Royal author Lady Colin Campbell claims the Duchess of Sussex told her PR team to make her the most recognisable face in the world prior to her exit from the Royal Family. Lady Campbell, who released a book about the couple earlier this year titled Meghan and Harry: The Real Story, claimed the Duchess knew she needed to be controversial in order to raise her profile to desired levels and began engaging in “commercial and political activities” in 2019.
Speaking on Graham Norton’s BBC podcast, Lady Campbell said: “I started writing that book because last year I knew privately that Meghan – with Harry’s connivance was getting up to all sorts of things in America that she was completely forbidden from doing as a royal.
“Getting involved with commercial enterprises, flying kites in terms of politics – because she’s very political – and also instructing her PR people that they were to make her into the most famous person on earth.
“To be the most famous person on earth, it’s a very deliberate policy and it has to involve a tremendous amount of controversy, otherwise you’re just not that famous.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit their senior royal roles at the end of March and are now living in Santa Barbara in Los Angeles.
Since moving stateside, the couple who retained their royal titles, have sparked controversy by engaging in US politics – an area the Royal Family is strictly neutral.
The Duchess called the election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden the “most important election of our lifetime”
While Harry urged the American people to “reject hate speech” when voting on November 3.
In her royal book, Lady Campbell also lifted the lid of on why Meghan and Harry left a special royal engagement early in 2018.
“I absolutely erupted because I have a pretty fiery temper and I knew it was completely untrue.”
On Sunday, Meghan and Harry took part in an online chat with activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to celebrate the International Day of the Girl.
During an adorable moment of the virtual discussion, Harry revealed their son Archie had recently taken his first steps, along with a number of precious firsts.
He said: “We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything.”
Meghan added: “And it’s just fantastic, because I think in so many ways we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow, and in the absence of COVID we would be travelling and working more externally, and we would have missed a lot of those moments.
“So I think it’s been a lot of good family time.”