie and Kate pointed out that they were regular — even devout — viewers of Suits,” Harry wrote. “Wow,” I thought, laughing. I was worried about the wrong thing. in the family, but now I had to worry about her chasing after her to get an autograph.”
Harry expresses how much he would like him and Markle to have a close relationship with William and Middleton. But things soured for the Fab Four after the Sussexes retired from their senior roles as members of the royal family.
He and Markle They left their royal duties in 2020 They have since moved to California, where they live with their two children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.
In addition to chasing members of the royal family in their country Interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2020 as well as in Their new Netflix docuseries “Harry & Meghan” Harry searches for the Prince and Princess of Wales in his long-awaited book.
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William isn’t the only member of the family who Harry rips into his folder. Harry also ended his fraught relationship with his father, King Charles III.
In the book, Harry claims his father told his mother, Princess Diana, on the day he was born, “Now you’ve given me an heir and a spare – My job is done. “
However, sources close to Charles, 74, recently claimed that the Commonwealth chief has Every intention of reconciliation With Harry and Markle.
“Those close to the king insist that he has always made it clear how much he loves each of his sons, while keeping communication channels open over the past few years, despite the many criticisms from California,” the sources said recently. he told the Telegraph.
Harry and Markle She was reportedly invited to King Charles’ coronationbut the duke has He refused to confirm their presence.