Why Prince Harry’s Friends Aren’t Fans of Meghan Markle
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fairy-tale wedding, the former actress seemed to have no problem transitioning into her royal role and appeared to get along very well with Harry’s family members. However, not everyone in the prince’s life is a fan of his bride as it’s been reported that his close friends have a problem with the Duchess of Sussex.
For most of us marrying royalty, living in a palace, and having a regal title seems like a dream but there are obstacles for an outsider when it comes to trying to fit in and gain acceptance with the elite. Reports surfaced recently that Markle wasn’t having the easiest time knowing who to trust and wasn’t staying connected with some of her old friends after her father and siblings slammed her in the media. Now, we’re learning that she’s not exactly becoming close with any of Harry’s friends because they have an issue with her politics and beliefs.
Lady Colin Campbell, who knows the royal family well and was a confidant of Princess Diana, spoke to the Daily Beast about Markle striking out with her husband’s inner circle made up of billionaire heirs and avid hunters.
“She is ultra-liberal and that trendy-lefty stuff does not go down well with some of Harry’s friends,” Campbell revealed. “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.”
It’s no secret that Markle is an animal rights activist and once she and Harry became serious, he altered some things in his life for her. The prince not only began following the same semi-vegan diet as the duchess but he also decided to skip out on the annual royal Boxing Day tradition shoot at Sandringham in 2017.
At the time a source told the Sun, “The Boxing Day shoot was always going to be a tricky issue. Meghan is a keen animal rights campaigner and doesn’t like hunting in any form. Harry loves it and has always been out there on Boxing Day. But if it means breaking with long-standing royal traditions to avoid upsetting her, so be it.”
Now though, his pals are upset over Markle’s dislike for their favorite pastimes.
It remains unclear if Harry has or will give up hunting completely for his wife and if his friends will ever warm up to her.
“Everybody discovers after marrying into the royal family how solitary and arduous an existence it can be,” Campbell said. “Meghan has already begun to discover this. However, because of her track record as a successful actress who has made her own way in the world, she may have the tools to cope with the solitary nature of her existence in a way that few others could have.”
Hopefully, everyone can find a way to get past their differences.
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