Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'expected projects set up in days'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would ‘hatch big projects over dinner and expect them to be actioned within days’ while they were still working royals – but have ‘learned from their mistakes’, sources tell Vanity Fair
- Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, have ‘learned from their past mistakes’
- Couple ‘hatched projects over dinner and expected them to be actioned in days’
- Sources told Vanity Fair the Duchess of Sussex was ‘always in a hurry’ with work
- Comes as a new book claims Meghan had a ‘Hollywood gung-ho attitude’
- Staff felt she ‘rushed into situations without proper research’, Royals At War says
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would ‘hatch big projects over dinner and expect them to be actioned within days’ while they were working royals – but have ‘learned from the mistakes of the past’, sources have claimed.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 38, are currently living in LA at Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion with their son Archie, 13 months, having stepped back from life in The Firm in March.
Insiders have claimed the couple have learnt from their time in the royal family, telling Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl: ‘The problem is she and Harry have a tendency to hatch big projects over dinner and expect them to be actioned within days.
‘Meghan had brilliant ideas, but she was always in a hurry and aides had to sit down and explain that foundations and big projects take thought, time and commitment, they cannot be rushed.’
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, have ‘learned from the mistakes of the past’ when building their new foundation Archewell, sources told Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl
The source, who claims to have worked with the Sussexes, said that people may say what they want about the Duchess, but she ‘works incredibly hard.’
Meanwhile another source revealed that while the Duchess’ work ethic was commended by some courtiers, others quickly grew concerned she was taking on too much during her time in the royal family.
But the insiders revealed how the couple have ‘learned from the mistakes of the past’ and are now determined to ‘get the next stage right’ as they look forward to the launch of their new charitable foundation Archewell.
According to sources, the couple are building a ‘long term plan’ to become global philanthropists and high-profile public speakers.
Insiders have revealed how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would ‘hatch big projects over dinner’ and ‘expect them to be actioned within days’
One said ‘everything they’re doing’ is part of Archewell, including their efforts to support patronages amid Covid-19, volunteer work and support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Another source said the couple are in ‘no hurry’ to launch the foundation because ‘it’s something they want to do for the rest of their lives.’
The comments come as an explosive new book claimed Meghan has ‘very high standards’ and her ‘Hollywood gung-ho attitude’ put her at odds with royal aides.
The Duchess is thought to have alienated herself from the staff tasked with easing her transition into royalty.
Meghan (pictured with her husband Prince Harry in 2019) has ‘very high standards’ and her Hollywood gung-ho attitude put her at odds with Royal aides – as they felt she ‘rushed into situations without proper research’, according to an explosive new book
Her ‘West Coast energy’ – which included 5am starts and ‘text message bombardments’ – drove staff to distraction, investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett claim in their upcoming book Royals At War.
One insider told the authors: ‘Meghan can be difficult. She has very high standards and is used to working in a Hollywood environment. However, there is a different degree of respect in the royal household.’
The former American actress apparently failed to adapt to traditional royal protocol within the royal family, and has now ‘burned too many bridges’.
Meghan reportedly also raced to support charities without considering the details of her patronage, according to the book, with the author being told: ‘It was all too rushed, without proper research.’
The Duchess of Sussex (pictured recently), who is currently living in LA with Prince Harry, and their son Archie, one, is thought to have alienated herself from the staff tasked with easing her transition into royalty
Meghan’s exacting standards resulted in a ‘remarkable’ staff turnover, according to the book, with five aides having quit or relocated following the mother-of-one’s wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
One senior female protection officer allegedly left after becoming exasperated because Meghan ‘ignored advice about venturing into risky crowd situations’.
Her ‘particular brand of up and at ’em West Coast energy’ drove staff to distraction, investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett claim in their new book Royals At War (pictured)
But insiders revealed to Howard and Tillett that Meghan found the constraints of royalty frustrating – especially the expectation that she would remain diplomatically impartial and not voice opinions.
In September Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke free of palace aides, and hired PR firm Sunshine Sachs, whose clients include include Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lopez.
Howard said of the move: ‘Insiders told me that by that point, Meghan had burned too many bridges.
‘The Palace is run by a hierarchy of advisors, aides and equerries who hold the real power. Once Meghan cut herself free of those strings, there was no way back.’
Shawn Sachs and Keleigh Thomas Morgan, who represented the Duchess when she was an actress on Suits, guided her through high-profile matters – including her guest edit of British Vogue.
Sunshine Sachs is considered one of the US’s top crisis management firms, and was named the top PR company by the New York Observer in 2014.
Founded in 1991, it has a workforce of about 185 people and counts high-profile corporations such as Microsoft and eBay among its clientele.
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