Meghan Markle ‘very unhappy’ over ‘racist’ Vanity Fair 2017 headline

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Invictus Games
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Invictus Games

The US actress went to great lengths to try to change the headline online

Meghan Markle was 'very unhappy' with a Vanity Fair magazine headline about her relationship with Prince Harry as she believed it was 'racist', a new book has revealed.

The US actress was allegedly furious with the October 2017 cover headline which read 'She's Just Wild about Harry' in a candid interview about her romance with the now Duke of Sussex.

She was reportedly upset as the headline shared its name with the title of song in the 1939 film Babes in Arms, which features people dancing in blackface.

The book – Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown by Valentine Low – also claims that Meghan was troubled by the photo of her used on the cover, and described the story overleaf as “negative”.

The 2017 Vanity Fair article sent shockwaves around the planet as Meghan Markle confirmed her royal relationship
The 2017 Vanity Fair article sent shockwaves around the planet as Meghan Markle confirmed her royal relationship

“They [Harry and Meghan] tried to get it changed online, because [they thought] it had been racially motivated,” a source told author Low.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend a philanthropic event
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend a philanthropic event

“She was upset that it was about Harry, not about her.”

“She was looking to throw blame in every possible direction, despite it having been a positive piece,” the source said.

“She did not like the photographs. She thought the story was negative. She was upset that it was about Harry, not about her.”

The relationship between Harry and Meghan began in 2016. The pair announced their engagement in November 2017, weeks after the Vanity Fair issue went to print.

In the interview, during which she "ecstatically" revealed details of her relationship with Harry, Meghan gushed 'we're in love'.