Meghan Markle drove palace staff ‘to distraction’ with her ‘gung-ho Hollywood attitude’ and rushing into situations ‘without proper research’, explosive new book claims
- Meghan’s ‘Hollywood gung-ho attitude’ apparently put her at odds with aides
- Duchess of Sussex is currently living in LA with Prince Harry and their son Archie
- Staff felt she ‘rushed into situations without proper research’, Royals At War says
Meghan Markle has ‘very high standards’ and her ‘Hollywood gung-ho attitude’ put her at odds with royal aides, an explosive new book claims.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, who is currently living in LA at Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion with Prince Harry, 35, and their son Archie, 13 months, is thought to have alienated herself from the staff tasked with easing her transition into royalty.
Her ‘West Coast energy’ – which included 5am starts and ‘text message bombardments’ – drove staff to distraction, investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett claim in their new book Royals At War, released today.
One insider told the authors: ‘Meghan can be difficult. She has very high standards and is used to working in a Hollywood environment. However, there is a different degree of respect in the royal household.’
Meghan Markle (pictured with her husband Prince Harry in 2019) has ‘very high standards’ and her Hollywood gung-ho attitude put her at odds with Royal aides – as they felt she ‘rushed into situations without proper research’, according to an explosive new book
The former American actress apparently failed to adapt to traditional royal protocol within the royal family, and has now ‘burned too many bridges’.
Meghan reportedly also raced to support charities without considering the details of her patronage, according to the book, with the author being told: ‘It was all too rushed, without proper research.’
Meghan’s exacting standards resulted in a ‘remarkable’ staff turnover, according to the book, with five aides having quit or relocated following the mother-of-one’s wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
The Duchess of Sussex (pictured recently), 38, who is currently living in LA with Prince Harry, 35, and their son Archie, one, is thought to have alienated herself from the staff tasked with easing her transition into royalty
One senior female protection officer allegedly left after becoming exasperated because Meghan ‘ignored advice about venturing into risky crowd situations’.
Her ‘particular brand of up and at ’em West Coast energy’ drove staff to distraction, investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett claim in their new book Royals At War (pictured)
But insiders revealed to Howard and Tillett that Meghan found the constraints of royalty frustrating – especially the expectation that she would remain diplomatically impartial and not voice opinions.
In September Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke free of palace aides, and hired PR firm Sunshine Sachs, whose clients include include Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lopez.
Howard said of the move: ‘Insiders told me that by that point, Meghan had burned too many bridges.
‘The Palace is run by a hierarchy of advisors, aides and equerries who hold the real power. Once Meghan cut herself free of those strings, there was no way back.’
Shawn Sachs and Keleigh Thomas Morgan, who represented the Duchess when she was an actress on Suits, guided her through high-profile matters – including her guest edit of British Vogue.
Sunshine Sachs is considered one of the US’s top crisis management firms, and was named the top PR company by the New York Observer in 2014.
Founded in 1991, it has a workforce of about 185 people and counts high-profile corporations such as Microsoft and eBay among its clientele.
Royals at War: The Untold Story of Harry and Meghan’s Shocking Split with the House of Windsor by Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett is now on sale.