Prince Harry wanted to praise his wife Meghan Marke on “Spare,” but he did her a disservice when he said she “gave it all.” Because the fact that actresses and royals treat gifts differently caused a lot of resentment behind the palace walls.
London – It’s just a side note on prince harry (38) controversial memory “Spare”. But what one quickly overlooks in the book had enormous consequences. In a nutshell, it explains how tangible allegations of harassment against Meghan Markle (41) arose, why palace employees eventually resigned, and why there was an external investigation into the allegations, the results of which Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022) apparently he preferred to stay to himself.
Meghan Markle’s Lifestyle Blog The Tig: “Trawling Luxury Giveaways”
For context, let’s go back to 2014 when Suits actress Meghan Markle started her lifestyle blog, The Tig. Royal pundit Tina Brown wrote in the Palace Papers: “Promoting cosmetics, travel destinations, restaurants and personal care products made The Tig a dragnet for luxury gifts. she [Meghan] gained a reputation among luxury brand sellers for being interested in receiving designer gift bags.”
Meghan had to shut down “The Tig” as a Royal, but because the influencer whirlwind was already underway, Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018 didn’t change the seemingly juicy giveaways. On the contrary: the shower of gifts increased. Prince Harry writes in “Spare” about his time in the palace: “You [Meghan] He shared all the gifts he received—clothes, perfume, and makeup—with all the women in the office.” super nice right? If it weren’t for the rules that set out what’s acceptable and what’s not for active Windsors. A comment on news.com.au suggests that things got complicated for Meghan from then on.
Official guidelines for the royal on gifts, and the possible connection to the bullying allegations against Meghan
The guidelines state: “Gifts offered by commercial establishments in the UK should normally be refused” unless they are for “a royal wedding or other special personal occasion”.
In late 2018, news broke that Meghan’s assistant Melissa Toubati had resigned, with reporter Valentine Low writing in his 2021 book, The Courtiers: “Palace sources have said that the fight between Meghan and Toubati It revolved around the freebies that some companies are offering. Megan.”
in sources in Sun talks about “boxes of designer clothes for Meghan being sent to Kensington Palace after she was revealed as Harry’s girlfriend.”
Low continued: “Toubati appears to have scrupulously adhered to the house rule that members of the royal family cannot accept gifts from commercial organizations. His actions did not sit well with Meghan.”
It is customary in the royal family to return gifts
It is reportedly customary for the royal family to return gifts, and they pay for their own clothing both on and off duty. Other reports indicate that Meghan’s lavish generosity was a sticking point behind the scenes. A source reports in Sun: “As an actress, it was perfectly fine to accept gifts from fashion chains and designer brands. But Meghan needed to be told that being a member of the royal family is not okay.”
Prince Harry should know this, but he wanted to show his adoring wife as a radiant do-gooder with his “Spare” subordinate clause. However, credit must be given to Meghan for the fact that the clash of cultures was not the only reason for the hustle and bustle, but there were also scandals in the palace over jewelry gifts, racehorses and royal participation in campaigns. advertising. However, one can imagine that the interests of Princess Kate and company, on the one hand, and Meghan’s concerns, on the other hand, collided. In this context, it is not surprising that the Favoring a designer is said to have set the course early on between the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex.. Fonts used: royals.uk, news.com.au, thesun,co.uk