Diva Duchess Meghan Markle has apparently tamed former hellraiser Prince Harry in time for their baby due this month — but turned him into a skinny, isolated loner in the process. The former actress gave her party boy hubby an ultimatum to shape up and live her celeb-style healthy lifestyle before he becomes a dad.
Her directives have seen Harry, 34, quit booze and go on a diet and exercise plan that has led to a “dramatic” weight loss. But former actress’ continuing feud with Kate Middleton and her tantrums with staff has seen her and Harry frozen out of the prince’s loyal royal circles. “Meghan basically transformed Harry into Meghan 2.0. She has him into all sorts of meditation, yoga and healthy eating, just like her,” a royal aide said. The aide, “But it’s led to Harry being frozen out of the royal circles he may desperately need in the future if things start to go wrong with his relationship with Meghan.”
The change in the Duke of Sussex has also been noted by socialite and royal biographer, Lady Colin Campbell, who boasts a wealth of royal contacts. “She’s radically altered his diet to such an extent that people in the palace are anxious about his eating habits,” Campbell revealed.
“I was told that people at the palace are concerned at the fact that he seems to have lost more weight than they would like to have seen him lose,” she continued. “Harry has also distanced himself from his friends. Many of his old buddies have concerns that Meghan, with her Hollywood beliefs, has not understood that some of them are in direct conflict with the traditional British way of life. All married couples change subtly, but when someone changes as much as Harry has, it creates a distance for friends.”
Campbell, 69 known as Lady C — also revealed royal insiders believe the changes in Harry have occurred so dramatically because he has been bewitched by Meghan, 37. “My understanding is that he’s completely besotted with her and she’s got a very strong personality, and one of the characteristics of people with these very strong personalities is that other people are inclined to be in their thrall,” the biographer explained.
She added, “Like many powerful, feminine women, seems to use Harry’s masculinity as a foil for her own femininity — so he’s protecting her at the very moment that she is in the more potent position in the relationship. It’s a very classical thing that women of an older generation used to do — let the man believe that he’s in the driver’s seat, when they’re the ones who have their hand on the wheel.”