MEGHAN Markle “behaved like a celebrity” and clashed with her Royal household staff, it was claimed today.
The Duchess of Sussex was often “very self-centred” during her time at the palace and struggled with duties, a source alleged.
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The claims, made to the Telegraph today, come as an extract from a new biography, Finding Freedom, about her and husband Prince Harry’s decision to leave the Royal Family was today published.
The book claimed that the 38-year-old moaned that she “gave up her entire life for this family” and said she was “was willing to do whatever it takes” in her new role.
But it said the couple felt “cut adrift” and frustrated that Wills and Kate got plum official duties.
And a source today claimed to the Telegraph: “Meghan is clearly someone who knows what she wants and is very self-assured. But that made her very difficult to work for.
“At times, she could show extraordinary kindness and be very sweet but at others she was very self-centred and lacking in any self-awareness. She would say: ‘Why do we have to do this?’ or simply: ‘I’m not doing this’.
“She didn’t understand that there were not just jobs she had to do but that she should do. She was behaving like a celebrity in firing off early-morning emails and making huge demands of staff.”
Sensational claims made in Finding Freedom include:
The couple created headlines worldwide when they revealed they would be quitting the Royal Family in January, completing their final engagements just a few months later before moving to the US.
Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as cheerleaders for the pair, are said to have been given access to their inner circle to write Finding Freedom.
The biography has now claimed to give an insight into the couple’s decision – with it claimed Harry and Meghan were said to be furious at taking a ‘back seat’ to senior royals like Charles and William.
The Sussexes moaned they’d taken the monarchy to “new heights around the world” and were held back so they did not “eclipse” the family, it’s claimed.
The book says Harry and Meghan even considered driving straight to see the Queen after returning from Canada in January because they had failed to secure an appointment with the monarch.
The Sun exclusively revealed their Megxit plans to spend more time in Canada in January.
That led to the Sandringham summit with the Queen which formalised how the Sussexes would step down.
It has previously been claimed Meghan would send emails at 5am to staff with her PA quitting after just six months in the role.
Harry, Meghan and baby Archie are now based at actor Tyler Perry’s £15million Beverly Hills mansion.
Meanwhile, the biography also claimed Meghan and Kate Middleton struggled to pass “politeness” in their relationship.
The authors of Finding Freedom say the pair had a “cordial but distant rapport” throughout Meghan’s two years as a senior royal.
Body language expert Judi James previously told Fabulous things had turned “awkward” between the sisters-in-law.