Meghan Markle’s brought a “gift” to the Royal Family that was “not appreciated” by Prince William and Kate before Megxit, a royal author has said.
The Duchess of Sussex is “not a dull person” and brought a “great deal of charisma” to the Royal institution, Sean Smith, author of Meghan Misunderstood, said.
Speaking to Daily Star, Mr Smith claimed the “gift” of the Markle sparkle was “not properly appreciated” by the Cambridges and other members of the Firm.
Mr Smith claimed Meghan’s “different life experience” brought something that is “now missing” in the fold.
Meghan’s gift was her knack for public speaking, from her “very inspirational” speeches to her “articulate and eloquent way” of talking, he claims.
Citing her trip to Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham, the author said the Meghan hug – immortalised in a now-viral video – was “fantastic” and often “brought empathy” to certain situations.
During the visit, Meghan asked head boy Aker Okoye up onto the stage to speak about International Women’s Day.
The cheeky 16-year-old confidently took her up on the chance and used the opportunity to tell the school: “She really is beautiful, innit?”
The moment sent roars of laughter around the school hall and Meghan embraced Okoye in a hug in what ended up being a viral moment.
Meghan’s public speaking talent was not “appreciated,” however, and the royal family are now struggling to find a connection that is “now missing,” the author said.
Mr Smith said: “Meghan would be great in politics, I think the speeches she give are very inspirational and I think she is a tremendous public speaker.
“She is very very articulate too and it is a gift that she brought to the Royal Family, a gift that was not properly appreciated.”
He added: ” Meghan Markle is not a dull person, she has a great deal of charisma that is now sadly missing in the Royal Family.
“For example, the Meghan hug was fantastic, of course you couldn’t have that now because of Covid, but the empathy she brought to certain situations, for example the school in Dagenham, is just great.
“I don’t want to knock members of the Royal Family, Prince William, Kate, and other members too, but Meghan has a different life experience than them.”