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Prince William: what he advised Harry against for his wedding to Meghan

The Memoirs of Prince Harry, entitled “The Spare”, have not finished giving up all their secrets. This time, the Duke of Sussex returns to the advice given by his brother regarding his marriage to Meghan Markle.

In “The Spare”, Prince Harry makes many confidences about the British crown. Among them, many concern his brother, Prince William, with whom the relationship has not always been smooth. Harry explains in the book that his elder brother had strongly advised him against getting engaged to Meghan Markle, judging that the relationship was evolving “too fast” and that it was “too early” to move on.

American, actress and divorced … on paper, Meghan Markle was not the ideal candidate for the son of King Charles III. Harry writes that in the language of his brother, the term “American actress” had the same echo as “convicted criminal”. For the wedding preparations, William had advised them against getting married in Westminster Abbey, where he and Kate were united in 2011. He had also advised his brother not to go to St. Paul’s Cathedral where their parents, Charles and Diana, had said “I do” in 1981.

The day Prince William ordered Prince Harry to shave

Finally, Meghan and Harry were married on May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The Duke of Sussex looks back on that day in “The Supplicant” and writes that his ginger beard had terribly annoyed Prince William. Harry had obtained the agreement of the Queen to keep his beard, something that was refused to William, at his wedding. In his role as the eldest, Harry says that William could not help but give him a moral lesson: “At one point, he ordered me, as heir to the deputy, to shave,” says the younger.

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