Meghan Markle 'told advisers she wanted to be the most famous person on the planet'

MEGHAN Markle told advisers she wanted to be the "most famous person on the planet," royal author Lady Colin Campbell has claimed.

Lady Campbell, who wrote Meghan and Harry: The Real Story, claims Meghan told her PR team she wanted to be the best known celebrity in the world – a mission that could only be achieved by being "controversial".

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According to the author, the Duchess of Sussex also pursued a number of "commercial and political activities" in the year before she and Prince Harry quit royal life.

Speaking on Graham Norton's BBC podcast, Lady Campbell said: "I started writing that book because last year I knew privately that Meghan – with Harry's connivance was getting up to all sorts of things in America that she was completely forbidden from doing as a royal.

"Getting involved with commercial enterprises, flying kites in terms of politics – because she's very political – and also instructing her PR people that they were to make her into the most famous person on earth.

"To be the most famous person on earth, it's a very deliberate policy and it has to involve a tremendous amount of controversy, otherwise you're just not that famous."


Lady Campbell added that when Meghan and Harry learned she was writing about them, the couple tried to intervene.

"They did try to influence the narrative through mutual friends," she said.

"In January this year, Harry on Megan's behalf got a great friend of his to try and sell me a load of rubbish about Meghan and her relationship with her father.

"I absolutely erupted because I have a pretty fiery temper and I knew it was completely untrue."

In her unofficial biography on the royals, Lady Colin Campbell suggests Meghan wanted to hire the “best Instagrammers in the world” to make her the “most famous woman”.

The author said at the time that her source for this information was “Liz Brewer, socialite doyenne of the British aristocratic PR world, whose information came from someone at Buckingham Palace’s Press Office, and according to a European prince whose information came from a British royal.”

The Duchess of Sussex has carried out a host of engagements since quitting royal life, including meeting with feminist powerhouse Gloria Steinem for a "backyard chat" and speaking with activist Malala Yousafzai to mark International Day Of The Girl.

Yesterday, Meghan made a T-shirt political statement in tribute to late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

She and Harry were also slammed last month for 'interfering in US politics' after speaking out about the upcoming presidential election.

They told voters to "reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity" while Meghan called the presidential race the "most important election of our lifetime."

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