The most unexpected part of Prince Harry’s revelations about Meghan Markle joining the royal family is probably his remarks about his father King Charles’ “boyish” response to his wife.
The Duke of Sussex revealed in his book Spare that he discussed music options with his future wife and his father at Charles and Camilla’s Clarence House before their nuptials in May 2018. Harry recalled how Charles used his “wireless” to play various song genres that could be used during the ceremony. Charles and Meghan’s shared love of classical music is what brought them together, according to Harry.
He played a variety of orchestras to get us in the mood and fully supported our decision to have an orchestra rather than an organist. Harry continued by saying that while the monarch enjoys Beethoven, Meghan grew to like Chopin after discovering how it could calm her dogs Guy and Bogart while she was living in Canada and filming Suits.
Charles was airy, witty, and charming, and Harry continued, “I kept shaking my head in amazement. I was aware that Pa enjoyed music, but I had no idea how much.
“Meg evoked so many qualities in him that I’d never seen before. Pa acted more like a boy around her. As I observed their bond deepening, I experienced a strengthening of my own bond with him.
She was being treated so poorly by so many people, so seeing my father treat her like the princess she was about to—or perhaps was born to—become, he continued, “filled my heart.”
Meanwhile, he asserted that Meghan’s interactions with his sister-in-law Princess Kate and brother Prince William were not as amicable. The Duke confirmed in his first televised interview to promote Spare that his brother never attempted to “dissuade” him from beginning a relationship with the American actress but he had “concerns.”
He told ITV reporter Tom Bradby, “No, he never tried to talk me out of marrying Meghan. But he expressed some worries and warned, ‘This is going to be really hard for you.’
And I’m still not really sure which part of what he was talking about today. He may have foreseen how the British media would respond.
Additionally, Harry stated that the Prince of Wales advised staying away from Westminster Abbey, the site of his 2011 wedding to Princess Kate, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, the location of their mother Princess Diana’s 1981 nuptials to King Charles.
The couple chose St. George’s Chapel as the location for their nuptials, and on May 19, 2018, they said “I do” in front of famous people like Victoria Beckham, Elton John, and Priyanka Chopra. After that, they attended a luncheon reception at Windsor Castle that was hosted by the late Queen Elizabeth II. They decided to adopt an American tradition by asking couples to eat together at the reception.
However, Harry claimed that they changed the place cards at the last minute to ensure spouses were seated separately, so William and Kate’s table was the only one that did not comply.