Royal expert's shock Meghan Markle claim: 'Never wanted to stay'

A royal expert has claimed Meghan Markle "never wanted to stay" in the royal family.

Author Tom Bower revealed on GB News' Real Britain with Darren Grimes that he believes the Duchess of Sussex only wanted "money" and "status".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
A royal expert has made a shock claim about Meghan Markle, claiming she "never wanted to stay" in the royal family. Photo: Getty

"That’s exactly why she left, because she never wanted to really stay," he said. "She wanted the label, she wanted the title, she wanted the money – she didn’t get so much money – but she did get the status. And now she’s set on building herself up in America."

It comes after the author accused Meghan of having ulterior motives for marrying Prince Harry, saying, she "always wanted celebrity but wants to control the narrative".


"Anyone who gets in the way with her is ghosted and attacked, and Harry has become hypersensitive and hates the media and yet seeks approval from the media by going on Netflix or Spotify or Apple TV," he revealed on The Meghyn Kelly Show.

"The contradictions and hypocrisy are enormous."

The author went so far as to claim Meghan was "hunting for a man in England" after her divorce from producer Trevor Engelson in 2013.

"She wanted wealth and she wanted fame," he said, adding that she "targeted" Harry.

Meghan reveals why she quit Deal or No Deal

Meghan Markle on Deal or No Deal
It comes after Meghan revealed that she quit her job on Deal or No Deal after being treated like a "bimbo" and "objectified on stage". Photo: Getty

It comes after Meghan revealed that she quit her job on Deal or No Deal after being treated like a "bimbo" and "objectified on stage".

On the latest episode of her Archetypes podcast, the former Suits actress told listeners that she hated being valued for her ‘looks’ instead of her brain.

The Duchess of Sussex had a brief stint holding suitcase number 24 on the US game show in 2006, before leaving to pursue her acting and modelling career.

In a bombshell revelation, she also admitted that there was a crew member who would tell her to “suck it in” just moments before going on stage.

Meghan made the comments on the sixth episode of her Spotify podcast, titled “Breaking down ‘The Bimbo’ with Paris Hilton & Ilza Shelsinger”.

She revealed that while she was glad to have a regular job, she wasn’t pleased about being valued for her appearance over everything else.

“Before the tapings of the show, all the girls, we would line up and there were different stations for having your lashes put on, or your extensions put in, or the padding in your bra.

“We were even given spray-tan vouchers each week, because there was a very cookie-cutter idea of precisely what we should look like. It was solely about beauty, and not necessarily about brains,” she recalled.

“I would end up leaving [the taping] with this pit in my stomach. Knowing that I was so much more than what was being objectified on the stage. I didn’t like feeling forced to be all looks and little substance,” she added.

“I ended up quitting the show. Like I said, I was thankful for the job but not for how it made me feel, which was not smart,” she said.

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