In the book, Royals at War, investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett said Meghan had a dream of “becoming an iconic mega-influencer”. Meghan started a blogsite known as The Tig in 2013 which the book claimed was her “mouthpiece” and “soapbox”. Sources in the book claim the Duchess of Sussex set up the blog after being driven by “admiration” for her friends Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams.
The blog attracted thousands of followers with the former Suits star sharing her views on topics including gender issues, politics and lifestyle.
But once Harry and Meghan had became closer, the book claims the prince “nervously” approached Meghan saying he had been “advised by palace officials” that due to her “outspoken views”, she had to cease her social media activity.
Meghan soon closed her blog and her Instagram account.
However, the book claims the “move fired up her ambitions” to further her acting career instead.
Meghan Markle used to write a blog called The Tig
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The authors wrote: “She was excited about the prospect of transitioning to the silver screen, and possibly even winning an Oscar.”
The authors say a source close to Meghan told them she had always “harboured the secret ambition of winning an Academy Award”.
But eventually, Meghan realised her dreams of being an iconic role model were “dashed” due to her role in the royal family, it is claimed.
As Howard and Tillett said, “ultimately, as a Royal, Meghan wouldn’t be able to do much about any of the problems” in society.
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Harry was told by palace aides Meghan needed to cease her social media activity, it is claimed
They added in the book: “In the gilded Royal cage, she quickly realised that her impact was limited, something that seemed to drive her crazy.
“This paradox at the heart of Meghan’s new existence was generating a huge amount of frustration for her.”
The authors claim the pressure of life in the Royal family was “the catalyst” that led to Meghan and Harry turning their back on the Royal household and starting a new life in LA.
Howard and Tillett added: “It was this burning frustration that set the couple on the path they eventually took.
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“Other problems influenced their decisions further, but this was the start.
“It was the fuse that eventually created the explosion.”
In a statement in January, the Sussexes played down claims of a royal rift and said: “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.
“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”
Meghan Markle formerly starred in US TV drama Suits
In recent trademark applications, submitted in the US and across the world, over their new organisation Archewell, it mentions the plans will involve charitable services.
These could involve giving classes, lectures, seminars, conferences and workshops as well as promoting public awareness for a variety of causes.
The plans also include developing volunteer programmes and community projects.
The trademarks also list a website featuring content related to philanthropy, and charitable fundraising including scholarships for programmes, and organising special events.
Meghan Markle pictured during her acting days
This hints Meghan Markel may be able to once again express her views on areas of interest.
A statement issued on the couple’s behalf in April said of Archewell: “Before SussexRoyal came the idea of ‘Arche’ – the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’.
“We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name.
“To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.”
Meghan Markle on the set of Suits
Alongside this, the Duchess of Sussex has also begun a return to acting by narrating a documentary for Disney, called Elephant.
The Royal Family declined to comment on the revelations in the book when approached for comment by Express.co.uk.
Royals at War is available online and nationwide from July 15.