Prince Harry: who is Marko, his mentor and surrogate father?

Prince Harry: who is Marko, his mentor and surrogate father?
Prince Harry: who is Marko, his mentor and surrogate father?

Whereas memoirs of prince harrytitled The Alternate (Spare), will be available in bookstores this Tuesday, January 10, some extracts have leaked internationally in recent days. We know in particular that the husband of Meghan Markle pays tribute, in his book, to a certain Marko. But who is it? As reported by the Daily TelegraphFriday, January 6, it is none other than Mark Dyer, his royal assistantI. He is considered by many to be the prince’s mentor. He notably had a strong influence on him during his teenage years and, even today, he remains one of the most important figures in the life of the Duke of Sussex. Some even speak of a surrogate father.

Despite his departure from the United Kingdom and the abandonment of his royal duties in 2020, the dad of Lilibet and Archie remained very close to Mark Dyer. “It was Mark, not Charles, who raised Harry after Princess Diana’s death”recently told a Source to the magazine New Idea. According to royal expert Penny Junor, who published a biography of Prince Harry in 2014, this royal assistant would be “someone incredibly good to him” and one of the few people who speaks to him with a bit of common sense and who knows how to make him listen to reason”.

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Prince Harry and Mark Dyer also have a lot traveled together, from Australia to Argentina. They were able to maintain the bond that unites them during the ten years that ’s little brother spent in the army. The Duke of Sussex then opened for his friend’s wedding to Amanda Kline in 2010. The latter then returned the favor when he married Meghan Markle in May 2018.

Mark Dyer was also one of the first people, with his cousin Princess Eugenie, to whom Prince Harry introduced his future wife in 2016. “Harry introduced Meghan to Mark before anyone else”a Source told New Idea. “She instantly shared Harry’s love for him.” Always according to Daily Telegraph, Mark Dyer is Archie’s godfatherthe couple’s first child, while Harry is godfather to Jasper, the royal assistant’s son.

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