Prince Harry lashed out at press in furious letter as he was 'terrified Meghan would leave him'

-Credit: (Image: Getty)
-Credit: (Image: Getty)


Prince Harry was previously "terrified" that Meghan Markle would leave him, it has been revealed.

In 2016, when their relationship first came to light, the Duke of Sussex defended his now-wife in a letter addressed to the media.

The letter stated that Harry was "worried" about Meghan's safety and felt she should not have been "subjected to such a storm", particularly so early in their relationship.

The letter had been available on the Royal Family's website, but the link has been inactive since the end of 2023, the Express reports.

Royal expert Angela Levin discussed this on GB News, stating: "On the royal website, they removed the information that in 2016 Harry sent this very, very angry letter to the press.

The duke previously wrote a letter to the press as he was concerned about Meghan's safety -Credit:Getty
The duke previously wrote a letter to the press as he was concerned about Meghan's safety -Credit:Getty

"It was to say that they were being racist towards Meghan and disturbing her. Now that was when they met."

"In 2016, I went to see him and one of his aides told me, 'be very, very careful because he's just written a letter and he's terrified that Meghan's going to leave him'."

She continued: "So actually go very carefully, otherwise he'll throw you out'. It's quite an odd way of thinking. You're going to interview the Prince and then you're going to have to be really careful. But I managed to write.

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"That's what the issue was, he was terrified that Meghan was going to leave him. It was love at first sight from his point of view."

Regarding the letter now being inactive on the website, Ms Levin said that Harry is "very cross because he felt it should be against the press".

Prince Harry referred to the letter in his explosive memoir 'Spare', which hit the shelves in January 2023.

He penned: "I showed the essay to Jason (Knauf, former Kensington Palace Communications Secretary), said we needed a course correction immediately.

Harry claims his father and brother were left furious by his letter -Credit: Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images
Harry claims his father and brother were left furious by his letter -Credit: Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images

"No more debate, no more discussion. Within a day, we had a draft. Strong, precise, angry, honest. I didn't think it would be the end, but maybe the beginning of the end."

Furthermore, Harry revealed that his statement incensed both his father, King Charles, and his brother, Prince William.

In his tell-all memoir, he noted: "My statement generated a whole new onslaught from my family. Pa and Willy (King Charles and Prince William) were furious. They gave me an earful. My statement made them look bad, they both said. "Why in hell?

"Because they'd never put out a statement for their girlfriends, or wives when they were being harassed."

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