Is Queen Elizabeth II Upset WIth Meghan Markle?

Duchess Meghan Markle is still finding her stride as a new member of the British Royal Family. Though the former actress seems to be doing well, she’s unfortunately had a few snags along the way. The pregnant duchess has been criticized on everything from her choice of clothing to the fact that she’s chosen to shun some long-standing royal traditions. Now that several of Markle and Prince Harry’s royal staffers have resigned suddenly, rumors out of Kensington Palace are that the Suits alum is difficult to work with.

It doesn’t help that her husband– Prince Harry is in the middle of a rift with his big brother, Prince William and Markle’s paternal family including her estranged father, Thomas Markle, half-brother, Thomas Markle, Jr. and half-sister, Samantha Markle are constantly in the news capitalizing on the duchess’ fame and causing a ton of drama. Is Queen Elizabeth II upset with Meghan Markle because of all the changes she is bringing to the royal family?

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II does not like how Meghan is handling her family situation

The Markle debacle has been into high gear since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first got engaged in Nov. 2017. It’s only gotten worse leading up to their royal wedding in May 2018 and after they announced they were expecting their first child. In order to set some boundaries in her life, the Duchess of Sussex has decided to simply ignore her father and half-siblings. She’s cut off all contact with them completely.

Unfortunately, the queen would like the duchess to take a more proactive approach when dealing with her reckless family. A royal insider told Vanity Fair, “She was very concerned that it [the Markle situation] was spiraling out of control, which it was. Buckingham Palace wanted to be able to do something and be proactive and make the situation go away. It was a direction from the Queen, so her courtiers were under strict instructions to sort it out. But Kensington Palace was not singing from the same hymn sheet, and that was because the message was coming from Meghan. She didn’t want to engage and thought that she could handle it on her own.”

This is also causing a ton of tension between Prince William and Prince Harry. According to The Sun, “The Duke of Cambridge reportedly couldn’t understand ignoring a parent, whatever they’d done, having lost his mum at such a young age.”

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF. | Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

Respecting Meghan’s wishes

While the queen might not agree with Markle all the time, she does have a ton of respect for her new granddaughter and she, of course, adores Prince Harry. As a result, the queen and along with the rest of the royal family are content to let Markle continue handling her family woes the way she sees fit.

They’ve certainly dealt with scandal before, and this one is relatively mild considering past royal family dramas. For now, they’re all going  “ride out” this negative wave of publicity and focus on more positive things.

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