Royal Biographer Calls Meghan Markle a Failed Actress

Andrew David Morton is an English journalist and writer who’s known for the infamous biography he wrote on Princess Diana. He’s also the author of Meghan: The Hollywood Princess.

Recently, Fox News reported that the biographer gave a series of backhanded compliments to the Duchess of Sussex in an interview. He commented on her career prior to being a Duchess and said the actress was a “failure” before being offered her Suits role.

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane | Steve Wilkie/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane | Steve Wilkie/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Andrew Morton’s backhanded comments about Meghan Markle

“Let’s not forget that, for ten years, her budding career as an actress was something of a failure,” Morton said in the documentary Meghan & The Markles: A Family At War. “For almost a decade, Meghan auditioned for parts in movies, ads and game shows,” said Morton.

“She was kind of, at 30, over the hill, in Hollywood terms, when she got this gig in ‘Suits,'” he went on. “The fact that she kept on going on, the fact that she went to all these rehearsals and auditions without the prospect of work showed that kind of determination that her father imbued in her and that has propelled her to where she is today.”

‘Meghan: The Hollywood Princess’

Historically, Morton hasn’t had all negative things to say about Markle. In his book on the Royal, he writes about how big her heart is and that she’s been some version of an activist way before she ever had any inkling of living a life in the spotlight.

“What surprised me the most was… how she, very early on, became an activist. At the age of 10, she was organizing protests against the Gulf War, for example. How she wrote to Procter & Gamble to complain about their sexist advertising and in doing so, they changed their advertising,” said Morton.

“She felt like she could make a change… She was far more than an activist. This was somebody who was involved in demonstrations [at school] and writing messages of complaint to companies… Meghan helped pursue petitions. I think all that unites the two women is the fact that both have a moral compass.”

Meghan Markle’s never been afraid of standing up to bullies

He described how Markle had been advocating for the little guy since she herself was a little girl. She was known, in school, for standing up to the bullies.

“She would be the one who stepped in,” he said. “And people remembered that. Those who were bullied remembered that. It was Meghan who was there, stepped in and was a role model. People say she wants to be the new Diana, [but] she actually wants to be the new Meghan.”

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