Prince Philip advised Harry to be careful in his courtship of Meghan, and said to him: “You get out with actresses, you don’t marry them,” it is claimed.
Outspoken Philip, 98, is said to have made the remark to his grandson when the whirlwind novel became serious.
But Harry, 34, presented the knot in May last year with the former Suits actress, 37 years old.
The duke of Sussex and the duke of Edinburgh are known to have a very strong relationship.
Last week the Instagram account of Harry and Meghan “Grandpa” wished a happy birthday.
Philip was also seen in one of the first snapshots of the pair of baby Archie, alongside the queen and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, 62.
The duke was actually one of the first people to see the new baby as Meghan revealed during a short interview with her post-birth photography with baby Archie.
She said, “We just bumped into the duke when we walked by, which was so nice.”
Philip also made a surprise appearance during their royal wedding, despite the fact that she was recovering from hip surgery.
This would not be the first time he gave advice about marriage.
In 1997 he said: “Tolerance is the only essential ingredient. You can assume that the queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.”
His alleged remark about Meghan was in a Sunday Times Magazine article by Sophie Money-Coutts, daughter of retired private banker Crispin Money-Coutts, 9th Baron Latymer.
The article also claimed that a very high-ranking member of the royal family had named the Duchess of Sussex “the degree woman, because she will only last three years”.
The sun previously revealed that Prince William was worried about the speed of his brother’s romance. It is claimed that William, 36, had asked Harry: “This seems to be going fast, are you sure?”
An insider told The Sun that several members of the royal family expressed concern, but that “Harry acted very hard for Meghan.”
Royal viewers are now keenly observing conversations about the future of The Royal Foundation, founded in 2009 by William and Harry and later expanded with Kate and Meghan.
Now that the split in Cambridge and Sussex looks more and more permanent, there is great speculation. Palace assistants are quietly coordinating the exit of Harry and Meghan from the organization.
“The foundation is the one to be viewed,” a former staff member told The Times. “If it doesn’t stick together, that’s a real sign that there’s a problem.”
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on Philip’s alleged comments.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and is published here with permission.