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Prince William and Harry had ‘week-long’ fight over Meghan Markle wedding

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Prince William and Harry had ‘week-long’ fight over Meghan Markle wedding

The two warring brothers Prince William and Prince Harry had a huge argument in the run up to Harry’s 2018 wedding to Meghan Markle, over the groom’s beard
In the run-up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, there was a fair share of tension brewing, particularly between the Royal brothers.Prince William and Harry had ‘week-long’ fight over Meghan Markle wedding

Every wedding comes with its own set of stressors and it’s not uncommon for harsh words to be exchanged when emotions are running high. This is especially true for a Royal wedding where every detail is scrutinised.

However, there’s regular wedding drama and then there’s the peculiar dispute that Harry found himself in with his brother William.

The unusual disagreement revolved around whether or not the groom should sport a beard – at least according to Prince Harry in his chart-topping memoir, Spare. In Harry’s version of events, his elder brother went as far as attempting to veto his facial hair, deeming it inappropriate.He penned in his book: “A beard was thought by some to be a clear violation of protocol and long-standing norms, especially since I was getting married in my Army uniform. Beards were forbidden in the British Army.”, reports the Mirror.

In the memoir, co-authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer JR Moehringer, Harry reveals he felt compelled to seek permission from his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, in person, explaining that the beard made him feel more at ease. Harry shared in his book that when he approached the late Queen, she gave her consent for him to keep his beard.
He noted in his book: “‘Yes,’ she said, ‘you may keep your beard,’ writes Harry. “But then I explained it to my brother and he… bristled? Not the done thing, he said. Military rules, and so forth.”

Harry revealed that he gave his older brother ‘a quick history lesson’ with the help of Google, showing William images of Royal ancestors who were bearded and uniformed, like Edward VII and George V. However, when Harry explained that their grandmother had already given him permission to keep his facial hair, William “became livid.”Harry recalls his brother saying: “You put her in an uncomfortable position, Harold! She had no choice but to say yes.”

Harry claims that William was furious and didn’t drop the argument for over a week. According to Harry, it ended with William telling him to shave off his beard.

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