According to royal pundit Nile Gardiner, Meghan Markle‘s quiet following the publication of Prince Harry‘s memoir, Spare, reeks of damage control.
The former Margaret Thatcher adviser claimed that the book is “the reason Meghan has been so quiet” in an interview with GB News, adding that Harry and Meghan “underestimated” the level of criticism.
“After all, she has treated Harry like a useful idiot for many years and now Harry is undermining the Meghan brand and obviously she is not happy about that,” she continued.
A spectacular PR ‘disaster’ for the Sussexes
The book, which contains some shocking disclosures about the Royal Family, has allegedly been a “spectacular disaster” for Harry and Meghan’s reputation and position, according to Gardiner.
“There’s no doubt that Harry has commoditised every aspect of his life and he deserves all the criticism he has got because he fired the first salvo,” added royal commentator Angela Epstein. She also declared that when it came to Harry, “nothing is sacred.”
However, the controversy doesn’t seem to have hurt Harry’s book sales, as Spare has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book in UK history.
After just one week of release, the tell-all memoir has already sold more than 3.2 million copies globally and is expected to be one of the all-time best-selling memoirs.