News of Tom Bower’s unauthorised biography emerged just days after Prince Harry accused the press of “bullying” his wife with “relentless propaganda”. The best-selling writer – known for dismantling his subjects’ carefully constructed public images – is currently writing a book on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He told the Sunday Express a Meghan book is “in the offing”.
He said: “I’m not going to go into details – I’m focusing on Boris. Yes, it is in the offing, I can’t deny that.”
Bower has already hinted at his forthright views on Meghan.
On Good Morning Britain last year, he said: “The problem is in my view that she is trying to be Diana. She’s trying to adopt the new role, and the tragedy is it’ll end in the same way unless someone steps in from the Palace and says, ‘Look, this is the way it’s done here’.”
His views echo Harry’s statement likening the treatment of Meghan to that of his mother by the media. Harry said: “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”
Bower also made plain his dislike of Harry and Meghan’s constant pleas for privacy, despite their taxpayer-funded, private jet-hopping lifestyle.
Asked if Meghan deserved privacy he said: “She doesn’t. She’s on public display and when you’re on public display 24/7 there has to be a certain way of behaving.”
In another interview he said: “Harry is a decent sort of bloke but he’s easily influenced and he’s found great love with her.
“At the same time he’s married a woman who is determined, very ambitious.”
Meghan, he added, listens too much to celebrity pals, such as George Clooney. He said: “She’s not meant to be taking advice from an actor who advertises coffee, she’s meant to be taking advice from Buckingham Palace and I think she’s resisting it.”
Friends of the couple fear Bower could drive a wedge between them and the rest of the Royal Family.
One explained: “He’s made it very clear that he’s no fan of the duchess and that should make her pretty anxious. He has a way of shining a light on what really goes on behind the scenes.”
A publishing source added: “Bower isn’t big on flattery. Finding out that he’s writing a book about you is a bit like hearing the executioner starting to sharpen his axe.”
The Royal Family has already had a taste of Bower’s excoriating style with his book on Meghan’s father-in-law Prince Charles.
Rebel Prince paints Charles as out of touch and deeply envious of his sons’ popularity.