Many royal fans recall Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, saying before they met that she didn’t know much about Prince Harry or his family. In the couple’s first joint interview after getting engaged, as well as the pair’s bombshell sit down with Oprah Winfrey, the former Suits star mentioned it.
Some people doubted Meghan’s claim that she never Googled her future husband or his relatives, and one Real Housewives star agrees, saying she doesn’t believe the duchess is telling the truth.
Meghan claimed she had no knowledge of Harry or the royal family.
During their post-engagement interview in November 2017, Harry and his soon-to-be bride-to-be discussed their first meeting.
“You don’t grow up with the same understanding of the royal family as I did because I’m from the United States. Meghan claimed, “I didn’t know much about him.” “So when [our mutual friend] said she wanted to set us up, the only question I had was, ‘Well, is he nice?’ Because it didn’t seem like it would make sense if he wasn’t nice.”
The Duke of Sussex’s wife then admitted to Oprah in March 2021: “I never looked up my husband online.” I didn’t feel compelled to because he was telling me everything I needed to know — or at least everything we thought I needed to know… Thank goodness I didn’t know much about the family and hadn’t done any research because I would’ve been completely consumed by it.”
Meghan wasn’t telling the truth about not Googling the prince, according to the ‘Real Housewives’ star.
Former Real Housewives of Cheshire star Leilani Dowding isn’t buying Meghan’s claims about not knowing much about the prince and not Googling Britain’s most famous family.
She told The Express, “Absolutely not [true] in this day and age, everyone Googles everyone.” “I googled Billy and Billy googled me, the moment I heard he wanted to ask me out, I said, ‘You know, send me a photo, what’s his name?’” Dowding added, referring to her own relationship with The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy, whom she had met on a blind date. Oh, Billy Duffy, OK, I’ll Google that and see what comes up.’ I just find it hard to believe that in this day and age, if someone is well-known, no one would look them up.”
“I just think it would be so naive not to look up somebody first if you’re going on a date, whether it’s a blind date or anything,” the reality star continued. I did it with Billy, and he did it with me — I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t!”
Meghan, according to Dowding, thought she could be “like a Kardashian” by marrying Harry, but was disappointed when she realised royal life wasn’t all that glamorous.
Dowding speculated, “She thought she was going to be like a Kardashian on the red carpet with beautiful dresses and that was the life of a princess or a duchess.” “I think she got a rude awakening when she saw what her responsibilities were going to be, and it was obvious that she was going to try to get out of it, and then when she said she was going to Los Angeles, I just thought, ‘Oh my God, she really wants to be like a Kardashian!’”
What the Duchess of Sussex admitted to researching on the internet
The duchess admitted that she had to Google a few things after joining the royal family during her primetime special with Oprah. Meghan admitted to the legendary talk show host that she had no formal royal training and had to quickly learn a variety of traditions and protocols.
Meghan explained, “Unlike what you see in the movies, there is no class on how to speak, how to cross your legs, or how to be royal.” She talked about her first meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and how she learned to curtsy just moments before being introduced to the monarch. She also talked about late-night Google sessions to learn English civic basics, such as Anglican hymns and the words to “God Save the Queen.”