Royal Author Claims Meghan Markle Is a ‘Fame Addict’ and Prince Harry Married Her Because He Was ‘Desperate’

Was Meghan, Duchess of Sussex only after the fame associated with the royal family? That’s what one royal expert believes, sharing that Meghan’s desire to elevate her status coupled with Prince Harry being “desperate to meet someone” made for a romantic pairing that was likely to encounter some challenges.

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Critic blasts Meghan for being a ‘fame addict’

It’s not a new criticism of Meghan, but royal author Lady Colin Campbell believes that the duchess’ “whole life is an act.”

In her new book, Meghan and Harry: The Real Story, Campbell shares her view of Meghan and Harry — and it doesn’t paint a very flattering picture.

According to The Sun, an excerpt from the book takes aim at Meghan while claiming that Prince Harry “was desperate to meet someone,” calling him “not the swiftest,” “a prop,” and “pathetic.”

“This person is no more suited to royal life than Angelina Jolie would be to competitive boxing,” Campbell writes about Meghan. “She has inflated herself beyond natural entitlement. Since she always wanted to be a star, she has this propensity for exaggeration.”

“As for Harry, he should have been instructive,” Campbell notes, adding that Meghan’s claim that she “didn’t at first know so much about him” was “nonsense.” 

“She’d looked him up in books. And she pats him like, ‘good boy.’ She even answers for him,” she added.

She claims to know how Meghan’s rift with the royal family started

Campbell also claims to know the exact moment that Meghan’s rift with the royal family started — four days after she married Prince Harry, at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday garden party.

“I knew the tremendous amount of hope the royal family invested in Meghan being a success,” Campbell told the Daily Star. “Hundreds of millions of people of color were rooting for Meghan, I was rooting for Meghan, being a Jamaican, I was emotionally invested in Meghan’s success.”

She continued, “Virtually everybody I know, including my royal friends, the wider aristocracy, wanted Meghan to be a success.”

While she wouldn’t reveal the exact incident that created the rift, she teased, “I can’t repeat it exactly, it’s in the book, but what I can say is, something happened at the very first garden party at Buckingham Palace… we were all absolutely gobsmacked and astonished, we all thought this doesn’t bode well.”

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Is Meghan really that fame hungry?

By contrast, royal biographer Angela Levin believes that Meghan has earned a reputation for being “ruthless” in her climb to fame, but that perception might not be quite accurate.

“Like Harry, Meghan has had a difficult background. Her mother, father, half-brother and sister have also all been bankrupt. She is proudly self-reliant, and she has been fortunate with her good looks, drive and brains,” Levin explained in an interview with The Conservative Woman (via Express).

She added, “Climbing the slippery slope of fame, however, has required her to be tough, ruthless even, and one consequence is the perception that she is willing to leave behind those she feels are no longer useful.”

“But it quickly became apparent the ride may not be as smooth as everybody had hoped it would be, and it would not be quite as positive as everybody had hoped it would be,” Levin noted.