Why Meghan Markle Feels Isolated as Duchess of Sussex
Almost every little girl dreams of marrying a prince when she grows up. They envision the day when they will get to live in a palace, with everything that they could ever want. For Meghan Markle, this actually became a reality.
From the time that the couple met on a blind date, they both knew that their relationship was meant to be. Indeed it was, as the world watched eagerly as Meghan and Harry got married in a lavish royal ceremony in Windsor, emerging from St. George’s Chapel as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Although she made a name for herself as a successful actress long before she ever was introduced to Prince Harry, marrying into the royal family has thrust Meghan into the spotlight much more than ever before. While there is no doubt that it has been an overall positive experience, her new life isn’t always easy.
What are the difficulties that Meghan has faced in her new role as the wife of a prince, and how does she feel isolated as the Duchess of Sussex?
Meghan’s entrance into the royal family
Prince Harry and Meghan quietly dated for months before going public with their relationship. By the time they announced that they were a couple, things were already pretty serious, and suddenly, royal fans and media began speculating about and anticipating a proposal.
According to Town and Country, Meghan and Harry began to grow increasingly closer, and she finally began sporting a stunning diamond ring, designed by Harry, on her left hand. On May 19, 2018, they made things official when they became husband and wife.
A new life as a royal
In the span of a few short years, Meghan went from being an actress to becoming one of the most photographed women in the entire world. Her life was suddenly completely different, and moving to England to be with Harry was only the beginning.
Nicki Swift reports that Meghan had to make more than a few changes in order to be a member of the royal family. She had to shut down all of her personal social media accounts, as well as her lifestyle blog, The Tig. She is no longer permitted to do things that the rest of us take for granted, such as taking selfies, voting, and talking about political beliefs.
Probably the biggest change in Meghan’s life was that she had to retire from her successful acting career upon marrying Prince Harry. And that’s not all. According to RSVPlive, Meghan has cut ties with a few of her formerly close friends and is having trouble knowing “who she can trust.”
Does Meghan feel isolated now that she is a member of the royal family?
Meghan is in the public eye more than ever before, and there is no doubt that it is an extremely difficult thing to get used to. According to People, the duchess is “struggling” with her new life in the spotlight.
Although she was well-known before, it now seems that fans and photographers follow her every move, and she gets more than her fair share of criticism. Cosmopolitan even reports that in addition to the intensity of Meghan’s fame, she also feels quite isolated.
She has admitted that royal life is “not easy” and that she struggles with the fact that the media, as well as her huge fan base, is judgemental of all aspects of her life.
It is true that life as a royal almost guarantees a lack of privacy, and Meghan has expressed her interest to live a more quiet life, especially now that Archie has been born. We hope that she doesn’t feel isolated much longer and we know that there are plenty of people who love and support her throughout her journey.