The Queen's brutal put down of Meghan Markle after she threw a "tiara tantrum" has been retold by a royal expert in their new book.

Andrew Morton, author of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes behaviour in the lead up to the wedding earned rebuke from the Queen.

He writes: "In November 2018, just days after the couple returned from their successful tour Down Under, The Times reported that Meghan had thrown a ‘tiara tantrum’ shortly before her wedding because the tiara she wanted to wear was not available.

The couple stepped down from royal duties in early 2020 (

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Her prima-donna behaviour apparently earned a rebuke from the Queen herself, who told Harry: ‘She gets what tiara she’s given by me.’"

In Mr Morton's bombshell piece, he also claims Prince Harry was "irate" when Meghan did not get her way.

Mr Morton continues: "The Queen’s formidable dresser Angela Kelly, who is the guardian of Her Majesty’s jewellery, is said to have informed the irate Prince that certain security protocols had to be adhered to in order to access the priceless piece.

Harry would have none of it, telling anyone who would listen: ‘What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.’ His ringing phrase did her no favours."

It comes as Mr Morton also claims the Sussexes were driven out by Prince William's "bullying" attitude.

It has always been strongly denied that William bullied his family members.

Last year, the brothers said they were "deeply, deeply unhappy" about bullying claims.

Prince Harry was reported to have said he felt pushed out by his brother, but the pair spoke out blasting the "offensive" claims.

The rare joint statement read: "Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge.

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.”

It comes as reports have suggested the Sussexes are keen to visit the UK after quitting as senior royals and moving to California early last year.

Harry has only returned to the UK twice since the move, while Meghan and two-year-old Archie have not been back so far.

The royal brothers have only reunited a few times this year, at Prince Philip's funeral and at the unveiling of a statue to their mum, Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace on what would have been her 60th birthday.

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