Meghan Markle Was Convinced There Was a Conspiracy Against Her in the U.K. So She Isolated Herself at Frogmore Cottage, Source Claims

It’s no secret that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex found life in the British royal family extremely challenging. The former actress had a whirlwind romance with Prince Harry, and after getting engaged in November 2017, the pair were optimistic about bringing their modern ideas to the royal family.

Unfortunately things would not pan out as they’d hoped. At every turn they faced adversity. From horrible rumors fueled by Meghan‘s paternal family to racist and sexist rhetoric spewed at her, the U.K. never gave the Suits alum the opportunity to get settled in.

When Prince Harry reached out to the royal family for help battling the harassment that Meghan continued to endure, they doubled down on their “stiff upper lip” policy, which essentially means to ignore rumors and tabloids. Eventually, this led to Meghan and Prince Harry exiting the royal family. In fact, things were reportedly so bad for Meghan that she was convinced there was a conspiracy against her when she was living in the U.K. and she isolated herself as a result.

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Meghan Markle wants people to understand what she endured in the royal family

From the outside looking in, it’s clear that Meghan had a tough time as a senior royal. Looking at the headline differences between her and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge proves that the U.K. press and public had no intention of giving the Duchess of Sussex a chance.

Now that she’s out of royal life, Meghan really wants people to understand who she is. The duchess is reportedly hoping that royal experts Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s new book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family will help people understand her perspective. Though she and Prince Harry haven’t exactly endorsed the book, Scobie and Durand were given unprecedented access to them.

“If Meghan had it her way, the book would be released tomorrow instead of three months from now,” a source told Daily Mail. “She said the book will finally set the record straight and show the world why they were left with no other choice than to leave the royal life. Meghan seems to think that readers will finally understand the monumental anguish and turmoil she had to endure with a stiff upper lip. Meghan said people need to see her vulnerable side, something the book does in great detail.”

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Meghan Markle kept a diary about her time in the royal family

In addition to Finding Freedom, Meghan also kept a personal account of her time as a royal. We’re sure whatever she wrote in her diary is a doozy that the royals would never want to have revealed. Though the duchess took on a hectic royal schedule, when she wasn’t working, she remained home in the safe confines of her Prince Harry’s Windsor estate.

“She is a good writer with a nice turn of phrase,” royal expert Andrew Morton explained to The Daily Mail.

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Meghan Markle thought there was a conspiracy against her

When she was not embarking on her royal duties, Meghan spent the majority of her time tucked away at Frogmore cottage.  “Meghan was convinced there was a conspiracy against her and so she basically put herself in isolation when they moved to Frogmore,” a source told royal expert Katie Nicholl for The Times. “She also felt like an outsider from the start, this wasn’t the life she was used to and she wanted out. One of the things Meghan struggled with was not earning an income. She has always worked and I think she felt unfulfilled. Having financial freedom was a big part of them wanting to leave.”

For his part, Prince Harry was also reportedly unhappy as a senior royal for quite some time.