“But we are stuck together for the rest of our lives.”


It’s official: Prince Harry is no longer the third wheel.

On Wednesday, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince WIlliam, and Kate Middleton made their first official appearance together as part of the inaugural Royal Foundation Forum. There, the royals, already dubbed “the fab four,” talked about the charities that matter most to them and their plans to better the world around them.

But, beyond sharing their charitable ambitions, the young royals also showed a softer, more inviting and relatable side that isn’t often seen from the royal family. In fact, William even copped to the fact that the younger set have familial disagreements just like the rest of us.

Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum on February 28, 2018 in London.
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When the foursome was asked by presenter Tina Daheley if they “ever have disagreements,” Prince William was the first to react with a hearty laugh and then said "Ohhhh yes.” Harry quickly added that they were “healthy disagreements” and in turn joked that they couldn’t remember what the fights were about because they come “thick and fast.”

Harry added, “I think it's really good we have got four different personalities and we all have that same passion to make a difference. We have different opinions and they work really well [together]. Working as family does have its challenges; of course it does. The fact that everybody is laughing shows they know exactly what's it like.”

He jokingly added, “But we are stuck together for the rest of our lives.”

Beyond showing that the royals really are just like us (sort of), Meghan also truly held her own next to Kate, Harry, and William, as she let her feelings be known on the #MeToo movement and more.

“I hear a lot of people speaking about girls' empowerment and women's' empowerment; you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices,” Meghan said. “I fundamentally disagree with that because women don't need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen. Right now with so many campaigns like #MeToo and #TimesUp there's no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them.”

Meghan’s comments were quite the royal departure from last week, when Kate became one of very few women to wear a non-black dress to the BAFTA Awards during the #TimesUp movement. However, as royal family expert Imogen Lloyd Webber pointed out on Good Morning America, Middleton likely sent a subtle nod to the effort by wearing emerald green because green “is the color of hope for the suffragette movement in the UK. She was wearing emeralds, which is a sign of feminine empowerment.”

Still, regardless of their disagreements and differences in how they approach social movements, these four will certainly leave their mark on the world and undoubtedly leave it a better place than they found it. And, Harry said at the event, Meghan is a most welcomed addition to the charitable crew. “I am personally incredibly proud and excited that my soon-to-be wife, who is equally passionate about seeing positive change in the world, will soon be joining us with this work," he said.