The Duke of Sussex was so ‘incandescent’ with rage at the racist abuse Meghan Markle received after their relationship went public that he ditched an old friend for gossiping about her, a bombshell new biography claims.
Harry was shocked at the reception given to her by his social circle and the wider public, according to Finding Freedom.
He was especially concerned about ‘the ugliness of racism…both unconscious and intentional’.
Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote: ‘Harry, sensitive to even the slightest hint of prejudice, had fallouts within his own circle.’
The Duke of Sussex dropped an old friend who had been making negative remarks about Meghan Markle soon after the couple’s relationship began in 2016, the new book claims
Questions about the new relationship left him wondering: ‘Is this about race? Is it snobbery?’
Matters came to a head with an old male friend of the prince who ‘spent an afternoon gossiping about Meghan’.
The writers say: ‘Word got back to Harry and the prince immediately cut him off.’
The book offers no clue to the identity of the friend.
It has previously been reported that the duke’s friendship with several members of his former inner circle cooled or ended altogether after he met Meghan.
Matters came to a head with an old male friend of the prince who ‘spent an afternoon gossiping about Meghan’. The writers say: ‘Word got back to Harry and the prince immediately cut him off’