On May 19th, 2018, the world came together to watch a real-life fairy-tale come true. Millions tuned in to witness the moment the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry married the love of his life, Meghan Markle. Oh, and we really do mean millions; a staggering 29.2 million U.S viewers tuned in to watch the event, now that is dedication. With everyone gushing over the now married couple expecting their first baby, it’s taken just one person to try and turn that all around.
The royal reporter and Prince Harry’s biographer has come to say a few words. British journalist Duncan Larcombe has spent the past ten years rubbing elbows with the Royals. After this time we’d expect him to have only praise to sing about the happy couple and those close to them, right? Not exactly. In a fiery new interview from Yahoo, the Royals may not be pleased to hear what Larcombe has to say.
Markles are “Tacky”
If Larcombe had a list of people he disliked, the Markles could be nearing the top. Two Markles, particularly. One of the biographer’s controversial statements was directly against the family of Harry’s other half.
Larcombe said, “They have reduced the commentary of the royal family to something of the Jerry Springer show, you know it’s tacky.” Who is he referring to directly? That would be Thomas Markle, Meghan’s father, and Samantha Markle, her half-sister. Both family members have had their time circling round in the press, producing several tell-all stories about the Duchess.
A Long-Standing Feud
Wondering where this conflict has come from? Thomas Markle has never been one to hold back when criticizing the Royals in interviews. He even blamed them last year for him having ‘no way of contacting’ his daughter. Markle even questioned in some interviews whether he would ever get to meet his future-grandchild.
These allegations only fueled the tension between Thomas and his daughter. Meghan fought straight back with a written letter, urging her father to stop generating headlines.
An excerpt from the letter reads: “Please allow us to live our lives in peace. Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband.”
The feud between Meghan and her father has stemmed back several years, but the future mother has suggested that he has been attempting to profit off her success ever since she became a world-renowned public figure.
Samantha Markle is another family member not afraid to slam her sister via the means of Twitter. On one occasion she referred to her as a ‘narcissist.’ Once again, Meghan was quick to put an end to her family’s behavior, this time by arguing that she “barely knows” her half-sibling.
A New Harry
He’s already denounced some of Markle’s family, but Larcombe did not finish there. What does he have to say about the couple in general, we wonder? Larcombe mentioned that “All of Harry’s staff have always thought he was fantastic, but the two of them (Harry and Meghan) are high maintenance.”
Do we sense a little resentment here? It would seem the royal reporter believes Markle has had some impact on her spouse. We’re not too sure he thinks it’s a good one. In another recent interview with “The New York Post,” Larcombe said that he noticed a change in Harry’s personality since being with Meghan. Duncan stated that Harry is far more high maintenance, ‘quite grumpy and aloof’ with members of the palace staff.
Feud Between the Royals
Would you believe it? When asking Larcombe to comment on the rumors surfacing about a conflict between Markle and sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Larcombe said this:
“I think it’s very interesting that the Palace have come out and denied certain stories but, others they haven’t denied at all.” What is Larcombe alluding to here? That the two genuinely don’t get along? Stories have surfaced about the feud being so bad that brothers Harry and Will are barely speaking to one another. From this statement given by Larcombe, one can only assume that is, in fact, the case.
Our Final Say
So what’s the verdict? It’s up to you to decide what to make of Larcombe’s various statements. Regarding the royal ‘feud’ between Kate and Meghan, it may be complete over-exaggeration. Either way, we are confident that time will tell.