Meghan Markle is painted as
explosive, unpredictable and manipulative in a scathing new biography about the
Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Tom Bower, author of Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the
war between the Windsors, claims the Duchess of Sussex ‘reduced people to tears
with her passive-aggressive tone’ and demanded first-class flights and luxury
accommodation for business trips prior to meeting Prince Harry.
The author, who has admitted
his sources were people who ‘don’t like’ Meghan, quotes one business associate
who described the then actress as ‘one of the most unpleasant people he had
ever dealt with’. Bower has admitted he has sourced much of his information for
the book from people who don’t like Meghan because she had warned the people
closest to her not to speak to him. He told Good Morning Britain on Thursday:
‘She made it pretty clear to all her friends and people who work for her not to
talk to me, so it was quite an uphill struggle but I got enough people to speak
to me, more than enough, I got about 80 people.’ Asked how the book can be
considered an unbiased account if the people interviewed already don’t like
Meghan, the author replied: ‘Because I sifted through, I never put in stuff
that isn’t true and can’t be checked.’
Revenge, published today,
recounts a visit to London in 2016 in which Meghan allegedly ‘went ballistic’
after being booked into a five-star hotel with a caged parrot on display.
Meghan, then an actress on US legal drama Suits, was in the city to discuss a
new book based on her popular lifestyle blog The Tig. It was said that her
talent agency had arranged ‘with difficulty’ free accommodation for Meghan in a
five-star hotel, in exchange for an appearance in the hotel’s magazine and
social media posts.
But en route to her room, the
book claims Meghan passed a parrot in a cage and refused to stay. Meghan
checked out of the hotel and the agency made a new reservation at the Soho
Hotel. Shortly afterward Meghan is said to have joined her literary agent for
a lunch meeting about the proposed The Tig book, titled Think Beautiful. Pictured:
Meghan in the show Suits.