Meghan Markle ‘hated every second’ of royal tour, biographer says

Meghan Markle has made it known that there were a few aspects of royal life and her job when working as a senior royal that she didn’t care about. During her meeting with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex opened up about several things that happened inside the monarchy that she didn’t understand or disagree with.

Now a royal author claims Meghan ‘hated’ one royal tour in particular, while another account claims it wasn’t all bad.

Meghan Markle lays a wreath at the National War Memorial | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meghan and Harry completed 76 engagements over 16 days in Australia

Meghan and Harry embarked on their first royal tour as a married couple in October 2018. The couple had a busy schedule from the time they arrived at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and completed 76 engagements over 16 days in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The timing of this tour also came with the news that Meghan was pregnant with their first child. While the Duke and Duchess smiled every day, Meghan told Oprah that behind the scenes it was “really exhausting”.

She says: These tours are – I’m sure they have beautiful images and look vibrant and it’s all true. It’s also very exhausting. So, I was fried, and I think that hit me so hard because we were acting like everything was fine. I can understand why people were really surprised to see that there was pain there.

The author was told that Meghan ‘hated every second of the tour’

Meghan Markle walking along Kingfisher Bay Pier in Australia

Meghan Markle walking along Kingfisher Bay Pier in Australia | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Tina Brown, who wrote The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – The Truth and the Hustle and spoke to more than 120 people who know the Sussexes said it was not all exhausted. He was told that Meghan absolutely ‘hated’ going on this South Pacific tour.

Brown wrote: “[Meghan] apparently hated every second. She found the itinerary of engagements “useless”, a former palace employee told me. the To express noted that in Brown’s book, the ex-employee is quoted as saying, “[Meghan] did not understand why things were organized this way. Instead of being excited when thousands of people showed up at the Opera, it was more like, ‘What’s the point? I do not understand this.'”

Brown added: “The ‘this’ being the representational role of the British monarchy and its traditional agenda, rather than the focus on the causes it wanted to highlight. Such engagements are old school, yes, but create classic royal ties that bind.

But there are things the Sussexes need to do outside of royal duties

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on hand to speak to members of OneWave, a mental health and wellbeing awareness group at South Bondi Beach in Australia

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on hand to speak to OneWave members at South Bondi Beach in Australia | Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

All was not so bad, however, according to Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Creation of a Modern Royal Family. In this book, it is revealed that during this same tour, the Duke and Duchess were not fully connected with royal responsibilities and were even able to go one evening for a “secret” dinner with friends.

Authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie claim Meghan and Harry went on a double date with Meghan’s close friend Jessica Mulroney and her husband Ben. They were reportedly treated to a “five-course meal” on the “intimate and completely secret evening” in Australia.

“In Sydney to make commitments and stage the fourth Invictus Games, Harry and Meghan managed to sneak in for an evening with Jessica and Ben Mulroney, the latter covering the Games for Canada’s CTV network,” the book reads. . “A real estate billionaire lent them his home for an intimate, completely secret evening with a five-course meal prepared for a private chef.”

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