Feud between the Beckhams and Sussexes: Tom Bower claims Meghan did not want 'any competition'

It's been a few years since the friendship between the Beckhams and Sussexes broke down. What really happened between the two power couples?

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It's not just with the Windsors that things are not going well for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In 2020, a scandal broke out between the Sussexes and the Beckhams. A rift that took many by surprise. The two couples seemed to have been very close until then. As proof of this, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry invited the former footballer and his wife to their wedding.

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Since then, however, the relationship has reportedly deteriorated.

Meghan Markle accused Victoria Beckham of leaking personal information

Everything allegedly went awry when Meghan Markle accused Victoria Beckham of leaking personal information to the press. The mother of Archie and Lilibet had even urged her husband Prince Harry to get involved by forcing him to contact David Beckham by phone. A dispute that had apparently gone quiet, but was brought back to the fore with the publication of an explosive book.

Sussex vs. Beckham: The real reasons for the rift

On Thursday, June 20, British author Tom Bower published his latest book entitled The House of Beckham: Money, Sex and Power. After their bombshell Netflix series, it is now a book that traces the life of the family, which is one of the most influential in the world. In addition to revelations about Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper, the family's children, the author also claims to reveal what prompted the Sussex family to break off contact.

Tom Bower has a lot to say about the souring relationship between David and Victoria, and Prince Harry and Meghan.

In his opinion, the information leak was just a pretext. In fact, he says that Meghan Markle was 'irritated' with her friend Victoria Beckham for a completely different reason. The book states that the Duchess did not like it when she learned that the Beckham couple's wealth far exceeded her own. He wrote:

She was irritated to discover that the Beckhams had considerably more wealth than herself. They owned five homes, had constant access to private jets, invitations to sail on yachts and much more money. And she was soon to be a duchess.

This underlying jealousy is said to have exacerbated tensions and turned a simple suspicion into a real rift. The Sussex family were not invited to the wedding of the eldest Beckham, Brooklyn.

Moreover, he also alleges in his book that Meghan Markle had created a rift between Prince Harry and David Beckham during the Invictus Games in 2018. David Beckham had apparently agreed to meet the royal at the Games but was left confused when he was not sat next to Prince Harry. Bower said:

Beckham found himself alone at the Invictus Games stadium.

Allegedly, the reason why Prince Harry essentially 'ghosted' the football star was on the orders of Meghan Markle. He added:

The exclusion order, it later transpired, was issued by Meghan. She did not want any competition in the media from Beckham, and especially not from his wife Victoria.

Of course, it needs to be said that Bower does not explicitly cite where he has gotten any of his information from.

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag DE.

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The Express Tribune: "Meghan Markle vs Victoria Beckham feud revealed in new biography"

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