It has just been revealed in the new book “Finding Freedom,” which was written by royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, that Meghan Markle became “emotional” after she got into trouble for wearing a necklace with Prince Harry’s initial on it.
Fox News reported that back in December of 2016, Meghan was photographed in an Ani + Wren 14-carat gold chain with the initials “H,” referring to her then-boyfriend Harry, and then “M.” However, a concerned palace aide disapproved of the jewelry, and the person let this be known by calling Meghan directly to chastise her for wearing it.
“She was advised that wearing such a necklace only served to encourage the photographers to keep pursuing such images — and new headlines,” Scobie and Durand wrote in the book. Meghan reportedly “said little during the call” with one senior Kensington Palace aide, “choosing instead to simply listen to the counsel.”
“But after hanging up, she felt frustrated and emotional,” the book added. “While she knew the aide had good intentions, the surreal experience of having someone from her boyfriend’s office tell her what kind of jewelry to wear or not to smile at a photographer was too much.”
The authors went on to claim that the “distraught” Meghan called a friend and said, “I can’t win. They make it out like I’m to blame for these pictures, that it looks like I’m encouraging them, that me even acknowledging the cameras may not be sending the right message. I don’t know what to say. It was only yesterday that people online were saying I look miserable in pictures because I was trying to just ignore the [photographer].”
They went on to say that Meghan “felt damned if she did and damned if she didn’t.”
Though it was initially claimed that Meghan and Harry cooperated with Scobie and Durand directly for this book, they have since denied this.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to ‘Finding Freedom,’” they said in a statement. “This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and heir own independent reporting.”