The Royal family in Jolly Ol’ England ain’t necessarily having a jolly good time over there these days. Their dirty laundry has been tabloid fodder pretty much since the days of Princess Diana, and the drama has only extended over the last few decades as her sons Prince Harry and Prince William continue with their feud. Now, the entire family has been ripped apart so much that Harry and his bride, biracial American beauty Meghan Markle, have left the United Kingdom.
To understand where the tension came from look no further than a chat the two brothers had in the winter of 2018, where Harry confronted his older brother about his behavior towards Meghan. From Cosmo;
“Harry felt William wasn’t rolling out the red carpet for Meghan and told him so. They had a bit of a fall-out, which was only resolved when Charles stepped in and asked William to make an effort. That’s when the Cambridges invited the Sussexes to spend Christmas with them.”
Apparently what ensued over the next few months was bickering between the two brothers with William thinking things were moving too fast between Harry and Meghan, with Harry blaming William for trying to mess up what he has with Meghan. Things went on the decline after that, even with Harry and William not speaking to each other at an Easter service last year.
“Harry was seen talking to [his cousin] Zara and exchanging pleasantries with Kate but did not say anything to his elder brother.” Yup, there’s a video:
Eventually, all of the drama, trials and tribulations of the past year lead to Meghan and Harry packing their bags and leaving their senior royal duties behind for a life out of the spotlight. The gag is, unfortunately, they’ll never be out of the spotlight. And someone will always have something to say about their personal business. Like Meghan’s brother Thomas Markle Jr. Showbiz Cheatsheet reports;
Markle Jr. weighed in on Megxit during the Jan. 20 episode of the Australian morning show Sunrise, sharing that he may not “necessarily support” Meghan’s move, but believes their decision was about “two people in love wanting to live their life the way they want to live it.”
He explained during the interview: “I think that’s [royal title] probably one of the biggest achievements you can ever get in life and to be on that pedestal and that position is a major honor for anybody in the entire world.”
“It can be one thing, it could be Meghan wanting her way and not wanting to live under anybody’s control, and then it could be her and Harry want to go off and be private and not be bothered by any responsibilities except for their own.’”
But he also admitted that he felt a bit betrayed by his sister.
“She is my sister and I’ve always loved her. We had a great upbringing, we had a really good childhood. It’s like my father said, ‘I don’t recognize this person in my daughter anymore’ and neither do I and the rest of the family.”
“I have to support her one way and I have to be on the fence about a lot of different subjects. Obviously, I wish her well and the best in life, but on the other hand, I don’t believe in some of her actions as far as disowning her family and saying that we don’t exist when we’ve given her a great childhood and upbringing. But like I said, I do love her, she is my sister.”
Check out Thomas Markle Jr.’s entire interview with Sunrise below.