A new book claims Meghan pressured her then-boyfriend Harry to reveal their relationship to the public back in 2016 in an alarm that “horrified” the prince.
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Meghan Markle once threatened to dump Prince Harry if he didn’t tell the world she was his girlfriend, according to a new book.
This startling claim comes from an insider who claims Meghan pressured Harry to reveal their relationship to the public in an ultimatum that made him “freak out”.
The allegations have been aired in an upcoming book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown by Valentine Low, which is set to be published October 6.
The book contains several reports about Meghan and Harry’s early days together before the relationship was officially confirmed in November 2016, just a few months after they met in July.
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Faced with hordes of journalists bent on researching every aspect of Meghan’s life, Harry becomes determined to protect his girlfriend.
Meanwhile, Megan told him that if he didn’t do something about it, she would break off the relationship.
A source said: ‘She was saying, ‘If you don’t make a statement confirming that I’m your girlfriend, I will break up with you. ‘Harry was in a panic.
Another source said: “He was afraid, saying: ‘You will get rid of me.'”
In light of the alleged breakup on the cards, Harry is said to have called Jason Knauf, Kensington Palace’s communications secretary at the time, to make the announcement.
The book continued: “Harry phoned Knauf asking him to issue a statement confirming that Meghan was his girlfriend and condemning the racist and sexist connotations of some of the media coverage.Read:House of the Dragon showrunners decided to spare – not kill – one of the book’s characters
“Meghan wanted public confirmation that this was a serious relationship. She was convinced the palace was unwilling to protect her from media interference.
I told Harry’s staff: ‘I know how the palace works. I know how this will happen. You don’t care about his girlfriend. “
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Reports and rumors about the relationship have been circulating for some time, but only on November 8, 2016 Kensington Palace released an official statement confirming this.
“Prince Harry is concerned about Ms Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her,” the letter said.
“It is not right that Mrs. Markle has been in such a storm after a few months of her relationship with him. He knows commentators will say that this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of a game’.” He is vehemently opposed.
“This is not a game – it is her life and his life.”
Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown by Valentine Low to be published 6 October by Headline Books (£20)