A sentence uttered by Prince Harry a few months before his marriage to Meghan Markle angered Queen Elizabeth, and foreshadowed the continuation of their conflict.
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Childhood friends of Prince Harry find Meghan Markle capricious, we learn in a biography of Prince Philip. A character trait attributed to the American by many of her detractors, whose opinion matters little to the Duke of Sussex. From the start of their relationship, the latter has always made sure that his partner gets what she wants, despite the protests that this may have generated. A sentence pronounced before their marriage proves it. Under pressure during the preparations for the festivities, he lost his temper: “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets!“
Queen Elizabeth has also made her voice heard. When choosing the accessories for the bride, the monarch noted that Meghan Markle “can’t have all she wants“ after this one asked to wear a tiara set with emeralds, can we read in the biography Finding Freedom, released last August.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018. Agence / Bestimage
Two years later, the breakup
Feminist and progressive, Meghan Markle did not conform to all traditions dictated by the Firm, drawing the wrath of Queen Elizabeth, du prince Philip and part of the British, more fond of the restraint of Kate Middleton. Conflicts provoked –or exacerbated– by the arrival of the former actress led the royal family to a point of no return last January, when the Sussex couple announced their departure. More than two years after the pronunciation of this sentence by Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has obtained what she wanted: to found her family, in her own terms … but also in those of the Duke of Sussex, relieved to have freed himself from the royal shackles.