Prince Philip 'advised Prince Harry not to marry Meghan' for a brutal reason
Prince Philip reportedly once advised Prince Harry not to marry Meghan Markle for a pretty brutal reason.
According to The Sun, a report in The Sunday Times said the Duke of Edinburgh once told his grandson: “One steps out with actresses, one doesn’t marry them."
He is said to have made the remark after the now-Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relationship began to get serious.
The publication report Buckingham Palace declined to comment - however, given the couple's birthday message to Prince Phillip recently, we'd wager it's all good between them now.
It comes as Prince William is said to have questioned the speed at which at which Meghan and Prince Harry's relationship was moving.
Royal biographer Kate Nicholl has claimed that things soured between the brothers when William asked Harry whether his relationship with Meghan was moving too fast.
The couple met in the summer of 2016, were engaged less than a year and a half later and married within two years of when they started dating.
"They will joke about who hasn’t done the washing up or William will have a go at Harry for eating him out of house and home but actually a rift over his choice of bride is far more serious," Nicholl said on Channel 5 documentary Kate V Meghan: Princesses At War.
“William was quite concerned that the relationship had moved so quickly and being close to Harry, probably the only person close enough to say to Harry ‘this seems to be moving quickly, are you sure?’
“And I think what was meant as well intended brotherly advice just riled Harry.
"Harry is hugely protective of Meghan, he saw that as criticism, he interpreted that as his brother not really being behind this marriage and I don’t think things have been quite right ever since.”
Meghan and Prince Harry tied the knot in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle last May.
They welcomed their first child together, Archie Harrison, in May.