The claim was made by Omid Scobie, who along with Carolyn Durand wrote ‘Finding Freedom’, an account of Meghan and Harry’s exit from traditional royalty.
In the book, Mr Scobie says Meghan gave him a hug before making a totally unforgettable comment.
She would have said, “It was not to be so.” “
Mr Scobie is widely regarded as close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
He spoke to sources close to the couple for his book, although Meghan and Harry deny any personal involvement.
Describing Meghan’s latest engagement, Mr Scobie wrote: ‘Staff who had been with the couple since day one were mourning the end of what was supposed to be a happy story: two people fall in love, get married, have a baby, serve the queen, the end. Instead, they were leaving the country.
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Mr Scobie also described Meghan’s final public engagement in an article for Harper’s Bazaar.
He wrote: “The tears that the Duchess bravely held back [were] free to roam among the familiar faces.
“The Duchess of Sussex emotionally [bid] farewell to the beloved helpers, with his flight “back” to Canada leaving in a few hours.
“Meghan would return to Canada on the last commercial flight of the day, eager to be back on Vancouver Island the morning before Archie woke up.
Harry and Meghan lived in Canada briefly before moving to a borrow house in Los Angeles, Meghan’s hometown.
Arriving shortly before the city’s coronavirus lockdown, the couple were seen delivering supplies to vulnerable Los Angeles residents.
Recently the Duke and Duchess moved into a new £ 11.2million property north of Los Angeles.
This luxurious property includes a tennis court, children’s cottage and swimming pool.
In total, it has nine bedrooms and no less than 18 bathrooms.
Meghan recently recorded an interview with US women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem in which she praised Harry for his feminism and said he would set a ‘fine example’ for their son.