Meghan Markle Was ‘Very Upset’ With the Royal Family for Taking Away 1 Key Aspect of Her Life, According to Expert

Meghan Markle admitted that she wasn’t happy with a lot of what went on during her time as a senior member of Prince Harry‘s family. Today she and her husband are free of those constraints and reside in California with their two children. Now, a royal commentator is discussing the one key thing that Meghan always had but lost when she joined the royal family and how that “really upset” her.

Meghan Markle attending Glamour and L'Oreal Paris gala in 2016
Meghan Markle attends a Glamour and L’Oreal Paris gala in 2016 | Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Glamour

Meghan described a royal prison where her things were taken away from her

During her explosive sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex claimed that she was not free to leave the palace.

According to Meghan, people in The Firm would tell her: “‘Well, you can’t do this because it’ll look like that. You can’t.’ So, even, ‘Can I go and have lunch with my friends?’ ‘No, no, no, you’re oversaturated, you’re everywhere, it would be best for you to not go out to lunch with your friends.’ I go, ‘Well, I haven’t left the house in months.’”

Harry’s wife added that she had to hand over a number of things that belonged to her saying: “You have to understand as well, when I joined that family, that was the last time, until we came here, that I saw my passport, my driver’s license, my keys. All that gets turned over.”

Oprah Winfrey interviewing Meghan Markle for CBS Primetime Special
Oprah Winfrey interviewing Meghan Markle for CBS Primetime Special | Harpo Productions Joe Pugliese via Getty Images

Royal expert says the duchess was ‘really really upset’ about not being about to do 1 thing she always could

But it wasn’t just those personal items that were taken away. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, royal commentator Emily Andrews weighed in opining that the control Meghan lost is what “really really upset” her the most.

“Potentially with the whole royal family and Harry and Megan breaking away, Megan went from being a little bone actress on Suits when she totally controlled her publicity,” Andrews explained (per Express). “She totally controlled her image, her lifestyle blog, she could have freebie fashion stuff and lots of lovely coverage. Isn’t she great? She’s then thrust into this unrelenting pressure and spotlight of marrying into the world’s most famous family.

“Suddenly she couldn’t control her image. That really, really upset her. Now, on the one hand, you can say well, you know, that that must have been incredibly difficult for her and stressful.”

Prince Harry said he warned Meghan about what she was in for before joining the royal family

Prince Harry wearing a tuxedo and Meghan Markle in a red gown as they attend the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala
Prince Harry wearing a tuxedo and Meghan Markle in a red gown as they attend the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Having been born into the royal family Prince Harry knows exactly what it’s like to be under the royal microscope and what life is like behind palace walls, which is why the Duke of Sussex revealed that he had some serious conversations with his future bride about that.

During their first joint interview in 2017 after they announced they were engaged, Harry said that he talked to Meghan about what being a senior royal entails as their relationship progressed. The prince stated that the transition into royal life is “not easy for anybody. I still had to have some pretty frank conversations with her to say, ‘You know what you’re letting yourself in for?’”

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