Meghan was 'convinced' royals were conspiring against her, made her feel like an outsider 'from the start', says friend
Prince Harry's wife and former actress Meghan Markle believed that there was a "conspiracy" that was plotted against her by royals after she moved into Kensington Palace. Meghan, 38, had reportedly also started to feel like the royal courtiers were out to get her and harm her reputation given her American style of management when the couple moved into Frogmore Cottage.
A friend of Meghan had told The Sunday Times, "She was convinced there was a conspiracy against her and so she basically put herself in self-isolation when they moved to Frogmore. I think she felt like an outsider from the start. This wasn’t the life she was used to and she wanted out." She had also started to feel very isolated and was missing her mother and her friends who live in LA. Another friend shared that Meghan's financial independence had been the driving force behind Harry and Meghan's decision to quit being senior members of the royal family.
The insider shared, "One of the things Meghan struggled with was not earning an income. She has always worked and I think she felt unfulfilled. Having financial freedom was a big part of them wanting to leave." Head of news operations for NBC’s E! Melanie Bromley shared, "I am sure their social life will consist of dinner parties with people they can trust and connect with. They are going to be very wary about opening up their social circle too much, as fraternizing with the wrong people has the potential to be hugely damaging to their image and plans."
The couple are reportedly friends with singer Adele and also Leonardo DiCaprio. We had previously reported that the couple has reportedly been staying at an ultra-luxury Beverly Hills mansion that belongs to Tyler Perry. While the pair have never been seen with Perry, it is believed that they all met thanks to their mutual close friend, Oprah Winfrey, Daily Mail reports. Perry's mansion boasts of eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and is located on 22 acres on top of a hill in the exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community. It is currently unknown whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are renting the property or are staying there as guests.
Recently, Harry wanted to make it clear that he was behind the couple's decision to leave the royal family and move away, their new book 'Finding Freedom' reveals. Soon after news broke of their shocking exit, media outlets began reporting the whole event as 'Megxit' implying that the newly married entrant into the family was to blame for everything that was going on in the royal family. However, that term did not sit well with Prince Harry. Harry is believed to be angry about the term 'Megxit' as it seems like the decision to leave the royal family was driven by Meghan, an insider shared with The Sun.
Harry and Meghan's book is due to be released on August 11 and offers an "honest, up-close, and disarming portrait" of the "confident, influential, forward" couple. "It will focus closely on the causes Meghan and Harry want to focus on and the new life they are leading. It will focus closely on the causes Meghan and Harry want to focus on, and the new life they are leading," a source revealed.