Meghan Markle has had a rough start in the royal family. Despite being a new mother and working hard, it seems like she can never please anyone and everything she does gets harshly criticized. It got to the point where she and Prince Harry are suing a newspaper for constantly defaming her.
However, while life seems very bad for the Duchess of Sussex at the moment, it might not actually stay this way for long. In fact, it’s possible that Markle will become very popular with British women in the future.
Meghan Markle is currently one of the least popular royal women
Although Markle gets talked about a lot in the press, it does not mean that she is well-liked by the public. According to some polls, she is actually one of the least popular women in the royal family, just after Camilla Parker Bowles.
Meanwhile, Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth are extremely well-liked by British people. Both of them have approval ratings of over 60 percent.
It’s not clear exactly why many people do not like Duchess Meghan. However, the answer could lie in the negative press she has been receiving day after day. Moreover, she is different from other women who have married into the royal family. Being a biracial American divorcee has definitely made her stand out and given critics prejudicial reasons to say that she does not belong with other royals.
Meghan Markle will win over British women with her women-centric charity work
Markle may not be popular now, but according to former newspaper editor Eve Pollard, she will be liked by women in the future if she continues doing some good things that she is already doing.
For example, Markle is a dedicated humanitarian. Before she even became royal, she was already working a lot with charity organizations that fought for women’s rights. As the Duchess of Sussex, Markle is continuing this work. Pollard believes that this is where Markle can win points with British women.
“The causes she espouses are all the causes that every woman would agree with,” Pollard said. “I think that in the end that will prove to be the thing that makes her stand out, the thing that separates her.”
Meghan Markle will probably not receive much attention in the future
Pollard also believes that Markle is only receiving a lot of attention and criticism now because she is the “new girl” and is quite different from everyone else around her.
“Meghan herself, I would imagine, must have found it quite difficult to fit into this very large family, with very old traditions, and she and Prince Harry are doing things differently,” she said. “Well, doing things differently means that you can get criticised and they have been.”
However, with time, the critics will lay off on her, Pollard shares, especially when someone else new and exciting joins the royal family:
“There’ll be a new girl along sometime and they’ll get a lot of attraction and attention,” Pollard said. “This always happens to the royal family – people are fascinated by the new glamorous entrants. It’ll quieten down eventually.”
It’s also important to note that Markle married Prince Harry, who is currently sixth in line to the throne. This means that he has a very slim chance of becoming king, especially when Prince William’s children grow up and start families of their own. If history is anything to go by, it is very much possible that, later on, Markle will seem less exciting to the public as they focus their attention on Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Since Markle is raising her son, Archie, away from the public eye, this will make sure that her family attracts even less attention (and criticism) in the future.