Meghan Markle told advisers she wanted to be the ‘most famous person on the planet’ before she and Harry left the royal family, a biographer of the couple has said.
Lady Colin Campbell – author of Meghan and Harry: The Real Story – says the year before the dramatic split, the American actress – with the help of her husband – continued commercial and political activities traditionally prohibited for the royal family .
According to the author, this included the Duchess of Sussex telling her public relations team that her ambition was to be the world’s best-known celebrity, a mission that could only be achieved by being ‘controversial’.
Speaking on Graham Norton’s BBC podcast, Lady Colin Campbell said: “I started writing this book because last year I privately knew that Meghan – with Harry’s connivance, was getting ready to all kinds of things in America that she was completely forbidden to do as a royal.
Meghan Markle told advisers she wanted to be ‘most famous person on the planet’ before she and Harry left the royal family, Lady Colin Campbell said
According to the author, the Duchess of Sussex told her public relations team that her ambition is to be the world’s best-known celebrity, a mission that could only be achieved by being “controversial”. Pictured, with Prince Harry during TIME 100 video
“Getting involved in business ventures, flying kites in terms of politics, because she’s very political, and also telling her PR people that they were going to make her the most famous person.” of the world.
“To be the most famous person in the world it’s a very deliberate policy and it has to involve a huge amount of controversy, otherwise you’re just not that famous.
Lady Colin Campbell added that when they learned she was writing about them, the couple attempted to intervene.
“They tried to influence the narrative through mutual friends,” she said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the 2020 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London
It comes after the Jamaican-born writer claimed that Meghan Markle’s relationship with the royal family had started showing ‘red flags’ just four days after her marriage to Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married in a ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.
However, the royal author claimed that Meghan became the hot topic of conversation during a dinner hosted at her home in Castle Goring, Worthing in Sussex, just days after the wedding.
Speaking to the Daily Star, the author claimed Meghan did something that ‘astonished’ a participant with ‘impeccable connections to the palace’ on Prince Charles’ 70th birthday.
“Something happened there on Tuesday, and I was told about it on Wednesday night at dinner by a household name with impeccable connections to the palace,” she said.