British Royals are one of the most popular royal families. But the Sussexes are certainly the most controversial among them. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been the centre of attention, perhaps more after their recent Netflix documentary ‘Harry & Meghan’. Lady Colin Campbell, a Royal British Author, has another side of the story. Let’s have a look at the five facts about the Sussexes told in her recent book Meghan and Harry: The Real Story.
5 Facts About The Sussexes That You Probably Didn’t Know
1. Harry And The Second Son Syndrome
It is stated in the book that in the world where Harry was born, second sons get second-class citizen treatment. The Kensington Palace Chef, Darren McGrady, recollects Princess Diana’s words, telling him to take care of William as he is the heir to the throne. Whereas she will take care of the spare that is Harry.
The author adds that Prince Harry used to complain about his older brother getting more attention from Queen Mother while ignoring him.
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2. Meghan Wanted To Be Diana 2.0
A close friend of Meghan Markle, Nikki states that her friend(Meghan) found the royal family fascinating. She had seen Princess Diana’s funeral and took inspiration from her. She further adds that Meghan wanted to be Princess Diana 2.0 as she displays many of the latter’s traits.
3. Choice Of Wedding Gown Was A Surprise
The Queen was surprised by the choice of Meghan’s wedding gown. It is a royal custom for the brides to choose no lighter than cream. This struck the right note as she was making a debut in the royal world. However, Meghan’s choice of a virginal white defied the royal and aristocratic customs.
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4. Meghan’s Mother Asked Her To Loosen Up
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Doria, Meghan’s mother, is a free-spirited woman, Nikki Priddy stated. She also told that her friend’s mother asked Meghan to loosen up. Doria is fun-loving but strict as well. Her father, however, is a bit lenient and a great coach for Meghan in acting. This made her want to be the centre of attention and be famous.
5. Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
The name of the couple’s first child was a bit of a shock for the royals. It is understood that the names of royal children are always after their antecedents. It was unheard of for a royal to get a nickname instead of a Christian name.
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These facts are from the book Meghan and Harry: The Real Story written by the Royal author Lady Colin Campbell.
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