The Sad Reason Meghan Markle’s Life as a Member of the Royal Family Might Not Be So Great

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Life behind the palace doors might not be so charmed after all. Although Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, looks happy, things might not be as they appear. According to recent reports, some aspects of royal life might not be what Meghan was expecting. There is one specific part of being a new member of the royal family that could be weighing heavily on the duchess.

Here’s the sad reason Meghan Markle’s life as a member of the British royal family might not be so great.

Who can Meghan trust?

One tricky part of being a member of the royal family is finding people you can trust. This is likely a big challenge for Meghan, especially since she has experienced a very public breach of trust concerning her father and sister. Almost every day there are headlines about the latest Thomas Markle or Samantha Grant interview. Her experience with family members eager to tell all could be making the duchess understandably more guarded about these she befriends.

According to People magazine source, Meghan hasn’t been able to keep in touch with some of her friends. “Meghan has lost touch with some of her close friends from before the wedding, which has been tough,” says the source. “She’s finding it hard to know who to trust.”

Who are her friends?

Meghan does have close friends, but they live far away and have busy schedules. She counts tennis star Serena Williams, actress Priyanka Chopra, makeup artist Daniel Martin, stylist Jessica Mulroney, and singer Victoria Beckham among her friends. When it comes to a local inner circle, Meghan still seems to be finding her way and building a close group she can safely confide in.

Why Meghan Markle’s life might not be so great

Recent reports suggest life as a royal can get quite lonely. There are plenty of pictures showing the duchess surrounded by people as she goes about her official duties. However, her personal life is allegedly not as robust. A recent Daily Beast article talks about how lonely the duchess seems. Sources told the publication that when Meghan is walking in the Great Tew estate where her house is located, she is usually seen alone.

Clashing with Prince Harry’s friends

When marrying into a new family, there is often some comfort in the possibility of forming relationships with your spouse’s friends. However, that seems to be difficult for Meghan. One situation that might be contributing to Meghan’s lonely life is the alleged strain between her and Prince Harry’s friends.

Writer Lady Colin Campbell told The Daily Beast some of Meghan’s views on tough issues are putting a wedge between her and Prince Harry’s friends. “Her politics are an issue. She is ultra-liberal, and that trendy-lefty stuff does not go down well with some of Harry’s friends. He has introduced her to them all at parties and weddings and private dinners, but she is very anti- a lot of the things that their world functions upon, such as shooting,” she told The Daily Beast.

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