Meghan Markle Is Not Trying to Attack the Royal Family With Her Recent Claims, Source Says

Though Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry have not spoken openly about their royal exit in recent months, fans are getting a glimpse at the duchess’ state of mind during her time in The Firm.

Meghan had been previously open about her struggles in the media and the lies that were spewed about her. However, in released documents from her privacy claim against Mail on Sunday, Associated Newspapers Limited, it seems that the duchess also had an issue with the royal family.

While the duchess seemed to get along with royal family members, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Sofie, Countess of Wessex, apparently she did not feel as welcomed or embraced by others.

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Meghan Markle was angry that she was never allowed to defend herself

Meghan was extremely frustrated by the untrue stories about her that spiraled out of control in the media, especially since she was expected to adhere to the royal’s stiff upper lip policy. 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. 

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Meghan Markle felt like the royal family did nothing to protect her

For some time, royal fans have been furious as the royal family for refusing to come to Meghan’s aid. “The palace teams are faced with the difficulty that when things go wrong — particularly on private life matters — quite often any action taken with the media makes it worse,” an insider told People. “It’s not that the royal household doesn’t want to help — more that they don’t want to make it worse by giving a gossipy story more oxygen.”

However, it may be past time for the royals to reconsider their stiff upper lip policy. “If the queen had once said, in her way, ‘Hey, guys, this is my grandson and his wife,” journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown told Vanity Fair. “They just got married. Back off and let them build a life for themselves,’ the hounds would have backed off. But she never did. And she still hasn’t. I find that unforgivable, actually, since she has the power. They absolutely worship her in this country.”

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Meghan Markle is not trying to attack the royal family

Though she is adamant about telling her side of the story in her lawsuit, the duchess is not trying to attack the royal family or sour their relationship with Prince Harry.

“Some people are making [these documents] about individuals,” an insider told People. “It is about the [institution] as a whole and its practices. “This case centers on a private and hand-written letter from a daughter to her father that was published by The Mail on Sunday. This gross violation of any person’s right to privacy is obvious and unlawful.”