Meghan Markle was reportedly advised not to take legal action over a damning new book because its author provides more information about what he calls the “denouement” of the so-called Harry and Meghan show.
Royal biographer Tom Bower made a series of claims in his book – Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors – and appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise on Tuesday to reveal new secrets.
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Bower doesn’t hold back on the unauthorized biography, for which he says he interviewed more than 80 sources.
The author claims it was difficult to speak with people who viewed the Duchess of Sussex in a positive light.
Bower sat down with Sunrise hosts David “Kochie” Koch and Natalie Barr on Tuesday and was asked a question he doesn’t usually come across.
Does he have anything nice to say about Meghan Markle?
“I think she’s an ambitious and successful woman in her own right, I think she can be nice if she wants to,” the author said from the UK.
“She’s smart, she’s sassy, I think she’s one of those people you take with a grain of salt.
“Sometimes she can be nice…depending on how she wants to behave.”
Bower said that while researching the book, he spoke to people who worked on Meghan’s Suits show, her school friends and her friends in London.
While the Duchess’ friends painted her in a positive light, the author said her ‘victims’ were telling a ‘different story about her than the one she wanted to publish’.
Barr asked the author why attitudes towards Meghan are now different from when she married Prince Harry in 2018.
“She came to England voluntarily and married into the royal family and she must have known what that required,” the author told Sunrise.
“She had to be part of the team and support the Queen and play her part.
“And all she really did was complain because she wanted the limelight, she wanted to be number one.
“She wanted to turn the royal family into a Hollywood celebrity game.”
Bower said he thought Meghan never wanted to stay in Britain.
“I think she wanted the title, she wanted the stardom, and then go back to California,” Sunrise said.
“It was really because of that, and because she would have bullied a lot of her staff, it made them very upset,” he claimed.
Bower also alleges that Meghan “turned Harry against his family and Harry was the most popular of all the royals apart from the Queen”.
“Overall (she) did what Meghan wanted, not what the Royal Family expected…and it all fell apart quickly,” he said.
“And it didn’t crumble because she wasn’t helped, it didn’t crumble because of racism, it crumbled because Meghan didn’t get what she wanted, that is, she was in the spotlight.”
Bower also makes other intriguing claims in her book, including that Meghan made Kate Middleton cry before Meghan’s wedding in 2018 – contrary to what Meghan said in her Oprah interview.
He claimed the Queen was relieved when Meghan did not attend Prince Phillip’s funeral in April 2021.
Another claim he makes is that Meghan suspected Victoria Beckham of leaking stories to the media.
Meanwhile, UK publication Express reported that Bower claims in the book that Prince Harry’s Eton pals thought he was “f***nuts” for dating Meghan.
During a ‘filming’ weekend, the couple had joined 16 of Harry’s friends for dinner on Friday.
Bower claimed in the book that, like other such weekends, “Harry looked forward to endless banter, jokes – and lots of booze.”
The jokes involved “sexism, feminism and transgender people,” and “Meghan challenged every guest whose conversation violated her values,” Bower wrote.
“’She lacked a sense of humor,’ he wrote.
“Coming home after lunch on Sunday, text messages rang between the cars: ‘OMG, and SHE?’ one says. “Harry must be fucking crazy”.
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