- Markle guest-edited the September 2019 edition of British Vogue in a major publicity coup.
- But, per an upcoming book, she feuded with its editor, and Vogue staff rankled at her suggestions.
- Markle has yet to respond to claims in the book by British biographer Tom Bower.
Meghan Markle feuded with British Vogue editor Edward Enninful as she guest edited the magazine's September 2019 issue, according to a new book excerpt.
The snippet, published by The Sunday Times, came from "Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War between the Windsors" by the British biographer Tom Bower.
It described Markle clashing with Enninful and his staff, both with her suggestions for the issue itself and seeking to alter its publication schedule.
Per the book, Markle left Vogue writers in "silent exasperation" with her input in calls.
The staffers thought the contributions were shallow and didn't make sense, the book said, but did not ask her to explain for fear of confrontation. It did not give specific examples.
Bower wrote that Enninful and Markle also differed on how to publicize the book. He described a plan by Markle for "lighting up the internet" with leaks, and said Enninful instead favored secrecy.
The most heated clash, the book said, came when Markle asked her head of communications, Sara Latham, to get Vogue to change its schedule so that the magazine would publish in the US first and the UK second.
Latham, who formerly worked for Hillary Clinton, was a central figure in the bullying allegations against Markle, according to The Telegraph.
The allegations prompted a review by Buckingham Palace. The palace said in June that the review had been completed but that its findings would not be made public.
Enninful rejected Latham's request and the relationship between Markle and British Vogue crumbled, the book said. "Their conflict was about control," Bower wrote.
Upon publication, Markle received negative press in the UK, as she expected. Piers Morgan attacking Meghan for "promoting herself," per BuzzFeed News, while journalist Dan Wootton said on ITV's "Lorraine" show that her decision to edit the issue was "idiotic." The Telegraph's Camilla Tominey wrote that it was "misguided and patronising."
Representatives for Markle, Buckingham Palace, and Vogue did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. Markle's representatives appear not to have commented on claims from the book to any outlet.
Insider reported on an earlier excerpt from Bower's book that appears to show Markle's fickle relationship with the media.
It said that Meghan Markle told a journalist they couldn't be friends anymore after he didn't include a flattering story in her Vanity Fair profile.