Revealed: The Real Reason Meghan Markle Is Being Called Too Independent
Meghan Markle may have just married into the British Royal Family, but the Duchess of Sussex has come through like a hurricane. Sharp and dedicated, Markle has worked tirelessly to carve out a path for herself as a royal. From honing in on her royal patronages to speaking to and connecting with various charities, the pregnant duchess hasn’t missed a beat.
Unfortunately, Markle’s determination to put her best foot forward in her new life hasn’t always been seen as a positive thing. This is why she’s being called too independent.
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The Duchess of Sussex yesterday attended a meeting with The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) at King’s College London. Her Royal Highness joined university leaders, academics and international scholarship students as they discussed the role of higher education in addressing issues such as human trafficking, modern slavery, gender equality, peace and reconciliation, and climate change. In a speech during the Royal Visit to Fiji in October, The Duchess announced two ACU Gender Grants for the University of the South Pacific and Fiji National University, to fund new learning initiatives aimed at empowering female university staff and promoting gender equality.
Why is Meghan Markle being called too independent?
Though she was a famous actress who was used to the public spotlight, being a royal brings very different pressures. An insider told the Daily Mail, “Even though [Meghan] was a famous actress, she could still do what she wanted in the way of getting around freely, But in her current role she can’t go anywhere without her protection team, and that’s a massive constraining force on an individual like her.”
Duncan Larcombe, who covered the royal family for London’s The Sun explained, “As an actress, Meghan expects perfection, But when you’re in the royal family, you have to learn that it’s not about you, it’s about what you represent.”
Is Meghan Markle feuding with her royal staff?
In the short time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been married, several of their royal staff members have resigned. Unfortunately, many people are blaming Markle for the mass exodus. Daily Mail reported, “It is said palace staff have never experienced anything remotely like Meghan’s formidable work ethic, matched only by the incessant stream of ideas about how to shape her role. Though the aides see her enthusiasm as well-meaning, her up and at ’em West Coast energy is an uncomfortable fit with the more formal ethos of some of the palace staff.”
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At the beautiful Redwoods Forest in Rotorua, home of treewalks, mountain biking and 100-year old trees — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the spectacular Redwoods Treewalk in Rotorua, a series of suspension bridges traversing the gaps between its majestic trees, each with their own living deck to ensure viewing platforms adapt to the trees’ rapid growth without any harm. #RoyalVisitNZ #NewZealand #Rotorua
Is Prince Harry stressed?
With his wife having some struggles adjusting to her life in the British Royal Family, Prince Harry is doing his best to ease her concerns. However, the change has also caused a great deal of strain on the typically easy-going redhead. Larcombe told Page Six, “Harry wants to be protective of Meghan. If she’s getting frustrated and stressed, he is the one reading the riot act to the staff and doing the demanding on her behalf. But you can’t blame Meghan, she’s gone into her biggest role yet and she’s put her heart and soul into it. Yes, she is firing off e-mails to staff at 5 a.m., but she’s super-keen and Harry is taking his lead from her. He is under a lot of pressure behind the scenes.”
Luckily, with a new baby on the way, news about Markle’s independence or Prince Harry’s bouts of frustration will soon be a think of the past. Change can be extremely stressful, but focusing on their baby will make all of the dukes and duchess current irritations seem insignificant.