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Prince Harry nicknamed 'the hostage' by royal aides ahead of wedding to Meghan Markle

 The claim comes ahead of Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey (Image: Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese v)

Royal aides dubbed Prince Harry 'the hostage' in the run-up to his and Meghan Markle's wedding, it has been claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey is due to air this weekend in a dramatic week for the Royal Family.

Harry and Meghan tied the knot in a fairytale ceremony at Windsor Castle broadcast around the world in May 2018.

But the run-up to the wedding saw reports of tension between the couple and staff.

After an argument reportedly erupted over Meghan's tiara, Prince Harry is said to have clashed with the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly.

The incident sparked a telling-off for Harry from the Queen after he allegedly fumed "what Meghan wants, Meghan gets".

It has now been claimed that royal aides behind the scenes had dubbed the 36-year-old 'the hostage'.

The couple reportedly "insisted" on the same-inflation adjusted budget for their wedding as Prince William and Kate.

One source told the Telegraph Meghan "got everything she wanted but it still wasn’t enough."

They added: “She was constantly looking for reasons to say she had been deprived.

"Also she wanted drama from the very beginning. In the centre of a storm, she’d always be very calm.”

It comes as the Duchess of Sussex criticised the constraints she faced when a working royal and said it was "liberating" to be able to "say yes" to Oprah Winfrey's request for an interview.

Asked what was "right" about this moment to talk, Meghan paused for a few moments and replied in the clip aired on CBS This Morning: "Well, so many things. That we're on the other side of a lot of...a lot of life experience that's happened.

 Harry is said to have clashed with the Queen's dresser over Meghan's wedding tiara (Image: Getty Images)

"Also that we have the ability to make our own choices in a way that I couldn't have said yes to you then. That wasn't my choice to make.

"As an adult who lived a really independent life to then go into this construct that is...different than I think what people imagine it to be, it's really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes."

The full two-hour chat will be aired on the CBS network on Sunday evening in the US and on ITV on Monday night in the UK.

Meghan and Harry's bombshell interview is the latest dramatic development within the monarchy, which has seen allegations of bullying made against Meghan, which her lawyers have denied.

The Duchess also accused The Firm - as the royal family is sometimes known - of "perpetuating falsehoods" about her and Harry.

Ahead of the Oprah interview, Meghan's friends have come out in support of the former actress, who is expecting her second child.

Former Suits co-star Patrick Adams launched a fierce defence of 'powerful woman' Meghan and labelled the royals 'toxic'.

As well as the fallout from the Oprah interview, this week has seen the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, being treated in hospital for a heart condition.

Harry and Meghan made the decision to step away from their roles as senior members of the royal family in January last year.

The couple, with their son Archie, then moved to Canada before settling in California.

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