MEGHAN Markle was allegedly “hungry for luxury freebies even after joining the Royal Family” and “treated the Queen’s aide like a TV stylist,” it’s been claimed.
Tina Brown, the author of a bombshell new book on the Royal Family, says the Duchess of Sussex wanted “leading-lady” status in the UK.
In the book, Brown explains what Meghan’s life was like just as she was meeting Harry – and how her then blog, The Tig, was her way of getting luxury freebies.
She explains in ‘The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor — The Truth And The Turmoil’: “She won a reputation among the marketers of luxury brands of being warmly interested in receiving bags of designer swag.”
And she also sheds light on the alleged row that happened between Harry, Meghan and Angela Kelly – the Queen’s dresser and assistant.
The bickering happened over the choice of the tiara to be worn at Meghan and Harry’s wedding, it’s claimed.
According to Brown, Meghan used Her Majesty’s trusted aide like a Hollywood stylist.
She writes: “Meghan did not — or could not — perceive the difference between the Queen’s personal aide and a contract stylist at NBC Universal.”
The Duchess’ view, according to Brown, was that “the monarchy likely needed her more than she needed them.”
Meghan wanted a “leading-lady status” in the family – since she had starred in the “equivalent of a blockbuster film.”
Meghan and Harry’s representatives have been contacted for comment.
Almost a decade prior, Mrs Brown claims Harry “vented” about William to his then-girlfriend Cressida Bonas, who he dated for two years from 2012.
Mrs Brown claims: “When he wasn’t venting about William, he was pouring out resentments about Charles.”
The biographer says the relationship between the two brothers became strained before Meghan Markle came on the scene, as they held a rivalry over their joint interest in conservation.
“Friction between the brothers escalated over their professional alignments,” Mrs Brown writes in the book.
“William knew he had to be respectful of hierarchy when it came to his father’s ownership of the environmental platform, but he was less willing to accede to his brother.”
Mrs Brown also has claimed the Sussexes are “addicted to drama” – and one day the duke will “wake up” and realise he’s living in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton put on a brave face this week after Harry snubbed the Queen in an explosive interview.
Their visit came hours after Prince Harry sparked a fresh row by announcing on US TV that he is “protecting” the Queen.
The Duke of Sussex claimed on NBC Today he was ensuring Her Majesty has “got the right people around her”.
William avoided questions about brother Harry’s comments on US TV about “protecting” the Queen.
Palace aides were left reeling by the “breathtaking arrogance” of Harry, who until last week had not seen his gran for more than a year.