Prince William Reportedly Wasn't Happy With the Way the Palace Announced Meghan Markle Went Into Labor

Shannon Barbour
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From Prevention

  • Prince William reportedly didn't approve of how the palace announced Meghan Markle had gone into labor with Archie.

  • The palace said she went into labor after she and Prince Harry had already welcomed their son.

  • They did it that way to maintain their privacy and head back home before the press found out.

Robert Lacey's bombshell new book, Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, continues to shed light on Prince William and Prince Harry's strained relationship and how it affected their families. In the latest report, Robert makes it abundantly clear that William reportedly thought he had a say in how Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their son.

On May 6, 2019, Meghan and Harry welcomed Archie at 5:26 a.m., but it wasn't until they and Doria Ragland were already headed back home—eight hours later—that the palace and royal family announced Meghan went into labor.

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According to Robert, Meghan and Harry's desire to delay the news to ensure a safe and private return home was simply too much for William to understand. The author added that William "did not think too highly of Harry and Meghan’s 'prima donna' maneuvers to conceal the birth of their son." And, it seems William definitely didn't take into consideration that he doesn't know what it's like to be a pregnant woman and should mind his own business instead of worrying about Meghan's delivery plan and decision to keep that private.

Apparently, William was so upset by their expectation of privacy that he and Kate Middleton waited "a full eight days" before they finally visited the Sussexs and met Archie. And when they did show up, they didn't even bring along Archie's cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. It was a shocking contrast to how "the Queen, Prince Philip, [Prince] Charles and Camilla [Parker Bowles] all turned up within hours to coo over the baby."

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

So, yeah, now that we know a little bit more about what reportedly went down between these families, you can see why Meghan and Harry decided to move to America and get some space. Hopefully the family can resolve their issues so Archie and his cousins are able to have some sort of relationship.

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