Royal Editor of Harpers Bazaar US and co-author of Prince Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie, suggested the Sussexes’ desire to leave the Royal Family could be attributed to their demands of the press. Mr Scobie believed the royal couple had asked for a review into who was allowed into the royal press pack and said Meghan wanted more US outlets to be involved, considering she is American. But the pair were told the institution could not oblige and if they wanted to decide who they spoke to they would have to fund it themselves and be independent, according to Mr Scobie.
Speaking on the BBC’s podcast “Harry, Meghan and the Media”, Mr Scobie claimed there were rumblings from the Sussexes over which media platforms had access to them.
Mr Scobie said: “The first conversations about wanting financial independence actually were born out of Prince Harry’s frustration of having to work alongside the royal press pack.
“For him, he wanted that distance, for Meghan, she was frustrated that there was never any inclusion when it came to foreign publications, particularly those in the US.
“She is American. why can’t there be American newspapers or television networks allowed to cover?”
He added: “Or have the same level of access as British media organisations.
“But of course, as they’re often told, that’s not how things are done.
“And so when Harry really raised the issue or the question of could we operate away from the press pack and carry out our own…