According to a photographer who worked with Meghan Markle before she met Prince Harry, the Duchess of Difficult has always been a diva.
It seems that the more reports we see from people who have worked and lived alongside Meghan Markle, the clearer a picture we get as to what kind of character she is.
Her Sussex Squad fanbase would have us believe that she’s Mother Teresa in Versace and dress-down jeans.
The people who’ve had the misfortune to actually work with her tell an entirely different story, though.
It seems that we can’t even accuse Meghan of becoming a diva due to her new-found status as a member of the British royal family.
A photographer who claims to have worked with the Duchess of Difficult during her days as a star in Suits has made some interesting and insightful claims regarding what it’s like to put up with her.
Fair warning to any Meghan Markle disciples or Sussex Squad members. It isn’t pretty!
The New York-based photographer who spoke to the Daily Mail claims that Meghan would show up with a large entourage in tow, and a list of strict diva demands.
Among the demands made by Malibu Meg includes expensive champagne. Because even a charitable humanitarian feminist needs her ridiculously expensive bubbly, right?
I’m sure I remember seeing photos of Mother Teresa kicking back in her modest Kolkata abode with a few glasses of Dom Perignon!
One of her demands was that the photographer not shoot any images of her feet.
Yeah, weird, right?
We’ve seen more recent evidence that Meghan Markle likes to control as much of her brand as possible.
The photographer who encountered Meghan Markle in that Toronto shoot back in the day commented:
She was putting pressure on from the start that she was going to have to approve everything. You have to ask permission to shoot anything. She’s the boss. You felt like you were walking on eggshells.
One thing the photographer mentioned that resonated with me today is Meghan’s desire to be recognized as an A-lister.
She was fighting that battle back then, and she still is today.
The photographer commented:
She came in wearing a (baseball) cap, hiding her face, and she had her head down and just walked back towards the make-up room. It was like it was the big diva coming in, and she doesn’t want people to see her, like you would do if you’re walking in the street and you don’t want the paparazzi to take your picture. So I was like, “wow.” I wasn’t impressed. Everyone thought, “she is acting like an A-lister when she is not even a D-lister.” But it was kind of like a caricature of someone playing the superstar, you know, because a real superstar, generally unless it’s a super bad day, they will play it naturally and be generous with their presence.
This comment really does confirm everything I’ve thought about Meghan over the years.
There are very few legit A-listers out there, but a hell of a lot of pretenders.
The pretenders are easy to spot, and Meghan Markle is one of them. Even if her husband is a Prince.
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This article was edited by Samburaj Das.