Harry feared he'd become the 'also-ran' once Prince George turned 18, fell for Meghan's threats, claims book
LONDON, UK: While we wait for Prince Harry's memoir to drop, we have another author who dropped bombshell after bombshell in his new book revealing Harry's past insecurities and some striking comments about how Meghan threatened to dump the Duke of Sussex. 'Extracts of Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown' by Valentine Low reveals some crazy details.
Low writes in new book, "He had this thing that he had a shelf life. He was fixated [on] this. He would compare himself with his uncle [Prince Andrew]. He would say, 'I have this time to make this impact. Because I can.' Until George turns 18, was the way he was thinking about it. ‘Then I will be the also-ran.' He was genuinely thinking of it as, ‘I have this platform now, for a limited amount of time. I want to move forward, move forward.'" Low also adds that his frustration was multiplied when his aides, apart from Wiliam and Kate, started talking down to him about things he wanted to do. The book will be published on October 6 by Headline Books.
New book exposes Prince Harry's insecurities and Meghan's threats
The book also claimed that Meghan threatened to dump Harry at the start of their relationship if Harry did not make their commitment official. Valentine Low says: "Harry became determined to protect his girlfriend. Meghan, [who] meanwhile, told him that if he did not do something about it, she would break off the relationship." The book quotes a source who said, "She was saying, ‘If you don’t put out a statement confirming I’m your girlfriend, I’m going to break up with you’. Harry was in a panic." Another source said, "He was freaking out, saying, ‘She’s going to dump me.'" Low also mentioned Meghan's ill-treatment towards her staff.
Low writes in his book, "Meghan wanted public validation that this was a serious relationship. She was convinced the Palace was unwilling to protect her from media intrusion. She told Harry’s staff, 'I know how the Palace works. I know how this is going to play out. You don’t care about the girlfriend.'" But the author did not stop there. After revealing Harry's insecurities and Meghan's ultimatum, he revealed how Meghan wanted to get paid for all the engagements that she was carrying out.
Low wrote, "Behind the scenes it was a different story. Although she enjoyed the attention, Meghan failed to understand the point of all those walkabouts, shaking hands with countless strangers. According to several members of staff, she was heard to say on at least one occasion, ‘I can’t believe I’m not getting paid for this.'"