Meghan Markle could spill more secrets as Duchess reveals existence of royal diary

Insiders are concerned about what else the Duchess of Sussex may claim about her time working as a royal

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Meghan Markle may drop further royal bombshells with the potential publication of a journal she kept before she and Prince Harry departed royal life.

The Duchess revealed in an interview this week that she was packing "personal matters" in Frogmore Cottage when she came across the diary again in June.

Meghan told The Cut: "You go back and you open drawers and you're like, Oh my gosh. This is what I was writing in my journal there?"

The revelation has led to fears that the contents of the journal may be disclosed to the public, resulting in further royal controversy.

Meghan Markle spoke about how she kept a journal during her time as a royal.
Meghan Markle spoke about how she kept a journal during her time as a royal.
Meghan spoke about Harry's relationship with his father, however a spokeswoman for the Duchess later claimed she was referring to her own father.
Meghan spoke about Harry's relationship with his father, however a spokeswoman for the Duchess later claimed she was referring to her own father.

A source close to Prince Harry, who is bringing out a book at the end of this year, told The Sun: "I'd be very surprised if Meghan wasn't writing a book."

Another insider, who claims the journal was kept for the duration of Meghan's time as a royal, added: "Harry and Meghan were told to ignore social media and newspapers but sometimes staff would say to them, 'so sorry about what was written the other day', and she would hit the roof. She wrote it all in her diary as an insurance policy.

"If it ever saw the light of day it would surely be dynamite. By the sounds of it, this journal was rediscovered this summer, boxed up and shipped back to Montecito."

In Meghan's interview, running to more than 6,000 words, she said that “just by existing” she and Harry were “upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy” before they stepped down as senior working royals.

Harry’s relationship with his father is said to have been tense since the couple left the UK.

He said during their televised interview with Oprah Winfrey last year that Charles had stopped taking his calls.

Meghan told The Cut: “Harry said to me, ‘I lost my dad in this process’.

“It doesn’t have to be the same for them as it was for me, but that’s his decision.”

A spokeswoman for the Duchess later made clear that Meghan was referring to losing her own father and that she hopes this does not happen to Harry and his father.

A source close to Charles said he would be saddened if Harry felt their relationship was lost, adding: “The Prince of Wales loves both his sons.”

Journalist Allison P Davis asked Meghan if there was room for forgiveness between her, the royal family and her own family.

Meghan said: “I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive.

“But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.”