Things between the two royal brothers, Prince William and Prince Harry, seem to be getting better at present. Meghan Markle is often considered the major reason behind the rift between the two brothers. The first crack in Harry and William’s relationship came a few years back. The heir to the throne warned his younger brother that his relationship with Meghan was moving too fast.
The camaraderie further deteriorated, as there were often reports about fights between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Harry and Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview was the final nail in the coffin as they managed to make William furious by saying that he was trapped within his duties. Meanwhile, you might be surprised to know that there was a time when William and Kate were intimidated by Meghan’s presence.
How did Meghan Markle force William and Kate to up their game?
The annual Royal Foundation Forum event in 2018 was the first time that Meghan Markle joined William and Kate alongside Prince Harry for a public appearance. The event saw the former American actress stealing all the limelight. This was the first time for the Prince and Princess of Wales to be outshined by another royal couple.
Meghan carried herself extremely well and looked confident throughout the event. Seeing the persona of the Duchess of Sussex, a realization hit William and Kate hard. It was a wake-up-moment for the couple as they understood they needed to “up their game”.
“Meghan was the breakout star of the foursome. That was a wake-up moment for William and Kate when they realized that Meghan was very impressive, very confident, and very capable,” Katie Nicholl has claimed in her book, The New Royals, as per Mirror.
Further in her book, Katie highlighted Kate and William’s relief over Meghan and Harry’s decision to step down as working royals. The Prince and Princess of Wales were of the opinion that finally the drama was gone from their life.
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