Tom Bower’s new book - Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War between the Windsors – reveals The Queen’s reaction to Meghan Markle on Prince Philip’s funeral day. The Queen reportedly informed her most trusted staff that she was happy that Meghan did not attend Prince Philip's funeral, according to the bombshell new book.
Grateful for her absence
Prince Philip’s funeral was just a month after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had the explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey - on April 17. According to The Sun, Bower’s book details that her majesty was taking care of everything as she prepared to go to St George's Chapel for the service. Prince Harry arrived a few hours before the service and the mood was intense.
The only worry during the funeral was ‘how would he cope with his father and brother.’ Meghan was seven months pregnant and so she was unable to travel and Tom Bower has claimed that the news gave great relief to the 96-year-old monarch. Bower writes in his book:
To comply with Covid restrictions she would grieve alone inside the chapel. 'Thank goodness Meghan is not coming,' the monarch said.
Bower has not specified the source of his information and Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on it or the claims made in the book. The book is due to be released next week.
Who is Tom Bower?
Tom Bower is Britain’s leading investigative biographer who usually writes about business tycoons or newspaper proprietors. Biographies of Robert Maxwell, Richard Branson, Jeremy Corbyn, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Conrad Black, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are among the subjects of Bower's publications. After earning a law degree, he became a producer and reporter for BBC, according to penguin random house.
In the book, he has tried to untangle the intricate web surrounding the Sussexes and their relationship with the royal family. Newsweek confirms that Bower had to find things out for the book. He said:
I have found out things which are really quite extraordinary about her. And I think that the public perception of her will be either confirmed or outraged or in any case, it'll be a great surprise.
It has turned out to be...a very, very hard slog because people were pretty reluctant to speak and she and her lawyers had done very well to keep people silent, but I got through [to] enough.