Meghan Markle Conducted ‘More Forensic’ Research On Prince Harry Before First Meeting, Author Claims
Meghan Markle said she did not do any research on Prince Harry before meeting him. But, a royal author argues otherwise, claiming she did a “more forensic” search on Google.
Cheat Sheet recently unearthed the assertions, noting that Tom Bower included the matter in his newly released book, “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War between the Windsors.” As explained, he cited the former actress’s blogging experience with her since-defunct blog, “The Tig.”
The outlet quoted the royal author via Newsweek, writing, “Meghan’s Google search was more forensic. As the master of online research for ‘The Tig’, she instinctively searched Google for information.”
Tom Bower is also said to have quoted Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, the former manager of Meghan Markle, on the subject in his book.
“As Meghan carried on whispering with excitement, Nelthorpe-Cowne interrupted, ‘Do you know what you’re doing? Do you know anything about him?’ Meghan replied, ‘I’ve googled Harry. I’ve gone deeply into his life.’”
Consequently, the royal author noted that the exchange left Nelthorpe-Cowne in “no doubt that [the Duchess of Sussex] had carefully researched every aspect of Harry and his past life.” He also said that the former actress “understood precisely the man she was meeting,” adding that the royal-born Prince was “needy, volatile, unhappy, and seeking a soulmate.”
Bower’s claims contradict the statements Meghan Markle shared in the past.
In 2017, the former “Suits” actress told BBC during an interview following their engagement that she "did not know much" about the British Royal Family, especially Prince Harry. She explained that growing up in the United States does not entail “the same understanding of the royal family.”
Nearly four years later, the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey the same thing, saying she did not Google the Duke of Sussex before marrying him. She pointed out that she did not feel a need to because the royal-born Prince was sharing everything she needed to know.
Following Meghan Markle’s claims, some netizens expressed their thoughts on the matter in a thread on Quora. It appears that there has been a mixed reception among the respondents since her statements first emerged.
Some individuals believed the former actress “outright lied” as the British Royal Family has been covered on numerous media platforms and outlets. Others seemingly agree, saying she was a fan of Princess Diana, adding that she even previously “requested a meeting” with the royal-born Prince.
On the other hand, there were netizens who seemingly defended the Duchess of Sussex’s statements on the same thread. As explained, the former actress “never said she did not know who [the Duke of Sussex] was,” noting that her exact words were “did not know much about him.”
One appeared to have agreed to the argument, explaining the former working royal probably “knew who [Prince Harry] was, but not how he was.”