The latest Meghan Markle controversy is a little bit ridiculous. Apparently, some critics are annoyed that the Duchess of Sussex failed to show her nephew proper respect when wishing him a happy birthday, saying she should have used the proper title Prince George when sending well wishes through Instagram.
But even if she had written out the full HRH title in her Instagram post, people still would have found fault with it somehow. And that’s precisely the reason why the Duchess of Sussex’s fans are always so adamant about defending her actions — since the haters are so quick to criticize, her fans are forced to defend every single thing she does. The whole thing is becoming exhausting.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have this 1 thing in common
It’s true that Meghan Markle isn’t perfect — not by any stretch. Several of her decisions since joining the royal family have raised a few eyebrows, like when she encouraged Prince Harry to move away from the bustle of Kensington Palace to keep their lives more private. Or the multiple times since that she opted for avoiding cameras rather than embracing them.
However, the one thing most people are forgetting is that Prince Harry already had a contentious relationship with the press before the Duchess of Sussex came along. While she may have been a driving force for some of these changes, she’s not calling all the shots here. There’s a good chance that Prince Harry was just as eager to get away from the media attention as she was.
The constant bullying is getting out of hand
At one point, the constant criticism of Meghan Markle got so bad that Prince Harry publicly called for the press to leave her alone. But that was back when Meghan and Harry were still dating. Royal experts have since said that the Palace isn’t doing enough to defend her and someone needs to step up and defend Markle.
During an appearance on Yahoo’s Royal Box podcast, royal expert Victoria Arbiter explains how American royal family followers can’t understand why no one is stopping the harassment. “They feel that the Royal Family hasn’t done enough to protect Meghan. And that is a theme that is developing. They find it hard to understand the Royal Family’s philosophy of ‘we don’t say anything because all that does is perpetuate the story.’
There’s a sense there that she’s been under attack and that someone should have stood up and defended her,” Arbiter said.
Criticism of Meghan Markle is bound to get worse
Part of the reason the Duchess of Sussex receives so much criticism is because it’s easy. In the age of the internet, bullies can hide behind screen names and pseudonyms, saying whatever they want without fear of repercussions.
Now those same critics are taking a stab at Meghan Markle’s parenting, complaining about everything from how she won’t tell the world who Archie’s godparents are to questioning the way she holds her baby.
But for every person who has something negative to say, there are thousands more who tirelessly stick up for Meghan Markle, insisting she’s a good person who is forced to make the best of a difficult situation. The haters will have something to say about Markle no matter what she does. Just like her most loyal fans will always have her back.