It’s never easy planning a wedding, but the stress is even worse when you are about to become a member of the Royal Family. While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s love story has been picture perfect so far, there is one member of the family who isn’t happy with how the wedding plans are proceeding. Will the disagreement drive a wedge between Prince Charles and Harry?
According to the insider Prince Charles had a huge argument with Harry over his wedding with the Suits star. Charles wanted Harry to hire his longtime consultant Michael Fawcett to plan the wedding, but his son and soon-to-be wife didn’t take his advice.
With Harry and Markle going their way, Charles was reportedly angry with his son and the two are in a huge row over the issue.
Turns out Harry and Markle may have had good reason to avoid Fawcett, who used to work as Charles’ personal valet. Fawcett’s controversial past surfaced in 1998 when members of Charles’ staff wanted him fired because he was bullying them around.
Fawcett resigned over the accusations but was later reinstated and given the title of senior valet.
In 2003, Fawcett quit after investigators discovered that he was selling royal gifts at the behest of Charles. Despite the multiple scandals, Charles retained Fawcett’s services and hired him as a consultant. Charles and Fawcett have maintained a close relationship ever since.
Charles pays Fawcett over $85,000 a year to oversee the Dumfries House. The former valet is also expected to head up Charles’ charity, the Prince’s Foundation, which could increase his income by $2.4 million annually.
It is clear that Charles values Fawcett’s opinion on a lot of matters, but Harry and Markle don’t share the same fondness for the controversial figure.
There’s no telling how this might affect Harry’s relationship with Charles, who will become King of England at some point, but things are definitely strained at the moment.
Harry and Markle are set to exchange vows on May 19. The ceremony will be held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and is expected to feature quite several celebrity appearances.
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This is one reason why Harry and Markle may not have wanted Fawcett to plan the wedding. The couple reportedly do not want a classic wedding, going instead for a more modern look and feel.
We can only hope that the family works things out in the near future and everything is smooth sailing from there.
Charles has not commented on the rumors surrounding Fawcett.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed their wedding plans a few months ago and have been quiet about the details ever since. Their ceremony will be the first royal wedding since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot back in 2011.