Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth’s daughter, is said to have spoken negatively about Meghan and advised Harry not to marry the American actor.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, had the opportunity to meet several members of the royal family before marrying Prince Harry. However, according to some sources, Meghan was not well-liked by all.
Some advised Prince Harry to take it easy with Meghan Markle.
Despite Anne’s warning, other close friends of Harry advised him not to rush into things with Meghan. Harry and Meghan met in 2016 and fell in love right away.
According to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s book Finding Freedom, Prince William allegedly told Harry, “Don’t feel you need to rush this.” “Take as much time as you need to get to know this girl,” says the narrator.
According to the book, Harry’s longtime friend Tom Inskip offered similar advice. “Before doing anything more serious,” Inskip advised Harry to cohabitate with Meghan.
Harry, on the other hand, was reportedly unhappy with both William and Inskip, and his relationships with both men suffered as a result.
Princess Anne allegedly warned Prince Harry against marrying Meghan Markle
Meanwhile, Harry’s aunt warned him against marrying Meghan, according to royal author Lady Colin Campbell.
In a March YouTube video, Lady Colin stated, “Princess Anne objected to the fact that Meghan was a flagrant operator.” Princess Anne, according to the author, thought Meghan was “flagrantly attention-seeking to the point where it just absolutely turned Princess Anne off.”
“She made her feelings very clear and she did not believe Harry should marry Meghan Markle,” Lady Colin added. Everyone who was going along with it, she thought, was making a huge mistake… ‘Don’t marry that girl, she is unsuitable, she is wrong for us, she is wrong for the country, she is wrong for the job,’ said Princess Anne. It turned out to be correct.”
Meghan Markle was warned about royal life
Harry wasn’t the only one who had been warned before entering the relationship. Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, Meghan’s former agent, tried to warn Meghan about the challenges of being a potential royal spouse.
In January 2020, Nelthorpe-Cowne told the Daily Mail, “I doubted Meghan would be able to sustain the unrelenting pressure of being Harry’s girlfriend, let alone – wonder of wonders – his wife.” “When she told me their relationship was getting serious, my excitement turned to trepidation. For the sake of both of them.”
“I distinctly remember explaining to her as we sipped wine in London’s West End that she must deal with the enormous expectations of the British public, the Royal Family, and their courtiers,” Nelthorpe-Cowne continued. Her response was to raise her hand and mute me. ‘Save it,’ she said, her voice firm in a way I hadn’t noticed before. ‘I don’t want to hear it… this is a happy time in my life.’
Meghan has expressed her dissatisfaction with the British media on several occasions during her time as a royal. In early 2020, she and Harry resigned as senior royals and relocated to California.