Cheap Show-Off? Royal Expert Dishes Why Meghan Markle Is So Unpopular In British High Social Circles

May 22, 2019 14:13

Meghan Markle has been a prominent member of the royal family for a year, but many commentators still refuse to accept her as such.

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Some of them say Meghan still acts more like a celebrity than like a royal, and her presence is damaging to British royals, especially to Harry.

Are such claims justified? One royal author explained what’s really behind all the hate poor Meghan is getting.

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Royal author Angela Levin spoke to Gayle King on CBS News special Meghan and Harry Plus One and shared her opinion on why Meghan is getting so much undeserved criticism.

Levin told King it could be because some people think that Meghan turned Harry into a whipped husband who is completely under her thumb and that she constantly upstages him:

I think she is not popular in a lot of circles. It’s often because they adore Harry and they seem to think that she is running the show.

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Managing editor of The Glow Up Maiysha Kai expressed what many people think but are too afraid to say. She told King:

Whether it is saying [Meghan] is difficult or demanding, there is a subtext there that reads very much into this angry black woman stereotype, that leads into a domineering woman stereotype and that doesn’t just allow her to be a human being who has agency and who wants to do the best that she can.

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What do other experts have to say? Lady Colin Campbell, a well-known and well-respected royal author, is wary of Meghan’s growing influence. She told The Independent:

Meghan is in many ways Harry's superior - she's more intelligent, more together, and more strong-willed.

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At the same time, Lady Colin thinks Meghan will go on to do great things, but only if she makes an attitude adjustment.