Meghan Markle raged over a "racist" magazine cover that she apparently "hated", according to a new book.
'Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown by Valentine Low', reveals how Meghan and Harry tried desperately to get an article changed after they said it was "racially motivated".
To mark the 100th episode of Suits, the actress agreed to an interview with Vanity Fair, where she appeared on the cover for their October 2017 issue.
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She posed in a glamourous picture alongside a headline that proclaimed "She's Just Wild About Harry" as the article went on to quote Meghan speaking openly about her romance with the prince.
At the time of the article, the couple were not officially engaged – however it was no secret within Kensington Palace that they had been privately engaged since the late summer.
She told the publication: "We’re in love. This [time] is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story."
Despite it being a sweet story and a flattering picture, Meghan still wasn't happy with the final result of the piece – She apparently hated it.
A source said: "She was very unhappy with how that had been handled. And she was looking to throw blame in every possible direction, despite it having been a positive piece.
"She did not like the photographs. She thought the story was negative. She was upset that it was about Harry, not about her."
What apparently upset her most was the headline – She and Harry pointed out that the song, ‘I’m Just Wild About Harry’, had been performed by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney as a blackface number in the 1939 film Babes In Arms.
Because of this they thought that the article had been racially motivated and as a result she wanted to fire her PR agent, Keleigh Thomas.
The source said: "They [Harry and Meghan] tried to get it changed online, because [they thought] it had been racially motivated. [Meghan] was so angry with Keleigh, she wanted to fire her."
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Early on in their relationship, the book claims that Meghan made demands to Harry over what was printed in the media.
Meghan had told him that if he did not do something about it, she would break off the relationship.
A source said: "She was saying: 'If you don’t put out a statement confirming I’m your girlfriend, I’m going to break up with you.' Harry was in a panic."
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Another said: "He was freaking out, saying: 'She’s going to dump me.'"
She wanted public validation that this was a serious relationship, not a passing fancy. She was also convinced that the palace was unwilling to protect her from media intrusion.
Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown by Valentine Low, to be published by Headline on October 6 at £20.
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