Literally Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are honeymooned over, but also the honeymoon that the world and especially the British…
Literally Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are honeymooned over, but also the honeymoon that the world and especially the British public has had with the Duchess of Sussex has officially stopped.
Enter: A New Era of Media Coverage
Welcome to MEGHAN MARKET BACKLASH
It was inevitable, right? Meghan is beautiful, perfected, formulated and she snagged the most qualified bachelor in all of Britain. At some point people would like something to complain about. And the last week, the British press has just done that, buzzing with reports of Meghan’s “difficult” attitude.
It began with The Sun who reported on November 9 that The Queen must have strict words with his granddaughter leading up to the royal wedding after both he and Meghan were upset that she could not bear tiara she originally picked out from king checkout. (According to the reports, Meghan wore a Tiara studded with emeralds, but because the provenance was not known, the royal family refused).
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“It was a very heated exchange that made the queen talk to Harry,” The Sun reported. “She said,” Meghan can not have what she wants. She gets what Tiara she has given me. “The message from the Queen was very much Meghan needed to think about how she talks to coworkers and be careful about following family protocol.”
The tabloid rumor mill in Britain has been driven by the sheer centrifugal force in this explosive report. Daily Mail quoted a “royal insider” ̵
1; the old chestnut – revealing that Meghan’s work ethic, which includes five o’clock, begins to rain, hail or shine and a go-getter energy that led her to get the nickname “Hurricane Meghan” causing ripples in the royal family. According to the same insider, she sends her co-workers six or seven texts a day with ideas for initiative.
Then the news was that Meghan’s personal assistant resigned “suddenly” after just six months at work. Other departures within the Kensington Palace team include Samantha Cohen, Duke and Duke of Sussex’s Private Secretary, Edward Lane Fox, Prince Harry’s Private Secretary and Kensington Palace Senior Communications Secretary Katrina McKeever, who left the team in September.
Shake staff invited a column in last Sunday’s Sunday Telegraph on “how to talk to staff”. (England! Love it.) “A few months ago, I was told a story about the duchess of Sussex and her tights,” wrote columnist Sophia Money-Coutts. “An employee at Kensington Palace suggested that they bought her tights from Marks & Spencer, but she claimed they would get them from the more upmarket Wolford instead. The term” junk latch “would be said to be used with reference to M & S, but the unpopular phrase is probably an exaggeration … “
HELLO! The knives are out for MEGHAN
And they are sharpening just as we speak a lot.
I’m not surprised that this setback has broken so spectacularly. I have read Tina Brown’s 2007 biography of Princess Diana, Diana Chronicles, for the first time recently and the way Meghan is talking about now reflects how people talked about Diana and later, Fergie in immediate aftermath of both their royal wedding.
Both Diana and Fergie had employees in their households suddenly stopped and the story about them, especially Diana in the early days, was one of “difficult” women who wanted the headlight to shone on them.
Sound knows? Meghan must endure similar backchat and gossip, largely because she wakes up early (good for her), likes to send text messages (she knows how to communicate) and that she has ideas and – the horror! – Opinions about what she wants to do with her new career’s huge privilege and responsibility.
There are some who say that there is no smoke without fire when it comes to celebrity rumors. Certainly, there is probably a basic fact throughout this Meghan Markle gossip. I have no doubt that she gets up at five in the morning, she textes her staff and that she has opinions about her job. She sounds like a whole new role to most of my driven ambitious friends. I wish I had her kind of work ethic, quite sincerely.
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This kind of behavior itself is not a problem. That’s how this behavior is perceived by these so-called “royal insiders” and who these alleged sources ultimately represent within the royal family. For these royal insiders, maybe Megan Hurricane is really a scary prospect. Perhaps, for them, this could not be enough soon.
Not me. It is important to remember that Meghan is not an aristocratic social or moneyy champagne bubble about the city. She is a 37 year old woman who has lived a full and independent life up to this point. She already has a rewarding career, she has honed her sense of social justice, she has formed opinions about herself and her taste, she is loved and lost. In short, she is a modern woman who, until recently, lived a pretty fine life all on her own. A life that is not so different, in broad blows yet, from what you or I have. She knows who she is, and she is not afraid to be vocal about it.
And if that’s what someone calls “hard”, I think it says more about them when it’s about Meghan.
This article originally appeared on Whimn and has been published with permission.