Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have not been working members of the royal family since March 2020. However, they are still making headlines for what went on before they stepped down as senior royals.
One mystery over the years has been why Harry’s wife left a scheduled appearance during a royal tour very abruptly after just a few minutes. Now, biographer and historian for Netflix‘s The Crown Robert Lacey, claims that the duchess’s brief appearance and exit was a deliberate snub because “she does not take rejection well.”
Meghan left Fiji market after just a six minutes
In October 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex embarked on a 16-day trip to Australia, Fiji, and Tonga. The couple greeted fans and well-wishers just about everywhere they went and even spent more than the allotted 30 minutes shaking hands with the crowd during one walkabout. So when Meghan was scheduled to visit a market to meet vendors in Fiji’s capital city Suva for 20 minutes, it was surprising that she was whisked away after just six minutes.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson explained at the time that Meghan’s “engagement was shortened slightly due to crowd management issues.”
The engagement was reportedly deemed a security risk after thousands of people who waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the duchess showed up…