Two anonymous sources told Valentine Low in his upcoming book, “Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown,” that Meghan gave Harry an ultimatum regarding their relationship, causing him to panic.
“She was saying, ‘If you don’t put out a statement confirming I’m your girlfriend, I’m going to break up with you,” one source told Low.
Another source told the author that Harry was “freaking out, saying, ‘She’s going to dump me.'”
According to the book, Harry contacted Jason Knauf, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry’s communications secretary at the time. According to reports, Harry instructed Knauf to issue a statement confirming his relationship with Meghan and condemning the racist treatment she received from British tabloids.
Meghan told Harry’s staff that she knew “how the palace worked,” adding, “you don’t care about the girlfriend,” according to the book.
“Harry’s staff knew that Meghan was different from other royal girlfriends. She had her own opinions and would let people know what they were. In the spring of 2017, more than six months before the couple were engaged, she told one of Harry’s advisers: ‘I think we both know I’m going to be one of your bosses soon,'” according to an excerpt from the book.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s representatives and Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Low also claimed in March 2021 that the Duchess of Sussex bullied two senior Buckingham Palace staff members while she was a working member of the royal family. According to the Times, Knauf sent an email to William’s former private secretary in which he expressed concern that “nothing will be done.”
The news broke just days before Harry and Meghan’s shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey aired.
Some of Meghan’s former staff members retracted their claims that the duchess bullied them, according to the royal biography “Finding Freedom,” Insider’s Mikhaila Friel reported in September 2021.
“Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown” will be released on October 6.