Meghan Markle PRESSURED Prince Harry to compare her 'plight' to Princess Diana's, claims new book

'If Meghan’s wish to be equated with Diana was not satisfied, insisted Harry, he would probably lose her,' wrote biographer Tom Bower


                            Meghan Markle PRESSURED Prince Harry to compare her 'plight' to Princess Diana's, claims new book
Meghan Markle once pressurized Prince Harry to compare her to the late Princess Diana (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
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Tom Bower is back at it again as his book 'Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors,' published on July 21, 2022, has taken several digs at the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. The book is centered around the royal lives around the time in 2016 when news broke out that Meghan was dating Prince Harry. Now, the book has claimed that Meghan once pressurized the prince to compare her to the beloved late Princess Diana. Prince Harry agreed for a very strong reason. 

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As the news broke that Meghan and Prince Harry are no longer in cahoots and are official, the headlines majorly focused on the couple facing racism. Hence, Harry’s then-press secretary Jason Knauf was told to release a statement on his behalf which would damn the media for their "description of Meghan.” Bower claims that this was done to pacify her as he writes, "Harry dictated the sentiments for Knauf to fashion into a statement. Committing Knauf to a conundrum, Meghan demanded that the statement should reflect the parallel between her potential fate and Diana’s." Knauf, on the other hand, suggested otherwise. 

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Bower continues. "Knauf suggested that over-dramatizing Meghan’s distress would backfire, but Harry was adamant. If Meghan’s wish to be equated with Diana was not satisfied, insisted Harry, he would probably lose her. Knauf acquiesced." Bower continues explaining that Harry even approached his brother William for help who, "hesitated … To William’s regret, Harry was obeying Meghan’s orders. That was unwise." The statement was ultimately released but in a sober manner that did not take any names. However, Meghan has often said things that sparked comparisons with Princess Diana. 

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit One World Observatory at One World Observatory on September 23, 2021 in New York City.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit One World Observatory on September 23, 2021 in New York City (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle sparks similarities to Princess Diana

First of all, the statement which was released in 2016 read, "My girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment,” the statement read in part. “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her … This is not a game — it is her life and his." While they dodged a bullet here, Harry went on to ultimately compare his wife to his late mother in 2019 when Meghan's personal letters were leaked by the British Press. Harry said, "My deepest fear is history repeating itself. I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces." Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey was also pretty similar to Princess Diana's shocking 1995 interview with Martin Bashir which ended her marriage with Prince Charles. 

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British Royal Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997), wearing a pale blue halter-neck dress by fashion designer Catherine Walker, as she attends a dinner hosted by Vanity Fair magazine at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London, England, 27th June 1995. (Photo by Princess Diana Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British Royal Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997), wearing a pale blue halter-neck dress by fashion designer Catherine Walker, as she attends a dinner hosted by Vanity Fair magazine at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London, England, 27th June 1995 (Photo by Princess Diana Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Tom Bower is hell-bent on exposing the royal family

Before the release of his book, Bower shared how Queen Elizabeth was rather glad that her granddaughter-in-law couldn't attend Prince Philip's funeral. He explained that the Queen was relieved about the fact that Meghan couldn't come and wrote, "In Windsor Castle, the Queen was preparing to face the public on one of the saddest days of her life. Philip had been her rock for the previous 70 years. To comply with Covid-19 restrictions, she would grieve alone inside the chapel. 'Thank goodness Meghan is not coming,' the monarch said."

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The new book, 'Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsor' by biographer Tom Bower, will draw on
The new book, 'Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsor' by biographer Tom Bower, will draw on 'interviews from insiders who have never spoken before' (Credits: amazon.co.uk)

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He previously told GB News, "It has turned out to be...a very, very hard slog because people were pretty reluctant to speak and she and her lawyers had done very well to keep people silent, but I got through [to] enough. The victims are keen to talk and they have spoken. And it's a really gripping story.” The publicity material for his book reads, "Tom Bower, Britain's leading investigative biographer, unpicks the tangled web surrounding the Sussexes and their relationship with the royal family. From courtroom dramas to courtier politics, using extensive research, expert sourcing, and interviews from insiders who have never spoken before, this book uncovers an astonishing story of love, betrayal, secrets, and revenge."

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