A Meghan Markle biography will tell a “really gripping story” based on interviews with her “victims,” its controversial author said.
Investigative journalist Tom Bower is known in Britain for his unrelenting take downs of his subjects, with previous targets including politicians, tycoons and Prince Charles.
He has been writing an unauthorized biography of Meghan and told U.K. network GB News the project is finished and “will be out very soon.”
The biographer said: “I have found out things which are really quite extraordinary about her.
“And I think that the public perception of her will be either confirmed or outraged, or in any case, it’ll be a great surprise.”
He added: “It has turned out to be…a very, very hard slog because people were pretty reluctant to speak and she and her lawyers had done very well to keep people silent, but I got through [to] enough.
“And it’s a great story. It is an astonishing story of a woman who came from nothing and is now a world figure and has trampled on all those others on the way which is classic for the sort of people I always choose, whether it’s a politician or a tycoon.
“The victims are keen to talk and they have spoken. And it’s a really gripping story.”
It is unclear which “victims” Bower is referring to but Meghan was accused of bullying two PAs out of Kensington Palace, which she denies.
His biography of Prince Charles, titled Rebel Prince, was described in The Mail on Sunday as a “right royal hatchet job” in a review that characterized the author as the “undisputed Witchfinder General of contemporary biographers.”
It read: “This year’s accused is Prince Charles. A handy summary of the charges against him can be obtained by turning to ‘Charles, Prince of Wales’ in the book’s index, and then looking under ‘Character.’
“The categories listed are: refusal to accept blame; self-doubt; disloyalty; victims of; dislike of criticism/dissenting views; scapegoats; self-pity; intolerance/bad temper; sense of superiority; grudges; selfishness; resentment of Diana; derogatory comments about Diana; on himself; discourteousness. Not a single redeeming characteristic is allowed a look-in.”
Among the books revelations is the suggestion that Charles sends staff to move his own furniture into the houses of guests when he goes to visit.
An extract serialized in the Daily Mail in 2018 read: “Before a visit to one friend in North-East England, he sent his staff ahead a day early with a truck carrying furniture to replace the perfectly appropriate fittings in the guest rooms.
“And not just the odd chest of drawers: the truck contained nothing less than Charles and Camilla’s complete bedrooms, including the Prince’s orthopedic bed, along with his own linen.
“His staff had also made sure to pack a small radio, Charles’s own lavatory seat, rolls of Kleenex Premium Comfort lavatory paper, Laphroaig whisky and bottled water (for both bedrooms), plus two landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.”
The book painted him as a pampered prince who hired former servicemen to get down on their knees and hand pick the slugs off plants in his expansive gardens so he would not have to use pesticide.
Newsweek has approached representatives of the Duchess of Sussex for comment.
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