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Biographer Claims Meghan Markle Was 'Rude' to Aide Who Then Refused to Help with Her Wedding Dress: The Mirror

Junie Sihlangu
Aug 03, 2022
12:20 P.M.
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According to Tom Bower's 2022 biography, Duchess Meghan's wedding to Prince Harry didn't go as smoothly as people initially thought. The royal allegedly disagreed with one of her aides, leading him to return the favor.

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A day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were engaged; a spokesperson briefed reporters about the couple's upcoming wedding at Kensington Palace. The representative revealed that Harry and his bride would marry at Windsor Castle.

The couple was set to tie the knot in May 2018 at St George's Chapel. The spokesman said Meghan and Harry wished to include the public in their wedding, and the ceremony would be televised.

A view of Windsor Castle on November 29, 2017, in Windsor, England, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in St George's Chapel in May 2018. | Source: Getty Images

A view of Windsor Castle on November 29, 2017, in Windsor, England, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in St George's Chapel in May 2018. | Source: Getty Images

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The representative described the pair's wedding venue as "a very special place" for the royal and his bride. It was said that the Royal Family would pay for the ceremony's music, reception, flowers, and church service.

Kensington Palace said Harry's bride, a protestant, would be baptized and confirmed before her wedding day. The wedding venue was chosen for the couple's ceremony because, in 1984, Harry was christened in St George's Chapel.

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The castle was also where Harry's father, Prince Charles, married the love of his life, Duchess Camilla, in 2005. Besides Charles' son, other family members who tied the knot there included his cousin, Peter Philips, and Prince Edward.

It also happened to be where many monarchs and Royal Family members were buried. The Queen Mother, Henry VIII, Jane Seymour, Charles I, and Princess Margaret were laid to rest at the same venue.

It's believed that Harry chose the chapel so he and his wife would have more privacy. St George's Chapel boasted the Henry VII gate and the Horseshoe Cloisters, which meant guests would be kept out of the public eye.

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MEGHAN'S AIDE REFUSED TO HELP WITH HER DRESS AFTER THE ROYAL'S UNCALLED-FOR BEHAVIOR

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Although it seemed Meghan and Harry's wedding went peacefully on television, a biographer has disputed this. Tom Bower, the author of "Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors," the writer explained his views.

During a 2022 appearance on the Mirror's Pod Save the Queen podcast, Bower shared a story about Meghan he'd heard from a military man. The unnamed person allegedly recalled the wedding day when Harry's bride got out of her car unaccompanied.

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Many would recall how she seemed to be struggling with the long train of her dress while an army officer tasked with opening her door stood by and didn't assist. Bower revealed in his book what had caused the officer to behave that way, stating:

"And the reason is, is the day before in the rehearsal, she had been very rude to him so he thought 'well I'm not going to help you today.'"

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The author said he hadn't gotten the story from a colleague of the officer. Meghan arrived at the venue with two page boys after her father, Thomas Markle, failed to attend his daughter's special day.

Footage recorded Harry's bride struggling with her twisted veil after she exited her vehicle. A different aide and the gown's designer, Clare Waight Keller, were the ones who rushed to assist Meghan.

ROYAL WEDDING TRADITIONS WERE BROKEN

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One of the royal wedding traditions broken during Harry and Meghan's wedding was when the bride was accompanied by Charles partway down the aisle before she continued on her own.

According to Good Housekeeping, British weddings don't include the groom watching his bride as she walks down the aisle, but Harry did just that! In this case, the Duke of Sussex and his best man, Harry's brother, Prince William, were supposed to face the altar.

Meghan Markle and her bridal party walk down the aisle of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and her bridal party walk down the aisle of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Meghan's husband was only supposed to face her when standing beside him at the altar. Harry also opted to wear a wedding ring, breaking the family tradition of doing the opposite, like his grandfather, Prince Philip, and brother.

The royal's wedding ring was also platinum, while his bride wore a golf one, whereas the Royal Family usually opts for bands made from Welsh gold. Instead of the traditional fruit cake, Harry and Meghan went with lemon elderflower cake.

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The couple also broke protocol by having Rev. Michael Curry, an American bishop, give their sermon. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also selected their tracks instead of going for the traditional organ music, and lastly, Cosmopolitan said:

"While the British public were denied a balcony kiss due to the location, their kiss upon leaving St. George's Chapel was the first ever royal kiss to be had on the steps outside the West Door."

HARRY AND MEGHAN'S NEW LIVES WITH THEIR TWO CHILDREN, FAR AWAY FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY AND THEIR TITLES

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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In 2020, after the Sussexes revealed they were stepping back from their senior royal roles while seeking independence, the couple spent six months moving around. They left Harry's hometown in the UK and moved to Canada.

Soon enough, they moved from Canada to Los Angeles in the US, living in Tyler Perry's Beverly Hills mansion. Their last move was to the new home in Montecito, Santa Barbara.

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The couple allegedly chose the home because Harry loved California, and he and his wife liked that the house was in a small town. The area gave them the privacy they both sought.

In July 2022, columnist Daniela Elser shared how Harry was "forging a life" that he'd created on his own. A life built from his aspirations and hopes of bringing up a family with his wife away from royalty after giving up a lot to have the freedom.

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Elser said the duke had chosen happiness, joy, and to "look forward and not eternally back." Her comments came after Harry's latest hearing, where he challenged February 2020's ruling that he wouldn't get the "same degree" of personal protective security as other royals when visiting the UK.

Other celebrities who live there include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Tom Cruise.

The duke's representative once revealed how Harry wished to bring his two children, son Archie and daughter Lilibet, to the UK but couldn't because it was dangerous. After stepping back from their roles, he and his wife lost their UK police protection.

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Meghan and Harry's Montecito home was officially known as Chateau of Riven Rock. It allegedly boasts a tennis court, a spa, a private playground for the children, and the couple's private domain - their bedroom.

The Sussexes bedroom suite featured an outdoor terrace, an en-suite bathroom, a bedroom, and a dressing room. The home also has its own office, a stunning living room, and plenty of outdoor space in its garden.

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Meghan and her husband have an impressive swimming pool for soaking up the sunshine. When visitors come through, the couple has plenty of wine to entertain them in their wine cellar.

The 18,000 square feet, nine bedrooms, and 16 bathroom home was on five acres of land and secluded in the hillside estate. Other celebrities who live there include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Tom Cruise.

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