According to new revelations by the historian and author of royal biographies Robert Lacey, who quotes in her book “Battle Of Brothers: William, Harry And The Inside Story Of A Family In Tumult” the queen’s employees, the British sovereign conceived earlier last year a plan for Meghan with Christopher Geidt, her former private secretary. He was given the role of “the queen’s eyes and ears” for the duchess. It was a new strategy for an easier transition for Megan in her new royal life. The couple was to spend time in South Africa. It was the idea of the queen who remembered on this occasion that she herself had such an occasion between 1949 and 1951, when Philip was a naval officer seconded to this island, and she went on visits as a simple wife. These “moments” that temporarily allowed him freedom were important, and the Dukes of Sussex could also benefit from such a break, especially since their relationship flourished in Africa.
Meghan had been invited to join the Queen’s Foundation dedicated to British Commonwealth countries – with the mission of promoting “young leaders from around the world responsible for positive social change” – as vice-president, to support women and girls in these countries. . The queen gave a signal of her confidence, but also put Meghan and Harry in a position of honor when she offered them responsibilities in the Commonwealth countries.
Prior to this plan, however, things happened that played a role in the couple’s decision to leave the royal family, according to these new revelations.
In 2017, the year of the engagement of the Dukes of Sussex, Christopher Geidt, the Queen’s private secretary for 10 years, an insightful person, a visionary and good strategist in royal affairs, was replaced at the initiative of Prince Charles and Prince Andrew with Edward Young. The reason was that Geidt was too bold when he announced the retirement of Prince Philip from public life, undermining Charles’ role as heir.
However, his successor had no vision of Meghan and her personal commitments, and his mistakes were acknowledged by the British sovereign who in 2019 brought Geidt back to the Royal Palace and offered her a special role alongside the new duchess. However, it was Young who later negotiated with the dukes, and his inappropriate hand was seen here as well. According to a source familiar with the relationship between the two, “by the time things started to deteriorate, Meghan had come to perceive Young as an inflexible, bureaucratic figure who summed up the mentality of the royal palace mentality, and the feeling was reciprocal.” Young, in turn, hated Meghan’s style.
“Geidt would have put his mind to the contribution. It would be reflected in the light of an overview – the significance for the monarchy, but also for Britain. He would talk to the two of them and ask them what they wanted to do, and then come up with a well-defined strategy. He would have considered our multiracial country and persuaded them to embark on a new and exciting initiative – Megan as a newcomer to the team with a more indecisive Harry – so that they would feel compelled to follow it, and know the success that will keep them attached to their tasks ”.
The royal engagements prepared for Megahn or for her and Harry de Young, an unremarkable man, namely the inauguration of a bridge, the anniversary of the British Air Force, a tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand – were mostly predictable and rather dull. , writes Lacey. From January to July 2019, Meghan Merkle worked as an editor at a special edition of Vogue magazine, while her royal commitments were on average only one a week.