Meghan Markle's attempt to stop her close friends from speaking with Tom Bower was labeled as "foolish" by the author.

During Bower's interview with OK! Magazine, he said, "I'm fascinated by the power that Meghan has been able to assume. In my opinion, she'd taken too many chances in telling her story. The public needs to know the truth." 

The author narrated how he was about to talk to the Duchess' old romances as well as people in Hollywood who knew her. However, Meghan seemed to immediately put a shield on all the supposed resources of Bower. "Meghan did everything she could to stop me from talking to her friends and people that worked with her. It was foolish of her to ignore me, because they would probably be happier with the book if they could tell their story." Bower claimed that "everyone [who was] there refused to talk" while looking into Meghan's photoshoot for a Canadian brand Reitmans.

Meanwhile, Meghan and Prince Harry remained silent despite several news linking them with Bower's book "Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors." On July 18, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, journalist Margaret Besheer had the chance to ask the Duke of Sussex about the book's possible impact on his relationship with the Royal Family. Harry and Meghan only responded with a glance without answering the question. They continued their walk on the way to the General Assembly plenary session to honor Nelson Mandela. 

Bower's book was officially released on July 21. It gives details about Meghan and Harry during their time at the palace, the moment they decided to withdraw from their duties and stories surrounding them even after relocating to the United States. 

Bower also wrote about what allegedly happened behind the scenes during Meghan's cover interview for Vanity Fair in September 2017, claiming that interviewer Sam Kashner broke down as Meghan told him, "You're not like a typical journalist," and that she adored him because of his stutter. Meanwhile, Kashner later falsified all of Bower's claims, saying he has total respect for Meghan and even talked about her works and projects that significantly impacted the world. 

Meghan Markle Meghan was born on Aug. 4, 1981, in Los Angeles to Thomas, who is white, and her mother Doria Ragland, who is Black. At the time, the rule was that if one parent was white, the child would be assigned the race of the other parent. Chris Jackson/Getty Images