In a book written by Valentine Low, a royal journalist, it was reported that during an official trip to Australia in 2018, Meghan Markle was surprised that she was not paid. A new adventure for the wife of Prince Harry.
The story goes back to the year 2018. Four years ago, therefore, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle flew to a sixteen-day official trip to Australia, in Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Until then, nothing unusual for the princely couple, who are used to enjoying royal tours. Butsome scenes that had not been made public They have been revealed in a book about to be published, written by the journalist Valentine Low, a specialist in the royal family who works for The Times newspaper.
Inside this book, we learned that during this official trip, Meghan Markle complained that she didn’t understand the point of proceeding with all these walks. In short, she doesn’t like him. Worse yet: While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were on their first royal tour, Prince Harry’s wife was even upset that she wasn’t paid during these sixteen days away from home. The events, which had never been revealed before the publication of this book, occurred in Australia.
An anecdote that will make you tremble
However, this first royal tour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seemed to be going wonderfully. Hugely popular, the royal couple wowed huge crowds during their 76 engagements during this more than two-week trip. Also according to Valentine Low’s book, Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry in May 2018, said she “appreciated the attention” people gave her, but he didn’t like having to go through so many “meaningless” walks.
However, the fact that Meghan Markle is for many things at odds with the classicism of the royal family “brought a good wind of novelty that greatly pleased the Australian public”writes Valentine Low in his book “The Power Behind the Crown.” The latter added that the Duchess of Sussex was “considered a model of inspiration during the entirety of this first tour”.
Meghan Markle brought a refreshing wind to the royal family
In addition to this little anecdote that tarnishes Meghan Markle’s notoriety a bit, Valentine Low’s book also shows some aspects of Prince Harry’s wife that could not be more pleasant. In particular, we can read that “When he showed up at the home of a family of farmers, she brought banana bread that she had made herself“or that “When the couple visited a school to see the work of a program to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal youth, they celebrated her as a role model and showed great interest.”
But obviously, what Meghan Markle’s detractors will remember most of all will continue to be her little phrase thrown in a moment of nervousness: “I can’t believe I don’t get paid to do all this”. Another anecdote that was made public in the book, we learned that a member of the tour team said that “Meghan wanted to bring her staff instead of relying on the traditional Buckingham Palace staff”. But that turned out to be impossible to implement.
Since then, Prince Harry and his wife have decided to disassociate themselves from the obligations of the royal family, with all the consequences that this has caused. This anecdote that has just been made public helps us a little more to understand why they made such a decision. This is called the other side of the coin. If you want to know more, the book in question will be published on October 6, 2022 by Headline Books.