Royal author Tina Brown has recently claimed that Meghan Markle wanted “leading-lady status” after she and Prince Harry enjoyed a successful royal tour of Australia in 2018.
Tina explained in her book The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor – The Truth And The Turmoil that Duchess of Sussex thought “the monarchy needed her more than she needed them”.
While speaking to 60 Minutes Australia, the royal author said, “Meghan and Harry’s tour of Australia was a wild success, more successful than Kate and William's, in terms of crowds and the adulation.”
Tina continued, “Meghan wanted to be able to talk about the causes that she cared about as her, as opposed to being a representative figure in the monarchy.”
“There was a real sense of disappointment when Meghan came home that somehow she was a star beyond, you know, anything one had seen before, except for Diana, really, on this tour,” stated royal expert.
Tina added, “I guess, it was the star power essentially that she felt now was bigger than what she was allowed to do in the monarchy.”
Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry stepped back as working royals and officially ended their duties in March 2020.