MEGHAN Markle wanted to hire the “best Instagrammers in the world” to make her the “most famous woman”, controversial royal author Lady Colin Campbell claims.
In her new book, Meghan and Harry: The Real Story, the outspoken socialite boldly claims that the Duchess of Sussex, 38, was seeking help to boost her online presence.
In her unofficial biography on the royals, Lady Colin wrote: “Meghan had flown to LA shortly after the baby’s conception with the specific objective of employing the best Instagrammers in the world.
“The brief she gave them was straightforward enough. I need you to create the world’s number one Instagram account for me.
“It needs to end up having more followers than any other Instagram account on earth.
“I want to be bigger than Diana, Princess of Wales.
“I need you to make me the most famous woman in the world.”
Lady Colin said that her source for the information was “Liz Brewer, socialite doyenne of the British aristocratic PR world, whose information came from someone at Buckingham Palace’s Press Office, and according to a European prince whose information came from a British royal.”
The Duke, 35, and Duchess, 38, of Sussex no longer use their SussexRoyal Instagram page, after stepping back as senior royals.
Their last post to their 11million followers was made on March 30, said: “Thank you to this community – for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great!”
Former actress Meghan deleted her personal Instagram account in January 2018, just months before she walked down the aisle with Prince Harry in their May 2018 wedding in Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex later launched their record-breaking joint account SussexRoyal on April 2, 2019.
It became the fastest account to reach one million followers in less than six hours, Guinness World Records confirmed.
This was later beaten by Jennifer Aniston who reached a million followers in five hours 45 minutes, when she joined the site in October 2019.
Unsurprisingly, baby son Archie dominated the SussexRoyal’s top nine most liked pictures from 2019.
Meghan and Prince Harry are currently self-isolating in LA with baby Archie, and planning their first ventures in their quest to become financially independent.
It has been announced they are launching a charitable organisation called Archewell in due course, and have reportedly signed with an elite agency.
According to reports, the couple have joined the Harry Walker Agency – which also counts the Obamas, Clintons, Serena and Venus Williams, and TV legend Oprah Winfrey as clients – in their first career move since moving to Hollywood.
In 2015, the Clintons reportedly earned an incredible £20million in one year from public speaking.
It has not been confirmed when the couple will return to social media, and if they will launch a new Instagram account.
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