Meghan Markle was told off by palace officials for wearing a necklace with the letters “M” and “H” on it as a mark of her love for Prince Harry, a new book claims.
The $230 necklace, from Canadian jewellers, The Right Hand Gal, was spotted on the Suits actress in a photo of her carrying a bouquet of flowers in Toronto, wearing the gold chain.
In an extract from the new biography about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, called Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand write about the shocking call that came from London in 2016 once the photo was published by the media.
She wore the necklace again in 2018 in Sydney.
The book, written with help from Meghan and Harry's closest friends, claim the Duchess of Sussex was told that she was encouraging press intrusion by wearing the necklace and suggesting she was causing more headlines about them to appear.
She was also told that by smiling for paparazzi photographs she was encouraging them to follow her.
Photo: Right Hand Gal
According to the book, Meghan "said little during the call, choosing instead to simply listen to the counsel.
"But after hanging up, she felt frustrated and emotional. While she knew the aide had good intentions, the surreal experience of having someone from her boyfriend's office tell her what kind of jewelry to wear or not to smile at a photographer was too much,” the extract printed by People says.
It’s reported a ‘distraught’ Meghan called her friend saying she "felt damned if she did and damned if she didn't."
Reports originally claimed the simple gold necklace was bought for Meghan by Harry but the jewellers have told Meghan fan website meghansmirror.com that her best friend, Jessica Mulroney bought the piece for Meghan.
Finding Freedom, has made several bombshell claims, including that Prince Harry fell out with Prince William after he called Meghan "this girl" rather than by name.
According to the authors, William was happy for his brother, but "wanted to make sure that Harry wasn't blindsided by lust".
But his younger brother allegedly took offence to the phrase "this girl", and interpreted it as "snobbish".
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