Meghan Markle brought ‘suitcases of clothes’ and ‘insisted’ she could bring a Canadian photographer with her, according to a bombshell biography today.
Writing in his new book Revenge, Tom Bower detailed how the Duchess of Sussex, 40, was invited on the trip in January 2016 by World Vision Canada to be part of a film to promote the work of the charity in the construction of water wells in the African country.
However, Bower claims Meghan flew to Rwanda first class, was accompanied by fashion photographer Gabor Jurina and had her own hair and makeup artist.
Brenda Surminski, a producer who was to film the trip, could no longer travel to Rwanda and a Canadian cameraman joined the group instead.
However, Bower claims that after filming with the children playing with a water tap, Meghan “disappeared” with Jurina to take pictures with some of the youngsters.
He wrote: “At the end, Surminski was puzzled. Celebrities using a desolate African village as a backdrop for a fashion shoot were ‘stunning’.
The Duchess of Sussex has not commented on the book’s claims.
Meghan Markle ‘used a charity trip to Rwanda as the backdrop for a fashion shoot’ after bringing ‘suitcases of clothes’ and ‘insisting’ she could bring a Canadian photographer with her, according to a bombshell biography
According to Bower, the Duchess’s connection to the charity came through advertising agency KBS, after Matt Hassell, Toronto’s creative director, suggested she would be “ideal” to promote WVC.
He wrote that Surminski only spoke to Meghan for “30 minutes” before the actress agreed to promote the project to build water wells in needy villages.
The film’s producer Surminski could no longer travel to the country and instead Meghan arrived with a team of World Vision marketing officers and a Canadian cameraman.
Bower wrote that after filming with the children playing with clean water, Meghan “disappeared” with the fashion photographer.
Writing in his new book Revenge, Tom Bower detailed how the Duchess of Sussex was invited to the trip in January 2016 by World Vision Canada to be part of a film to promote the work of building water wells in the UK. charity in the African country.
He wrote: “For hours, Jurina photographed the perfectly haired actress hugging, hugging and smiling at the village children.”
Meanwhile, he wrote that Surminksi felt the Duchess was “on a path with visions of something good happening in the end, but her destination was unknown”.
Jurina would later post the fashion photographs on her website, with Bower noting how eight months later they would be “more valuable.”
Writing on her website The Tig at the time, she spoke of her time in Rwanda where she volunteered in a refugee camp.
Bower claims Meghan flew to Rwanda first class and was accompanied by fashion photographer Gabor Jurina
In the moving post, Meghan said she splits her time between Hollywood and humanitarian work.
Writing on her website, she said: “My life goes from refugee camps to red carpets, I choose them both because these worlds can, in fact, co-exist.”
She continued: “I never wanted to be a lunch woman – I always wanted to be a working woman. And this type of work is what feeds my soul and fuels my purpose.
Bower claimed Meghan changed outfits between ‘poses’ and brought a fashion photographer on the charity trip to Rwanda
She added: “Guiding my heart through the swinging pendulum from excess to lack of access is difficult at times.”
Other bombshells in the book claim Meghan made the Duchess of Cambridge cry before her wedding to Prince Harry in a row over bridesmaids’ dresses – a claim Meghan has denied.
Bower wrote that Kate Middleton “burst into tears” after Meghan “unfavorably compared Princess Charlotte to her best friend Jessica Mulroney’s daughter”.
The claims are the latest in a long string of disputed accounts regarding an alleged disagreement between Meghan and Kate over bridesmaids’ dresses.
Speaking to Oprah Winfrey about the incident in a bombshell interview last year, the Duchess of Sussex said: ‘She (Kate) was upset about something, but she owned it and she got away with it. is excused. And she brought me flowers.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain to discuss her book, Bower said Meghan warned those close to her not to speak to her.
He said: ‘She made it pretty clear to all her friends and people who work for her not to talk to me, so it was a pretty tough fight but I had enough people to talk to me, more than enough, I got about 80 people.’
Presenter Ben Shephard asked how the story could be an unbiased account if the author had interviewed people who dislike the Duchess of Sussex.
Bower replied, “Because I sifted, I never put in things that aren’t true and can’t be verified.”