Royal biographer Lady C says 'weak' Harry was taken away from his family by 'Shakespeare villain' Meghan

ROYAL biographer Lady Colin Campbell has compared Meghan to Lady Macbeth – the scheming Shakespearean villain who brings about the downfall of her husband.

Lady C, who was a close friend of Princess Diana, believes the Duchess of Sussex has “played on Harry’s weaknesses” and accuses her of acting “completely unacceptably” by coaxing the prince away from his family.

In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth’s overly ambitious wife encourages him to pursue his self-serving dreams — ending badly for them both.

Lady Colin, 70, spent years watching Harry and his brother William grow up after her children attended the same polo club as the boys.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun on Sunday following the publication of Finding Freedom, the explosive biography about the duchess and her husband, Lady C says: “Meghan’s influence is very reminiscent of Lady Macbeth.

“It’s so sad because I remember Harry growing up and he was great with my kids.

"To gain a toehold over Harry she appears to have played to his weaknesses, just as Katherine has played to William’s strengths.

“Meghan shares a lot of Harry’s weaknesses. He is hyper-emotional, over-the-top, rushes where wise people don’t and is extremely self-important.

“The way she has acted is ­completely unacceptable in the Royal Family. Even Diana knew how to be a princess and when to toe the line.

“Meghan appears, to me, very good at talking the talk and not walking the walk. She is leading Harry down a path he will struggle to find his way back from. I fear for them.”

Lady Colin, who was in I’m A Celebrity in 2015, reckons the Sussexes are “insulting the public’s intelligence” by saying they had nothing to do with the biography by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

Their book claims Harry, 35, and 38-year-old Meghan felt shut out by the Royal Family, were overlooked for jobs, alleges William was “snobbish” towards them and suggests the couple believe Britain has a problem with racism.

The pair issued a joint statement claiming they had nothing to do with the book. But Lady C said: “I call the book Funding ­Freedom and Finding Freebies. I feel they have been so disingenuous.

“For me, they are insulting the ­public’s intelligence by saying they had nothing to do with it. It would be career suicide for them to admit they had anything to do with the book.

“I think it shows that Harry and Meghan don’t play cricket with a straight bat. The book, to me, read like a howl of anger.”

The biography claims that Meghan was not welcomed into the Royal Family. Lady C said: “I find it very ­puzzling to say that. The first ­Christmas that Meghan was on the scene, William and Katherine invited the two of them to stay at their house at Sandringham.

“This was unprecedented. They were not married, and the royals had never before shared Christmas at Sandringham with anyone until after marriage. If that was not a sign of welcoming someone with open arms, I’m not sure what is.”

Socialite Lady C has written six books on the Royal Family, including two biographies of Princess Diana.

"It was during the period when her kids went to the same polo club as Diana’s children that she built a relationship with the princess. And she reckons her friend’s youngest child is suffering from ­“second son syndrome” living in the shadow of his brother.

She said: “Diana would always say to me that William was like his father. She would jokingly say, ‘Harry is an airhead like me’. She used to spoil Harry rotten while William was treated normally."

“Harry got used to having what he wanted, it seemed to me, which he has taken into his adult life. William always had more gravitas but Harry has a lot of Diana in him.

“Harry’s always been quite ­impulsive, as he’s proven with Meghan. He was quite wild as a child — warm-hearted but wild. He was always quick-tempered. In his late teens he almost got involved in a fight with a man (a paparazzi) his father’s age during a night out. He had to be bundled home by his security.”

But Lady Colin reckons Diana is partly to blame for the predicament Harry and Meghan are now in. She said: “Diana would encourage Harry to be more rebellious. She used to tell both boys, ‘I don’t care what you do as long as I don’t find out’.

“It wasn’t the soundest advice growing up. But Diana, despite being her own person, respected the Crown and its history. She was not entitled.”

Lady C’s own biography of the ­couple, Meghan And Harry: The Real Story, was published in June. She said: “Harry suffers from a ­second son complex. He’s not ­counting his blessings at all.

“I’ve studied history, and he has the biggest chip on his shoulder of any member of the Royal Family in the past few centuries.

“He has been so painfully troubled and unhinged by being the second son.

“Diana would big up his ego when he was younger. I remember thinking he needs to remember he can’t have it all. Barring a terrible disaster, he won’t be the next king.”

Jamaican-born Lady C also dismissed claims made in the new book that Britain had a problem with racism — bigger than the issue is in the US.

She said: “This is absolute poppycock. Britain is inclusive. It is outrageous to claim that, in my opinion.”

Lady C suggested Harry and Meghan should “count their blessings instead of feeling they have been let down”.

She added: “They don’t know how good they’ve got it. They should just embrace their life. Unfortunately, Harry’s not got much going for him other than he was born a prince.

FINDING ME-DOM: Royal aides’ cheeky name for book

By Matt Wilkinson, Royal Correspondent

PALACE aides have rallied against Harry and Meghan’s biography by dubbing it “Finding Me-dom”.

The book accuses royal staff ­– including some who have decades of service – of acting like untrustworthy “vipers” during Megxit. An insider revealed: “Finding Freedom has been nicknamed Finding Me-dom.

“The name has been doing the rounds this week. The book is being laughed at. It is being seen as very unfairly critical of hard-working palace staff who had tried so hard with Meghan.

“It’s being called Finding Me-dom because Meghan is seen as the driving force behind everything – including the book.

“The ‘me’ is for Meghan but also works as she is the dominant one in the relationship.

“Harry would be welcomed back with open arms but he would have to return alone.”

“He would struggle to hold down a job stacking shelves in Tesco. He’s never lived in the real world. Meghan was a D-list actress in a show on a cable channel. To think they can change the world is remarkably naive.”

And Lady C admits she worries what the future has in store for the pair.

She said: “I think Meghan’s over-confidence has been the problem. I fear for him.”

  • Meghan And Harry: The Real Story, by Lady Colin Campbell, is out now, Dynasty Press, £24.99.


KEY words and phrases in Finding Freedom appear in speeches made by Meghan, writes Matt Wilkinson.

The similarities fuel speculation that, contrary to what the couple claim, they DID speak to the authors. At a UN conference last month, the duchess said unfair criticism of women is “just noise” .

Speaking about the couple’s first meeting, a “source close to Harry and Meghan” is quoted in the biography: “Their feelings for each other were gen- uine. Everything else was noise.” “Palpable” is used in the book to describe their attraction to each other.

Meg used the same word at the Invictus Games closing ceremony in 2018 when she spoke of servicemen and women longing for family and friends while deployed. “Connect” is another of the couple’s buzzwords.

The book quotes Meghan saying Africa was one of the first things she and Harry “connected on” – and in a speech to a charity in September last year, the duchess said she wanted to “connect” with people doing important work.$

Finding Freedom claims William wanted to make sure Harry was not “blindsided” by lust when he met Meghan. The word was used multiple times in January by sources to describe the reaction of the royals to the couple’s Megxit announcement.

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