Meghan told PR team to make her 'most famous person on Earth', claims royal biographer Lady Campbell
'It's a very deliberate policy and it has to involve a tremendous amount of controversy, otherwise you're just not that famous'
Royal author Lady Colin Campbell has claimed that Meghan Markle instructed her PR team that she wanted to be the most “famous person on earth”. The 71-year-old also said that before quitting the royal family, the former actress, with the help of Prince Harry pursued numerous “commercial and political activities", which were forbidden to the royals.
Campbell spoke on Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show, where she told the host: “I started writing that book because last year I knew privately that Meghan — with Harry's connivance — was getting up to all sorts of things in America that she was completely forbidden from doing as a royal. Getting involved with commercial enterprises, flying kites in terms of politics — because she's very political — and also instructing her PR people that they were to make her into the most famous person on earth. To be the most famous person on earth, it's a very deliberate policy and it has to involve a tremendous amount of controversy, otherwise you're just not that famous."
The author of ‘Meghan and Harry: The Real Story’ also claimed that when she was writing the book and the Sussexes got to know about it, they attempted “to influence the narrative”. “They did try to influence the narrative through mutual friends. In January this year, Harry, on Meghan's behalf, got a great friend of his to try and sell me a load of rubbish about Meghan and her relationship with her father. I absolutely erupted because I have a pretty fiery temper and I knew it was completely untrue,” Campbell added as reported by The Sun.
It was also reported that the Jamaican-born writer, in her unofficial biography of Meghan and Harry, had claimed that the Duchess of Sussex wanted to be more popular than her late mother-in-law Lady Diana. She wrote: “Meghan had flown to LA shortly after the baby’s conception with the specific objective of employing the best Instagrammers in the world. The brief she gave them was straightforward enough. I need you to create the world’s number one Instagram account for me. It needs to end up having more followers than any other Instagram account on earth. I want to be bigger than Diana, Princess of Wales. I need you to make me the most famous woman in the world.”
At the time, Campbell said she got those details from “Liz Brewer, socialite doyenne of the British aristocratic PR world, whose information came from someone at Buckingham Palace’s Press Office, and according to a European prince whose information came from a British royal.”
Meghan and Harry stepped down from the role of the senior royals in March this year and are currently living in Santa Barbara in Los Angeles, California. Recently the pair joined Malala Yousafzai to mark 2020’s International Day of the Girl. During the call, they discussed their little son Archie also. “We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything,” Harry said while Meghan added: “It's just fantastic because I think in so many ways we were fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow and in the absence of Covid we would be travelling and working more externally and we would miss a lot of those moment. So I think it's been a lot of really good family time."
Meghan also mentioned that they were raising the young boy “in a way where everything about his nourishment is about educational substance and how you can learn and how you can grow".