Royal biographer claims that ‘down to earth’ Harry becomes ‘high maintenance’ when he’s with Meghan – and says palace staff now find him ‘aloof’
- Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe claims that Harry is now ‘grumpy and aloof’
- He says that as a couple the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are ‘high maintenance’
- Says that the famously laid-back prince is now taking himself ‘more seriously’
A former royal editor claims that the Prince Harry has become more high maintenance since marrying Meghan.
Journalist Duncan Larcombe, the author of, the author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, also said that the famously laid-back prince has become more ‘grumpy’ with palace staff.
In a new interview with The New York Post, Larcombe said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are becoming difficult to cater for.
He said: ‘All of Harry’s staff have always thought he was fantastic, but the two of them (Meghan and Harry) are high maintenance.’
Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe claims that as a couple the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are ‘high maintenance’
Larcombe went on to say that 33-year-old Harry had become ‘quite grumpy and aloof from his own inner circle of staff ‘ adding ‘Harry was always very pally with (them), so this is very unlike him.’
The biographer also described the prince as ‘down to earth’ and while he hadn’t previously taken himself ‘very seriously’ he has noticed that change.
MailOnline has contacted Kensington Palace for a comment.
This comes just a few days after Larcombe admitted he believes there may be something to the reports that Harry’s pregnant wife does not get on with her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Larcombe (pictured) claims that Harry is now taking himself more seriously
On rumours of a rift between Meghan and Kate, the former Royal Editor at The Sun told Yahoo: ‘I think it’s very interesting that the Palace have come out and denied certain stories but, others they haven’t actually denied at all.’
He went on to slam the Duchess of Sussex’s family – claiming that their behaviour throughout her relationship with Prince Harry has been ‘tacky’.
In the interview, the writer criticised Meghan’s father, Thomas, and half-sister Samantha, saying: ‘They have reduced the commentary of the Royal family to something from the Jerry Springer Show, you know it’s tacky.’
In stark comparison, he praised Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, for her quiet presence next to her daughter on her wedding day, adding: ‘She’s maintained a dignified silence, she has done everything right.’
The writer also revealed that Prince Harry and Prince William are ‘very, very defensive’ of their wives – and that he and Harry once nearly had a fight.
He said: ‘I’ve found that with Harry and William as well, that if you write a story about them that’s true, and that’s fair, they don’t have a problem with it.
‘Where they start getting angry or defensive is when you get something wrong, they’re also very, very defensive of their other halves.’
He went on to say that Harry has become quite ‘aloof’ and ‘grumpy’ with palace staff whom he was previously ‘pally with’
Larcombe also says that he believes there may be something to the reports the Harry’s pregnant wife, Meghan, does not get on with her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge
Former Royal editor Duncan Larcombe has revealed that Prince Harry and Prince William are ‘very, very defensive’ of their wives – and that he and Harry once nearly had a fight