Meghan Markle Criticized as Being ‘Insufferable’ After 1 Recent Move

After stepping down as a senior royal in 2020, Meghan Markle moved to California with her husband, Prince Harry. The couple has been trying to establish themselves in fields such as philanthropy, entertainment, and investing.

However, Meghan’s moves have received criticism from people. One critic even called something she recently did “insufferable.” 

Meghan Markle wearing an olive green button-down blouse accessorized with dangling earrings during tour of South Africa
Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Meghan Markle recently spoke out about paid parental leave

In the past few years, Meghan has used her voice to support causes such as women’s empowerment, poverty alleviation, and environmentalism. Recently, she added paid parental leave to this list.

On Oct. 20, Meghan published an open letter on Paid Leave for All addressed to Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. In the letter, Meghan urged Congresspeople to make paid leave a “national right” for all parents in the United States.

“Over the past 20 months, the pandemic has exposed long-existing fault lines in our communities,” she wrote. “At an alarming rate, millions of women dropped out of the workforce, staying home with their kids as schools and daycares were closed, and looking after loved ones full-time. The working mom or parent is facing the conflict of being present or being paid. The sacrifice of either comes at a great cost.”

She also added, “This is about putting families above politics. And for a refreshing change, it’s something we all seem to agree on. At a point when everything feels so divisive, let this be a shared goal that unites us.”

A critic called Meghan Markle ‘insufferable’

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Ever since Meghan joined the royal family, some onlookers have criticized her for not being politically neutral, as most royals are expected to be. Meghan’s recent letter to Congress brought forth more of this criticism.

Journalist Zoe Strimpel also called Meghan “insufferable” for being involved in politics when she lacks experience.

“The Duchess, however, has become an insufferable meddler in politics – just without the amazing dresses and headpieces,” Strimpel wrote in The Telegraph after comparing Meghan to Marie Antoinette. 

Strimpel also added, “The Duchess seems particularly keen on forging a sort of First Lady role for herself – the problem being that she lacks the genuinely impressive, relevant background of, say Michelle Obama, who, born into a poor family in Chicago, worked her way up to being a top lawyer, has years of policy experience, and is generally far more self-aware and sensitive in how she presents her campaigns.”

Meghan Markle has also been accused of abusing her royal titles

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In the letter, Meghan used her royal title, “Duchess of Sussex.” According to some onlookers, she should not be doing this when trying to influence U.S. politics.

“She has abused the royal thing of being a British royal or, you know, working as a British royal because she’s actually trying to tell another government what to do,” author Angela Levin said, according to Express. “The heading on the paper is the office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Yeah, which is definitely an abuse.”