The British Royal Family Might Snub Meghan Markle on Her Birthday
In the months following Megxit, especially as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic swept across the globe, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry made an effort to make amends with the British royal family.
The Sussexes relationship wth the royals had become strained after The Crown stuck to their “stiff upper lip policy” while Meghan was enduring constant harassment and bullying from the British press and public. Though the duchess was an actor prior to marrying Prince Harry, this type of scrutiny was something she never dreamed she would encounter.
Though tensions have eased, Meghan’s privacy lawsuit against Mail On Sunday may have opened new wounds. Now royal experts believe the royals may sub the duchess on her upcoming birthday.
Meghan Markle has been speaking out about her time in the royal family
In court documents from her lawsuit against Mail on Sunday, Associated Newspapers Limited, Meghan is revealing just how lost and alone she felt during her time as a senior working royal.
The duchess explained that she was unable to defend herself against lies. She also revealed that she felt exposed and unprotected when she was pregnant with her son, Archie Harrison. The privacy claim reads,
The Claimant had become the subject of a large number of false and damaging articles by the UK tabloid media, specifically by the Defendant, which caused tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health. 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. The stance of “no comment” was taken by the KP Communications Team without any discussion with or approval by the Claimant, as is standard practice for Royal communications.
The British royal family is terrified about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming book
Meghan’s claims have already put the royal family on edge. However, a forthcoming book about the Sussexes experience within the royal family might tip them over the edge.
The book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is set to showcase the Sussexes perspective and some of the things Meghan endured. The royals and their staff are apparently already on edge. A source told The Sun,
They are worried William especially will be portrayed in a bad light. This sort of family spat shouldn’t be out there in public. This shouldn’t happen to future monarchs. The book could be the most damaging thing to the Royal Family since Prince Diana’s interview on Panorama with Martin Bashir. The concern is it will somehow paint [William] as an unfeeling baddie against kind and philanthropic Harry and Meghan. The aides are privately worried about it. Unsympathetic, unfeeling and unsupportive are the words being used but of course no one knows exactly what’s in it.
The British royal family might snub Meghan Markle on her birthday
Meghan’s 39th birthday is Aug. 4 and with the book and the lawsuit, it appears that it may go unnoticed by the royal family. Typically on a royal’s birthday, the bells ring at Westminster Abbey. However, one royal expert thinks the duchess may be snubbed.
“I hear that Westminster Abbey will not ring its bells for Meghan’s birthday next month,” Daily Mail royal correspondent Richard Eden wrote. “To add insult to injury, it did ring them for the birthday of beleaguered Prince Andrew in February, even though he’d stepped down from royal duties.”
Since Meghan and Prince Harry are no longer senior working members of the royal family, the bells probably won’t ring on the prince’s birthday either.