Prince Harry's friends thought he was "f***ing nuts" for deciding to pursue a relationship with Meghan Markle. Apparently, she would reprimand them when they made jokes about feminism, transgender people, and sexism because this was against her "woke values."
The shocking revelation was made in a newly released book, Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the war between the Windsors.
The book was written by author and journalist Tom Bower.
The book claims that Harry extended an invitation to Meghan. He had asked her to join him during a shoot in 2016, not long after the public learned about their relationship.
The shoot was taking place at Sandringham.
Harry, 37, had invited 16 of his friends, mainly former school pals, to the weekend-long event. The friends were working for international banks and auction houses, and they had come to join him for dinner on Friday, shooting on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.
Harry had the queen's permission to hold the event.
Apparently, Meghan turned out to be a real "dampener on the party" because she "lacked any sense of humor," although Harry was hoping for a weekend of "endless banter, jokes - and a lot of drinking."
Harry was caught unawares by Meghan's reaction since their jokes about feminism, sexism, and transgender people were not getting anywhere. Meghan wasted no time opposing every guest who made jokes against her values.
Due to her complete lack of sense of humor, people were talking about her as they were driving home after the event, with one of them saying, "Harry must be f***ing nuts."
The book claims she "reprimanded guests" whenever they made the "slightest inappropriate comment." Apparently, "nobody was exempt" from this treatment.
According to Bower, Meghan had another clash with Harry's friends while they were going on a trip to Jamaica. They were attending Tom "Skippy" Inskip's wedding in March 2017.
The event had 40 other guests, and the celebrations were set to take place over three days at the Round Hill Hotel in Montego Bay.
Inskip, 35, is a known "party animal," He has been friends with Harry since they were pupils at Eton. The two were inseparable, and Inkskp was with him when he played naked pool in Las Vegas.
He was also around when Harry jumped, fully clothed, into a nightclub swimming pool in Croatia in 2011. They were also together when Inkskip smoked "hippy crack" or laughing gas at a party in 2010.
At one time, Inkskip was photographed driving a convertible car in the nude.
Harry got to the event through "premium economy from London" while Meghan relied on a "friend's private jet from Toronto." She was "princessy" when she got there and would not "engage with Harry's friends."
Instead, she opted to make comments about the food.
In the meantime, Meghan was still not as famous as an actress for her role in Suits. She was also dissatisfied with her agent getting her a brand contract with Reitmans, the largest women's clothing shop.
Meghan dreamed of being "the face of Ralph Lauren, not Reitmans." For this reason, she differed from the brand's creative team during their first shoot in Montreal in March 2016.
According to Bower, her only contribution was suggesting a "Caribbean location with a Hollywood budget." Even after some changes were introduced, she apparently still rejected the plan.
In her second campaign with Reitmans a year after, she demanded a £987-a-night suite at Place d'Armes Hotel in Montreal. She also asked to be registered as "Jane Smith" out of fear that other guests and staff might hassle her.
Bower wrote in his book that the production team "avoided eye contact" with the actress after she claimed that the "tea was the wrong blend" and complained that the "vegan juice was warm" and that the hotel bathrobe and slippers "weren't Dior."
Surprisingly, Bower says in his book that Meghan turned into a "warm and glamorous icon" once on set despite the disagreements behind the scenes.
Bower wrote that the Sussexes were convinced their success in Australia had "blessed them with Diana's magic."
The book claims that Meghan failed to understand that Diana had gotten the public's approval due to years of effort.
Bower wrote neither Harry nor Meghan understood that "emulating Diana required time."
The book also says that Meghan "called her PR team in hysterics" after Buckingham Palace reacted with "fury" after she gave an interview in Vanity Fair about Prince Harry.
Meghan was "ecstatic" after she learned she would be on the cover of Vanity Fair during its September 2017 issue. The cover said she was "Wild About Harry" instead of focusing on her work as an activist, actor, and philanthropist, which the Palace did not find amusing.
Apparently, soon after the magazine was published, copies made it to Buckingham Palace, and it was furious.
She was also unhappy that they had not focused on her philanthropic work, and it turned out that this had happened because researchers at the magazine could not verify two major stories she gave about her activism when she was young.
After the magazine was published, Sunshine Sachs, Meghan's PR firm, arranged an interview with Sam Kashner, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
He said he did not know who Meghan was. During this interview, Kashner learned that Meghan had been told not to talk about sensitive issues such as race, Donald Trump, and her relationship with Harry.
According to Bower, Kashner was incredibly uneasy knowing that Meghan did not have the authority to discuss the issues she had discussed during her interview with Vanity Fair.
In his book, Bower said that Harry and Meghan knew that "a lot was riding on the interview."
Meghan had talked about her speech at the UN and a letter she sent to Procter & Gamble when she was 11 asking them to change their "sexist" slogan. Kashner had also asked her about Harry, and to his surprise, she said, "We're a couple. We're in love."
During her Vanity Fair interview, according to the book, Meghan said that she was confident that a time would come when they would tell their stories.
"This is for us. It's part of what makes it so special that it's just ours. But we're happy. Personally, I love a great love story."
The book also said it was a relief for the Queen that Meghan could not attend Prince Philip's funeral.