Meghan Markle news latest: Duchess clashed with royal aide over deluge of non-stop freebie gifts, new book claims


MEGHAN Markle’s personal assistant returned freebie gifts sent to the palace – in a move that “didn’t go down well” with the duchess, an explosive new book has claimed.

PA Melissa Toubati is said to have been “punctilious” with returning the gifts, it is claimed in Times reporter Valentine Low’s new book Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown.

Low claimed: “Clashes centred on the free gifts that some companies would send Meghan. Deliveries were constantly arriving at Kensington Palace. Clothes, jewellery, candles… It was non-stop.

“Touabti was apparently punctilious in following the household rule that members of the Royal Family cannot accept freebies from commercial organisations. Her approach did not go down well with Meghan.”

Toubati quit six months after Harry and Meghan’s 2018 wedding.

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