Meghan Markle is tightening the leash on her new hubby Prince Harry. The former Suits star allegedly banned Harry from attending Queen Elizabeth’s bird shoot last month — despite it being a long-held family tradition.
Harry has gone to the yearly hunt since he was kid, often joining his dad, Prince Charles, and older brother, Prince William. While skipping out on the event might not seem like a big deal, sources say that Her Majesty noted Harry’s absence immediately.
Markle was against the bird hunt because she thought it was a cruel thing to witness. She also did not end her protest with Harry.
According to Radar Online, Markle also gave Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, an earful about letting her son, Prince George, attend the hunt. The former actress reportedly thought it was “disgusting” to let a 5-year-old boy witness the killing of birds.
We do not know how Middleton reacted to Markle’s comments, but it did not stop her from sending George to the hunt with his grandmother.
“Her hunting ban is the latest example of how she’s exerting control over Harry,” the insider added.
While Markle does her best to control Prince Harry, his friends are having none of it. In fact, royal family expert and author Lady Colin Campbell says that Markle’s liberal political views are becoming an issue with Harry’s friends, who cannot stand her stances on certain issues.
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With Prince Harry’s friends turning against her, Campbell believes Markle is finally learning how isolated one can feel within the confines of the royal family. In order to keep control of the situation, Markle is keeping to herself and avoiding even some of her closest friends.
There is no telling if Markle’s strategy will work, but she’s clearly having a harder time adjusting than previously thought.
The royal family has not addressed the rumors surrounding Meghan Markle.