A BRIT pal of Meghan Markle warned her she was “naive” for marrying Prince Harry.
Meghan’s former agent Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne told the Duchess of Sussex becoming a royal would be “the end of your privacy”.
Ms Nelthorpe-Cowne warned Meghan marrying Harry would be ‘the end of your privacy’
Meghan pictured for the first time since the doc at the One Young World Summit in London
Meghan was tonight spotted for the first time sinceSunday’s explosive ITV documentary Harry &Meghan: An African Journey.
In the programme’s aftermath, an insider claimed Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, had “single-handedly modernised” the British monarchy.
Ms Nelthorpe-Cowne, 54, told MailOnline: “I knew the documentary was on but I made a decision not to watch it.
“However I’ve since read that Prince Harry talks about his relationship with his brother and that Meghan discusses her struggles of being in the spotlight with the Press.
‘SHE WAS NAIVE’
“I did speak to Meghan about the British media and it was clear that she didn’t know what she was letting herself in for.
“She was naive. I still think that now.”
Meghan stepped out tonight in an eye-catching purple dress for the One Young World summit at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Meghan looked radiant as she stepped out for the first time since the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey aired
Harry and Meghan have ‘single-handedly modernised’ the British royal family, a source said
Her first public appearance came after she and Harry opened in Sunday’s emotional ITV documentary – which showed them in a fragile place”, according to a Kensington Palace source.
During his interview with host Tom Bradby, Prince Harry said he has grown apart from brother William, and Meghan admitted she is struggling to cope as a new mum in the spotlight.
But today a source close to Sussexes slammed the response to Harry’s remarks about William as “hysteria”, insisting the siblings are in touch with each other.
Meghan’s former confidante Ms Nelthorpe-Cowne had lunch with the then-Suits actress hours before she first dated Harry in 2016.
Ms Nelthorpe-Cowne said: “I couldn’t believe what I was hearing but I think she could barely believe it either.
“We were both extremely excited.”
“I looked at how stunning she was and I just thought: ‘There’s no way he’s going to be able to resist her.”
As Meghan’s relationship with Harry bloomed, she warned her about the impact it would have on her personal life.
Ms Nelthorpe-Cowne said: “One day we were having lunch on the Strand in London and it was obvious it was getting very serious with Harry.
‘PICKY AND DIFFICULT’
“I said, ‘This is serious. This is the end of your normal life, the end of your privacy everything.
“But she just held up her hand and said: ‘Stop. I don’t want to hear any negativity. This is a happy time for us.”
She also described Meghan as “picky”, “difficult” and claimed the Duchess of Sussex hates “negativity”.
But Ms Nelthorpe-Cowne also said Meghan is “delightful, warm, personable – and hugely charismatic”.
She hasn’t had any communication with Meghan since the week before her engagement to Harry was announced.
Her last correspondence with Meghan was through a lawyer after their professional working relationship ended in October, 2017.
She claimed Meghan “changed” after her relationship with Harry became serious.
Harry and Meghan are said to be planning a six-week break from royal duties, starring next month.
Pals close to Prince Harry praised his answers to the question about his brother as tactful and truthful
Palace insiders yesterday then revealed Prince William was ‘worried’ about the pair
Prince Harry said he and his brother, William, are on different paths