KATE Middleton worried that Prince Harry hadn’t met Meghan Markle’s father before the two were married, a royal biographer claims.
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Kate Middleton became concerned as to why Harry hadn’t met his father-in-law before his wedding with Meghan, it’s claimedCredit: PA:Press Association
William, Kate and Harry were previously extremely close, with Harry a frequent guest at their home in London.
But divisions began to form when he quickly fell in love with Meghan.
And Kate then began to worry about Meghan’s relationships with her father Thomas, Ingrid claims.
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The turning point came when Harry invited Meghan to spend Christmas at William and Kate’s home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, shortly after their engagement.
Kate and Wills “praised Meghan for mucking in and playing with George and Charlotte” after the stay.
But Harry then guest-edited Radio 4’s Today programme a couple of days later – and revealed his loved ones were “like the family she never had”.
The claims caused huge upset in Meghan’s family – and her half-sister Samantha later said Harry’s words were deeply hurtful.
And for Kate, pregnant with Louis and suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that can utterly debilitate its sufferers, it was “all a bit worrying”, Ingrid said.
“She could not understand why Harry had never met his future father-in-law, nor why Meghan, who Harry assured was The One and ‘ticked all his boxes’, appeared embarrassed about her family and unwilling to speak about them apart from her mother,” she said.
Meghan and Harry were invited to Kate and William’s Norfolk home for Christmas soon after their engagementCredit: Getty
But Kate worried privately over relationships with some of her relatives – including dad Thomas, who gave an interview to GMB last month, it’s claimed
Father Thomas, who has repeatedly given interviews to the press about his relationship with his daughter, was not invited.
He has also never met the couple’s son Archie.
In an interview with Good Morning Britain, given just a day after Meghan and Harry’s chat with Oprah aired in the UK, he said the couple “didn’t care if I died” after his heart attack.
He also hand-delivered a letter to Oprah’s home asking for the chat show host to interview him too.
Meanwhile, the Duchess has faced a court battle after a national paper printed extracts of a five-page letter she’d written to Mr Markle.
A judge ruled the paper did breach her privacy – although publisher ANL is appealing the decision.
In a separate interview with James Corden, Harry said he knew his future wife was “special” on their second date.
He told the former Gavin and Stacey actor that “everything was done back to front” due his royal status, which meant cosy nights in rather than attending glitzy dinners.
Thomas wasn’t invited to Meghan and Harry’s wedding – with her mother the only family member present for the brideCredit: AP:Associated Press
But despite Kate’s fears, divisions between William and Harry had already arisen, it’s reportedCredit: Getty – Contributor
William’s words of caution for Harry are believed to be the reason for the initial issuesCredit: PA:Press Association
He said: “Rather than going to friends’ houses or out for dinner where there were other distractions [we had] no distractions. It was great.
“We went from zero to 60 in the first two months.”
And Ingrid said: “Both William and Kate wanted to like Meghan if for no other reason than Harry was so madly in love.
“But the women had little in common beyond some polite chatter and their shared interest in tennis.”
And the troubles worsened with Megxit – and the now-notorious interview with Oprah.
During the explosive chat, the couple said a senior royal had made a racist comment about the colour of son Archie’s skin before his birth.
Meghan and Harry’s popularity with Brit adults has taken a tumble to its lowest-ever point since the chat screened.
And Ingrid said: “Now, after all that has happened, Kate is burdened with the task of peacemaker.
“Her huge strength and inner resolve will stand her in good stead, but mending this broken relationship might be the one thing she cannot conquer.”