Rather than live her 'happily ever after,' Meghan Markle has had to endure the constant onslaught of criticism leading up to, and after, her May 19, 2018 nuptials to Prince Harry. The abuse did not slow down after the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019. If anything, the British press has ramped up their attacks on Meghan. Why is the media so hard on Meghan?
Yes, yes, yes, we get it…marrying into the British Royal Family means embarking on a life of public service and, along with all those fabulous perks there’s a loss of privacy and you’re ‘open’ to the global court of public opinion. But this poor woman can't do anything right. The list of Meghan's wrong doings is long—from her fashion missteps, breaking royal protocol, cradling her baby bump too much, feuding with her sister-in-law Kate to the unflattering adjectives ‘demanding’ and ‘difficult’ that are used to describe her.
BTW...it has been acknowledged in the British press that it's William and Harry who are feuding. Meghan and Kate were fine all along.
And to add, Meghan texting her staff at 5:30 am with ideas because she’s excited about her new role…'demanding' and 'difficult' are not the adjectives I'd use in this context.
The Heat's on Megan
For Meghan, there's been no reprieve from the heat this summer. At a polo match in July, Meghan was mom-shamed by Instagram users for the way she held Archie. Comments such as...Meghan doesn't know how to hold her own baby. She's gonna drop that baby! and The way little Archie is being held. Scary. Seriously?! Come on people. What happened to supporting new moms? BTW...pediatricians (the professionals) came to her defense and said there is nothing wrong with the way she held her baby.
The Daily Mail couldn't resist slipping a little shade in their article when Meghan went to Wimbledon to watch her good friend Serena Williams play in the ladies singles finals, “she clapped vigorously, despite the fact royals should remain neutral when attending a game in an official capacity.”
Yet, when Prince William, President of the National Football Association attended a league championship in May, the headline in the Daily Mail read, "William goes wild! Delirious prince hugs former Aston Villa star as they watch their team triumph in Championship play-off final at Wembley..." Seriously?! This is the same paper that took a swing at Meghan because of the way she clapped.
I would like to know...with the recent arrest of Prince Andrew’s good buddy—billionaire pedophile Jeffery Epstein, why we are even hearing about the way Meghan behaved at Wimbleton? Isn't Prince Andrew’s association with a convicted pedophile a more news worthy headline? This should be dominating the front pages of British newspapers.
And, while we’re at it…when there were rumblings of an alleged affair between Prince William and Rose Hanbury where was the British press? Again, it needs to be asked...why all the negative focus on Meghan and not the princes?
What's wrong with this picture?
The British press has complained that Prince Harry has changed since he met Meghan and he is no longer the fun-loving royal he once was. Perhaps, the British press should consider the possibility that Prince Harry may not be as easy going with them because of the way they attack his wife.
Meghan’s entry into one of the world’s oldest intuitions has not been flawless—yes, she’s made mistakes—but the attacks on her have been more than unkind and one has to to question the motivation behind these attacks. She has embraced her royal life with enthusiasm yet, why can't the British press embrace her with the same enthusiasm?
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