GB News weekend Breakfast presenters Anne Diamond and Stephen Dixon spoke with royal commentator Charles Rae on Sunday about what’s next for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The royal expert urged the Duke of Sussex to ditch his tell-all memoir before questioning the popularity of the royal couple after their recent stay in the UK.
Charles began: “People in this country are getting more and more fed up with him and from what I’m gathering people in America are getting fed up with them as well.”
“All they do is moan,” Anne quipped.
“We’ve got this book which has been written by Valentine Low from The Times, quite a well respected royal correspondent been doing the job for about 25 years called Courtiers,” Charles continued.
“Now he’s pulled together all the allegations that have been made about Meghan and her bullying.” “And if you remember, there was supposed to be an investigation, a palace investigation into allegations of that bullying,” he claimed.
“Now that investigation, in fact died a death it was just put on the back burner because it was suggested that they didn’t want to publish the results of it because it might upset Meghan.
“In the book we’re seeing the fine detail of some of those allegations and it’s quite appalling what she said.
“Also this thing about when she was in Australia, and was being greeted and fêted by all these people around and she said, ‘I should be getting paid for this.’ “This is a Hollywood view on things if you walk out into the street and you’re supposed to be some sort of star even Z-list or B-list or whatever, you should be getting paid for it.
“She has no idea what the concept of working within the Royal Family is.”
In an excerpt shared by The Times, Valentine makes several claims about what is was like behind the scenes of the royal tour in 2018.
The book reads: “Although she enjoyed the attention, Meghan failed to understand the point of all those walkabouts, shaking hands with countless strangers.” Valentine quotes an unnamed member of staff who claims she heard Meghan saying: “I can’t believe I’m not getting paid for this.”
Earlier this year, Buckingham Palace decided against publishing a report from an inquiry into allegations that Meghan bullied members of staff.
At a briefing on the annual Sovereign Grant report, a senior palace source said: “I’m not going to comment on the changes that have been made to the policies and procedures – I’ll just say that the policies and procedures have been updated.
“Because of the confidentiality of the discussions we have not communicated the detailed recommendations. The recommendations have been incorporated within policies and procedures wherever appropriate and policies and procedures have changed. “So all members of staff, all members of the Royal Family will be aware of what the policies and procedures are, the revised policies and procedures.”
Last year, Meghan and Harry’s solicitor Jenny Afia categorically denied the claims in an interview with the BBC.
She said: “What bullying actually means is improperly using power repeatedly and deliberately to hurt someone, physically or emotionally.
“The Duchess of Sussex absolutely denies ever doing that. Knowing her as I do I can’t believe she would ever do that.”