Meghan Markle believed that she would be the “Beyoncé of the UK”She married Prince Harry but was not a fan of the royal lifestyle and quit her position as Duchess, as a new book alleges. The Times recently published extracts from Valentine Low’s upcoming book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind Crown. The book quotes insiders who claim the duchess thought she would become Britain’s Beyoncé after marrying Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson Prince Harry, but felt disillusioned by the strict rules and protocols as a working member of the royal family and increasingly “cornered and misunderstood”The Firm
In addition, the book claimed that the queen made the Sussexes choose between two options. “either in or out”Sandringham summit where the royals determined their future. Low claimed that the “so-called” “Sandringham summit”Five days after the duke & duchess announced plans to resign on Jan. 8, 2020, this event took place. Queen Elizabeth requested that all four royal families work quickly together to find a solution in the initial discussions.
Following meetings at Clarence House (the home of Prince Charles), secretaries from all four households met, and then talks began at Buckingham Palace. According to The Times, Simon Case, Prince William’s private secretary, participated in negotiations and spoke with both sides. There were two possible options. The duke and duchess could have used a month of each year to engage in their own activities or they might spend their time elsewhere and only take on a few engagements. These options include blanket rules against making decisions for financial or material gain – either for themselves or their friends.
Low mentioned a former palace intruder as saying, “I think Meghan thought she was going to be the Beyoncé of the UK. Being part of the royal family would give her that kudos. Whereas what she discovered was that there were so many rules that were so ridiculous that she couldn’t even do the things that she could do as a private individual, which is tough.”Low, however, said that Markle wouldn’t be able fit the mold of a working royal and that others had called it impossible. The palace refused to accept this statement. “who she wanted to be.”