What Does Prince Charles Truly Feel About His Daughter-In-Law, Meghan Markle?

Published on 06/10/2020
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Her Majesty Disregarded The Rules For Her

Royal fans have always wondered why the Queen has bent the rules so much for the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Even before she and Prince Harry got married, she was allowed to join the royal family at Christmas. In the past, this was something that was restricted to family members only. On top of that, Prince Harry was the first royal who married a divorcee in church. It seems that these things did not sit well with another royal…

Her Majesty Disregarded The Rules For Her

Her Majesty Disregarded The Rules For Her

Kate Allegedly Cried Because Of Her

Meghan did not do herself many favors when the reports revealed that she made her sister-in-law cry right before her wedding. A royal insider claimed that the bride put pressure on Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte. She asked them only to wear “the very best” bridesmaid gown. According to the Daily Telegraph, an insider said, “Kate had only just given birth to her third child, Prince Louis, and was feeling quite ¬emotional.” Could it be that there was tension among the Fab Four?

Kate Allegedly Cried Because Of Her

Kate Allegedly Cried Because Of Her

Her Position At A Special Event

Trooping the color is a celebration of the militaries of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. On top of that, it is also the “official” birthday of the Queen. At one point, as the procession was going on, the royal family was photographed as they watched the event. However, something caught the attention of the people who saw the photo. People took note of how Kate was at the front, whereas Meghan Markle was near her husband’s back. It looks like she preferred to talk to him instead of watching!

Her Position At A Special Event

Her Position At A Special Event

Asking Her To Turn Around

It was quite confusing if you viewed it without any context. It looked like she was simply trying to tell her husband something, but he did not seem happy. A lip-reading expert said that the prince told her to look forward like the rest of the family had been doing. The Daily Mail reported what Jacqui Press had to say about this moment. Allegedly, Harry told her, “Yes, that’s right…Turn around…look. This begs the question: why was he so harsh, and is there something deeper going on here?

Asking Her To Turn Around

Asking Her To Turn Around

Trouble In Paradise

It looked like he requested her to face forward because the national anthem had been playing. This was a rather odd moment and led to speculation that there was trouble in paradise. It looked like she did not take his words too kindly either. Different sources also said that Harry tried to ensure that the children paid attention as the anthem was playing. He must have gotten quite upset when his wife did not do what the children were doing…

Trouble In Paradise

Trouble In Paradise

Employing Double Standards

There was another incident that made the “turn around” moment seem even more troubling. The Order of the Garter is one more important royal event. Duchess Camilla asked Kate Middleton and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to face the front and stop chatting. This was nearly the same thing that Meghan Markle went through a few weeks before that, but Camilla did it in a much gentler and respectful way than Harry did. Could there really be a case of double standards going on here?

Employing Double Standards

Employing Double Standards

The Duchess Is Divorced

Another detail probably rubbed the royals the wrong way. It was the fact that before meeting Prince Harry, Meghan Markle had already been married and then divorced. In 2004, she started to go out with Trevor Engelson. They were together for several years before they walked down the aisle in 2011. Sadly, they chose to lead their own lives around 18 months after the wedding and finalized the divorce in August 2013. We are sure that this was not something that the royal family approved of.

The Duchess Is Divorced

The Duchess Is Divorced

Making Errors On Instagram

Not that long ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tried a different method to reach out to their fans and supporters. They created an Instagram account called “Sussex Royal.” A royal expert named Melanie Bromley criticized it and said that the captions do not come off like they were made by a royal. “They keep making mistakes on their Instagram,” she explained by pointing out an error in a caption. It used “every day” and not “every day.” They also used American words like “diapers” and “cribs.” Oops.

Making Errors On Instagram

Making Errors On Instagram

A Prince And An Actress

Let us not forget about the fact that Meghan Markle made a name for herself as an actress. This might not have sat well with the royal family. It might sound like a strength to have the talents to put on an act for Queen Elizabeth II, but transparency is more important when winning the family’s trust. On top of that, reports say that Prince Philip used this exact reason to warn Harry about her. The older man allegedly said, “One steps out with actresses, one doesn’t marry them.”

A Prince And An Actress

A Prince And An Actress

All The Mixed Signals

Regardless of what Prince Philip told his grandson about marrying Meghan, he has generally shown behavior that can be taken to mean that he approves of her. As a matter of fact, he was among the first people who got to meet Archie. It goes without saying that he was also in the lovely family photoshoot after the baby’s birth. On top of that, he made a surprise appearance at the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle even though he was recovering from an operation back then.

All The Mixed Signals

All The Mixed Signals

Dubbed The “Degree” Wife

Prince Philip was not the only member of the royal family who initially felt skeptical about her family’s addition. The Sunday Times claimed that a senior royal figure called her “the degree wife,” which refers to the fact that it takes three years to finish a degree in the United Kingdom. This nickname was used to imply that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will “only last three years” together. Sadly, this was not the first time that a royal insider gave Meghan a terrible nickname.

Dubbed The “Degree” Wife

Dubbed The “Degree” Wife

She Is High Maintenance

The nicknames that people called Meghan Markle come with the implication that she is a very high-maintenance woman. It includes “Me-Gain,” a reference to the belief that she mistreats staff. However, one of the most infamous monikers has to be “Duchess Difficult.” There were claims that she sent emails about all sorts of things in the early hours. The Sunday Times said that she “yelled at someone for suggesting she wear ‘garbage’ tights from M&S.” They say that the staff members are not the only people who share this belief either…

She Is High Maintenance

She Is High Maintenance

Harry Changed Because Of Her

Duncan Larcombe is a writer who has reported about the royal family for The Sun for years on end. According to him, her struggles also changed the way her husband behaved around his peers. “All of Harry’s staff have always thought he was fantastic, but the two of them [together] are high maintenance,” he explained. On top of that, he said that the duke has turned “quite grumpy and aloof.” The reports claim that Harry is not the only member of the royal family who had to change for her.

Harry Changed Because Of Her

Harry Changed Because Of Her

He Always Has Her Back

There is also the fact that Prince Harry has gone to certain lengths to appease Meghan and the royal family. It is not a secret that he has always been quite the rebel of the royal family. Now married, it looks like his loyalties are constantly being tested. After all, he is stuck between two parties that share quite different beliefs. An insider said, “Harry stood up for Meghan very forcibly” on different occasions.

He Always Has Her Back

He Always Has Her Back

A Piece Of Brotherly Advice

Prince Philip was not the only royal who advised him against marrying an actress. The Sunday Times said that Prince William also warned against rushing into such a big decision. Apparently, he asked his younger brother if he was “sure” about marrying Meghan Markle right away. Even though there were apprehensions from his grandfather and older brother, Prince Harry seemed convinced that she was the one for him. They got married only six months after he proposed to her.

A Piece Of Brotherly Advice

A Piece Of Brotherly Advice

Chelsy Davy Rumors

In light of these rumors that there is trouble between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a rumor involved Chelsy Davy, the duke’s ex. Phil Dampier of New Idea said that she was spotted arriving in the United Kingdom and hoped to check if everything was okay with her royal ex. The journalist said, “I don’t have any doubt that Chelsy was the love of Harry’s life, and he will always carry a torch for her.”

Chelsy Davy Rumors

Chelsy Davy Rumors

She Did Not Follow Protocol

Some experts have criticized Meghan Markle for her alleged inability to abide by her protocols for royals. “I see Meghan still doesn’t follow the protocol; Harry had to correct her and tell her to face forward… TWICE,” an insider said, “She eventually turned around and looked like she was going to start crying.” But what exactly is causing this problem? Several experts have suggested that cultural differences bring about the duchess’ struggle to fit into the royal family.

She Did Not Follow Protocol

She Did Not Follow Protocol

The Fab Four Are Breaking Up

Another indicator that problems are brewing between the Fab Four is that Prince Harry and Meghan seem to prefer doing their own thing. What caused the speculation that not all is well between the two couples would be that the younger couple left Kensington Palace. There was also the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to leave the Royal Foundation, a princes’ charity. The Times reported that a former royal worker said, “That’s a real sign there’s a problem.”

The Fab Four Are Breaking Up

The Fab Four Are Breaking Up

Might Move To Africa

It turned out that part of the reason behind the spit would be that Harry and Meghan want to pursue their own charities. There was another report that suggested a different reason for their choice to retire from royal duties. The theory goes that they were thinking of moving to Africa! Harry has always been passionate about his own organization, Sentebale. It aims to provide children access to mental and physical health support in countries like Lesotho and Botswana.

Might Move To Africa

Might Move To Africa

The Media Was Giving Her A Hard Time

Obviously, both the public and the media placed pressure on Meghan Markle regarding her royal family inclusion. Actress Priyanka Chopra, a good friend of hers, believes that the duchess has been getting a lot of unfair treatment thanks to her ethnicity. “I’ve seen that, and it’s miserable. But if there’s anyone who can handle it, it’s her,” Chopra explained. “Of course, it has to do with racism; it’s an obvious reason.”

The Media Was Giving Her A Hard Time

The Media Was Giving Her A Hard Time

The Queen Was Not At The Christening

Most people think that a baby is going to bring the family closer. However, there are ways in which the arrival of baby Archie might have only made matters worse. For one thing, the Queen did not attend his christening even though she was present at the other grandkids’ ceremonies. Even though it is unclear why she was not there, what happened next might make you feel even more confused. Apparently, the Queen threw a party in celebration of Meghan’s birthday!

The Queen Was Not At The Christening

The Queen Was Not At The Christening

Always Putting Her First

It has been said that Prince Harry does not hang out with his best pals ever since he and Meghan got married. He has been friends with Astrid Harbord and Tom Inskip ever since he was in his school. A different friend said that Harry turned his entire attention to Meghan. “Tom has been dropped,” this pal claimed. “It’s all part of Meghan’s quiet airbrushing out of Harry’s old posse. She doesn’t want temptation – of any sort – being put in his way while they concentrate on starting a family.”

Always Putting Her First

Always Putting Her First

She Is An Independent Woman

One more thing that makes Meghan Markle stand out is that she is determined to be herself. It applies to her fashion style, which she has retained even after she and Harry got married. On several occasions, royal fans called her out for donning sleeveless dresses for public events. Not only that, but female members of the royal family are expected to sport formal tights for public appearances. We are not sure if this is actually imposed, but Meghan has indeed appeared in public with her legs bare.

She Is An Independent Woman

She Is An Independent Woman

Her Own Family

What could be preventing Meghan Markle from enjoying a smooth transition into the family of her husband? It might have something to do with her family background. Her half-sister Samantha has acted spitefully towards her since the announcement of her engagement. On top of that, the family comes from a very different background as well. It does not help that Meghan is not on speaking terms with a half-brother by Tom Jr. Sadly, it seems like both of her families have been difficult.

Her Own Family

Her Own Family

An American Woman

Many of the recent incidents suggest that she might never be able to integrate herself into the royal family without any problems. The biggest problem might have to do with the fact that she is not British but American. For one thing, the British public thought it was strange to hear that Prince Harry was in a relationship with someone from across the pond. On top of that, some felt that it was already too late for Meghan Markle to take on so many new traditions and practices.

An American Woman

An American Woman

Charles Likes Her

It looks like Prince Charles is getting along well with his new daughter-in-law! An anonymous member of the royal family let Vanity Fair know that the older man had been starting a “lovely relationship with the duchess.” Isn’t that great? “Charles showed so much love towards Harry and Meghan,” he said, “I think Harry will be eternally grateful to his papa for stepping in and giving Meghan’s hand in marriage.” Sadly, it looks like he is in the minority in the royal family in terms of this.

Charles Likes Her

Charles Likes Her

Not An Easy Life

Some folks believe that Meghan placed herself in a tough situation. A PR expert called Nick Ede said that she gave herself far too much to do. “This is somebody who has just entered the Royal Family, who is working quadruply as hard as she was learning scripts for Suits,” he shared. “She has actually put herself in the position where it’s not an easy life – there are far easier things to do than this.”

Not An Easy Life

Not An Easy Life

Her Lavish Spending

Her recent “investment” has also been the talk of the town. The British public feels that she has been spending in a “non-royal” manner. According to royal accounts, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shelled out $3 million to pay for the renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage. This served as their place of residence once they left Kensington Palace. Many members of the public were outraged to hear such a thing. This is fair since they basically paid for the lavish refurbishment with taxpayer funds.

Her Lavish Spending

Her Lavish Spending

Criticizing Her Lifestyle

This is not the first time that she has spent a lot of money either. She reports that she spent more than $400,000 when she held a lavish baby shower in New York. Let us not forget the claims that she spent a million dollars on a wardrobe full of pieces from Givenchy. A talk show host called Piers Morgan even compared her to Marie Antoinette for her luxurious lifestyle. “She can’t have her cake and eat it,” said Morgan about her spending.

Criticizing Her Lifestyle

Criticizing Her Lifestyle

Why She Was Not There

Even though Kate Middleton had been excited to be at the Royal Ascot with Queen Elizabeth, Meghan was not there. In the beginning, fans assumed that she did not attend because she was not on good terms with the royal family. However, the reason for her absence is pretty clear. She was still on maternity leave at the time! Even though she broke the leave to attend Trooping the Color, her royal duties were technically suspended for six months thanks to her pregnancy.

Why She Was Not There

Why She Was Not There

Only The Duchesses At Wimbledon

It is believed that only Duchesses Meghan and Kate would attend Wimbledon, thanks to the alleged fallout between Harry and William. We all know how important the tennis tournament is. Katie Nicholl, a royal expert, said that it is “absolutely the case” that there was a feud between the princes, which explained why the Fab Four was not in attendance that year. She said, “I was told by a very senior royal source that actually they weren’t talking to each other at one point.”

Only The Duchesses At Wimbledon

Only The Duchesses At Wimbledon

Spilling Their Problems On A Documentary

In a recent documentary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the world about the struggles they were dealing with. Called Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, it has been broadcasted in Africa, Europe, and Australia. Reports say that royal officials had been “worried” over a couple of things revealed by Meghan and Harry. It includes just how much their emotional and mental wellbeing had been affected by the royal life. What exactly did they have to say about it?

Spilling Their Problems On A Documentary

Spilling Their Problems On A Documentary

She Is Not Okay

It was the first time that Meghan had the opportunity to talk about her struggles as a newlywed and new mom. She also caught the public’s attention when it sounded like the royal family has not supported her when it comes to her emotional health. “As a woman, it’s a lot,” she replied when asked if she was okay. “Thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a genuine thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

She Is Not Okay

She Is Not Okay

Too Close For Comfort

If you are at all familiar with British history, you must know that it has seen some awful tragedies over the years. Representatives braced themselves for a new one when it turned out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had only been 10 feet away from a plane crash. It turned out that there was an illegal drone flying too close to their private jet! At the time, they had been on the way to Luton from Nice. Had the device collided with it, everyone on the plane would have died!

Too Close For Comfort

Too Close For Comfort

Her Battles In Court

Meghan Markle is definitely not the only royal family member who has gone through legal battles. If she had her choice, she would rather not go through one either. As you might have already heard, she has been going through a legal battle with the press. In particular, she is currently suing the Mail on Sunday because it published her private letter to Thomas Markle, her father. They ran the article after she and Prince Harry got married in 2018.

Her Battles In Court

Her Battles In Court

Transitioning To A Normal Lifestyle

It is not a secret that Meghan Markle was not born into aristocracy. As a matter of fact, she went through a huge transition from a Hollywood star to a royal family member. Many incidents seem to imply that she is not adapting to her new lifestyle very well. As a matter of fact, she and Prince Harry have decided to split their time between the United Kingdom and North America!

Transitioning To A Normal Lifestyle

Transitioning To A Normal Lifestyle

A Christmas Of Their Own

Many people believe that the royal family had not given them the signal before the news came out. The royals were allegedly not only surprised but also “disappointed.” However, we doubt that it came as that big of a shock. There has been a lot of evidence that suggested they were interested in a royal exit even months before it happened. For one thing, they ditched the traditional Christmas at Sandringham and spent the holidays in Vancouver Island, Canada, instead. They skipped public engagements as well.

A Christmas Of Their Own

A Christmas Of Their Own

The Queen Gets To Decide

The Queen allegedly prevented the Duchess of Sussex from accessing certain pieces from the Royal Collection. People say that she happens to be more lenient with Kate Middleton. Gavin Gray explained, “There was this row where Meghan wanted this particular necklace, Harry said ‘Meghan gets what Meghan wants,’ and the Queen turned around and said ‘oh, no, she doesn’t. I decide what necklace is going to be worn out of the Royal Collection.’” There seems to be more than just this regarding the reported feud between the two duchesses.

The Queen Gets To Decide

The Queen Gets To Decide

The Media Frenzy

Most people are aware that the press has been giving Meghan a hard time ever since she and Prince Harry got married. The way the media has portrayed the couple helped them reach their decision to step down. He has talked about this issue as well. “I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person,” he said in a statement. “I lost my mother, and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”

The Media Frenzy

The Media Frenzy

Changing Their Relationship With The Press

The press has portrayed Meghan Markle negatively so often that we are not surprised to hear that they did something about it. When they announced that they were stepping back, they launched a new website with a section solely dedicated to the media coverage they received. It means that the couple no longer plans to join the royal media system. Usually, a certain media outlet would cover an event and simply share the photos with other organizations. Instead, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to work with journalists who can provide objective reports to credible outlets.

Changing Their Relationship With The Press

Changing Their Relationship With The Press

An Actress And An Activist

Another thing that has made Meghan detach from the royals is that she wanted to advocate for certain causes. She has always been passionate about mental health, although she did not get the chance to talk about this subject on a more public level. Let us not forget that as a member of the royal family, she cannot say whatever she wants. Now that she has stepped out of the royal life, she will have the opportunity to help causes close to her heart finally.

An Actress And An Activist

An Actress And An Activist

The Life She Used To Have

Before they figured out where to move, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said that they were looking for a place that has a “geographical balance.” This way, they are going to have the chance to raise their son “with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born” but still have enough space to build a life of their own. However, this has raised the question of Meghan misses her acting days more than she let on. Did she have to give up too much when she entered the royal family?

The Life She Used To Have

The Life She Used To Have

A Disney Princess In The Flesh

In the end, the answer to that question arrived quicker than expected. She signed a contract with Disney in exchange for a wildlife charity donation. This means that she finally gets to go back to her acting career and give back at the same time. She will do the voiceover for a Disney project in return for a donation to a conversation charity called Elephants Without Borders. So that you know, this is not the first time that she has been associated with Disney…

A Disney Princess In The Flesh

A Disney Princess In The Flesh

A Gift From Disney

As a matter of fact, Meghan Markle and Disney have a history together. It included the European premiere of The Lion King in July 2019. The event’s proceeds went to African Parks, an organization that is avidly supported by Prince harry. Besides that, Disney gave the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a Winnie-the-Pooh watercolor animation to celebrate Archie’s birth. The couple has been doing a balancing act between the royal life and a Hollywood lifestyle. However, it looks like Meghan always found it hard to abandon this aspect of her life.

A Gift From Disney

A Gift From Disney

Time For A Career Change

Even though they decided to leave the royal life, some things will stay the same for the couple. For one thing, they will still perform certain royal duties. On top of that, they will continue to be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. However, a royal biographer named Penny Junor said that they need to reconsider their careers because “their charitable work does not generate income, and they have a pretty extravagant lifestyle.”

Time For A Career Change

Time For A Career Change

Dividing Their Time

Experts have said that the announcement of the couple to step down is “unprecedented.” This is the first time anything of the sort has happened in the history of the royal family. Even though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now the town’s talks, other family members cut ties with the royal family differently. Some people had to leave after a divorce or decided to abdicate. However, no one before them decided to split their time between a royal lifestyle and a normal life.

Dividing Their Time

Dividing Their Time

They Only Want To Be Happy

If you check the past, it has always been evident that Meghan struggled to adapt to the royal life. She has always been an independent and modern woman making her way in the world. Perhaps she found the new role too hard and too restricting. It is a good thing that she and Prince Harry seem to be on the same page. After all, he also had trouble following the rigid rules of royalty in the past. At any rate, we think that they deserve to be truly happy no matter what it will take! Good for you, Harry and Meghan.

Her Majesty Disregarded The Rules For Her

Her Majesty Disregarded The Rules For Her

More To Their Story

As it turns out, this couple’s story is not over quite yet. On the contrary – it seems to be just the beginning for these two! While they announced they would be stepping down from their royal duties and roles, other things have been happening simultaneously. The couple announced in the middle of February 2021 that they were expecting their second child! The news understandably created quite the buzz in the media, but was it good this time around?

More To Their Story

More To Their Story

The Buzz

The couple shared their exciting news through an adorable announcement that included a sweet black-and-white photo of them lounging beneath a tree, Meghan resting her head on Harry’s lap while he strokes her hair as she cradles her baby bump. As you’d expect, the two look overjoyed and as happy as can be. This came after the devastation when Meghan suffered a miscarriage last summer.

The Buzz

The Buzz

Dealing With Grief

In regards to her tragic miscarriage, Meghan has said she “dropped to the floor” in pain as she was changing Archine’s diaper. She wrote in the New York Times: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.” She continued, addressing the stigma that surrounds miscarriage, “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”

Dealing With Grief

Dealing With Grief

Growing Up Far Away

Harry and Meghan’s second child is set to grow up the same way their older brother, Archie, is – thousands of miles away from the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William. Nowadays, the former Duch and Duchess live in Montecito in California and have chosen to leave their royal life behind in favor of a personal quest for financial freedom. As a result, the couple has been busy securing funding for their new life.

Growing Up Far Away

Growing Up Far Away

Signing Deals

To ensure they have a stable financial income, Harry and Meghan have so far signed a lucrative deal with Netflix that’s rumored to be worth over $210 million. Another deal they’re said to have signed is a multi-million-dollar podcast deal with Spotify. Not to mention, it’s been confirmed that the famous couple has agreed to appear on Oprah for an exclusive interview that will be airing on March 7th.

Signing Deals

Signing Deals

Following In His Mother’s Footsteps

One small detail that many people have noticed with the couple’s baby announcement is the day they chose to reveal the news. Princess Diana, Harry’s late mother, announced her second pregnancy – with Harry – on February 13, 1984. Meaning that the news was officially released on the 14th of February. Harry and Meghan released their own news on the same date, February 14th, 2021.

Following In His Mother's Footsteps

Following In His Mother’s Footsteps

The Aftermath

Once the couple’s final split from the royal family was final, the aftermath has been starting to unravel for all to see. While it was no secret that the two have wanted a different kind of royal life, it seems that no one is a winner in this grim situation. The statements put out have been official and formal on both sides, but it’s still easy to see the sadness, disappointment, and frustration behind the written words.

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

No Going Back

The couple has finally reached the point of no return. Harry has been stripped of his honorary military titles, and all the couple’s royal assets have been rerouted back to the Queen, including all their charitable work. All the same, it looks like Harry and Meghan won’t back down with their desire to give back to others. Just this week, they released a statement saying, “We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”

No Going Back

No Going Back

The Shared Statement

This line was part of the statement the couple released in response to Buckingham Palace’s statement that said, “is stepping away from the Royal Family’s work it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.” Harry and Meghan’s response? “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of the official role.”

The Shared Statement

The Shared Statement

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Harry and Meghan are not all talks. They do what they say – and do it well. With the raging winter storm wreaking havoc in Texas, the former royals took it upon themselves to reach out with their own nonprofit organization, the Archwell Foundation, and help a women’s shelter, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. They provided the organization relief that allowed it to replace the roof at its transitional housing facility after being torn apart by the storm.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Overwhelmingly Grateful

Of course, the organization in question, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, was overwhelmed with gratitude for the help that Harry and Meghan gave them in this time of crisis. They wrote an emotional thank you on their Twitter that said: “Today the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! They support us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility & helping us meet our immediate needs through their nonprofit. THANK YOU, ARCHEWELL FOUNDATION!”

Overwhelmingly Grateful

Overwhelmingly Grateful

A Second Statement

One statement on the organization’s Twitter didn’t seem to be enough of a thank you to Harry and Meghan, so the CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Jan Langbein, took to Twitter as well to publish her own statement. “Today, we were notified that through the actions of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan will donate to help us get back on our feet,” She wrote.

A Second Statement

A Second Statement

A Noble Cause

“Not only will this gift provide for our critical needs, it shines an international spotlight on violence against women and children, letting survivors know that they are not alone,” Jan added. It’s admirable to see that Harry and Meghan truly care for such important causes as this one. Oftentimes, these organizations can be forgotten about or neglected, leading to many who are left to suffer and fend for themselves.

A Noble Cause

A Noble Cause

Creating A Headache For The Palace

Next year, the U.K. will be marking the 70th-anniversary event of the Queen’s reign. The event planned includes a four-day extravaganza of public celebrations that the entire country is excited for. It’s been said that Harry and Meghan wish to attend the festivities. However, things have gotten complicated since they’ve stepped down and revoked their royal titles. The couple’s planned attendance is said to be causing quite a few problems for Buckingham Palace. But what are these problems?

Creating A Headache For The Palace

Creating A Headache For The Palace

Causing Problems

Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want to return to the Palace for family occasions, things have gotten complicated. It’s been said that Harry wants to be there for the big family moments, which is going to be awkward for everyone. An insider said, “This is a celebration for the Queen’s 70 years of service to the nation and should not be overshadowed. There are now so many questions about what to do with Harry and Meghan.”

Causing Problems

Causing Problems

Camilla Called Her A ‘Star’

When asked about the Suits actress joining the royal family, the Duchess of Cornwall told the Daily Mail that she was “a star” and that the family was “absolutely delighted” to have her. “America’s loss is our gain,” Camilla added, referring to the news that Markle would become a British citizen.

Camilla Called Her A 'Star'

Camilla Called Her A ‘Star’

Beatrice And Eugenie Don’t Think She’s ‘Good Enough.’

A far less joyous occasion reportedly took place at the same venue a few weeks before Markle married Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel. According to royal insiders speaking to New Idea, tensions were running extremely high at the Easter service at Windsor Castle, which Harry and his soon-to-be wife had to miss due to a “personal crisis.”

Beatrice And Eugenie Don't Think She's 'Good Enough'

Beatrice And Eugenie Don’t Think She’s ‘Good Enough.’

Princess Anne’s Husband Thinks ‘She’s Great’

Princess Anne’s husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, decided to voice his opinion on Meghan Markle in the run-up to her wedding. He’s not a royal we’re used to hearing from these days. He told the Express, “She’s absolutely great.” Adding that, “She certainly doesn’t need any advice from me, but the simplest advice for all of us is, ‘Just be yourself.’ If she does that, she’ll be fine.”

Princess Anne's Husband Thinks 'She's Great'

Princess Anne’s Husband Thinks ‘She’s Great’

Even The Corgis Love Her

The Queen’s famous dogs are notorious for being picky about who they let into the house, and Harry is no exception. Despite Harry’s repeated attempts to befriend her majesty, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, the prince, and his bride-to-be revealed in a joint interview that her majesty, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, had never taken Harry. “For the last 33 years, I’ve been barked at,” Harry told the BBC. However, that apparently wasn’t the case for Markle. “This one walks in, absolutely nothing,” the prince said. “Just wagging tails.”

Even The Corgis Love Her

Even The Corgis Love Her

Kate Has Been ‘Wonderful’ To Her

As soon as it became clear that Markle would be staying in the UK, royal fans speculated on how the American would get along with Kate Middleton. Although the two have a similar sense of style, little was known about their friendship until Harry revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge approved his relationship. Kate had been “wonderful” to them, added Markle, who already appears to be finishing Harry’s sentences for him.

Kate Has Been 'Wonderful' To Her

Kate Has Been ‘Wonderful’ To Her

She’s A Regular At Prince Charles’ House

Not only William and Kate were eager to meet Harry’s new partner, but his father was also interested in meeting her. After hosting Markle at his home, the Prince of Wales has given her his blessing. “[We had] a handful of teas and meetings and all sorts of gatherings over at his place,” Harry said. “The family together have been absolute, you know, a solid support.”

She's A Regular At Prince Charles' House

She’s A Regular At Prince Charles’ House

Prince William Hoped Harry Will Be Her ‘Problem’ Now

William and Kate have also expressed their congratulations, echoing Charles and Camilla’s sentiments. The Duchess of Cambridge told the Associated Press as she arrived at an event in London, “William and I are absolutely thrilled.” While his wife was polite and respectful in her words, William was brutally honest in his responses to questions about his brother’s engagement. “For me personally, I hope it means he stays out of my fridge,” the Duke of Cambridge joked. “It will stop him scrounging off all my food [as] he’s done over the last few years.”

Prince William Hoped Harry Will Be Her 'Problem' Now

Prince William Hoped Harry Will Be Her ‘Problem’ Now

New Jobs

Despite their decision to leave the royal family, Meghan and Harry’s lives appear to remain relatively unchanged. Many of the royal couple’s responsibilities will remain the same, and they will retain their titles as Duke and Duchess of Sussex. According to royal biographer Penny Junor, Meghan and Harry will have to reconsider their line of work because “their charitable work does not generate income, and they have a pretty extravagant lifestyle.”

New Jobs

New Jobs

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Experts have called the couple’s decision to step down “unprecedented,” saying they have never seen anything like it before in royal history. Even though Harry and Meghan have the entire world talking about them, previous royal family members have severed ties with the royal family in various ways. Others have left due to divorce or retirement, but no one has ever attempted to live like a royal for half of their lives while maintaining a normal lifestyle.

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Royal Family Wanted Markle To Keep Acting

Shortly after Markle and Harry announced their separation from the royal family, it was revealed that she had signed a voiceover deal with Disney Plus. According to the Daily Mail, the former “Suits” actress was itching to return to Hollywood and had her sights set on a superhero blockbuster. However, Harry told Winfrey that the royal family never wanted Markle to give up her career, claiming that they couldn’t afford to pay for her.

Royal Family Wanted Markle To Keep Acting

Royal Family Wanted Markle To Keep Acting

Influenced Prince Charles To Do Yoga

Camilla Parker Bowles expressed her love of yoga for older people in late 2017, saying that it keeps them “supple” and that she practices regularly. On the other hand, Meghan has been a longtime fan; she had a yoga instructor for a mother, Doria Ragland, and “started doing mommy-and-me yoga when I was seven,” according to Meghan. Given that Harry and Meghan started dating in 2016, the timing makes sense-perhaps Meghan met her future in-laws and immediately started inspiring them about her favorite exercise.

Influenced Prince Charles To Do Yoga

Influenced Prince Charles To Do Yoga

Markle And Prince Harry Moved To California

When news came out that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were moving to California, some said they had always wanted to live there. Katie Nicholl, Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent, said it was their master plan. But Markle and Prince Harry revealed that they ended up in Tyler’s mansion due to safety and logistics issues. Because of their “change in status” after they stepped away from the royal family, the couple’s security was withdrawn on short notice while they were in Canada, Harry told Winfrey.

Markle And Prince Harry Moved To California

Markle And Prince Harry Moved To California

The Couple Wanted To Keep The Role

Many people thought that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had always planned to leave the Queen behind. Robert Jobson, a royal biographer, went so far as to say it was all Markle’s plan all along, calling her “totally disingenuous” — a quote that quickly appeared in all major UK tabloids. The couple simply “wanted to have the same type of role that exists,” Markle told Winfrey. They agreed to leave because the royal family didn’t support them enough.

The Couple Wanted To Keep The Role

The Couple Wanted To Keep The Role

Markle And Prince Harry Signed Deals

Many headlines claimed that the prince was “going Hollywood” after news broke that Markle and Harry were launching their own production company and podcast. However, before the pandemic and their move to the United States, Harry told Winfrey that the couple had no plans. After the royal family cut the couple off financially, a friend suggested they connect with streaming services. Harry also claimed that the inheritance Princess Diana left for him allowed him to leave the royal family.

Markle And Prince Harry Signed Deals

Markle And Prince Harry Signed Deals

Happily Never After?

In retrospect, it was always clear that Meghan struggled to fit in as a royal. Meghan will always be an independent woman trying to make her way globally; her royal role seemed too demanding and restricting. Prince Harry appears to have found his perfect match. Over the years, we’ve seen how he, too, has struggled with being a royal. Whatever the case may be, the couple deserves to be happy, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Happily Never After?

Happily Never After?

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