Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex has had a tough time in the spotlight. The former actress has had an intense few years. Markle ended her career and her time on the hit USA series Suits and moved from her surrogate home in Toronto, Canada to live in the United Kingdom. When she wed Prince Harry in May 2018 effectively becoming a member of the British Royal Family–she was thrust upon the global stage, and nothing has been the same since.
Since marrying Prince Harry — Markle has moved away from London and Kensington Palace to try and get more privacy in Windsor where she lives on a sprawling estate. In May 2019, just one year after marrying the prince –she gave birth to Archie Harrison, the couple’s first child.
All of this change would be a lot for anyone to handle –but Markle has also had to deal with malicious lies, bullying, racist remarks, attacks and sexism from the British public and press. All of this came to a head recently in the ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey. Markle revealed that she’s been struggling in the spotlight under the constant pressure and media storm. Though some people claim that the duchess only wants sympathy — it turns out the duchess doesn’t care if you like her.
Meghan Markle doesn’t want people to love her
Though the British Royal Family and many members of the royal staff were alarmed by Markle and Prince Harry’s revealing documentary –the Sussexes won’t be silenced. They are determined to continue using their voices and platform to speak out against injustices against others and themselves. In a recent interview with The Telegraph, the Duchess explained she “doesn’t want people to love her.” In fact, she’s unbothered by formal titles. In a recent talk with Luminary Bakery which trains and employs disadvantaged women, the duchess explained,
One of the things I have realized since being here is that people have an expectation when I’m coming somewhere, so I’m like, let’s just be really relaxed, keep everyone nice and chilled, because at the end of the day we’re all just women. We all have a story to tell, and I feel honored that I am getting to hear yours.
This is the 1 thing Meghan Markle cares about
Though the British Royal Family loves their formalities and traditions–Markle only cares about one thing — respect. Long before the duchess became a member of the royal family, she stood up for women’s rights and education. Now, she had dedicated her life to speaking about gender equality, women’s rights, and mental health awareness. This is what she wants people to discuss when they speak about her.
Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moving to the United States?
In Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, the Duke and Duchess hinted that they would alk away from royal life if things didn’t calm down. Now, it looks like they might be considering the United States — Markle’s native country, as a second base. The duo and baby Archie will be headed to Los Angeles for a six-week sabbatical over the Thanksgiving holiday. An insider told People, “It’s not possible for them to be [in the U.K.] like this. There’s more pressure now. There’s a shift that is happening.”
We just want these two to find peace.