- According to a royal expert, Meghan Markle's rift with the rest of the royal family started just four days after her wedding to Prince Harry.
- Lady Colin Campbell details the incident, which she says went down at Prince Charles' 70th birthday party, in her new book Meghan and Harry: The Real Story (opens in new tab).
- The book is due out in July.
It didn't take long after Meghan Markle's royal wedding to Prince Harry (opens in new tab) for rumors of a rift between the Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the royal family to begin. According to royal author Lady Colin Campbell, that's because it didn't take long for said rift to form.
Campbell, whose newest royal book, Meghan and Harry: The Real Story (opens in new tab), is set to be released later this summer, claims that Meghan's problems with the rest of royal family began just four days after her fairytale wedding in Windsor.
"I knew the tremendous amount of hope the Royal Family invested in Meghan being a success,” Campbell told The Daily Star. (opens in new tab) “Hundreds of millions of people of color were rooting for Meghan, I was rooting for Meghan, being a Jamaican, I was emotionally invested in Meghan’s success. Virtually everybody I know, including my Royal friends, the wider aristocracy, wanted Meghan to be a success. But it quickly became apparent the ride may not be as smooth as everybody had hoped it would be, and it would not be as quite as positive as everybody had hoped it would be."
She's dodgy about sharing the details (which she promises are available in their tea-filled glory in the book), but she teased that the inciting incident took place during a garden party to celebrate Prince Charles' 70th birthday (opens in new tab), during which Meghan allegedly did something that "astonished" one guest that is described as having "impeccable palace connections."
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
March 9, 2020
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October 25, 2019
October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps (opens in new tab).
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings (opens in new tab).
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles (opens in new tab).
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down (opens in new tab) and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
February 24, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex wore Dior head to toe and Birks earrings (opens in new tab) while visiting Morocco.
February 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess arrive to the "Education For All" boarding house in Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Meghan wore an Alice and Olivia blazer and Birdies slippers (opens in new tab).
January 30, 2019
Meghan Markle visits the National Theatre wearing a Brandon Maxwell dress and blazer, a Carolina Herrera clutch, and Aquazzura pumps (opens in new tab).