Despite what the Sussex Squad would have you believe, there’s more to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship than love and rainbows.
Royal family supporters have long worried that Meghan Markle saw an opportunity in Prince Harry – just as she did with Trevor Engelson and then Cory Vitiello.
Here are five reasons those suspicions have only intensified since the pair left the British Isles.
Life coach Julie Melillo comments in Bustle that one tell-tale sign a person is being used by their partner is if their needs are ignored.
This is why they are a user. If you mention your needs, they will ignore them or even argue with you.
We’ve heard a lot about Meghan Markle’s hopes and dreams over the past few months, but what about Prince Harry? Do we even know the most basic details of his career aspirations?
None of that matters, because it’s all about Meghan.
Since departing the royal family, the conversation has been dominated by Meghan’s triumphant return to Hollywood. Only recently has the story begun to shift, not away from her, but toward her pivot into social justice activism.
We’ve even seen Harry embarrassingly try to discredit his own family to further Meghan’s social cause.
I know Sussex Squad acolytes love to play it off as racism and misogyny, but there are plenty of reports that Harry’s family harbored reservations about Meghan Markle from the start.
Let’s stick to the real world, though.
Prince William reportedly had concerns about the speed of Harry and Meghan’s relationship. The younger brother brushed off the elder’s advice.
Speaking to Cosmopolitan, relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein commented that this sort of behavior is a red flag.
The reason it sometimes gets confusing is if people don’t want to see the signs and end up in a bit of denial.
It’s often easier for a person’s loved ones to see they’re being used. And it’s all too common for them to refuse to acknowledge the signs that others close to them can see.
Have you seen any of the videos the couple has done of late? Prince Harry’s demeanor has been unsettling.
Is this Prince who’s been in the public eye his whole life is suddenly ill at ease in front of the cameras?
Or could be that there’s a lack of balance in their relationship?
Psychologist Kim Chronister, Psy.D, told Bustle that feeling uncomfortable is another sign that a person is being used:
If someone is using you, you may start to feel increasingly uncomfortable around them.
Maybe Harry is simply uncomfortable in general, but I’m worried it’s a byproduct of a toxic relationship.
Throughout her life, Meghan Markle has furthered her career and social standing on the back of the men in her life. We saw how easily she discarded her last husband, even returning her wedding ring via registered mail.
Obviously, this point jars with Meghan’s attempt to rebrand herself as a feminist icon for the social justice warrior masses.
Is Prince Harry just a way for Meghan to break through the ceiling in Hollywood that her lack of talent created? Is he just a meal ticket to finance Meghan’s spending?
While we can’t peer into her soul, there’s no dispute she wouldn’t command the audience she does today if it weren’t for her marriage into British royalty.
If we look objectively at the couple since breaking away from the royal family, who has gotten the better end of the deal?
Meghan Markle is living in Los Angeles, pitching Hollywood decision-makers, voicing Disney+ documentaries, and positioning herself as a “woke” cultural voice.
Prince Harry has given his family the cold shoulder, severing ties with his grandmother, father, and brother. He’s reportedly been depressed and feeling down. The high point might have been when he was filmed reading Thomas the Tank Engine.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who’s benefiting.
The final straw was watching Prince Harry throw his grandmother and all she’s accomplished for the Commonwealth over the past 67+ years under the bus just to provide Meghan Markle with yet another cause to pursue.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, he made a complete fool of himself by showing his lack of knowledge on the matter. That part didn’t surprise me. Looking silly seems to be what Prince Harry specializes in these days.