'Finding Freedom': Meghan Markle Chose a Very Funny Christmas Gift for Prince William in 2017
The tell-all biography about the royal couple, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan is currently the talk of the town. One of the chapters in the book discusses a particularly strange gift that the Duchess was bought for her brother-in-law for Christmas.
On August 11, 2020, co-authors and royal correspondents Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie released the book, “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family.” The biography discusses Prince Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan’s lives as British royals.
One of the things addressed in the book is the gift Meghan, 39, once bought for Harry’s brother, Prince William. According to the biography, one tradition for the Royal Family is to exchange novelty Christmas gifts yearly.
ROYAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
William’s wife, Duchess Kate, once gifted Harry, 35, a "Grow Your Own Girlfriend" kit before he got married. In 2017, Meghan had the pleasure of spending her first-ever Christmas holidays with the Royal Family at Sandringham.
Being a part of their festivities meant she had to get involved in the tradition. It was an honor for Meghan to be with them during this time which was "an audition like no other, and [Meghan] wanted to impress her future royal relatives.”
MEGHAN’S GIFT FOR WILLIAM
Scobie and Durand revealed how she got a spoon for William that was embossed with the words “cereal killer” on the bowl-end. Harry and Meghan actually stayed with William and Kate at their country home in Anmer Hall during the royal Christmas festivities.
SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN CANADA
The following year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent the holiday with his family again. Last year, however, they celebrated the holidays on Victoria Island in Canada.
HARRY & WILLIAM’S RELATIONSHIP
Harry and William's relationship has been quite strained for several years, according to reports. A bigger rift allegedly grew between them when the younger royal decided to step down from his senior role in the family in January 2020.
According to a Kensington Palace insider that spoke to Scobie and Durand, William became upset that private family matters were made public. During Harry’s interview for ITV's documentary on his and Meghan's trip to South Africa, the royal discussed how he and his wife weren’t supported by the family.
WHY THE BROTHERS DON’T GET ALONG
Harry and William’s rift began when the former started dating Meghan, who was an actress then. William felt his younger brother was moving too quickly with his new relationship and felt he should slow down.