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Staff nicknamed Prince Harry 'the Hostage' ahead of wedding and Meghan Markle 'wanted drama from start', insiders claim

STAFF nicknamed Prince Harry "the Hostage" ahead of his wedding to Meghan Markle, insiders have claimed today.

Claims have now surfaced the Duchess of Sussex was "constantly looking" for drama – despite palace insiders insisting they had bent over backwards to accommodate her.

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And the tensions between the couple and staff continued to bubble before the Duke of Sussex reportedly yelled "what Meghan wants, Meghan gets" in the lead up to their 2018 wedding ceremony.

The Telegraph today reported Harry had been given the nickname "the hostage".

The 36-year-old is claimed to have been left furious that the tiara Meghan had planned on wearing for the wedding could not be produced for an unscheduled hair appointment.

The tiara clash with the Queen's closest aide Angela Kelly is said to have sparked words for Harry from the monarch herself.

It comes as…

  • The Queen does not have an advance copy of the Oprah interview
  • The Charity Commission is conducting a review of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's former charity
  • Meghan's Suits co-star branded the Royal Family "shameless" in a Twitter rant
  • Meghan's best friend Jessica Mulroney has praised the duchess' kindness
  • The former actress plotted her interview with Oprah for three years

One source told The Telegraph: "Angela told Harry it was priceless and couldn't suddenly be handed over at short notice.

"He was furious and shouted: 'What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.' Suffice to say it didn't go down too well."

It was further claimed Meghan had been given first choice from the Crown Jewels – but that she had still been unhappy.

The insider claimed: "They insisted that they had the same inflation-adjusted budget for the wedding as William and Kate – she got the choir she wanted, the dress, the carriage procession, the tiara – she got everything she wanted but it still wasn't enough.

"She was constantly looking for reasons to say she had been deprived. Also, she wanted drama from the very beginning."

Harry and Meghan tied the knot at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2018 – with Telegraph claiming the lead up to the wedding was "hugely stressful" for everyone involved.



Just one report from the big day includes claims that the couple changed their song 12 times before they were happy with the arrangement of "Stand By Me".

The couple were serenaded by Ben E Kings classic love song Stand By Me as they walked down the aisle together after tying the knot.

The string of claims emerged this week as the couple get set to have their tell-all interview with Oprah aired tomorrow.

The Royal Family is braced for more bombshell claims in Monday's broadcast amid an escalating war of words. 

And aides said the Queen has not been given an advance copy of Harry and Meghan's chat with Oprah Winfrey – instead "everyone will watch at the same time".

The Duchess of Sussex accused Buckingham Palace of spreading lies about her, plunging the the family into its worst crisis in decades.

Senior Royals have reportedly urged for "calm amid the storm" ahead of the bombshell interview which will be aired this weekend.

The interview, conducted by talk-show powerhouse Oprah Winfrey, will be aired on CBS in the US on Sunday night, and then in the UK on ITV on Monday.

This week, reports were published claiming that Meghan had "bullied" several former staff members at Kensington Palace. 

A source told The Times newspaper the Duchess of Sussex drove two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third.

The Queen launched a probe into the allegations of bullying, with the Palace releasing a statement saying they were "very concerned" at claims the Duchess bullied staff.   

The Sun Online has approached the palace and Sussexes for comment.

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