Just days after they stepped out for their first public engagement of 2018, reports have emerged that Prince Harry is allegedly the target of a cunning blackmail plot by a relative of his fiancée, Meghan Markle.
The mystery member of the Markle clan is claimed to be threatening to reveal some of the Suits actress’s most embarrassing secrets, along with intimate photos and home videos of the star unless the royal family cough up some serious cash. That's according to a report out of the US today.
The crooked relative is said to be demanding US$1.5 million a year in hush money…for life, according to National Enquirer.
“The message was very clear: Harry, if you want to protect Meghan’s privacy, it’ll cost you a pretty penny,” an insider claiming to have seen emails sent to Buckingham Palace reveals.
“Otherwise, this disgraceful person promised to release damaging information on Meghan until they were financially set for life.”
A source close to the British monarchy stated: “Harry is incredibly protective and will defend his bride at all costs, but these intimidation tactics just won’t fly with the palace.”
The same alleged relative is also believed to have brokered a five figure deal with British investigators in exchange for the location of the Mexican village where Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle has been hiding out.
“It’s disgraceful,” a source told the publication.
“How low does someone have to be to blackmail a prince and betray your own flesh and blood?”
The sinister blackmail plot throws a spanner in the works into the plans of Britain’s MI5 to wipe clean any trace of Meghan’s hard-partying past.
In a mission dubbed ‘Operation Clean Up,’ the British Intelligence Service is alleged by the Enquirer to have been scouring America and Canada for months, silencing anyone who could potentially reveal the actresses not so squeaky clean past with cash and nondisclosure agreements.
“It’s extremely troubling for Harry that so much has already come out about Meghan.
“It doesn’t bear thinking about what’s still to unfold.”
The Palace has yet to respond to the Enquirer's claims.