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Meghan Markle Seems To Have “American Wife Syndrome,” Experts Claim

July 8, 2019 14:38

There are two sides to fame and popularity – besides loving fans, celebrities may also have annoying haters. They need no reason to convict and provoke others to start thinking like them. Although it is impossible to appeal to absolutely everyone, celebrities sometimes encounter such sharp criticism that they find very difficult to cope with.

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Smiling Meghan Markle has recently become one of the most discussed and photographed women all across the globe. Some people are genuinely interested in her style, work, and experience as a mom. Others remain almost indifferent. At the same time, some people miss no blunders and mistakes she makes, ranging from embarrassing clothing choices, right through to accusations of squander.

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As you know, Meghan and Harry moved to their new home, Frogmore Cottage, which had been previously renovated. Public dissatisfaction was caused by the amount spent on this update – about $3 million. It was believed that some of these funds were covered by taxpayers. But let's not forget that both the Duke and the Duchess are quite wealthy people who are fully capable of allowing themselves such expenses.

The Telegraph has recently shared an interesting theory. The journalists suggested that Meghan could have suffered the so-called “American Wife Syndrome,” which she had picked up after moving from the States. It is something of a behavioral disorder after diving into a completely different environment. The castle renovation is a way to cope with stress and an attempt to create something remotely reminiscent of a past life.

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It's believed that Americans are more demanding in everyday life than the British. Of course, we can’t know for sure what exactly Harry and Meghan had invested in. At the same time, some netizens didn’t miss the opportunity to share their opinions on the matter:

@Catherine McDermott:

Living in London isn't good for the health, and I can't blame anyone for wanting to get out, especially if they have children.😷 Meghan and Harry are lucky to have the choice.

@Brenda Momente:

She’s an American commoner who’s a divorced ex-actress/ what would she know about quaint English cottages – zero!

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@Anthony J. Scilingo:

Happens all over America in posh suburbs...Victorian landmark razed for a “Stunning” and “New” McMansion.

@Mitch Owens:

The cottage still stands; it had previously been divided into five separate apartments and offices. Now is a house again. Much ado about nothing, methinks.

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@Sheng Skimins:

Is this her mental health issue?

Let us also note that the “American Wife Syndrome” isn’t a disease or a pathological condition. This term must have been coined due to differences in cultures and habits, as well as the need to adapt to new circumstances. Such dramatic changes couldn’t go unnoticed by Meghan. In addition, the Sussexes didn’t really damage the architectural heritage. You would have probably also wanted to create comfort in your new house.

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By the way, the royal authors wrote that the Dukes shouldn’t be so to blame for squander. For example, Rebecca English noted that the couple tried to reduce costs as much as possible. And Chris Ship recalled that the renovation of William and Kate’s house cost $5.5 million in 2014.

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Well, it isn’t ethical to count other people's money, so we will leave these conversations to experts. But what do you think of the published theory about Meghan’s excessive wastefulness? Share your thoughts in the comments.