Being a member of the British royal family may seem like it’s all fun and games, but new reports have indicated that Meghan Markle has learned it is anything but over the past few months.
Daily Mail reported that the stresses of being pregnant while also receiving criticism from the public is getting to Meghan and that Harry feels bad that he is powerless to protect her from the negativity. Experts say that Meghan is getting much of the same criticism that Princess Diana got when she joined the royal family, which has led Harry to be more over-protective because “he couldn’t do the same for Princess Diana.”
“Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash and she’s finding the whole situation incredibly stressful,” a royal insider explained. “[Prince Harry is] very frustrated with how little can be done. Keeping [Meghan] away from the negativity and harm has been hard for him. It’s been his purpose in their relationship to keep her away from the negativity.”
“It’s my opinion that Harry feels he couldn’t protect his mother, so he’s going all out to protect his wife,” the insider added. “This is his way of atoning.”
Royal expert Melanie Bromley added that the toughest part of becoming a royal for Meghan has been losing her voice. When she was an actress, Meghan could always respond to negative stories about her herself, but now that she’s a royal, she must remain silent in the face of criticism.
“Now she is a member of the Royal Family, she’s lost her voice and is not able to actually say ‘hey, Kate and I are not arguing every Sunday over our roast dinner,'” Bromley said. “This is what Diana went through. Honestly, the similarities between what she’s going through and what Diana went through initially – before Diana became a saint in the press. When Diana and Prince Charles first got married, it was terrible for Diana. And Meghan is going through the same thing.”
Adjusting to life as a royal has to be incredibly difficult, especially for someone like Meghan, who was already a public figure in a completely different way for years. What’s most important for Meghan and Harry right now is ensuring that they find ways to cope with their stress so that the baby can continue to develop with no health issues. We can only hope that Meghan will be able to get through this rough period and become the great royal that so many of us feel she is destined to be!