New Memoir Allegedly Sheds Light on Why Meghan and Harry Decided to Split Households
When Meghan Markle came onto the royal scene in 2018, reports of drama with Prince William and wife Kate Middleton quickly began. A new book is looking deeper into what happened.
Going from the "Fabulous Four" to living in separate continents, the relationship between Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle is now completely different from when they started.
The first sign of discord between the couples was in late 2018 when the public learned that newlyweds Markle and Harry might be moving out of their shared living area at Kensington Palace.
NEW BOOK ABOUT MEGHAN & HARRY
In early 2019, the pair settled into Frogmore Cottage. British journalist Tom Quinn is taking a look at what happened in his upcoming book "Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle."
According to Vanity Fair, the book will feature insight from staffers of Kensington Palace who've been there for many years, and who were present when Markle became its newest resident.
The outlet quotes one former employee who said, "Tensions were bound to arise because Meghan inevitably had to accept that, although she is a duchess, she is not married to the next king."
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TWO WOMEN
The woman alleged: "And although Harry loved their cottage in the grounds, Meghan was conscious that it was tiny in comparison to the vast apartment complex where Kate and William live."
Supposedly, Middleton was very kind to Markle upon her arrival, as she was to her staff over the years. In comparison, the media pushed rumors that Markle was not well-liked among the staff.
Quinn's book is set to be released on September 22, 2020. It will be available in both Hardcover and Kindle versions. It's currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
NO LONGER SENIOR ROYALS
Months after moving into Frogmore Castle and having their first child together, Markle and Harry decided they were leaving their positions as senior royals altogether.
The news became a huge piece, triggering many outlets to give their take on the issue. In January, Insider reported that one UK newspaper ran a false story about brothers William and Harry.
For the most part, though, the royals have refrained from making public comments about the situation. Royal correspondent Emily Andrews noted that the Cambridges "politely ignored" fans who asked about it in public.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
MOVING TO OTHER COUNTRIES
As for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the pair moved over to Markle's former home in Canada for a couple of months leading up to their final royal duties.
After a few appearances in the UK, the two then decided to relocate to California, Markle's home state, where her mom, Doria Ragland, also resides. The pair are there now with baby Archie.
MEGHAN AND HARRY LEAVE INSTAGRAM
While the two brothers haven't confirmed their supposed rift, Markle and Harry broke up with their Sussex Royal Instagram account once they stepped down at the end of March.
A day before they started their new lives, the pair shared a final post before going dark on the popular social media platform. "Thank you to this community," it began.
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As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile. Yet we are confident that every human being has the potential and opportunity to make a difference—as seen now across the globe, in our families, our communities and those on the front line—together we can lift each other up to realise the fullness of that promise. What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic. As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute. While you may not see us here, the work continues. Thank you to this community - for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great! Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another. Harry and Meghan
Since Harry and Markle are now on their own officially, they're going to have to work to support their family of three. We're sure the next chapter they create will be as interesting as the last.