According to his biographer, Prince Harry did not agree with some of his wife Meghan Markle’s comments and actions in their new Netflix docuseries but “didn’t have the guts” to say anything about it.
In response to the first volume of “Harry & Meghan,” royal expert Angela Levin told GB News’ “Royal Round-Up” host Nana Akua that Prince Harry appeared “horrified” when Markle discussed her first meeting with Queen Elizabeth II in the docuseries.
Markle joked on the show about having to curtsy to Prince Harry’s grandmother shortly after they started dating in 2016. The Duchess of Sussex compared the protocol to “Medieval Times, Dinner and Tournament,” before mocking her over-the-top way of honoring the Queen at the time.
“Pleasure to meet you, Your Majesty,” Markle said as she made an exaggerated bow from the couch next to Prince Harry.
Some royal fans accused Markle of mocking the Queen, while others chastised Prince Harry for only smiling in response to his wife’s comments and actions.
Levin, who accompanied Prince Harry on many of his public appearances while researching his 2018 biography “Harry: A Biography of a Prince,” claimed that the Duke of Sussex’s reaction demonstrated that he was under Markle’s “control.” Levin’s claims could not be independently verified by International Business Times.
The royal expert claimed:
“When she did that phony curtsy and then with the squeaky voice said, ‘I’m so pleased to see you, Your Majesty,’ you know, [Harry] looked horrified. But he didn’t have the guts to say something about it. Even on air, he could have done it quite nicely and said, ‘Leave my grandmother alone.'”
Levin went on to say that the moment demonstrated:
“how much he’s under her spell and under her control and that he doesn’t actually dare say something about his grandmother, who he loved so much, who he flew to see that she was being looked after properly. None of that came through. He just accepted it because what Meghan says, Meghan’s always right.”
Levin, who previously stated that she interviewed Prince Harry while working on his biography in 2017, also stated that the Duke of Sussex is no longer the man she knew.
As she reflected on the prince’s alleged changes over the years, she claimed that “there’s almost nothing that you can see similar.”
Levin’s remarks came as Netflix released a new trailer for the second installment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s docuseries, which premieres this week.
The couple revealed more details about their decision to step down as senior working royals in the teaser.
Prince Harry admitted that he was the one who decided they needed to “get out” of the royal lifestyle.
He also spoke about how the palace handled stories about his brother, Prince William, and him.
Apparently referring to the palace and its communications team, Prince Harry stated:
“They were happy to lie to protect my brother. They were never willing to tell the truth to protect us.”
“Harry & Meghan” premiered three episodes last week. Three new episodes will be available on Thursday.