Princess Kate Said Harry, Meghan Walkabout Was Hard, Book Claims

A royal roller-coaster. Princess Kate had a tough time reuniting with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, a brand new guide claims.

Kate, 41, and Prince William have been joined by Harry, 38, and the Fits alum, 41, for a walkabout at Windsor Citadel in September 2022 to greet mourners who gathered to pay their respects to the late monarch. On the time, a supply completely informed Us Weekly that William, 40, prolonged the invitation to his brother and sister-in-law.

The outing marked one of many first instances the “Fab 4” appeared collectively within the wake of Harry and Meghan’s 2020 exit from their senior royal roles. In accordance with royal correspondent Robert Jobson, the {couples} solely gave the “phantasm” of placing on a united entrance.

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


In his upcoming guide, Our King, Jobson alleges that Kate felt uncomfortable earlier than stepping out for the cameras. “Catherine later admitted to a senior royal that, such was the ailing feeling between the 2 {couples}, the joint walkabout was one of many hardest issues she’d ever needed to do,” he writes, per excerpts printed by the Each day Mail. (Us has reached out to Buckingham Palace for touch upon Jobson’s guide.)

Tensions have been excessive between Harry, Meghan and the prolonged royal household for the reason that Sussexes moved to California with son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 22 months, following their closing engagement as senior royals in March 2020: the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. The Archewell cofounders mirrored on the London occasion throughout their Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan.

“We have been nervous seeing the household as a result of [of] all of the TV cameras and everyone watching at house and everyone watching within the viewers,” Harry recalled within the six-part sequence, which debuted in December 2022. “It’s like dwelling via a cleaning soap opera, the place everyone else views you as leisure.”

The Duke of Sussex confessed that he “felt actually distant” from his relations on the service. “Which was fascinating, as a result of a lot of how they function is about what it seems to be like, reasonably than what it appears like. And it appeared chilly. But it surely additionally felt chilly,” he defined.

The twosome have been throughout the pond when Elizabeth died at age 96 and stayed to attend a number of occasions as a part of the U.Okay.’s mourning interval. When the queen was laid to relaxation throughout her state funeral at Westminster Abbey in September 2022, Harry and his spouse sat within the second row of pews behind King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, William and Kate. Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward have been additionally seated within the first row.

Since leaving the palace behind, Harry has been candid about the place he and Meghan stand with the remainder of the British royals — and the place they hope their relationships will go sooner or later. A spokesperson for the couple confirmed to Us in March that they acquired an invite from Charles, 74, to attend his coronation — however their response has but to be publicly introduced.

Royal knowledgeable Alexander Larman weighed in on the household drama throughout unique interview with Us final month, arguing that Harry and Meghan ought to settle for the invite. “If he [doesn’t] go to the coronation, he’s basically saying, ‘I’m not gonna have any relationship with my household ever once more,’” the Windsors at Warfare creator claimed, including that he can be “amazed” if the Spare creator skips the occasion.

Jobson’s guide Our King hits cabinets on April 13.