MEGHAN Markle moaned she “gave up her entire life” for the Royal Family, a new biography of the couple sensationally reveals.
The biographers say that ex-actress Meghan had decided to devote her life to “service of the monarchy” before the royal split.
⚠️Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple.
They quote Meghan, 38, as saying: “I gave up my entire life for this family. I was willing to do whatever it takes. But here we are. It’s very sad.”
She and Harry, 35, were bemused that other royals appeared jealous of their popularity, says the book.
They also began to feel they lacked support within Buckingham Palace, it is claimed.
The authors add: “The senior courtiers, whom Diana used to refer to as men in grey suits, were concerned that the global interest in, and popularity of, the Sussexes needed to be reined in.
“In the short time since their fairytale wedding, they were already propelling the monarchy to new heights.
“As their popularity had grown so did their difficulty in understanding why so few inside the Palace were looking out for their interests. They were a major draw for the Royal Family.”
The Sussexes’ team were even said to have compared online interest in them with that of Wills and Kate.
They found they accounted for 83 per cent of Google searches linked to the former “Fab Four”.
The authors claim: “The Sussexes had made the monarchy more relatable.”
Yet Harry is said to have become “drained” with family politics.
The authors add of Meghan and Kate: “The Duchesses struggled to move past the distant politeness of when they first met.
“Their cordial but distant rapport was apparent when they appeared with each other. The state of affairs between them was just an offshoot of the real matter at hand — the conflict between Harry and the institution.
Another source of anger came when the Sussexes were barred from establishing their own team in Windsor, separate from all others.
The authors say: “Senior officials quickly ruled out that option.
“For months the couple tried to air their frustrations but the conversation didn’t lead anywhere.”
The Sussexes moaned they’d taken the monarchy to “new heights around the world” and were held back so they did not “eclipse” the family, it’s claimed.
A friend of the couple described the old guard as “the vipers” — while a Palace staffer referred to Harry and Meghan as “the squeaky third wheel” of the family.
The book also details how the bitter Sussexes are said to have been angry at being barred from setting up their own office at Windsor.
They whined they were victims of a “merciless machine” of aides and courtiers steeped in tradition.
And the authors claim the ungrateful couple grew frustrated when the Queen and Charles refused to bow to their demands for change.
The book says Harry and Meghan even considered driving straight to see the Queen after returning from Canada in January because they had failed to secure an appointment with the monarch.
It claims relations got even worse after Megxit was announced.
The Sun exclusively revealed their Megxit plans to spend more time in Canada in January.
That led to the Sandringham summit with the Queen which formalised how the Sussexes would step down.
The book claims Harry discussed the “need for change” with the Queen and Charles before the summit but was frustrated by the lack of movement.
With their decision, it was left to the Queen and William and Kate to be a tower of strength to the nation during lockdown. The Queen’s rousing address was “her finest hour”.
And the Cambridges lifted morale with Zoom calls to charities.
But the book says the couple were left “with a bad taste”, feeling William and Kate ignored Meghan at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March — the Sussexes’ final duty as senior royals.
The outrageous claims are made in Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family, serialised in The Times and The Sunday Times this weekend.
Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as cheerleaders for the pair, are said to have been given access to their inner circle.
Harry, Meghan and baby Archie are now based at actor Tyler Perry’s £15million Beverly Hills mansion.
The book does claim it was “like old times” between Harry and the Queen at a meeting shortly before the Sussexes quit the UK.
A source added: “It’s been made very clear they can come back whenever they want.”
GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]