Prince William Is Being Called a ‘Hypocrite’ For Failing to Protect Meghan Markle From Bullying

Whether you count yourself as a fan or you can’t understand the whole Meghan Markle obsession, we can all agree on one thing about the Duchess of Sussex — everyone is being really mean to her. So mean, in fact, that the relentless criticism may have crossed the line into bullying territory.

The motivation behind this harsh treatment is very unclear. Is it racially motivated, as some people claim? Or is there something else going on that’s making everyone so critical of everything Meghan Markle says and does?

We may never know the answer to that. But it does seem very ironic that the one person who made it his mission to eradicate bullying has yet to say anything publicly about the treatment of Meghan Markle. Why hasn’t Prince William come to his sister-in-law’s defense?

Prince William and Meghan Markle
Prince William and Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince William is dedicated to ridding the world of bullies

Though bullying has been happening since the dawn of time, it’s only recently that the topic has become a global concern. While before people thought it was just a natural part of life, now everyone is beginning to realize the grave consequences. And the internet just makes everything worse.

Prince William has aligned himself with anti-bullying campaigns for years and recently made headlines after voicing his support of the new BBC Own It app, which aims to address cyberbullying with young children.

The Duke of Cambridge said, “I am delighted to see this positive and practical outcome resulting from The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying.”

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Prince William | Daniel Leal-Olivas – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Fans are calling Prince William a hypocrite

It’s great news that Prince William is taking up the important task of eradicating bullies. But what about his sister-in-law Meghan Markle, who has been getting bullied for years now?

“What a f*cking joke. His sister in law is constantly bullied online for three years and William has never said a Damn word,” one Twitter user said.

Others accused the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as being part of the bullying problem. “This is the biggest joke of 2019. This future king and future queen have been bullying both his brother and [sister-in-law] for 3 yrs since their relationship. And theyve [sic] done nothing but … allowed it,” they said. Another summed up the situation, saying, “the hypocrisy is too much.”

Why hasn’t Prince William defended Meghan Markle?

Wiiliam, Kate, Harry, and Meghan
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

There are a couple of reasons why Prince William hasn’t made any public declarations to address the bullying issue with Meghan Markle. For starters, the royal family makes it a point to ignore most criticism of themselves that they don’t find relevant. Conventional wisdom holds that the more you ignore a bully, the more likely they are to lose interest and go away.

Plus, he might be deferring to his brother Prince Harry for this situation. Remember, the Duke of Sussex has publicly defended his wife and urged the bullying to stop. If Prince William stepped in and did the same, it could make Prince Harry look bad, or like he couldn’t handle his own family matters. That’s the last thing Prince William wants now that he’s finally beginning to repair his relationship with his brother again.

It’s likely that Prince William isn’t happy about the bullying with his family members, including Meghan Markle. Just don’t expect him to talk about it publicly.