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Meghan Markle found certain royals to be ‘unfriendly and jealous’, book claims
October 5, 2021
Meghan Markle thought some royals were "unfriendly and jealous" when she was welcomed into the family, a biographer claims.
According to Andrew Morton, the Duchess of Sussex 'ruffled the feathers' of some of her in-laws as she settled into life as a working royal.
In one of his new chapters added to Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Morton claims Megxit was met with relief by sections of Prince Harry's family who found the couple "difficult to deal with".
The updated unauthorised biography reveals that a divide was felt by both parties in the royal household, ahead of Harry and Meghan's May 2018 wedding.
Morton writes: "It was clear that Meghan had ruffled feathers in the family and that they felt she and Harry were very difficult to deal with.
"For her part, Meghan found some of its members – not the Queen or Prince Philip – unfriendly and jealous.
"At a personal level, then, their departure from Britain was quietly welcomed by some in the Windsor family and their courtiers, but on an institutional level it was a heavy blow."
The book also claims that Meghan found life inside the royal family as an "institution slow, repetitive and, quite frankly, unimaginative", the Mirror reports.
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Morton adds: "Her own endeavours, particularly the Grenfell cookbook and the capsule collection she had overseen for Smart Works, were the type of projects she wanted to work on – and they could take place outside the royal world."
Since leaving the royal family, Meghan has given a bombshell interview to Oprah Winfrey, where she said there was a lack of support within the institution and she felt isolated as she battled mental health issues.
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Royal author Tom Quinn said earlier this year on the Channel 5 programme Meghan at 40: The Climb To Power, that Meghan wanted to "shake up" the royal family.
He said: "I think the problem for Meghan was that she was angry, she was upset.
"I think that she thought when she entered the Royal Family she could shake them up and they would love it, she would do things Meghan’s way."
The Daily Star has approached representatives for Meghan Markle for a comment.
Andrew's Morton's updated version of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess is on sale online and in bookshops across the country from October 14.