Is Meghan Markle’s Family Drama Causing Too Much Trouble for the Royals?

Even before her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was dealing with drama from several members of her family. It seemed that her half-sister and brother were eager to talk to the news media in order to spread as many rumors as possible about the soon to be royal.

Meghan handled it all with grace and dignity. Now that she is officially the Duchess of Sussex, the drama seems to be getting worse by the day. Is all of the conflict causing too much trouble and tension for the royal family?

Why is Meghan Markle’s family causing negative attention?

As fans of the royal family know, Meghan has been estranged from her half-sister, Samantha Markle, for quite some time. After her engagement to Prince Harry was announced, Samantha quickly began turning to social media to post hurtful comments about her famous sister.

It was even revealed that she would be writing not one, but two tell-all books, letting Meghan’s fans know all about the drama and family secrets that have been kept for years. Looks like the royal family is getting some negative attention they certainly don’t need or want!

How is Prince Harry handling the drama?

Ever the loyal husband, Prince Harry has been standing by Meghan’s side throughout the family drama. The couple has been renovating their future home, Frogmore Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, for several months. He’s been doing his best to shield Meghan from the stress that her family is creating, both for her own good and the benefit of the unborn baby.

Although Harry always supports his wife, we have to wonder what strain the drama is putting on his relationship with his brother, grandmother, and the rest of his family.

Are Meghan and Kate Middleton fighting?

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex | Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Harry has always been close with his sister in law Kate Middleton, and now that he is married, it seems that there is tension between Kate and his wife. It had been thought previously that Meghan and Harry would take residence in the apartment next to Kate and William, and the two families would be as close as ever. However, with Meghan and Harry leaving the palace in favor of a quieter environment in Windsor, fans have to wonder if it has anything to do with the supposed conflict between the two Duchesses. 

The letter to Meghan’s father

Recently, a letter between Meghan and her father was shared with royal fans, and it had all of the details about Meghan’s feelings about her family situation. This was supposedly quite embarrassing for Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, as it is well known that she likes to keep personal matters private.

Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, shared the letter with news outlets, much to the shock of the royal family. No doubt this hurt Meghan deeply, as this likely betrayed her trust and hurt her relationship even more.

Who is Meghan close with?

Royal fans don’t have to worry, because Meghan definitely has some support throughout all of the drama! She and Harry are both very close to her mother, Doria Ragland, and that relationship only seems to be getting stronger. Doria is very excited for the arrival of the baby, and will likely be spending more time in London after Meghan gives birth. This is great, as Meghan will definitely need the love and nurturing ways that her mother can provide her with amid all of the drama she is going through with everyone else. 

Fans have spoken out about their support for Meghan, Harry, and the upcoming baby. Harry and Meghan are upset about the tension that they are feeling, but hopefully, things will settle down quickly and the couple can move on!