Meghan Markle in ‘desperate times’ claims Samantha Markle
Meghan was expected to have been apprehensive about the release of her half-sister Samantha’s new book, ‘Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister: A Memoir, Part One’. The autobiography claims to expose “hidden truths” about the reality of Meghan’s family, and it promised that the “truth is stranger than fiction”. Ms Markle has taken part in numerous interviews since her sibling stepped onto the global stage as Prince Harry’s fiancee. But the two sisters have not seen each other since 2008.
Extracts from the book show it’s unlikely to paint a flattering picture of the royal, as the Duchess of Sussex is described as “controlling” and “disrespectful” towards the Queen.
However, Meghan’s friends claim the book has “barely registered on her radar”, especially as they have not seen each other in so long.
Sources also believe that the Duchess is considering writing a book herself at the moment.
A friend told royal correspondent Katie Nicholl: “Meghan has some very serious book deals on the table.
“They are all up for consideration.”
This is not the first time speculation about the Duchess of Sussex putting pen to paper for a publishing house has mounted.
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In 2019, she was believed to be considering writing a children’s book and was supposedly even in the early stages of putting together a draft.
An insider told : “Meghan is going to become a published author and is very excited about it.
“The plans are in the very early stages and won’t be formally announced for some time.
“But she’s very excited about the possibility and is passionate about the idea of a work of fiction for children.
“She loves animals and her rescue dogs so it’s very likely they will be incorporated into the story.”
However, the insider added that the book “will absolutely not be some sort of tell-all about her life in the Royal Family”.
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While this book did not materialise, Meghan did guest-edit the September edition of British Vogue that same year, again giving a nod towards her literary ambitions.
Then in December last year, there were reports that the royal wanted to write her first novel after it was revealed the Sussexes had made an application to the US Patent and Trademark Office for their new brand Archewell.
Part of this application mentioned writing books and articles.
However, with these new claims it’s not clear if Meghan intends to write fiction or nonfiction.
The Duchess of Sussex is an avid writer, although the vast majority of her published work focused on nonfiction, as seen in her now defunct blog The Tig which covered health, travel, food and fashion.
However, she had to shut this down upon joining the Royal Family.
Meghan then caused an international storm when she told the heartbreaking story of her miscarriage in a New York Times piece last year.
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Meghan was reported to be thinking of writing a children’s book in 2019
Meghan pictured in 2016 — she ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig
Now enjoying her post-royal life, the Duchess of Sussex has also acknowledged how she has sometimes felt voiceless in the past — although she did not specifically say whether or not she was referring to when she was part of the neutral royal frontline.
Even so, such a claim did trigger suggestions that she was considering either a tell-all interview or book.
Royal fans should not hold out hopes that any book coming from the Sussexes will mention the monarchy, though.
Meghan and Harry promised to “uphold the values” of the monarchy upon their royal exit.
If she does choose to write a fictional book, Meghan would be following in the footsteps of her father-in-law, Prince Charles, who has written a children’s book called ‘The Old Man of Lochnagar’.
Meghan guest-edited the September 2019 issue of British Vogue
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has also written an array of children’s books — as well as a handful of astonishing memoirs about her life behind Palace walls once she got divorced from Prince Andrew.
She refused to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of her divorce, meaning she was able to profit from telling the story of her failed marriage and the royal institution when she was cut off from the monarchy.
Meghan and Harry are not thought to have agreed to a confidentiality clause in the negotiations for their royal exit — commonly known as Megxit.
However, the 12-month review of their departure is approaching in March, and there is a chance the rebellious royals will be asked to remain tight-lipped about Palace life.