Meghan Markle supposedly "hated every second" of her Australia tour with Prince Harry as he was following in the footsteps of his parents, Charles and Diana.
The then-newlywedded couple received an enthusiastic welcome from the adoring Aussie public and the couple even announced they were expecting their first child, Archie while they were over there.
However, in her new book The Palace Papers, Tina Brown revealed that when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex toured Australia in 2018, Meghan found the itinerary in place to represent the British monarchy “pointless.”
The palace staffer told Brown: "She didn’t understand why things were set up in that way. Instead of being excited when thousands of people showed up at the opera house, it was very much like, ‘What’s the purpose? I don’t understand this.
"The ‘this’ being the representational role of the British monarchy and its traditional agenda, rather than the focus on causes she wanted to spotlight.”
According to the royal author, Meghan also thought it was "silly" that royal fans in Sydney had flocked to the Opera house to see them – which is similar to claims made in a report published by the Times last year.
The report added that the Sussexes’ team explained that “they’re here because they admire and support a monarch and an institution that you’re representing” but “she didn’t get it.”
Brown claims that the 40-year-old misinterpreted the admiration of the public as a need for "Brand Sussex" rather than admiration for the royal family.
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Brown writes: “It was head-turning for Meghan to experience the full-throttle motorcade-purring, outrider-vrooming, crowd-roaring adulation of a popular young royal on a tour planned to the last teacup by the Palace machine.
“Meghan seemed to interpret the success as a call for Brand Sussex to be elevated in the Palace hierarchy.”
Representatives for the Duchess of Sussex have been contacted for a comment.
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