Fame-obsessed Meghan Markle has been persuaded by husband Prince Harry and her Hollywood team that she can be loved like Princess Diana, according to a new book detailing Megxit.
The split between Markle, Harry and royal officials began when Prince Charles confronted his son about Markle’s estranged father’s criticism of the royals on television in the months following the couple’s marriage.
“Can’t she go see him and stop?” Charles “rebuked” Harry, according to an excerpt from Tom Ball’s new book, “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the Windsor War,” which was published in the Times of London on Sunday.
Instead of explaining their feud, Harry lied to the future king that his wife didn’t know how to contact her father. The book said the Sussexes were outraged by Queen Elizabeth asking Meghan to fly to Mexico to speak with her father, and Harry became “sympathetic to her rejection of the palace’s respect and hierarchy”.
The couple became isolated and scorned for their court sensibilities and drew scrutiny from the British tabloids. It didn’t take long for Meghan to loathe any comparisons to her demure sister-in-law Kate Middleton.
The “increasingly vulnerable” former actress began lashing out at critics, accusing the Palace of not defending her. Tensions rose when she thought Princess Eugenie’s wedding reception was the right place to announce her pregnancy, Ball wrote.
A few days later, Harry and Meghan embarked on a tour of Australia, where they were greeted by a rock star reception reminiscent of Princess Diana’s overseas trip. The couple’s resentment and self-righteous delusions towards the royals led them to believe that Meghan could pick up where Harry’s mother left off and win the public’s goodwill, the book said.
According to the excerpt, the Sussexes failed to take into account that Diana’s mass appeal was due to her vulnerability, as well as the humanitarian and even behaviors cultivated over the years. The book says they began to mingle with Hollywood insiders who assured them they could be as popular as the late princess.
The Palace was disturbed by the couple’s subsequent independent PR blitz and set up the “Duke and Duchess of Sussex Foundation” not as a foundation but as a trustee-run charity – May Root thinks it’s only minor.
Excerpts show that in November 2019, Hillary Clinton added fuel to the fire by telling Meghan that the way the royals had treated her was “heartbreaking and wrong”. Two weeks later, Brexit made global headlines.
The thin-skinned couple announced they were moving to North America, with Buckingham Palace announcing a “skinny” monarchy as it also sought to deflect embarrassment over allegations of sexual abuse by Prince Andrew.