All hell broke loose! Royal editor recalls chaos as Meghan started dating Harry


“ALL HELL broke loose” when the news broke that Prince Harry was dating Meghan Markle, according to a royal commentator.

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‘The Princes And The Press’ is a two-part documentary fronted by Amol Rajan, that aired on BBC Two on Monday, with the second instalment scheduled for next week. The new documentary covers the brothers “tumultuous” relationship following Harry’s departure from the Firm.

In the documentary, royal commentator Camilla Tominey claimed “all hell broke loose” when Meghan began dating the Duke of Sussex.

She said: “I wasn’t familiar with her name, I don’t think anyone was at the time to be perfectly honest unless they had watched Suits – the legal drama she had been starring in.

“But that’s a cable show, it’s kind of a bit niche.

“We kept it so tight. It was me, my editor, the deputy editor, my news editor who were the only people who knew about the story.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

Royal commentator Camilla Tominey

Royal commentator Camilla Tominey (Image: BBC)

“It didn’t appear in any news list until it was on the page ready for production.

“I was watching my son Harry play football and all hell broke loose around the rest of ‘Fleet Street’.”

She later went on to say: “He [Harry] does have a love-hate relationship with the press.

“I think he sort of resents out intrusion, maybe. Who can blame him?”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the world last year when they announced they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family.

In an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, Harry opened up about his relationship with the press.

He said: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself.”

This was referring to his mother, Princess Diana, who died at age 36 in a car crash in Paris while being pursued by paparazzi.

In August last year, Russian hackers allegedly stole “hundreds” of Harry and Meghan’s personal photos including pictures of the Queen at their wedding in a security breach, according to a book.

According to the bombshell biography, Finding Freedom, a source claimed the alleged data leak was a “wake-up call” for the couple.

Co-authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote: “On September 12, 2018, a computer programmer based in Russia managed to hack an online cloud storage account that contained over two hundred unseen photos of Harry and Meghan that had been taken by the photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

“Among the stolen images were pictures of the couple sharing personal moments during their engagement photo series as well as others from their wedding day reception (including some of the Queen).

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: PA)

“The large set also included outtakes with eyes half-closed and other unflattering moments meant for the trash can.

“The hacker leaked a handful of photos to Tumblr (photo-sharing site).

“Many fans assumed they were fake, photoshopped images but behind the scenes there was concern at Kensington Palace when they received a tip about the security breach.

“Harry and Meghan were ‘alarmed to hear that it was so easy to get such personal files of theirs.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

Over the years, several members of the Royal Family have been victims of phone hacking.

In 2014, the Old Bailey heard that Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince Harry, were all victims.

The Duchess of Cambridge had her messages hacked 155 times in the space of a few months between 2005 and 2006, including on Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day.

William was also hacked 35 times.


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