Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to “restructure the press”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke with ‘Buckingham Palace on restructuring the press system’ last summer, their royal biographer revealed.

The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, currently live in their $ 14 million mansion in Santa Barbara after stepping down and stepping down from the ‘royal rotation’ system in March.

Omid Scobie, who co-wrote the couple’s explosive biography of Finding Freedom, has now revealed how the couple began discussing “restructuring this press system” in the summer of 2019, just a year after the royal wedding.

Speaking to The Cut, he revealed: “In the summer of 2019 Harry actually had a conversation between his team and his key associates at Buckingham Palace about restructuring this press system and making it him and Meghan more accessible to a larger and more diverse media landscape. .

Prince Harry, 35, first approached Buckingham Palace about ‘restructuring the press system’ for him and his wife Meghan Markle, 39, last summer, according to Omid Scobie

“And the answer was, ‘If you want to do that, you can pay your own commitments.’

‘And so that was the first seed of,’ Well, maybe we’ll go our separate ways, maybe we’ll do our own thing. ”

It’s yet another glimpse into the couple’s war on the media and comes weeks after the publication of a flattering ‘unauthorized’ biography of Harry and Meghan Finding Freedom, which contains a wealth of intimate information about the couple from ‘an army of friends and anonymous sources.

The couple insist they were not interviewed for Finding Freedom despite a note from the authors on the back of the book appearing to acknowledge some involvement from Harry and Meghan – which one author called “a few words during ‘commitments’ rather than ‘full maintenance’.

Royal biographer Omid Scobie said Prince Harry approached members of his team at Buckingham Palace just 12 months after the royal wedding to discuss how to be 'accessible to a wider and more diverse media landscape' '.

Royal biographer Omid Scobie said Prince Harry approached members of his team at Buckingham Palace just 12 months after the royal wedding to discuss how to be “accessible to a wider and more diverse media landscape”.

Details of the voicemail messages Meghan sent to her father and tense conversations between Harry and William were published in the book, which its authors said was based on interviews with more than 100 sources, including “close friends. of Harry and Meghan, royal assistants and palace staff (past and present) ‘.

In October last year, while on a royal tour of southern Africa, Harry attacked newspaper articles about him and his wife.

The prince said: ‘Sadly my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press which campaigns against individuals without thinking of the consequences – a ruthless campaign which has escalated over the year. elapsed, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.

Referring to media coverage of his mother, Princess Diana, before her death in 1997 in a car crash in Paris while being chased by paparazzi, the Duke said his “deepest fear is that the ‘history repeats itself’.

Last October, while touring southern Africa, the Duke attacked newspaper articles about him and his wife

Last October, while touring southern Africa, the Duke attacked newspaper articles about him and his wife

He wrote: “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife fall victim to the same powerful forces. “

Meanwhile, in January, the Duke and Duchess announced their intention to formally withdraw from the ‘royal rotation’ system, which allows UK newspaper, television and radio organizations to cover their work in recognition that the monarchy is a state-funded organization.

Since their official withdrawal in March, the couple have become vocal critics of “salacious” journalism.

In an interview last week, Meghan stressed the importance of reporting done through a “compassionate and empathetic lens” – while also criticizing what she and Prince Harry describe as “toxicity” in “the economy of the world”. ‘Warning “.

The latest revelations come days after the Duchess attended a virtual summit to discuss toxicity in the media

The latest revelations come days after the Duchess attended a virtual summit to discuss toxicity in the media

Meghan was the final event of the 19th * Reps 2020 Virtual Summit, seated for a one-on-one virtual interview with 19th * co-founder and CEO Emily Ramshaw.

The former Suits star offered her own opinions on the state of journalism, explaining how her ‘personal experience over the past two years’ has changed her perspective on media, noting that she and Prince Harry think that the emphasis is too much. based on “salacious” details.

During Q&A, Meghan discussed the influence the media can have – and that much of that influence can come from one person or one place.

“What’s so fascinating, at least from my perspective and personal experience over the past two years, is the title the title alone, the clickbait alone, makes an imprint, ”she said.

Clickbait: Meghan discussed the influence of 'clickbait' headlines, calling on news agencies that print what is 'salacious compared to what is true'

Clickbait: Meghan discussed the influence of ‘clickbait’ headlines, calling on news agencies that print what is ‘salacious over what is true’

“It’s part of how we see the world, how we interact with others.

“There is so much toxicity in what is called, my husband and I talk about it often, this for the attention of the economy,” she continued. “That’s what’s monetizable right now.

“So if you’re just trying to get someone’s attention, you’re going for something salacious over what’s true.

“And I think once we can get back to where what you create is so important, where people are just telling the truth in their stories and saying it through a compassionate and empathetic lens, that will help link people.

“It’s going to build community in a way that I think right now we feel a lot more disconnected in a space where it could be another connection. “

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