It was recently revealed that three of their closest aides mysteriously quit in the last six months – which was followed by reports last week that Meghan is making palace staff feel uncomfortable by bombarding them with texts and demanding they start their day at 5am.
And now royal insiders tell New Idea how Meghan and Harry, who have just celebrated their six-month wedding anniversary, have been thrown into further turmoil after finding out there’s a leak within their team, who is preparing to expose the duchess’ palace diaries, which contain a stream of potentially explosive secrets that could cause crisis for the entire family.
“Meghan’s been penning a diary ever since she moved to the UK and it’s full of bombshells which could destroy the royals,” a well-placed palace source reveals.
“It contains her most personal thoughts, her feelings about each family member, including who she dislikes, how she’s dealt with conflict, royal showdowns which have never been revealed, rows during the wedding planning process, her struggles settling into royal life and even doubts about whether she could handle the pressure, and who gave her the hardest time behind the scenes.”
According to the insider, Meghan’s always had a passion for writing and since having to give up her famous blog The Tig upon meeting Harry, she’s used her diary instead as her outlet and often jokes how it acts as her therapist.
And while she and Harry are preparing to spend their first Christmas together as a married couple, alongside Meghan’s mother Doria who’s been extended a special invitation from the Queen, it is understood the pregnant duchess, 37, is petrified their festive plans may be quashed by the revelations set to be released and that Harry will be angry.
Sources say the couple had a blazing row which led the prince to leave his wife at home and jet to Zambia alone for his two-day tour of the African country.
New Idea’s insider tells how Prince Harry, 34, is furious with his wife for not only penning such intimate details about their relationship, but being so careless as to leave it lying around for staff to get their hands on.
“Harry’s fuming and says she’s humiliated him when all he’s done is try to protect her.
“He’s now dealing with the stress and anxiety of this on top of her already stressful family drama and he told her he needed some time-out – hence his decision to go alone.”
Now Meghan’s panicking about how much she could lose.
The former Hollywood actress is also said to be worried about the potential fall-out between her and her royal sister-in-law Kate, 36.
“Meghan’s riddled with anxiety over what could come out about Kate,” says the source.
“She’s written some often damning things about her as she had a frosty reception from her at first, despite now being the best of friends.
“Meghan also details intimate conversations she and Kate have had which could potentially cause problems between her and William, and says the magnitude of her secrets being revealed could be catastrophic.”
Last week royal sources told New Idea how Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebrations were thrown into chaos following a royal showdown with troublesome Camilla at the centre of the drama.
But now it seems Meghan has taken her place in the firing line and has sent the Queen into a state of panic.
“She’s urged them to find out the leak immediately and ensure they’re slapped with a gagging order to stop what could be a full-blown crisis for the family,” the source says, adding:
“Meghan’s caused more drama for the family than most members do in a lifetime.”
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