A book claims Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were said to be upset when a lovely photo was released at the start of 2020, showing the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George
A New Year photo showing the Queen and her three heirs led Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to believe the “entire institution” was against them, a book claims.
At the start of 2020 and to mark the new decade, Her Majesty released a stunning photo of herself standing proudly with her son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great-grandson Prince George.
Taken in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace, not only was it a snap for the family album, it also clearly laid out the future of the British Monarchy.
However, according to his unauthorised biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, author Andrew Motron claims the photo made Harry and Meghan question their position in The Firm.
He writes: “The royal couple suspected that the entire institution was conspiring against them. As they saw it, the evidence was all around them.
“The unspoken code was straightforward: the future of the monarchy was assured, with or without Meghan and Harry.”
Just days after the photo was released, Meghan and Harry shocked the world by sharing a status on social media saying they were stepping back from their senior roles.
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Saying they had spend “many months” reflecting over the decision, they explained they planned to “carve out a progressive new role within [the] institution” while becoming financially independent.
They’ve since moved to California with their son Archie, where they have set up a new life and also welcomed a daughter Lilibet.
This year is set to be a big one for the couple, with the possible release of some of their TV shows and Lilibet celebrating their first birthday.
However, their most eagerly anticipated project will be the release of Harry’s tell-all memoir.
In a statement confirming the book, he said: “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man, I have become.
“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.
A blurb from publisher Penguin Random House read: “In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.”