Meghan Markle is alleged to have ‘shouted at Kate Middleton’s staff’ after tensions between the royal wives escalated, a new memoir claims.
Tensions grew between the royal wives after the Duchess of Sussex had to accept she would not be married to the next king, it is alleged.
The Mirror says a number of incidents took place throughout Meghan’s first few months of being part of the Royal Family.
This allegedly prompted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to move out of Kensington Palace and relocate to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
It was believed that the two couples got on well at first At first, particularly Kate and Meghan after the Duchess of Cambridge did her best to make the former actress feel as welcome as possible.
But in a new memoir written by Tom Quinn and serialised by the Daily Mail, a palace insider claims tensions between the two young Royal couples were bound to arise, especially when Meghan had to accept that she was not married to a man who would become king.
They added: “Being a royal goes to everyone’s head eventually — and after a while, William and Harry would meet without their wives in tow to avoid rows and stony silences.”
The source claimed that Harry and Meghan’s initial move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor was triggered when Meghan shouted at a member of Kate’s staff.
And the Duchess of Cambridge was said to be horrified at Meghan’s approach.
The source claimed: “Like many people not used to dealing with servants, Meghan overdoes the imperiousness; so on the one hand she wants to be like Diana, a people’s princess, and on the other she wants people to stand to attention when she clicks her fingers.”
It’s believed the incident prompted the beginning of discussions about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving Kensington Palace.
Meghan’s attitude towards staff soon led to a crop of unflattering nicknames, including Me-Gain’, the ‘Duchess of Difficult’ and even ‘Di 2’ or ‘Di Lite’, it is claimed.
Many of the staff, who didn’t know what to make of the American duchess, seemed relieved when she and Harry moved away, Mr Quinn’s book claims.
It meant that a fully refurbished home at Kensington Palace went completely unused.
Taxpayers also shelled out over £2million for work on the cottage where the Sussexes relocated to, although Harry and Meghan have since said they will pay that back after ditching that property too in favour of a life in Los Angeles.
Harry and Meghan made the announcement earlier this year, revealing they would be stepping back from their prominent roles in the Royal family to spend more time across the pond.
The pair have been spotted out and about in LA recently delivering packages to vulnerable families being forced to self-isolate.
Our sister title Mirror Online has approached Kensington Palace and representatives for Harry and Meghan for comment.