A royal commentator has shared that Prince Harry was once “terrified” over the possibility that Meghan Markle could leave him.

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Prince Harry was ‘terrified’ Meghan Markle would leave him, expert claims (Image: GETTY)

Prince Harry was once “terrified” that Meghan Markle would leave him, it has been claimed.

In 2016, around the time that their relationship became public, Harry defended his now-wife in a letter to the media.

The letter read that Harry was “worried” about Meghan’s safety and that she should not have been “subjected to such a storm” – especially so early in their relationship.

Harry’s letter had been live on the Royal Family’s website, but the link has been inactive since the end of 2023.

Speaking on GB News, royal expert Angela Levin said: “On the royal website, they removed the information that in 2016 Harry sent this very, very angry letter to the press.

“It was to say that they were being racist towards Meghan and disturbing her. Now that was when they met.

“It was interesting in 2016, I went to see him and I was told by one of his aides, ‘be very, very careful because he’s just written a letter and he’s terrified that Meghan’s going to leave him’.”

She added: “So actually go very carefully, otherwise he’ll throw you out’. It’s quite an odd way of thinking. You’re going to interview the Prince and then you’re going to have to be really careful. But I managed to write.

“That’s what the issue was, he was terrified that Meghan was going to leave him. It was love at first sight from his point of view.”

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Prince Harry was ‘worried’ about Meghan Markle’s safety, the letter claimed (Image: GETTY)Speaking of the letter now being inactive on the website, Ms Levin said that Harry is “very cross because he felt it should be against the press”.

Prince Harry made reference to the letter in his bombshell memoir Spare, which was released in January 2023.

He wrote: “I showed the essay to Jason (Knauf, former Kensington Palace Communications Secretary), said we needed a course correction immediately.

“No more debate, no more discussion. Within a day, we had a draft. Strong, precise, angry, honest. I didn’t think it would be the end, but maybe the beginning of the end.”


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Meghan and Harry have now been married for six years (Image: GETTY)

Additionally, Harry expressed that the statement angered both his father, King Charles and his brother, Prince William.

In Spare, he wrote: “My statement generated a whole new onslaught from my family. Pa and Willy (King Charles and Prince William) were furious. They gave me an earful.

My statement made them look bad, they both said. “Why in hell? Because they’d never put out a statement for their girlfriends, or wives when they were being harassed.”