Tom Bower, the author of the 2022 book "Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War Between the Windsors," revealed in a recent interview with the Daily Mail, which was published on Monday, that the former actress was obsessed with money.
The author told the publication that, much to Meghan Markle's surprise and dissatisfaction, Prince Harry didn't have much money when they met, amidst her expectation that he would be valued at millions if not billions of dollars, and she is now having to make up for it.
Tom went on to say that the couple couldn't afford the lifestyle as working members of the family and that the Suit actress is interested in riding in the big Cadillacs and private jets on command, but she's having to scrounge for these things right now. The royal couple was financially cut off from the British crown's estimated $34 billion estate when they stepped down from their royal duties and relocated to the United States in 2020.
According to Deadline, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle formed Archewell Productions to create programming that informs, enhances, and motivates. The board committed to a multi-year production deal with Netflix worth between $100 million and $150 million. In July 2021, Page Six exclusively noted that Prince Harry received a $20 million advance when he sold his book, 'Spare'.
Another Kensington Palace staffer claimed in Tom Quinn's book "Gilded Youth: An Intimate History of Growing Up in the Royal Family" that Meghan Markle did not agree with the royal family's strict regulations and despised playing a secondary role to Kate Middleton.
According to a Mirror excerpt, the Duchess of Sussex was enthralled by the international fame that being a princess would bring but did not like the regulations of the royal household. According to the excerpt, the former actress disliked the restrictions and rules; she loathed being a second-rate princess—second only to Katherine Middleton—and, most of all, she despised having to do what she was told and do what she was told in the never-ending palace and, to a large extent, pointless royal round.
Meghan Markle believed that she was treated in a slightly disrespectful manner by the firm because she was not a blood royal, despite Kate Middleton being treated in the same manner. The Duchess of Cambridge, on the other hand, "lacks Meghan's messianic tendencies" and has expected to deal with the royal institution better than the former actress, according to the aide. They go on to say that the thing to remember is that Meghan's ambition knows no bounds, and like most ferociously motivated individuals, she never wonders, "Have I got this wrong?" Am I being overly dramatic? But she is still a lovely person as long as she is never crossed noting that Meghan Markle is ideal for a weak boy who is unsure about himself such as Harry because her absolute fact makes him feel safe.
The staffer explains Meghan Markle as a "very nice, smiley, super-positive person," yet she might have struggled with losing control of her life after joining the royals. The staff member also explains that Markle found it difficult to be a part of the long-running institution where she had no say. She was also reportedly upset that she would be living at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace instead of Windsor Castle.
Elsewhere in the interview, Tom Bower also mentioned that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's attendance at King Charles III's coronation ceremony could ruin and overshadow it. The couple is expected to be invited to the coronation which is scheduled for May 6th, 2023 at London’s Westminster Abbey.
According to Fox News Digital's To Di for Daily's host Kinsey Schofield, Meghan is upset and overwhelmed with the coronation news. Kinsey said that Meghan does not feel excluded from the planning but she believes the palace is only focused on getting Prince Harry to join and doesn't care if she shows up or not. That just doesn't sit well with her. The host goes on to say that one of Meghan's biggest fears is refusal and she does not want to be vilified or shamed on a worldwide scale, but she acknowledges that her brand value in the United States tends to increase with her closeness to the royal family.