Meghan Markle Shock: Duchess Reportedly Intent On Appearing Beside Queen Elizabeth At Platinum Jubilee, Was Asked Not To Talk About Prince Harry But Refused To Listen

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are the subjects of a new book that will be released next week. Royal author Tom Bower, a known critic of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly interviewed the couple’s friends and foes for his latest publication. In the synopsis released for the book, it was revealed that the people that Bower spoke with have never aired their sentiments about the couple before.

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Queen Elizabeth Thrilled Meghan Markle Didn’t Attend Prince Philip’s Memorial

Prior to the release of Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War Between the Windsors, snippets from the book were compiled by some publications. It was revealed that Queen Elizabeth had a surprising reaction after learning that Meghan Markle wouldn’t attend Prince Philip’s memorial service.

“Thank goodness Meghan is not coming,” palace aides told Bower (via The New York Post).

The Times of London also released some snippets from the book, which claimed that things were so awkward for Prince Harry while at Prince Philip’s memorial. But things became much worse after his interview with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV’s The Me You Can’t See was released.

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Meghan Markle Wanted To Attend Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee For Publicity

Bower also claimed that despite the issues between the Sussexes and the royal family, Prince Harry and Markle tried their best to be on the queen’s good side. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly intent on attending the Platinum Jubilee. And Markle wanted to make sure that she would stand beside Her Majesty on the balcony.

However, Prince Charles didn’t want Prince Harry and Markle to be photographed with the other members of the royal family. So, even if the Sussexes made it to the event, they didn’t join the British clan on the balcony.

“In Meghan’s view those optics were unsatisfactory, partly because her value to Netflix was to stand near the Queen,” the excerpt revealed.

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Prince Charles, Prince Harry Asked Meghan Markle Not To Talk About Her Relationship

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And then there’s an issue that reportedly happened years ago when Prince Harry and Markle were just boyfriend and girlfriend. At the time, Suits aired its 100th episode and Markle spoke with Vanity Fair.

Prior to the interview, Prince Charles and Prince Harry gave their consent after asking Markle not to talk about her relationship, as well as then-President Donald Trump, and issues pertaining to race. But when the interview was released, the cover story was titled, “She’s Just Wild About Harry.”

However, Bower also said that Markle didn’t expect her relationship with Prince Harry to be publicized. After all, contributing editor Sam Kashner asked her for information and was surprised that the Duchess of Sussex was so candid about her relationship.

“Hysterically, she described Buckingham Palace's fury at 'Wild About Harry'. Sunshine Sachs, said Meghan, should have ensured that her comments about Harry were removed. Why wasn't the focus on her philanthropy and activism?” Bower said (via Mirror UK).

According to Bower, there were also fears that Markle would fire her agency after what happened.

“Ken Sunshine feared that Meghan would fire his agency. Puzzled why Buckingham Palace was angry, he called the magazine's editor to deliver what he imagined to be the ultimate threat. 'You're going to have to deal with the Queen on this,' he said. The furious monarch, he imagined, like Trump, would pick up the phone and berate the editor. The editor was bemused,” Bower wrote.

Despite the controversy, Prince Harry and Markle’s relationship continued. And they tied the knot a year later.

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