Meghan Markle claims she was left unprotected by the royal family during her time as a working royal. Are these claims true? Let's find out.
Meghan Markle has claimed she felt unprotected by the royal family during her time as a working royal, particularly during her pregnancy.
She and Prince Harry’s legal team also provided court documents claiming the royal wedding raised $1.25 billion.
Reading claims like these, it’s no wonder Meghan Markle says very little publicly, and what little she does say is heavily scripted.
Let’s break this down.
The statement offered in court documents claim:
[Meghan had] become the subject of a large number of false and damaging articles’ in UK newspapers, specifically by Associated Newspapers titles, which caused ‘tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health.’
I sympathize with anyone suffering from mental health issues, but there are two points that need raising here.
When you’re living the kind of life the royal family does, you’re more able to insulate yourself than a regular person.
So a newspaper says nasty things about you? Why would you care? You’re out there spending over half a million dollars on clothes and visiting with celebrity acupuncturists.
Much like soccer players, celebrities don’t have to read the negative headlines in the media.
If I was on a $500,000 shopping spree, a copy of the Daily Mail isn’t high on my priority list.
The court documents continued:
As her friends had never seen her in this state before, they were rightly concerned for her welfare, specifically as she was pregnant, unprotected by the Institution, and prohibited from defending herself.
That last claim confused me.
Meghan Markle was prohibited from defending herself? Prohibited by who?
Isn’t she taking legal action against Associated Newspapers Limited right now? Isn’t Duchess Kate Middleton considering legal action against Tatler magazine?
There are laws in Britain allowing for any person, be they celebrities or not, to defend themselves should a media outlet make libelous claims.
Meghan Markle is doing that. So her claim she was “prohibited” from defending herself is very odd.
This claim is the ridiculous hill Meghan’s fanbase is willing to die on it would seem.
Not only is it blatantly untrue, but what would Meghan have had the royal family do? Shut down the newspapers? Or maybe she wanted the journalists rounded up at one of the Royal castles and flogged in front of a jeering public armed with rotten fruit?
Newsflash, Meg – there’s such a thing as freedom of the press.
Journalists, and people in general, are allowed not to like you. This happens to celebrities every day.
You think you’re victimized? Ask Katie Hopkins about the abuse she gets. Or Piers Morgan. Or even your President.
People say, write, and tweet nasty things about them all the time.
That’s life. If you want people to like you, try being a nicer person. You can’t expect to marry into a British institution, act like a spoiled brat, spend a ton of public money on expensive clothes, then move to LA to cash in on the royal title and not expect some backlash.
It’s absurd to accuse the royal family of not supporting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they faced issues with the British media.
We’ve seen Prince William publicly state support for the couple. We even saw Meghan invited to celebrate Christmas with the Queen in 2017, breaking a tradition reserved for members of the royal family.
Duchess Kate Middleton was prevented from spending Christmas with the royal family when she and Prince William were engaged in 2010.
So aware of the royal spotlight on Meghan was the Queen that before the couple married, she offered her the chance of a smooth transition.
A royal source speaking to The Sun claimed:
From the early days, the Queen really wanted to agree a smooth transition for Meghan. The offer would have allowed her to carry on her career, but she was happy to stop acting to become a working member of the royal family.
So when Meghan Markle claims the royal family wasn’t supportive of her during the past few years, the facts do not back up her or her fan’s claims.