Prince Harry's under the thumb when it comes to Meghan, says royal biographer

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent

Prince Harry was once seen as the world’s most eligible bachelor, but he’s actually quite shy around women says royal biographer Duncan Larcombe. 

Speaking to Yahoo UK‘s The Royal Box, Larcombe claims Harry’s “very easily dominated by [women]” and says “he’s the guy that’s under the thumb very quickly.”

“It’s happened with every single one of his girlfriends,” Larcombe continues.

Meghan is renowned for her success and her confidence, but the media appear to have turned on her in recent weeks, having branded her as “difficult” and “demanding.”

Harry is protective of his wife Meghan, the couple are pictured here in Ireland in July [Photo: Getty]

It was claimed in Robert Jobson’s book Charles at Seventy that Harry told staff before the couple’s wedding: “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”

According to sources, the outburst came after the bride reportedly wanted to wear a tiara with emeralds, but was told she couldn’t because its origin was unknown.

Larcombe says: “He wouldn’t ever demand it for himself but he sticks up for his other half.”

There have also been reports of tensions, fall-outs and drama between the Cambridges and the Sussexes over the past couple of weeks.

It all began after the announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan are moving to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in the new year, instead of living next to William and Kate.

While rumours of a feud between the two couples is speculation, Harry has had a tense and complicated relationship with the press, since his mother Princess Diana died in 1997.

Harry has had a complicated relationship with the press [Photo: Getty]

But Larcombe, who was royal editor of The Sun for 12 years, warned that Harry needs to “calm down” when it comes to his attitude towards the press.

The couple reportedly did not invite the media to a reception on the day they got engaged in November 2017 and invited a minimal number of journalists to the wedding in May.

Larcombe believes Harry “excluded the press,” from the day he issued a personal press releaseurging them to respect his and Meghan’s privacy (who was then his girlfriend).

While the royals regularly undertake private engagements, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had a number of unannounced meetings, without any media present lately. 

He added: “I’m not speaking from my own personal experience, but I would tell you now that some of the viciousness we’ve seen aimed towards Meghan in the past few weeks is probably a result of the fact that the press have been shut out by them.”

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