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Forever An Outcast: UK Citizens Don't Believe Meghan Markle Understands "British Culture And Our Traditions"

Date November 25, 2019 15:14

Meghan Markle's road to being accepted by the British public has been long and troublesome. Even though the American-born Duchess has been married to Prince Harry for over a year now, she's still being treated as an outsider.

The 38-year-old royal hasn't even acquired her British citizenship yet! Meghan started the process of becoming a citizen right after her engagement to Harry, which happened over 2 years ago, but even her royal status doesn't help with speeding up the process.

People don't accept Meghan Markle as one of their own

It turns out, the majority of British citizens don't believe that the Duchess of Sussex has sufficient understanding of their culture and traditions.

According to a ComRes poll, an online nationwide survey program, Britons doubt that Meghan fully immersed herself in the UK customs and still lacks understanding of what it means to be one of them.

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Participants were asked to agree or disagree with the statement “Meghan Markle clearly understands British culture and our traditions”. 38% (760 people) said they disagree, while 17% answered that they strongly disagree with the mentioned statement.

16% agreed with the statement, while only 4% strongly agreed, which shows us that most UK citizens believe Markle lacks knowledge of British culture.

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The US believes Meghan Markle isn't protected enough

Royal expert Victoria Arbiter shared during Yahoo Royal Box podcast that Americans believe that the Duchess of Sussex isn't being protected by the royal family.

Arbiter explained that American mentality doesn't understand the intricacies of how the royal family handles scandal and most of the US people are upset that there's no public protection of Meghan coming from members of the monarchy:

They find it hard to understand the royal family’s philosophy of ‘we don’t say anything because all that does is perpetuate the story.' There’s a sense there that she’s been under attack and that someone should have stood up and defended her.

At least Prince Harry is always by his wives side and is willing to fight for her no matter what.

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