Palace source says THIS incident on the tour of Australia upset Meghan's staff
Meghan Markle's frustration at having her independence taken away has led her to snap at the people working around her, it's been claimed.
This attitude is what has rubbed staff up the wrong way, a royal source has said.
The insider who was on the royal tour of Australasia in the autumn has told Page Six of an incident that showed this frustration while the couple were visiting Sydney.
"During their tour, just before they were about to go to the Invictus Games, Meghan was bawling at her hairdresser to get her hair right, while at the same time someone was ironing the bottom of the dress she was wearing," they told the publication.
Longtime royal correspondent Duncan Larcombe has revealed that Harry behaved very differently on the tour to previous ones.
Its tradition for the royals to socialise with members of the press who travel on tours with them, he said - but not this time.
“They basically blanked the media on this tour, which is very short-sighted,” Larcombe told Page Six.
"All of Harry’s staff have always thought he was fantastic, but the two of them [together] are high maintenance."
Larcombe said he understands where the couple is coming from.
"Harry wants to be protective of Meghan,” he continued. “If she’s getting frustrated and stressed, he is the one reading the riot act to the staff and doing the demanding on her behalf.
“But you can’t blame Meghan, she’s gone into her biggest role yet and she’s put her heart and soul into it.
"Yes, she is firing off e-mails to staff at 5 am, but she’s super-keen and Harry is taking his lead from her.
"He is under a lot of pressure behind the scenes.”