Morton goes back to Meghan’s roots to uncover the story of her childhood growing up in The Valley in Los Angeles, her studies at an all-girls Catholic school, and her fraught family life-a painful experience mirrored by Harry’s own background. Morton also delves into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood as her mixed heritage was used against her, her big break in the hit TV show Suits, and her work for a humanitarian ambassador-the latter so reminiscent of Princess Diana’s passions. Finally, we see how the royal romance played out across two continents but was kept fiercely secret, before the news finally broke and Meghan was thrust into the global media’s spotlight.
Drawing on exclusive interviews with her family members and closest friends, and including never-before-seen photographs, Morton introduces us to the real Meghan as he reflects on the impact that she has already had on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor, as well as what the future might hold. – Amazon
Millions of people tuned in to watch the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and of course the interest in the new Duchess of Sussex rose to extreme levels. So, it was no wonder that books like these starting popping up. I bought two and this is the survivor of the pair. I ended up throwing the first one in the trash after Meghan was accused of breaking protocol for wearing pantyhose in the introduction. Will someone please save these people from themselves? Naturally, I had low expectations for this particular book.
Most will know Andrew Morton from his books on Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Windsor so we know that he can write. However, this book on Meghan just feels wrong somehow. Most of it is stuff that we have already heard before and the people talking are usually ones estranged from Meghan. Some of it feels like it was simply there to fill the pages. Perhaps the only good thing is that he does not seem to have quite the negative attitude towards Meghan that seems prevalent these days.
Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton is available now in both the UK and the US.
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