It’s pretty much common knowledge that Meghan Markle is a control freak—
from how she controls Prince Harry’s life, to even little things like how she handles his public appearances (see below, via Twitter).
A Psychology Today article written by Andrea Bonior Ph.D. details several signs that your partner is controlling and that you’re in a toxic relationship.
The first and most obvious sign is “isolating you from friends and family.”
Andrea comments on this sign:
It may start subtly, but this is often a first step for a controlling person. Maybe they complain about how often you talk to your brother on the phone, or say they don’t like your best friend and don’t think you should hang out with her anymore. Or they try to turn you against anyone that you’re used to relying on for support besides them. Their goal is to strip you of your support network and thus your strength—so that you will be less likely or able to stand up against them whenever they want to “win.”
Now please, tell me that doesn’t sound familiar?
It’s worth noting that Andrea’s quote and article describe the person being controlled as having a female best friend. This, of course, suggests the person being controlled is female, which is usually the case.
This is also why many men who find themselves in this position don’t receive the attention their female counterparts do.
It’s easy to say, Prince Harry, if he is being controlled, has to stand up for himself, but it isn’t that easy.
With that said, it should come as no surprise that Malibu Meg’s wedding day was no different.
Anyone indicating that they were willing to attend the wedding ceremony of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was given a seven-page instruction booklet detailing how they should dress, act, and what they were allowed to bring.
First thing’s first! Hand over those mobile phones and cameras!
That’s right, Meghan and Prince Harry don’t trust their loved ones and close friends enough not to film them or take any compromising photos at the wedding.
In a way, I feel sad about that. Imagine not trusting your close friends not to sell photos or videos of you to the press.
That’s either a whole new level of pathetic or a whole new level of paranoia.
In my opinion, the footage that has emerged over the past year of Meghan Markle controlling Prince Harry during public appearances is very telling.
As I’ve seen claimed on social media, if this were a man controlling a woman in this way, we’d be hearing cries of how it’s an abusive, controlling relationship.
However, because it’s a woman doing the controlling, it’s mostly overlooked. Double standards, of course, but that’s how the people who support someone like Meghan Markle tend to operate.
They have their narrative, and nothing will change that.
Even Meghan’s father admitted years ago that his daughter was controlling, although, like any dad, he refused to believe that his little girl would be nasty or rude:
Meghan has always been a very controlling person, and that’s part of her nature. She’s never been rude. The ghosting I don’t completely understand. To my knowledge, she’s always been in charge – that’s her nature – but she’s always been polite with it.
Poor old Thomas was to learn the hard way that Meghan Markle isn’t daddy’s little girl anymore. She’d sell anyone out if the price were right.
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