The Biggest Lie About Meghan Markle You Should Stop Believing

Meghan Markle’s life changed drastically when she married Prince Harry. Although it could be said that the former actress is living the ultimate fairy tale — having met and married a handsome prince — it hasn’t been easy for her.

Before joining the royal family, Duchess Meghan‘s life was pretty typical. She may have been one of the stars of the very popular television show, Suits, but she didn’t have nearly as much fame as she does now. When Prince Harry and Markle went public with their relationship, she suddenly became one of the most famous women in the world.

As a result, she went from living a quiet life in Toronto to a highly publicized one in England. Constantly being followed by photographers, being the subject of rumors, and having details of your life constantly becoming headline news is anything but easy. Not to mention the rumors and false stories that spread. With so many revelations, what is the biggest lie that everyone should stop believing about Markle?

Meghan Markle’s big break

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Markle grew up knowing that she had a passion for acting. According to The Sun, her estranged father, Thomas Markle, was a lighting director on the hit comedy Married With Children. Markle often accompanied him to the set.

She began her career with small supporting roles in films and even did freelance calligraphy work while she was waiting for things to really take off. Finally, Markle’s big break came when she landed the role of Rachel Zane in the legal drama Suits

Success doesn’t mean lots of attention

Although Markle was doing extremely well on Suits, she didn’t have the high-profile life that often comes with being a celebrity. Good Housekeeping reports that her life was actually pretty relatable, and she spent a good amount of her time hanging out with her co-stars.

Markle enjoyed publishing her lifestyle blog, The Tig, and doing volunteer and humanitarian work. Although she was definitely a well-known, successful actress, she wasn’t closely followed by the news media or chased by swarms of paparazzi.

In fact, according to The List, Markle had quite a bit of freedom before marrying into the royal family. She was able to go out with her friends, travel by herself, and pretty much do as she pleased. Since becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Markle’s life is different, and it seems that she is constantly being watched and often criticized by others.

Meghan Markle wasn’t prepared for the attention that life as a royal brought her

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When Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot, the ceremony was broadcast live around the world as millions of people tuned in to see the new royal husband and wife. Since then, Markle’s popularity has skyrocketed and she now finds herself on the cover of weekly tabloid magazines, commanding attention that she never before imagined. In fact, after Markle and Prince Harry went public with their relationship, Prince Harry feared for her safety due to the massive amounts of attention she was suddenly receiving. 

What is the lie that everyone should stop believing about Meghan Markle?

Everyone should stop believing that just because Markle was an actress, that she was used to — or should be used to — the extreme attention and criticism she now receives. According to Town & Country, Markle wasn’t really prepared, and feels that there was a “misconception” that “because she was in the entertainment industry, the attention would be something she was familiar with.”

Markle once admitted she always lived a “quiet” life and that she was “never a part of the tabloid culture.” Looks like Markle really had to get used to life in the spotlight. And although the attention is new to her, we have to say that she is doing great.