Meghan Markle pulled out of Pippa Middleton's and James Matthews wedding because she didn't want to start a "media circus" and chose an "intentionally low-key dress" for the reception, claims Finding Freedom.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, claim they were not interviewed for the book and did not contribute to the story of authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, which provides a high level of personal detail and a dramatic account the events that led to the Sussexes parting from royal life.
The authors explain how Carole Middleton (65) and Pippa (36) "reluctantly" invited Meghan to Pippa's wedding in Berkshire in May 2017, "but had private concerns" that their presence next to Prince Harry would "overshadow the main event".
They write that Meghan pulled out "at the last minute" after a newspaper article compared Meghan and Pippa with the headline, "It's Meghan versus Pippa in the … Background Wedding".
Meghan Markle, 39, pulled out of the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews because she didn't want to create a media circus, according to the authors of Finding Freedom
In the new explosive bio, the authors write: “ Meghan thought carefully about her outfit and relied heavily on Jessica Mulroney to put together an ensemble that was stylish without going to church with Harry.
"Her determination not to go wrong at Pippa's wedding was just one of many measures she took to do justice to a woman en route to royalty."
However, according to press reports, Prince Harry and Meghan decided on the day of the event that it was impossible for her to show up at St. Mark's Church on Englefield Estate in Berkshire.
The decision came after an article was published in The Sun comparing Meghan and Pippa with the headline, "It's Meghan versus Pippa in the … Background Wedding".
Meghan was "reluctantly" put on the guest list for the May 2017 wedding, according to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand
Pippa had previously attracted national attention with her stunning appearance at Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011 and made headlines with her gorgeous figure and dress.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive new biography, Finding Freedom, became a bestseller within 24 hours of its release
The authors of Finding Freedom write, “If (Prince Harry and Meghan) feared that their arrival, despite all precautionary measures, could create a media circus, now they were in no doubt.
"Meghan's church outfit and Philip Treacy's hat would have been worn another time."
Instead, Omid and Carolyn explain that Meghan was dropped off during the service at an Airbnb near the church.
The Duchess put on "an extremely inconspicuous long black dress and made herself up" before Prince Harry came to her for lunch and drove her to the reception on the grounds of the Middleton family home.
The authors continue, "Sitting together in the custom glass tent erected on the 18-acre property should have been a fun night for the couple, but no couples were sitting together at Pippa's request."
While Prince Harry sat next to his friend and ITV anchor Tom Bradby, Meghan sipped Dom Ruinart champagne and ate trout and lamb as she chatted with a new group of friends that evening, including Roger Federer's wife Mirka.
Pippa and Kate's mother Carole "had personal concerns" that their presence alongside Prince Harry would "overshadow the main event," according to Finding Freedom
& # 39; With DJ Sam Totolee on the turntables after dinner, Harry and Meghan were reunited near the dance floor.
& # 39; Old Harry would surely have ended bash with the rest of his friends. Instead, he and Meghan spent most of the time chatting about their evening evening. & # 39;
The book offers new insights into Harry's argument with William and how the couple felt "thrown under the bus" after the disagreements began when the Prince's older brother referred to Meghan as "that girl" and raised concerns that he might hurry Romance.
Meghan pulled out of the event at the last minute after The Sun posted an article comparing her to Pippa, alongside the headline, "It's Meghan vs Pippa in the … Background Wedding". (Pictured Pippa Middleton at Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding)
The authors say Harry "felt that people who work with his brother put things out to make William look good, even if it meant throwing Harry under the bus."
Excerpts from the book have already revealed many inside details about the couple's departure from the royal family, including how the couple considered going direct against the "destroyed" queen over Megxit after their return from Canada in January .
Sources close to the couple also claim in the book that royal aides feared Meghan and Harry's popularity dwarfed that of the royal family themselves – and that the couple were jealous that William and Kate got the best roles and "didn't felt supported "the royal.
The biography offers new detailed insights into the life of Prince Harry and Meghan with their son Archie
The author's note seems to confirm that the writers worked with the couple on the biography and read, "We met with close friends of Harry and Meghan, royal aides and palace staff (past and present), the charities and organizations that they have long established, spoken-lasting relationships with and possibly with the couple themselves. & # 39;
New revelations in the book include:
- Meghan Markle was so closely connected to Prince Charles that she thinks he is her "second father".
- Meghan has often been seen wearing binders full of research on the Royal Protocol. so she has not set foot wrong;
- The Queen gave Meghan a royal masterclass on record, describing Meghan as "very smart and good";
- Harry felt thrown under the bus by aides who worked for his brother Prince William.
- Royal courtiers feared that the brother's quarrel "could mean the end of the monarchy";
- Meghan left the UK "emotionally wounded and exhausted" after her last frosty incident with William and Kate.
- Russian hackers stole hundreds of their personal photos in 2018 after gaining access to an online account.
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