Prince Harry says William ‘never liked’ Meghan Markle from the start of their relationship – and revealed his brother’s eight-word comment about their marriage. The revelation was made as the Duke of Sussex opened up about his life to Tom Braby in an interview on ITV on Sunday night (January 8).
While discussing how Meghan had been introduced to the family he revealed that his brother and his wife Princess Kate Middleton were huge fans of Suits, the legal drama in which Meghan starred. But he said that the three had never got on.
“I don’t think they were ever expecting me to get – or to become – to get into a relationship with – with someone like Meghan who had, you know, a very successful career,” Harry said. “There was a lot of stereotyping that was happening, that I was guilty of as well, at the beginning…
“Some of the things that my brother and sister-in-law – some of the way that they were acting or behaving definitely felt to me as though unfortunately that stereotyping was causing a bit of a barrier to them really sort of, you know, introducing or welcoming her in.”
He continued when asked to clarify the stereotypes: “Well, American actress, divorced, biracial, there’s – there’s all different parts to that and what that can mean but if you are, like a lot of my family do, if you are reading the press, the British tabloids, [Yeah] at the same time as living the life, then there is a tendency where you could actually end up living in the tabloid bubble rather than the actual reality.”
He also revealed what he claimed William had said to him when he told him he was going to marry Meghan. Harry said: “He never tried to dissuade me from marrying Meghan, but he aired some concerns, very early, and said you know, ‘This is gonna be really hard for you’.
“And I still to this day don’t truly understand which part of what he was talking about. But maybe, you know, maybe he predicted what the British press’s reaction was gonna be.”