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Meghan got ‘biggest welcome’ when she met Prince Harry, palace insider claims

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Meghan Markle had the "biggest welcome" of any royal when she started dating Prince Harry, it has been claimed.

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards, 80, said the Duchess of Sussex, 39, told an ITV documentary she was treated more favourably than any other partner of a senior royal when she met Harry in 2016.

The Week That Shook The Royals, which aired last night, focuses on the impact of Meghan and and her husband's explosive interview with US TV chat show legend Oprah Winfrey, the Mirror reports.

The two-hour special, which premiered in the UK last Monday, included several shocking revelation, including allegations of racism against an unnamed member of the Royal Family and being financially "cut off" by Buckingham Palace.

Meghan also accused "the Firm" of "perpetuating falsehoods" about the couple, who now live in am £11million mansion in Santa Barbara's lavish Montecito district in California, and how she felt suicidal as a working royal.

Arthur has been covering the royals from close up for the past 44 years and has questioned whether the Duchess of Sussex was much as an outsider than she claimed to be during her chat with Oprah.

She had claimed that her and Harry left the UK due to the treatment they had received from the British press and from members of the Royal Family.

Arthur said that wasn't what he had initially seen after Meghan appeared on the scene and became the girlfriend to Prince Harry.

He said: "The fact is that Meghan got the biggest welcome to the Royal Family anyone ever got."

Arthur cited the mass outpouring of love from the public when she married Harry, with thousands lining the streets and millions more tuning in from home to watch them tie the knot.

It is in the past year or so that the relationship between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the British people began to sour, with many unhappy with their decision to leave the Royal Family and set up home in the US.

Last week, Arthur said that the only winner from the tell-all interview was Oprah, as she showed why she is such a revered talk show host.

Writing in The Sun, he revealed: "Make no mistake this is a knife edge moment in recent royal history that knocks Diana's Panorama revelations into a cocked hat.

"Harry and Meghan have the best PRs Hollywood can buy. I believe nothing in that interview was said by chance.

"I feel desperate sorrow that it's come to this. Everybody has been hurt here. It wasn’t necessary to do this."

  • ITV
  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Harry
  • Royal Family
  • Hollywood

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