Meghan Markle had persistently called a Royal Housekeeper “every 10 minutes” while she and Prince Harry were out for dinner, it is alleged. The Duchess of Sussex had felt she had been abandoned due to an issue that concerned her, so she had “repeatedly” called the royal staff as the couple went out for dinner Friday night, the employee claimed.
Valentine Low, author of Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown, spoke to members of the royal household about the couple’s relationship with their staff.
In an excerpt from the book, published in The timesan employee was quoted as saying “every 10 minutes I had to go out to be yelled at by her” [Meghan] and Harry”.
The employee recalled the conversation and said, “It was ‘I can’t believe you did this. You let me down. What did you think?'”.
They added that the dialogue “lasted a few hours”.
The next morning the calls started again and continued for “days”, the employee reports.
“You couldn’t escape it. There were no lines or boundaries – it was the last thing at night, the first thing in the morning,” she added.
It’s because further issues have been reported between the couple and Angela Kelly, the Queen’s long-standing dresser.
Prior to her wedding to Harry, the Duchess had been told that the Queen would lend her a tiara for the big day, as she had done for Kate during her wedding to Prince William.
But Mrs. Kelly wasn’t available the same day Meghan’s hairdresser was, so neither was the tiara.
This meant that Meghan didn’t get the chance to rehearse with the tiara before the day of the wedding and this, according to Harry, was obstruction of Ms Kelly according to the book.
According to Sussex’s unofficial biography Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family, Angela Kelly ignored repeated requests from Kensington Palace to arrange a hair trial date.
Author Omid Scobie wrote, “Nothing could convince Harry that some of the old guard in the palace just didn’t like Meghan and would stop at nothing to make life difficult for her.”
It comes after Meghan was previously accused of bullying staffers during her time as a working royal, which she had always denied.
Following the complaints, the palace confirmed that it had launched a private investigation but chose not to make the findings public.
Express.co.uk has contacted the couple’s Archewell Foundation for comment.