Meghan Markle is focused on networking with LA power players to create her ‘brand’, a new book about the royals has claimed.
Royals At War: The Inside Story of Harry and Meghan’s Shocking Split With the House of Windsor also claims Prince Harry has ‘cabin fever’ and is ‘overwhelmed with guilt’ about being abroad during the coronavirus pandemic.
The book – by Andy Tillett and Dylan Howard which comes out on Tuesday – details the couple’s struggles moving to Canada and then LA along with Meghan’s determination ‘to get what she wants’.
‘Meghan has always been fascinated with the creation of a ‘brand,” a former friend told the authors. ‘I do not believe she married Harry with that solely in mind, but it was a determining factor.’
Meghan Markle is focused on networking with LA power players to create her ‘brand’, a new book about the royals has claimed
‘She’s assuring (Harry) that once things go back to normal, he’ll love their new life in LA,’ the insider told The New York Post. ‘Meghan wants to take him hiking and talks about the local polo club and how much he’ll love surfing.’
The authors also claim that Harry is ‘overwhelmed with guilt over not being closer to home while this (the pandemic) is going on.’
Harry and Meghan turned their backs on royal duty in January, citing their desire to live like a normal family with their son Archie, away from the media spotlight.
The book also claims that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge feel annoyed at having ‘double the workload’ because Harry and Meghan won’t be attending many official engagements.
The book (pictured) also claims that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge feel annoyed at having ‘double the workload’ because Harry and Meghan won’t be attending many official engagements
‘They think it’s unfair that Harry and Meghan still get to reap the rewards of being part of the royal family without having to put in any effort,’ explains the royal insider.
The royal insider also says that Kate in particular is ‘panicking’ over how she’ll ‘juggle the extra responsibilities with family life’ during the pandemic.
In addition, according to Ninaki Priddy, who grew up with Meghan, the actress has long known how to shape people and situations to her ‘satisfaction’.
In the book Priddy reveals that Meghan changed once she started working on the show Suits.
She says that there are two different versions of the royal – Meghan Before Fame and Meghan After Fame – and that she began to stop seeing older friends as she became more famous.
According to the authors the duchess ‘unleashed her long-desired plan’ to move back to Los Angeles, after being in Canada for just a short while.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have erected screens around the Beverly Hills area mansion where they are living, after it was discovered people could see directly onto the grounds.
Workmen were pictured outside the $18million home, owned by movie producer Tyler Perry, last month.
The book also claims that Harry has taken up yoga to relieve his anxiety during lockdown and that he has ‘cabin fever’ because of the move.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living in this ultra-luxury Beverly Hills hideout that belongs to Hollywood tycoon Tyler Perry
The couple is already busy networking and exploring career opportunities for when the pandemic is over.
‘They are in touch with a number of LA power players and are looking forward to hosting dinner parties with the likes of George and Amal Clooney and big-time movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg,’ says another insider.
‘Image has always been everything to Meghan Markle,’ a friend of hers is quoted in the book as saying.
The revelations in the new book come as it was reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could earn more than £1million each time they do a speech after signing up with an elite agency.
The couple have been spotted only a handful of times since their move to Los Angeles, first volunteering for a local charity dropping off food to locals who are more at-risk of catching coronavirus (pictured), as well as taking their beloved dogs out for a walk
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 38, have joined New York-based Harry Walker Agency, which represents the Obamas and the Clintons.
PR expert Mark Borkowski told The Sun the pair will ‘clean up’. They plan to be available for talks on social issues including racial justice, gender equality, the environment and mental health, according to the LA Times.
‘I’m surprised they haven’t done this sooner. It will be one of the great income generators for them. The speaker’s circuit is a natural safe space for them to plunder,’ he added.
It is their first career move since leaving the royal family and moving to Los Angeles.
It has previously been reported that the Queen’s grandson and his wife want to model themselves on the Obamas, and would set up a similar working model to the former president.
The couple have been spotted only a handful of times since their move to Los Angeles, first volunteering for a local charity dropping off food to locals who are more at-risk of catching coronavirus, as well as taking their beloved dogs out for a walk.