Dish on ‘Meghan’ with An­drew Mor­ton

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Princess, his new bi­og­ra­phy of Amer­i­can ac­tress and royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle.

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It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to touch base with Mor­ton, whose book goes on sale Tues­day in the USA (Grand Cen­tral Pub­lish­ing). With Queen El­iz­a­beth II’s bless­ing, Markle, 36, will marry Prince Harry, 33, at Wind­sor Cas­tle on May 19.

Mor­ton is a Bri­tish jour­nal­ist best known for Diana: Her True Story, a 1992 tell-all about Harry’s late mother and her dis­as­trous mar­riage to Prince Charles. Now Mor­ton brings his re­por­to­rial skills to the very mod­ern story of Markle and how the di­vorced, bira­cial ac­tress (Rachel Zane on the USA Net­work le­gal se­ries Suits) stole Harry’s heart on their first date.

The book is em­bar­goed, but a few de­tails have be­gun to leak out thanks to ex­cerpts pub­lished in the Bri­tish press.

Mor­ton re­veals that Markle’s own char­i­ta­ble work was in­spired by Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997; that the ac­tress is a “so­cial climber” whose de­ci­sion to end her mar­riage to first hus­band Trevor En­gel­son came “to­tally out of the blue”; and that her fam­ily tree has a dis­tant link to roy­alty.

Mor­ton also is au­thor of Wal­lis in Love, out in Fe­bru­ary. It’s the bi­og­ra­phy of an­other Amer­i­can who mar­ried into Bri­tish roy­alty, with less hap­pi­lyever-af­ter re­sults.

Scan­dalously, Eng­land’s King Ed­ward VIII ab­di­cated the throne in 1936 to marry the di­vor­cée Wal­lis Simpson; the Duke and Duchess of Wind­sor were for all in­tents and pur­poses then ban­ished by the royal fam­ily.

Au­thor An­drew Mor­ton

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