Why Prince Harry bunked tradition for Meghan
It’s been a family custom for 165 years!
Content Editor / September 04 2018
There’s no doubt that Prince Harry puts his new bride first in everything he does, even long-standing royal tradition.
According to a report from Red magazine, the royal family recently visited Balmoral Castle, their Scottish holiday home.
One of the activities on the trip was the centuries-old tradition of grouse hunting, which dates back to the 1800s.
Kate, Wills and their three children were also in attendance, with Prince George participating in his first-ever hunt.
Prince Harry, however, declined to attend the hunt, reportedly because Meghan is a strong advocate for animal welfare.
The 33-year-old also skipped a hunt last December, shortly after announcing his engagement to Meghan, in a move that was reported to have ‘stunned’ the royal family, according to The Sun.
“Meghan is a keen animal rights campaigner and doesn’t like hunting in any form," a royal source said.
“If Meghan’s not comfortable with him doing the shoot, he wouldn’t want to upset her.”
Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.