Meghan Markle wanted to be “rejected” by the Royal Family from “day one” it has been claimed. In an extract from his new book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown – published in The Times – Royal author Valentine Low claimed that by the time Meghan and Harry gave the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, all the help that the Palace afforded them had been forgotten. The book is set to be released in full October 6.
During the interview, claims Mr Low, Meghan says that those surrounding the Queen refused to help her “in her hour of greatest need”. However, he wrote that the Royal family staff did remember it this way.
Meghan and Harry were reportedly given a team which would have helped them sort any problems they were facing.
Some of the staff saw Meghan’s refusal of the help offered as a “deliberate strategy” to facilitate “her departure from the Royal family.
Another staff member allegedly claimed that Meghan did not want to be happy but rather preferred being “rejected” by the Firm.
Mr Low wrote: “Another former staff member goes even further. ‘Everyone knew that the institution would be judged by her happiness,’ they say. ‘The mistake they made was thinking that she wanted to be happy. She wanted to be rejected, because she was obsessed with that narrative from day one’.”
Instead of accepting the help offered, Meghan reportedly detailed all of the times the Firm had failed her. She mentioned a time where she went to the head of HR at the Palace, however, according to Mr Low, she was sent away as HR only deal with palace staff, not the actual Royals.
Mr Low claims that Meghan would have know this and asserts she could have been “laying a trail of evidence” for use after her departure from Royal life.
Staff seemed to be aware of the need for there own “evidence” showing a “duty of care” to the Sussexes in case of their departure from the institution, wrote Mr Low.
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Following a walk viewing tributes to the Queen at Windsor with Prince William and Kate Middleton, Royal watchers looked for signs of rapprochement between the Sussexes and the Royal Family.
King Charles III also expressed his “love” for Meghan and Harry in his first address as Sovereign to the nation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the UK the day after the Queen’s funeral and returned to their home in California.
The Duchess of Sussex has been contacted for comment.