Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry, has stated that she was “freaked out” when the now one and only inheriting heir to the British monarchy, Prince William, older brother of the younger Harry, leaned in for a hug. As we all know, the former prince Harry and Meghan were expelled from the British monarchy never to return. So, why is Prince William offering hugs?
As per GEO TV, Prince Harry is touching Meghan Markle’s first meeting with Prince William. The Duke of Sussex, in his memoir ‘Spare’ reveals how his new girlfriend ‘freaked out’ his elder brother as she leaned in for a hug.
He pens: “Meg and I popped over one afternoon, shortly before he and I were due to leave on a shooting trip. After a wait the door opened and there was my big brother, a bit dressed up. Nice trousers, nice shirt, open collar.”
He continues: “I introduced Meg, who leaned in and gave him a hug, which completely freaked him out. He recoiled. Willy didn’t hug many strangers. Whereas Meg hugged most strangers. The moment was a classic collision of cultures, like flashlight-torch, which felt to me both funny and charming.”
There you have it. Huggers and non huggers. Typically most men do not hug – especially women who are not their family or spouse. On this occasion the Prince William took it upon himself to give the hug.