Prince William ‘recoiled’ from Meghan Markle’s embrace

Prince Harry claims Prince William was “completely freaked out” that Meghan Markle hugged the Prince of Wales when they first met.

In his new memoir, ‘Spare’, the Duke of Sussex writes that when they first met in 2016, William ‘flipped back’ when Markle came into the embrace.

“[It] completely freaked him out,” Harry wrote of their first hug, adding, “He backed off.

Harry adds: “Willy hasn’t kissed many strangers. While Meg hugged most strangers.

The red-haired royal, 38, also writes that he didn’t think Markle needed to curtsey to his brother despite the gesture being “protocol” for meeting a senior royal for the first time.

“Will had hoped she would greet him with the standard bow as per protocol because she didn’t know and I hadn’t told her,” Harry said.

Meghan Markle and Prince William.

Prince Harry claims Prince William was “freaked out” when Meghan Markle hugged him when they first met.


Meghan Markle and Prince William.

Prince Harry claims Prince William was “freaked out” when Meghan Markle hugged him when they first met.


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He explains that in other situations, he made it clear that Markle, 41, should curtsy but didn’t consider it necessary for the informal meeting between her and William, 40.

“When I met my grandmother [the late Queen Elizabeth II]I had been clear – she’s the queen, but when I met my brother, it was just Willy, who loved ‘Suits’.

Harry notes that Middleton, 40, was outside with his children when Markle and William first greeted each other.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hug each other.
Harry said his brother rarely hugs strangers while Markle often hugs people she doesn’t know.
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Elsewhere in the tome, which will be released in the US on January 10, Harry says William and Middleton were big fans of the legal drama, in which Markle played the role of no-nonsense paralegal Rachel Zane.

Harry remembers first telling his brother and sister-in-law that he was dating the ‘Suits’ actress.

“Their mouths opened. They turned to each other. Then Willy turned to me and said, ‘Fk off?’ ”

Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Harry explained that he didn’t think Markle had to curtsy when he first met his brother and Kate Middleton despite the “protocol”.
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“I was baffled until Willy and Kate explained to me that they were regular, even religious, ‘Suits’ viewers,” Harry writes. “’Awesome’, I thought, laughing. I worried about the wrong thing. All this time I had thought that Willy and Kate might not welcome Meg into the family, but now I had to worry about them pestering her for an autograph.

Harry expresses how much he yearned for himself and Markle to have a close relationship with William and Middleton. But things went downhill for the fabulous four after the Sussexes retired from their main roles as senior royals.

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Harry thought their first meeting would go well because the Prince and Princess of Wales said they were big fans of Markle’s ‘Suits’ show.


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Harry thought their first meeting would go well because the Prince and Princess of Wales said they were big fans of Markle’s ‘Suits’ show.


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Harry thought their first meeting would go well because the Prince and Princess of Wales said they were big fans of Markle’s ‘Suits’ show.


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He and Markle stepped down from royal duties in 2020 and have since moved to California where they reside with their two children: Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.

As well as taking on the royals in their explosive 2020 interview with Oprah Winfrey as well as their new Netflix docuseries ‘Harry & Meghan’, Harry also digs into the Prince and Princess of Wales in his book. so anticipated.

He claims William and Middleton influenced his decision to wear a Nazi uniform to a costume party in 2005.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William.

Things have been tough for the foursome since Markle and Harry stepped down from their royal duties.


Things have been tough for the foursome since Markle and Harry stepped down from their royal duties.


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Harry also calls William his “beloved brother and nemesis” and accuses his brother of physically assaulting him after fighting for Markle.


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And William isn’t the only family member Harry rips into his tome. Harry also opened up about his strained relationship with his father, King Charles III.

In the book, Harry claims his father said to his mother, Princess Diana, on the day he was born: “Now you have given me one heir and another – my work is done.”

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince William.
Harry also claimed that William physically attacked him after they had a fight over the old ‘Suits’.
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It was widely reported that Markle wanted to make amends with Charles after Queen Elizabeth II died in September 2022 and requested a private audience with him, but to no avail.

However, sources close to Charles, 74, have recently claimed that the Commonwealth leader has every intention of reconciling with Harry and Markle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the royal family in 2020 and moved to California where they now reside with their two children.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the royal family in 2020 and moved to California where they now reside with their two children.


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the royal family in 2020 and moved to California where they now reside with their two children.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the royal family in 2020 and moved to California where they now reside with their two children.


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“Those close to the King insist he has always made it clear how much he loves his two sons, keeping channels of communication open over the past few years, despite California’s many beards,” sources said recently. at the Telegraph.

Harry and Markle would be invited to King Charles’ coronation, however, the duke declined to confirm their attendance.

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