Meghan Markle Threatened to Breakup With Prince Harry if He Didn’t Make Their Relationship Public? Duchess of Sussex Allegedly Wanted to Be Paid for Royal Tours

Credit: The Royal Family/YouTube Screenshot

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship came as a surprise to royal fans back in 2016. It was revealed later on, that the couple managed to keep their relationship a secret for six months before the British papers finally figured out that the Duke of Sussex was dating the former actress.

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Meghan Markle Wanted Prince Harry To Announce That They Were Dating

In the book Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown, royal author Valentine Low claimed that Prince Harry decided to make his relationship with Meghan Markle public after she gave him an ultimatum.

"Faced with hordes of journalists intent on trawling through every aspect of Meghan's life, Harry became determined to protect his girlfriend. Meghan, meanwhile, told him that if he did not do something about it, she would break off the relationship. A source 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 wrote (via Mirror UK).

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Prince Harry Released A Statement Shortly After Meghan Markle Threatened Him

Following the threats, Prince Harry reached out to Prince William and Kate Middleton's communications secretary at the time. He asked Jason Knauf to release a statement confirming his relationship with Markle. And he also used this as an opportunity to condemn the racist treatment his then-girlfriend received from the British tabloids, according to Yahoo! News.

"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public - the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments…" the statement read as published on the royal family website.

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Meghan Markle Told One Palace Staffer That She Will One Day Be Their Boss

Markle also reportedly told some palace staffers that she knows how the palace worked and accused them of not caring about "the girlfriend."

"Harry's staff knew that Meghan was different from other royal girlfriends. She had her own opinions and would let people know what they were. In the spring of 2017, more than six months before the couple were engaged, she told one of Harry's advisers: 'I think we both know I'm going to be one of your bosses soon,'" Low wrote.

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