Meghan’s ‘Hollywood gung-ho attitude’ forced 5 royal staffers and 1 senior female protection officer to quit
In their book ‘Royals At War’ journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett claim Meghan's 'West Coast energy' included 5 am starts and text bombardments
A new book ‘Royals At War’ has claimed that Meghan Markle has “very high standards” and her “Hollywood gung-ho attitude” put her in a state of disagreement with royal aides. Meghan, who is currently living in Los Angeles, California, with Prince Harry and son, Archie, apparently distanced herself from royal staff who were given the task to ease her transition into royalty. The book by investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett said that the 38-year-old’s “West Coast energy” that included 5 am starts and “text message bombardments” distracted the staff. “Meghan can be difficult. She has very high standards and is used to working in a Hollywood environment. However, there is a different degree of respect in the royal household,” a source told the authors of the upcoming book.
With a lot of explosive details, the book by Howard and Tillett also revealed how the former ‘Suits’ star’s demanding standards led to “remarkable” staff turnover. Following her May 2018 fairytale wedding with Harry, at least five royal staff quit. Also, one senior female protection officer allegedly left because of Meghan since she “ignored advice about venturing into risky crowd situations”.
It has been said that the Duchess of Sussex was unsuccessful in adapting to traditional royal protocol within the family, and has now “burned too many bridges”. The book has also claimed that Meghan was too quick to support charities without “proper research”. “It was all too rushed, without proper research,” the authors were told as reported by The Daily Mail.
A number of royal insiders reportedly shared with Howard and Tillett that Meghan found the rules and regulations of the royal family frustrating, especially the family’s expectation from her to be diplomatically impartial and not voice opinions. In September 2019, the mother-of-one along with her husband, Harry, took a very rebellious stand by breaking free of palace aides. The couple hired PR firm Sunshine Sachs - one of the US's top crisis management firms- whose clients include high-profile people like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lopez.
Speaking of their decision, Howard said: “Insiders told me that by that point, Meghan had burned too many bridges. The Palace is run by a hierarchy of advisors, aides, and equerries who hold the real power. Once Meghan cut herself free of those strings, there was no way back.”
This comes after ‘Royals At War’ claimed that Meghan “embarrassed” Harry and left Princess Eugenie and her mother Sarah Ferguson "furious" as she chose Eugenie’s wedding day to announce her pregnancy. The explosive book said that Meghan’s announcement that she was expecting her first child with Harry came on October 12, 2018 - the day she along with the royal family was celebrating Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's nuptials.
“Meghan put her foot in it when she decided that it would be the ideal moment to announce that she and Harry were expecting their first child. This was a huge social gaffe, even if you were not a Royal – stealing the limelight from Eugenie, who was furious, as was her mother, Sarah,” the authors wrote in the book.