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Richard Fitzwilliams says his granddad ‘didn’t want the modern royal family to appear divided’
Prince William was wary about Prince Harry slamming the press about Meghan Markle for this reason: book
Prince William was among those who warned Prince Harry not to attack the media for rehashing rumours about his new girlfriend, a new book claims.
Hitting Back: Why the Royal Family Wants Its Press Privileges Back by journalist Richard Fitzwilliams claims his grandmother, the Queen, was especially concerned about the future of the royal family.
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Fitzwilliams says in the book, published this week, that the prince’s great-grandfather – Prince Philip – had “never been a fan of the press and wanted the modern royal family to appear as united as possible.
“But his grandson Prince Harry, who at just 35 was well within the power to decide what he did and didn’t do with his public image, had a different view.”
Earlier this year, a “satirical” letter was sent by the media after a tabloid broke the news of Prince Harry’s relationship with American actress Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry is adamant his relationship with Markle, 36, is moving quickly and “are the real deal”, he told Sky News in July.
They have since made their first public appearance together, at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September last year.
Reports recently suggested the couple could get engaged by Christmas.