Prince Harry recalled the second Meghan Markle met the royal household for the primary time when she mistook Prince Andrew as Queen Elizabeth II’s private assistant. In his memoir Spare, Prince Harry writes that his then future spouse was underprepared throughout her first assembly along with his grandmother in 2016.
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“After a second, Meg requested me one thing in regards to the Queen’s assistant. I requested who she was speaking about. That man holding the purse. That man who walked her to the door. That wasn’t her assistant? Who was it?’” Prince Harry wrote.
The Duke of Sussex knowledgeable his then-girlfriend that the person holding the Queen’s purse was his uncle, Prince Andrew, telling Meghan Markle: “‘That was her second son. Andrew.’”
“She undoubtedly hadn’t googled us,” Prince Harry wrote.
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Prince Harry additionally opened up about Prince Andrew’s sexual assault scandal, writing that he “by no means imagined” he’d lose palace safety after his uncle was permitted to retain it. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their positions as senior members of the royal household and relocated to the US in 2020, thus dropping police safety.
“By no means. Not on this local weather of hate. Not after what occurred to my mom [Princess Diana]. Additionally, not within the wake of my Uncle Andrew. He was embroiled in a shameful scandal, accused of the sexual assault of a younger lady and nobody had a lot urged that he lose his safety. No matter grievances folks had in opposition to us, intercourse crimes weren’t on the listing,” Prince Harry wrote.
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