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Meghan Markle was angry about the 2017 cover of Vanity Fair, which she thought was racist

A new book says that Meghan Markle was very upset when the 2017 issue of Vanity Fair revealed that she was dating Prince Harry. She thought the cover, which showed her face, was racist.

"She's Just Wild About Harry," which was on the cover of the October 2017 issue, is the name of a song Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney sang in blackface in the 1939 movie "Babes in Arms," according to an excerpt from Valentine Low's new book "Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown." This made Markle angry.

A source said in the excerpt that The Daily Mail got that Harry and Meghan "tried to get it changed online because they thought it was based on race."

She was said to be so angry about the headline that she wanted to fire Keleigh Thomas Morgan of Sunshine Sachs, the public relations expert she had just hired.

Meghan Markle on cover of Oct 2017 edition of Vanity Fair
“She’s Just Wild About Harry” is also the name of a blackface number from the 1939 film “Babes in Arms.”

Markle was reportedly "ecstatic" to do the piece, but she was upset that the magazine chose to focus on her relationship with the Duke of Sussex instead of her acting career and charitable work.

The Times of London published another part of the new book. It said that Markle had been given strict orders not to talk about sensitive topics like politics, race, and her relationship with the prince.

Markle talked Prince Harry into thinking that the article would be about the 100th episode of the TV show "Suits," which the actress was filming in Toronto, where the interview took place.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially announced their engagement in Nov. 2017
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However, Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner confessed he had never heard of the TV show or Markle, and asked her directly about her relationship to Harry, the report said.

“We’re a couple. We’re in love,” she famously responded.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Markle had been advised to not talk about her relationship with the Prince in the Vanity Fair interview, a new book claims.

“I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time,” Markle said in the article.

Their engagement was officially announced in November 2017.

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