Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hid major secret FOR MONTHS according to bombshell book

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MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry kept a major secret for months according to a new royal biography.

Meghan and Harry’s recent years have been documented in a new bombshell tell-all biography that includes all the details into the couple’s decision to step back as senior royals. Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, has made a number of shocking claims as to why the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex quit royal life.

Their decision followed months of rumours of rifts between Harry and Prince William and Meghan and Kate Middleton.

In an interview with news outlet Extra about the biography, Mr Scobie said: “I hope that when people read this, they have a better understanding of who Harry and Megan are, but also why they’ve made the decisions that they felt they needed to make.”

In an explosive revelation, Mr Scobie said that the royal couple hid the news of their engagement for months before announcing it publicly.

On September 25, 2017, the couple were enjoying day three of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in Toronto while hiding the crucial secret.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hid major secret for months (Image: Getty)

According to Mr Scobie and Ms Durand’s book, Meghan hinted at the engagement by wearing a classic white button-down shirt by Misha Nonoo called the “Husband Shirt”.

In an interview with BBC, the couple explained that he proposed during a “cosy” night for them at their cottage in Kensington Palace.

They were roasting, or “trying to roast,” a chicken when he surprised her.

Meghan said: “It was just an amazing surprise.

Meghan wearing the 'Husband Shirt'

Meghan hinted at the engagement by wearing a classic white button-down shirt by Misha Nonoo called the ‘Husband Shirt’ (Image: Getty)

“It was so sweet and natural and very romantic.”

But it is still a mystery what exact day the proposal took place.

However, based on the book’s claims, it is no surprise the couple decided to keep the news to themselves for a while.

According to the biography, Harry and Meghan had an unfavourable relationship with courtiers and it ultimately reflected in their decision to get away from them.

Royal Family tree

Royal Family tree (Image: Express)

Speaking of the old guard, Mr Scobie said: “One of the names that kept coming up was the ‘vipers’.

“One time, they referred to it as the vipers’ nest and I think that really sums up that sort of almost toxic atmosphere that they were unfortunately part of for some time.”

But some people at Palace were not keen on the Duchess either.

Mr Scobie said: “One senior member of the royal family refers to her as ‘Harry’s showgirl’”.

Two months later, the couple announced the news and attended their engagement photo call at the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace.

The Finding Freedom co-author said: “Harry found that a lot of the leaks within that circle were actually within the walls of the palace

“So, to keep things to themselves they kept it away from the royal palaces.”

But one of the most publicised issues Meghan and Harry had within Palace was the reported feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan.

Mr Scobie said: “It is interesting because firstly, a lot of the blame was put on Meghan and Kate.

“In reality the problems were really between the two brothers.

“We reached a scene in the book where William sits down with Harry to tell him to just be careful at the speed at which his relationship is going.

“On its own, that may look like a slightly oversensitive reaction from Harry to think that his brother may have not been looking out for him or may have been doubting his relationship, but when you really look at what has built up to that, you can kind of see where maybe some of his grievances come from.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK