“These latest claims have really gotten under Meghan’s skin,” an insider, who is close to the 40-year-old, told Heat magazine. “She’s told her team that something needs to be done. She’s so sick of the negative headlines and she’s desperate to come out fighting with some major damage control. Meghan feels as though doing another chat with Oprah is the best way to change the narrative and counter all the negative claims she’s read about herself recently. She’s been in contact with Oprah’s people already.”
In the new tome, which is called The Palace Papers, Brown interviewed a slew of insiders who revealed what Meghan and Harry are really like.
When Harry and Meghan touched down in Australia and the South Pacific in 2018, the former actress "apparently hated every second of it. She found the itinerary of engagements 'pointless,' a former palace employee told me," Brown said.
"She didn't understand why things were set up in that way. Instead of being excited when thousands of people showed up at the [Sydney] Opera House, it was very much like, 'What's the purpose? I don't understand this,'" the ex-staffer said.
Brown added, "The 'this' being the representational role of the British monarchy and its traditional agenda, rather than the focus on causes she wanted to spotlight. Such engagements are old school, yes, but create classic royal ties that bind."
Additionally, Brown said once Meghan and Harry met, it motivated the latter to leave The Firm once and for all. “Meghan certainly saw the deals that were there to be made because they were royals. It’s as though she couldn’t resist everything that was on offer on the celebrity buffet," Brown shared. “I actually think there is a Harry-shaped hole in the royal family now. And Harry was beloved, actually, by the British people. And people adored Meghan when she came into the mix. So, it was actually very, very sad for everybody that it went so wrong.”