Meghan Markle had a horrible week in the press. She allegedly made one future queen and one former personal assistant cry. It seems that the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would not move to Kensington Palace caused a lot of scrutiny. Yet, many fail to remember that even before they married, Meghan Markle made it clear that she and Prince Harry would go their own way.
Royal News: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Big Announcement
According to the Daily Mail, it appears that Prince Harry, the favorite of the royal staff, had not been his usual affable self. Why all of the royal backlash? Late last month, Meghan and Harry announced that they will not be living next door to Prince William and Kate Middleton. Instead of living at Kensington Palace at the newly renovated Apartment 1, they are moving to Frogmore Cottage.
The big surprise is that Apartment 1 just had a multi-million pound remodel, courtesy of the taxpayers. The remodel at Frogmore will also be taxpayer-paid, which doesn’t reflect well on the couple. Frogmore Cottage is in Windsor, close to where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly love this area, and it is where they took their engagement photos.
In Valletta on Saturday I was shown this pic of the then Meghan Markle with the Marquis de Piro and his wife Frances during her visit to the island in 2015. Meghan, whose great-great-grandmother was born on Malta 🇲🇹, wears the għonnella national head-dress. #duchessofsussex pic.twitter.com/J7S9Z2QvJg
— Majesty/Joe Little (@MajestyMagazine) November 26, 2018
The move could also provide the couple more privacy to raise their royal baby in privacy. This is pretty heartbreaking for royal watchers. Princess Diana’s two sons always seemed inseparable. But now that both are settled in their marriages, their relationship may have changed forever.
Duchess Meghan’s Demands
First, Meghan’s private secretary, Melissa Toubati, left her employment after only six months. Allegedly, she left in tears from all of the stress and high demands of the job. The French-born Toubati was experienced in dealing with high pressure, having previously worked for British singer Robbie Williams. Yet, working for Meghan Markle was reportedly too much for her.
Markle is known to get up at 6 a.m. and be ready to work, whipping out texts to her staff. Her demands even included requesting air fresheners for the 500-year-old St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. Meghan didn’t want her wedding guests inhaling the musty smell. This was not Meghan’s only servant problem.
— Scarly 😍 (@Blessed_0610) December 2, 2018
Meghan Made Kate Cry
It appears that Meghan’s blunt American style also put Duchess Kate in tears. Last Christmas, Prince Harry reportedly felt that the royals didn’t roll out the red carpet for Meghan. Prince Charles stepped in and soon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were hosting the future Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Apparently, Meghan was short with a servant, which was not the Cambridge style. Kate took Meghan aside, and soon Meghan complained to Harry about this.
Then, prior to Meghan and Harry’s wedding, Princess Charlotte had a dress fitting. The fitting was so stressful that it put Kate to tears. From this account, bridezilla Meghan Markle upset a very hormonal Duchess Catherine weeks after giving birth to Prince Louis. It is not clear whether Meghan was rude to Kate or to Charlotte.
Perhaps this was a cultural issue. Americans are more direct, and that could appear rude to people from other countries. Kate and William are quite introverted and soft-spoken. Meghan and Kate are totally opposite personalities.
— The Sun (@TheSun) November 27, 2018
Meghan And Harry Go Their Own Way
Meghan and Harry appear to be separating themselves physically from Kate and William in order to go their own way in their royal social work. This should not be of any surprise to royal watchers. Before they married, the couple visited Wales. There, an adoring fan who met them thanked Meghan for being a feminist. Meghan made a point of saying that “he’s a feminist too,” referring to Prince Harry.
The former Suits actress has her own charity style. She has always been very vocal in including Harry in sharing those beliefs, distancing them from the rigid royal family. Meghan Markle also turned off some of Prince Harry’s friends with her left-leaning politics. Meghan has been outspoken and a leader since childhood. It does make sense that she would want to distance herself from the rules of the royal family and conduct her charitable affairs in the way she deems fit.
Going their own way allows both Meghan Markle and Harry to be the showy people that they are. Both are very outgoing and have big personalities. At the same time, Prince Harry is now nowhere near the throne and is not as bound by these rules as his older brother. They want to make their own mark.
The Fab Four Will Christmas Together At Sandringham
Now the royals want to demonstrate solidarity. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Duchess of Sussex will be celebrating Christmas 2018 together. They will celebrate at Sandringham with Queen Elizabeth and the royal family.
Allegedly, Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother has also been invited to Christmas with the Queen. This has not been confirmed by the well-placed source, but it makes sense as Doria will be living far from her home. Meghan’s mom will reportedly be living with her daughter and princely son-in-law in order to take care of the royal baby. The baby is due sometime in April.
Does this mean that the rumors that Meghan and Kate are untrue? Not exactly. They are not the best of friends, but they are part of something bigger – and a show of solidarity is what royals are apt to do.
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