But with claims that Harry “hit it off” with Burberry model Sarah Ann Macklin after he had met Meghan hitting the headlines, the Duchess of Sussex was most likely furious with the allegations being made public.
Royal biographer and author of Harry: Conversations with the Prince, Angela Levin, told The Express: “During the very early stages of his relationship with Meghan, Harry was thought to have gone on dates with Sarah Ann Macklin.
“They met at a private party, he took her number and bombarded her with texts. But it turned out to be just a fling.”
An alleged friend of Sarah said the pair got along but were “quite different” so it didn’t work out between them. Of course, we know for certain nothing progressed with the model, as Harry went on to marry American actress Meghan in May 2018.
Body language expert Dr Louise Maher tells New Idea that behind the smiles and waves, tension was brewing among the royals.
Dr Maher says: “Harry can be seen speaking, Kate listens, Camilla listens, but Meghan looks straight ahead in a neutral way ...”
But Harry’s former flame wasn’t the only news that rocked Kensington Palace. During the event, news that Kate Middleton’s former best friend Rose Hanbury had reportedly split from her husband David Rocksavage was also circling the family.
The 35-year-old, who married in 2009, was recently spotted without her wedding ring while attending the state banquet with the royals and Donald Trump. The Express newspaper reported: “Rose usually wears a wedding band but opted to go without for the black-tie banquet.
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