Prince Harry’s biggest fear!! “It hit home for him that Charles and the Queen aren’t going to be around forever,” says a source in the new book “Royals At War: The Inside Story of Harry and Meghan’s Shocking Split With the House of Windsor” by Andy Tillett and Dylan Howard (Skyhorse Publishing), out Tuesday.
“Harry’s biggest fear is not being there if his grandmother were to die,” adds a source in the book.
“Meghan has always been fascinated with the creation of a ‘brand,’” a former friend tells the authors. “I do not believe she married Harry with that solely in mind, but it was a determining factor.”
Then the question is, how does someone who, as the book says, was born into fame and came to loathe it and someone who aspired to fame and came to weaponize it, live happily ever after in La La Land?
“She’s assuring [Harry] that once things go back to normal, he’ll love their new life in LA,” says an insider. “Meghan wants to take him hiking and talks about the local polo club and how much he’ll love surfing.”
The authors paint a depressing picture of the once-adored second son of the late Princess Diana being “overwhelmed with guilt over not being closer to home while this [the pandemic] is going on.”
“They think it’s unfair that Harry and Meghan still get to reap the rewards of being part of the royal family without having to put in any effort,” explains the royal insider. (While Harry remains a prince by birthright, he will no longer use that title, or His Royal Highness.)
“They think it’s pathetic how Meghan works Harry like her own personal puppet,” says a source. “They’ve resigned themselves to losing the Harry they once knew for the foreseeable future.”
According to Ninaki Priddy, who grew up with Meghan, the actress has long known how to shape people and situations to her satisfaction. Priddy reveals in the book how Meghan changed once she landed “Suits,” the USA Network series that brought the first real taste of the stardom she craved.
“There’s Meghan Before Fame and Meghan After Fame … The tone of her voice, her mannerisms, the way she laughed — didn’t seem real to me anymore,” Priddy says. “By Season Two of ‘Suits’ she was turning down lunch with [old friends] because she said she’d be recognized.”
“On top of it all, he’s got cabin fever,” adds that source. “It was far from an ideal situation. Harry’s gone from feeling excited about the move to feeling secretly tortured.”
“They are in touch with a number of LA power players and are looking forward to hosting dinner parties with the likes of George and Amal Clooney and big-time movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg,” says another insider.
The book mentions how Meghan’s “particular brand of up and at ’em West Coast energy” — meaning, she would get up at 5 a.m. and bombard aides with texts — riled her former staff in London and earned her the nickname “Hurricane Meghan.” It also, a source says in the book, led to Kate telling Meghan to not speak to her staff that way.
As the book puts it: “She is his one survival strategy for his greatest dream — a life forever free of being a royal.”
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