Rude statement to Queen came DIRECTLY from Meghan, says royal biographer: 'It's spiteful fury'
'If she wasn’t married into the royal family she couldn’t have set up a charity, she couldn’t start marketing Meghan’s footwear and all the rest of it'
Prince Charles' biographer Tom Bower ripped into Meghan Markle during an appearance on 'Good Morning Britain' on Monday.
The writer slammed Meghan, 38, after the former actress and her husband Prince Harry, 35, claimed on their official website there is no "jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word ‘Royal’ overseas." The couple, however, will refrain from using the word "royal" or "Sussex Royal" brand in any capacity going forward, a spokesman for the couple announced on Friday, news.com.au reports.
That said, Bower claimed the message on the couple's website came directly from Markle. “The statement was really spiteful fury from Meghan — What Meghan wants Meghan gets,” he reportedly said on the morning show.
“It was rude to the queen,” he continued. “What is spiteful is, she married into the royal family not that long ago and she bailed out. But she wants to bail out on her terms. What is most important for this country is to protect the reputation of the royal family. What you’ve really got is this couple being led by Meghan [who] wants to commercialize the royal family.”
Bower was then asked by journalist Afua Adom how he was so sure that Harry was being "led by Meghan." “It’s the truth,” he responded. “She has a whole life, a whole career of commercial exploitation of herself. She has absolutely no status apart from being attached to the royal family.”
While Adom and host Susanna Reid noted that Markle had her own successful career in Hollywood before tying the knot with Harry in 2018, Bower wasn't impressed.
“If she wasn’t married into the royal family she couldn’t have set up a charity, she couldn’t start marketing Meghan’s footwear and all the rest of it," he insisted.
Furthermore, the 73-year-old biographer also claimed the couple "reluctantly" decided not to continue using the Sussex Royal brand. “They’re trying to make money out of the royal family,” he alleged.
According to Bower, the media's coverage of the couple was mostly negative "because of the hypocrisy."
“At the beginning, she threw herself in it,” he said. “She started campaigning for the environment and then she took all these private jets. When she didn’t tell the truth about Archie’s birth. When she tried to deliberately confuse people about the time of the birth… If they do anything to damage the 93-year-old sovereign of this wonderful country, they have got to start questioning themselves. It’s a selfish, victim-like approach to the world.”
On January 8, Meghan and Harry announced that “after many months of reflection and internal discussions," they had decided to take "a step back" as senior royals and instead work towards becoming financially independent, adding that they would split their time between the United Kingdom and North America.