Meghan Markle was a 'failure' in Hollywood before her Suits role, says royal biographer

'Meghan & The Markles: A Family at War' looks at why no members of the Duchess' family except her mother were present at her wedding to Prince Harry last year


                            Meghan Markle was a 'failure' in Hollywood before her Suits role, says royal biographer

She may be killing it as a British royal family member, but Meghan Markle has been termed a 'failure' in Hollywood by a royal biographer.

The late Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton gave the Duchess of Sussex a series of backhanded compliments about her determination during an interview for a new documentary.

In the documentary, 'Meghan & The Markles: A Family At War', Morton says about the 37-year-old royal, "Let's not forget that, for ten years, her budding career as an actress was something of a failure. For almost a decade, Meghan auditioned for parts in movies, ads, and game shows."

The late Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton gave the Duchess of Sussex a series of backhanded compliments about her determination in a new interview. (Source: Getty Images)
The late Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton gave the Duchess of Sussex a series of backhanded compliments about her determination in a new interview. (Source: Getty Images)

He continued, "She was kind of, at 30, over the hill, in Hollywood terms, when she got this gig in 'Suits'. The fact that she kept on going on, the fact that she went to all these rehearsals and auditions without the prospect of work showed that kind of determination that her father imbued in her and that has propelled her to where she is today." 

Morton has been a strict critic of the pregnant Duchess, ever since she first went public with her relationship to Prince Harry in 2017, as per Fox News.

He previously described the former actress as a "social climber," alleging in his book 'Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,' that she dumped her first husband Trevor Engelson after achieving success on 'Suits.'

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Service on Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Service on Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

"She was her own woman now, earning a steady income, making new friends on-set and off, no longer dependent on her husband’s connections," he wrote. "Her friends in LA noticed the change in her now that she was on her way up. She no longer had time for mates she had known for years … a networker to her fingertips, she seemed to be recalibrating her life, forging new friendships with those who could develop her career."

The new documentary on the Duchess of Sussex looks at why no members of Meghan's family, except her mother Doria Ragland, were present at her wedding at Windsor Castle in London last year. It also documents the feud between the pregnant Duchess and her relatives.

Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle also appears on the documentary and accuses the Duchess of Sussex of having “no heart" when it comes to dealing with her father Thomas Markle.

Morton has always been a strict critic of the pregnant Duchess, ever since she first went public with her relationship to Prince Harry in 2017. (Source: Getty Images)
Morton has always been a strict critic of the pregnant Duchess, ever since she first went public with her relationship to Prince Harry in 2017. (Source: Getty Images)

“She doesn’t have a heart or she would been doing everything she could to make him comfortable, and reciprocate, and be loving and gracious, and make sure he’s comfortable in his old age,” the 54-year-old says.

“So, broken heart? No, his heart’s broken. She can’t turn herself into the victim here.” As per Samantha, the animosity between the royal family and her amped up when Harry said in an interview about Meghan, "It’s the family I suppose she’s never had," while discussing the couple's Christmas plans at Sandringham. 

The new documentary on the Duchess of Sussex looks at why no members of the Duchess' family except her mother Doria Ragland were present at her wedding at Windsor Castle in London. (Source: Getty Images)
The new documentary on the Duchess of Sussex looks at why no members of the Duchess' family except her mother Doria Ragland were present at her wedding at Windsor Castle in London. (Source: Getty Images)