Whenever a new source of insider information emerges about Harry and Meghan, the royal-obsessed public gobble it up. Such was the case when Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand released their book Finding Freedom and again with Tom Quinn’s Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle. While much of the information in both books was unconfirmed, the authors still dropped some pretty big bombshells about what had allegedly happened behind closed palace doors. Of all the revelations, however, the biggest one may have been what Harry said in the lead-up to meeting Meghan.
What really happened?
Scobie and Durand imply throughout their book that Harry and Meghan didn't leave royal life of their own accord. Instead, they claim that Prince William and Kate were the main instigators and that Harry and Meghan were pushed out. That's very different from what we've been led to believe all this time!
But why would William force his brother out of the royal family? It’s an understandable question to ask, especially considering what they’ve been through together. They not only endured their parents’ extremely high-profile divorce and the loss of their mother but were forced to read about the tabloid rumors swirling around their own family for years.
"Snobby" Will and Kate
But according to Scobie and Durand, all of this history meant virtually nothing once Meghan came into the picture. In the book, William and Kate are written as “snobs” who openly disapprove of Meghan and of her entire Hollywood background. The couple are painted as rude, rich royals who resent everything from Meghan's upbringing to her personal life.
All an act
It's understandable if you think this sounds farfetched. After all, it's the 21st century! Surely the royal family is long past the days of refusing marriages based solely on pedigree. Plus, there was a time when the foursome was thought to be quite close. And they were often spotted having fun at events together. But some royal commentators believe this was all an act for the cameras.