Meghan Markle experienced turning from a commoner to a member of the royal family. Unfortunately, she learned that becoming a royal is not all that it is cracked up to be. She recently confessed, “It isn’t easy.” This admission has had people wondering if Prince Harry made the right call by marrying her…
There Are Too Many Differences Between Them
During the same interview, Meghan Markle talked about the early days of their relationship. She allegedly told Lizzie Cundy, her friend, that Prince Harry was “a catch.” The actress probably had no idea just how difficult it would be to get involved with a royal. While the two of them always look happy in photos, some frustrations between them eventually rose to the surface…
He Was Away For Christmas Because Of Her
If you ask royal fans, a red flag was that Meghan Markle supposedly took him away from the royal family at the most important time of the year. On Christmas day of 2019, the couple was nowhere to be found at Sandringham. They instead went to Vancouver Island in Canada with baby Archie for a few weeks to spend the holidays with her mother. Even though the Queen expressed support for them in the public eye, it was said that Her Royal Highness was “disappointed” by their actions.
The Brothers Are Allegedly Fighting
For the longest time, Prince Harry and Prince William seemed as close as can be. It looks like there has been tension between the brothers ever since the younger man got married, however. Meghan Markle reportedly urged her husband to do things on their own. People said that their decision to leave the Royal Foundation is proof of this. The brothers, after all, set up the charity! It was also clear that there was trouble in the air when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Kensington Palace to live independently.
She Has Already Gotten A Divorce In The Past
Other people also pointed out that Meghan Markle had been married in the past. Before she wed Prince Harry, she had already been through a short-lived marriage a couple of years ago. She was once married to a producer by the name of Trevor Engelson. They met in 2004 and moved in together sooner or later. In 2011, they exchanged vows. Sadly, things ended in divorce after only being married for eighteen months. They were able to finalize the divorce in 2013. Does this mean anything for her new marriage?
The Queen Has Bent The Rules For Meghan
After marrying into the royal family, it looked like Meghan Markle has had various royal figures breaking the rules for her. This even includes Her Majesty herself! Queen Elizabeth has been quite lenient on the Duchess of Sussex and even allowed her to join the royal family at the Christmas celebration even before she and Prince Harry got married. She also signed off the wedding, which made history the first time a royal family got married to a divorcee inside a church!
They Have Been Losing Their Friends
There have also been reports that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spent less time with their pals. For one thing, he has been unable to maintain his friendship with old pals like Tom Inskip and Astrid Harbord. A source said, “It’s all part of Meghan’s quiet airbrushing out of Harry’s old posse.” But in reality, she has also fallen out of touch with her close friends. Lizzie Cundy even said that she was “ghosted” by Meghan once her relationship with Prince Harry started to get serious.
Their Personalities Are Very Different
We wonder if their relationship is suffering from how different their personalities are. It is not a secret that Prince Harry has always been a rebel, especially when it comes to the royal family. Despite this, it is admirable to see how well he follows royal protocol. He has always come across as an emotionally reserved person too. On the other hand, Meghan Markle has a naturally bubbly disposition. She is also very outgoing, which might not be ideal for Prince Harry and the rest of the royals.
Marrying Into The Royal Family
Do you know how they say that you marry the whole family when you get married? It looks like this is something Meghan Markle had to learn the hard way. She found it hard to win over members of the royal family. There have been reports of altercations as well. She allegedly made Kate Middleton cry while looking for “the very best” bridesmaid for the royal wedding. Prince William also warned his younger brother against rushing into marriage. He allegedly asked Harry if he was “sure” about her!
She Is Not Okay
In the documentary, there is one part that is more memorable than the others. Meghan Markle got to talk about how hard it was to be a newlywed, a mother, and a member of the royal family all at the same time. She also suggested that the other royals had not been all that supportive. “As a woman, it’s a lot,” the former actress said when asked if she was okay. “Thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a genuine thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
Her Desire To Marry “A Famous British Guy”
Meghan Markle probably had to think long and hard before she entered a relationship with Prince Harry. It is not an easy life, after all. Could it be that there is more to it than love, however? Lizzie Cundy said that Meghan once asked to be set up with famous British men. In her memoir, the TV personality revealed, “[Markle] said, ‘Do you know any famous guys? I’m single, and I really love English men.’”
An Allegedly Weird Obsession With The Royals
Previously, Meghan Markle claimed that she did not know a lot about the British royal family before the marriage. Some of her friends said that this was not true. Ninaki Priddy, a childhood friend of hers, said that the actress had always been obsessed with them! “It’s like she has been planning this all her life,” said her old friend. “She gets exactly what she wants, and Harry has fallen for her play.” Aside from that, she also revealed that Meghan had always liked to be the center of attention and wanted to be famous.
History Is Known To Repeat Itself
If Meghan Markle had taken a look at history, she might have had second thoughts about this. After all, other women married into the royal family and met cruel fates. We already know what happened to Princess Diana, the mother of her husband. During her marriage to Prince Charles, she allegedly became miserable and developed an eating disorder. We also have Grace Kelly, an actress who got married to the Monegasque prince and received poor treatment at the hands of the other royals.
They Say She Has Been Manipulating
Her old friends say that the marriage between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should never have happened from the look of things. Lizzie Cundy is a great example. She used to be on good terms with the Duchess of Sussex. In a show, she said that the royal has been “manipulating” ever since she married into the royal family. Not only that, but she even said that she has personally “seen a different side” of Meghan now that she has joined the ranks of the royals.
The Deal With His Old Flames
No one really feels a hundred percent comfortable when their partner gets in touch with an ex. In the middle of the Trooping the Colour fiasco, the press snapped a photo of Chelsy Davy as she arrived in London. She was allegedly there to check up on her royal ex during such a difficult time in his life. Even though they broke up some time ago, Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy remain friends. Phil Dampier, a royal correspondent, said that he wanted to marry her until Davy got “cold feet.”
The Queen Has Put Her Foot Down
We all know about the decision of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to step down from royal life. It looks like the Queen has decided to put an end to certain privileges that they used to enjoy. Omid Scoobie, a royal correspondent at ABC, said that Her Majesty had a word to inform them that the royal family would no longer pay for their security, which costs around $25 million.
He Allegedly Only Opened Up Because Of Her
Some people believe that Meghan Markle should not have pushed Prince Harry to talk about deep-rooted feelings. This began when they had still been dating a few years ago. In 2017, he appeared in a podcast to talk about the passing of his mother. A journalist called Bryony Gordon said, “It was Meghan who encouraged her then-boyfriend to do the podcast about his mental health with me.” On top of this, the Duke of Sussex once said that he had “festering wounds” from the loss of his mom.
More Problems Come With More Money
When you become a part of the royal family, you do not have to worry about your finances. There have been criticisms of the excessive spending made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, however. Their relationship might have gotten more complicated. She continues to pay taxes because she remains an American citizen. There were worries that many of their royalties would also be subjected to the American tax system for this very reason.
The Perks Of Being A Royal
It is only natural to assume that you would get many perks when you marry into the royal family. Some critics that Meghan Markle should have kept her expectations low regarding this aspect of her new lifestyle. The Queen allegedly prevented her from unlimited access to the Royal Collection, and rightfully so. “There was this row where Meghan wanted this particular necklace; Harry said ‘Meghan gets what Meghan wants,’” said Gavin Gray, “The Queen turned around and said ‘oh, no, she doesn’t.’”
She Allegedly Made Him Step Down
It was pretty obvious that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were planning on something big. They said that they “intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent.” Even though it looks like this was a mutual decision by the couple, there is speculation that she had to persuade him before it could actually happen. At any rate, this does not change the fact that 95 percent of their finances will still come from the Duchy of Cornwall.
A Final Phone Call With His Ex
Royal fans were emotional when they learned that Prince Harry had a final tearful phone call with his ex, Chelsy Davy. This happened before he got married. “It was their final call, a parting call in which they both acknowledged Harry was moving on,” a tipster shared with a royal author by the name of Katie Nicholl. They went on, “Chelsy was quite emotional about it all; she was in tears and almost didn’t go to the wedding. In the end, she went and promised Harry she wouldn’t try and gatecrash the party.”
The Family Reunions In The Future
There is something else that has made people think that Meghan Markle should not have married Prince Harry. This would be all the awkward reunions bound to happen in the future. The Daily Mail said that the Duchess of Sussex probably feels “some trepidation” about going back to the United Kingdom to finalize their decision to step down from their duties as senior royals. Katie Nicholl also said that she feels “sadness” but tries to “put on a brave face” no matter what.
Staying True To Her Sense Of Style
One more reason she might regret marrying into the royal family is how difficult it has become to stay true to herself. Even so, the Duchess of Sussex continues to do as she wishes within reason. An indicator of this is how she dresses. Royal experts have previously called her out for going sleeveless in the public eye. Aside from that, there is also the expectation for female royal family members to wear tights at all times in public. Over the years, we have seen Meghan Markle go without them multiple times.
She Had To Make A Lot Of Big Decisions
There is no way we can deny that Meghan Markle was forced to make big decisions due to her circumstances. She was probably not entirely comfortable making many of these. At any rate, it looks like she had already made up her mind to leave the royal lifestyle behind. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to their joint official Instagram account to say, “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year is starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.”
Old Rumors Of Past Romances
People have also brought up all the rumored romances from their past. Some of these relationships have only come to light recently. Some reports say Meghan Markle once said that athlete Ashley Cole wanted to go out with her before she and Prince Harry got together. Matty Cole, a journalist and the brother of the soccer player, has shut down this rumor. “It’s nonsense, completely made up,” he explained. “He definitely wouldn’t have to beg Meghan Markle for a date.”
They Took Archie Away From The Royal Family
As you can imagine, life must be very different now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down from their royal duties. For one thing, this also means that they will be raising Archie away from the paternal side of the family. We are sure that the royals would love to see him grow up. This no longer looks possible. Experts believe that the couple wants to give the child a “normal” childhood. Some of them worry that this will result in an identity crisis of sorts in the future.
Talking About Their Personal Struggles
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had the chance to discuss the married life and their royal duties in a documentary. Called Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, their revelations reportedly “worried” the other members of the British royal family. The documentary has since been broadcast in Africa, Europe, and Australia. It is only natural for them to talk about the mental and emotional effects brought about by royal life. Meghan had been especially vocal in the said documentary.
Actresses Do Not Marry Royals
Meghan Markle had no choice but to leave her acting career behind when she married Prince Harry. This might be another reason she should not have tied the knot with him. The Duchess of Sussex is a great actress best known for starring in a legal drama called Suits. Two decades ago, Sophie Rhys-Jones had to do the same thing when she married Prince Edward. After Prince Harry and Meghan got engaged, Prince Philip reportedly told him, “One steps out with actresses, one doesn’t marry them.”
Accepting The Other Person’s Family
Meghan Markle found it hard to charm the other members of the royal family. We are sure that it did not help that the marriage has also negatively affected her relationship with her own family. After it was announced that they would get married, her half-sister Samantha started to bad-mouth her in public! It is also said that the Duchess is not on speaking terms with her half-brother. It looks like the relationship has driven her away from her own family, which can’t be easy for her.
How Archie Is Going To Grow Up
There is also a chance that Meghan Markle regrets walking down the aisle with Prince Harry for the way the royals treat their child. The general public was surprised to see that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were not present at his christening. It was assumed that this had something to do with their relationship with the parents. But the truth is that Her Royal Highness was unable to go to the one for Prince Louis the previous year either. At any rate, people wonder how the couple plans to raise Archie.
Their Actions Have “Disappointed” Her Majesty
Other people have also pointed out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be disappointing his grandfather with their behavior. Richard Palmer claimed that various sources said their recent revelation about their mental health is only an excuse for their behavior. He took to Twitter to say, “While there is a concern for Harry and Meghan’s mental health, their attitude has disappointed the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, according to several sources.”
The Media Is Out To Get Her
There is also the matter of all the attention that the couple gets from the media. The Duchess of Sussex went as far as to say that the British press was determined to tarnish her reputation. As a matter of fact, she even said that the tabloids wanted to “destroy her.” On the other hand, her old pal Lizzie Cundy said that the royal had “all but begged” to get all the exposure that she could only two years ago…
She Had To Make So Many Sacrifices
As you can see, Meghan Markle has had to sacrifice many things to be a royal family member. Could it be that she is starting to regret her decision to marry Prince Harry? It must not have been easy to uproot her old life just like that. On the less serious side of things, she could no longer take selfies and share them on social media. Aside from that, she is not allowed to cross her legs while sitting either.
Living In The Public Eye
Meghan Markle had to deal with other members of the royal family, but that is not all. She had to endure the watchful eye of the British public and the rest of the world as well! Netizens have previously sent out a hateful tweet after another about her. Kensington Palace even stated it. “Some of it has been hidden from the public — the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers…the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life,” it said.
Their Cultural Backgrounds
Of course, one thing that has people suspecting that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not right for each other would be their cultural differences. Once the world found out that he was going out with a woman from “across the pond,” the news bewildered the British public. They knew that it would be hard for an outsider to marry into the royal family as it is. This must be doubly hard for Meghan Markle, who grew up in a very different place. On top of that, her background is a world away from royal life.
She Has Whisked Him Off To America
Their statement about stepping down from royal duties hinted that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would relocate elsewhere. People correctly speculated that they would head to her home base. Many people felt bitter that she took him so far away from the rest of his family. At first, the theory was that they would go to Canada. Some people believed that they would instead go to Los Angeles to be close to her mother. In the end, the latter turned out to be correct.
Their Decision Hurt The Other Royals
Some folks wish that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did not tie the knot because their actions hurt the royal family members. It does not matter whether they did this directly or indirectly. They rendered his relatives “hurt” and “disappointed” with their decision to take a step back from their royal duties. We are sure that Queen Elizabeth II was among those most impacted by this. She alluded to this during her yearly Christmas speech as well.
Too Hard Of A Challenge
Without a doubt, life would be a lot easier for Meghan Markle if she married someone less famous than her husband. As it is, she has no choice but to work hard and suffer through all the criticisms. A PR expert called Nick Ede has talked about how hard it must be for the Duchess. “This is somebody who has just entered the Royal Family, who is working quadruply as hard as she was learning scripts for Suits,” he shared, “She has actually put herself in the position where it’s not an easy life.”
Their Current Legal Battles
In recent times, her battle with the media has not improved. In fact, it feels like it has only gotten worse. She recently sued the Mail on Sunday and accused the publication of illegally running a story on the private letter that she addressed to her dad, Thomas Markle. This would not have been an issue at all if her groom had not been Prince Harry. On the bright side, it looks like things will get better to a certain extent. It will be harder for the British press to invade their privacy from so far away.
He Has Changed Because Of Her
There have also been claims that Meghan Markle had been trying hard to change Prince Harry ever since they got married. Duncan Larcombe covered stories about the royal family for The Sun for the longest time. He suggested that she influenced how his behavior has changed in the past few years. “All of Harry’s staff have always thought he was fantastic, but the two of them [together] are high maintenance,” he said. Aside from that, he also said that the Duke has turned “quite grumpy and aloof.”
Saying Goodbye To Her Dreams
When Meghan Markle married into the royal family, she had to set aside many of her personal aspirations. She is not the first person to do such a thing by any means. Before Kate Middleton got married to Prince William, she worked as a web designer and photographer. Sadly, she had to say goodbye to those passions when she became a part of the royal family. It must be frustrating to give up what you have worked on for a long time.
Inability To Follow Royal Protocol
There is another indicator that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a huge mistake. Are you familiar with the controversy about the Trooping of the Colour parade? Royals are expected to look forward while the national anthem plays. However, Meghan looked at Harry to speak to him. He only asked her to face forward. A tipster said, “She eventually turned around and looked like she was going to start crying.”
Getting Married To Someone That Famous
It would have helped a lot if Meghan Markle took a look at what went wrong in the previous relationships with her husband. Cressida Bones broke it off with him since “she could not take the public scrutiny and being judged by total strangers.” On the other hand, Chelsy Davy said that she received a “crazy and scary and uncomfortable” amount of attention during her relationship with the Duke. You would have thought that Meghan Markle would have dealt with it better as a celebrity herself. In the end, this only goes to show that the royal family receives attention like no one else!