Reports of the Duchess of Sussex being ‘difficult’ are ‘probably true’, a royal expert has said.
Robert Jobson has built up a deep understanding of the royal family after years covering them as an author, journalist and broadcaster.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News’ Royal Box, Mr Jobson said he thought rumours surrounding Meghan’s behaviour are likely to be based on some fact.
He added there has ‘clearly been some confrontation’ between the Duchess of Sussex and her sister-in-law Kate, although it is not possible to say over what.
There has ‘clearly’ been ‘some confrontation’ between Kate and Meghan (pictured together at Sandringham on Christmas Day) according to royal commentator Robert Jobson
Robert Jobson, pictured on Yahoo News’ Royal Box, has built up a deep understanding of the royal family after years covering them as an author, journalist and broadcaster
‘I think that most of the stories that have been written about them are probably true otherwise Kensington Palace would have come down on them like a tonne of bricks,’ he said. ‘I think most of it’s probably true.’
One such report suggested Meghan had reacted badly when she was told she could not wear her first choice of tiara on her wedding day.
The Queen is said to have ‘words’ with Prince Harry over ‘difficult’ Meghan, who was left disappointed when she could not wear an emerald tiara because the gems might have come from Russia.
While the story was widely reported, Mr Jobson said he doubted the Duchess would have been the root of the issue.
Mr Robson said Prince Harry being ‘overly protective’ and ‘overly defensive’ of Meghan is likely to have been behind reports that the Duchess was ‘difficult’ in choosing a wedding tiara
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‘I don’t think Meghan was being difficult when she was picking out a tiara, I think Harry was probably being overly defensive and overly protective,’ he said.
Another story emerged that suggested Kate was left ‘in tears’ after Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting.
On this, Mr Jobson reasoned: ‘Whether or not there were reports Kate cried over the way her daughter, I don’t know if that’s true or not but there’s clearly been some confrontation.’
The royal commentator also echoed the views of other insiders who claim it is unfair to paint Prince Harry as the rebel and his older brother as ‘Captain Sensible’.
‘We love to paint Harry as the rebel and William as Captain Sensible but it’s not like that at all,’ he said.
‘I think a lot of the time when William was smashed out of his head that the reports never got in the papers.
‘But Harry would be outside having a go at the photographers and that would make it into the papers.’