Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles after attending a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on June 3. Photo / AP
In November 2017, an adoring Prince Harry sat on a beige sofa with his newly-announced, beaming fiance Meghan Markle by his side, and talked about his grandmother’s dogs.
“The corgis took to you straight away,” the Prince said happily. “I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at; this one walks in, absolutely nothing.”
“That has to be a good sign,” the journalist conducting the interview, the BBC’s Mishal Husain concluded.
At the time, that simple detail, that Her Majesty’s adored pooches likewise naturally adored the royal family’s newest recruit, exemplified the reaction of the Windsors, the British press and the nation as a whole to Meghan: Harry’s choice of bride was clearly a captivating and charismatic woman who would naturally win over everyone who came within her orbit.
Today, less than five years after all the corgi-charming, things look markedly different for Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Over the last 48 hours, a slew of serialisations from Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors by well-known biographer Tom Bower have been running in The Times and The Sun, painting an unflattering view of the Sussexes’ from the time Meghan signed on for royal duty until they bailed for California.
The various chunks of Revenge which have been published so far, range from Meghan’s…