Meghan Markle who got married to Prince Harry in last year May, seems to have a perfect fairytale life. From being a Hollywood celebrity to finding her own prince and becoming a member of the Royal family, it all seems so perfect. But is it so?
Right from her wedding ceremony that took place in Windsor last year to her first public appearance after baby Archie’s birth in May this year, Meghan has always been a center of public attention and scrutinized for so much so as a sneeze. The Duchess, who has had a fair share of limelight throughout her showbiz career still finds the royal spotlight tough to handle.
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This Wedding Wednesday I thought I would give you all a refresher on The Tiara Meghan wore on her Wedding Day! 👰 Meghan Markle (now Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex) wore Queen Mary's bandeau tiara, which the Queen loaned her for the occasion. Markle reportedly visited Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace to choose what tiara she would wear on her big day. The tiara she picked belonged to Queen Mary, who was married to King George V and is Queen Elizabeth's grandmother. The center stone of the tiara is a brooch, which features ten diamonds and which Mary of Teck received as gift from the County of Lincoln in 1893 when she married then-Prince George, Duke of York. Forty years later, in 1932, the diamond and platinum bandeau tiara was specifically made to accommodate the brooch. The tiara is a flexible band of eleven sections, featuring interlaced ovals and pavé diamonds along with large and small brilliant diamonds. Queen Mary officially bequeathed the tiara to Queen Elizabeth when she died in 1953. Queen Mary is buried next to her husband, King George V, at Windsor Castle. She outlived not only her husband, but her son, Queen Elizabeth's father, King George VI. She watched her granddaughter become Queen and for a brief period, there were three living Queens: Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother), and the reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
British journalist Angela Levin who previously wrote a book on Prince Harry’s life, has recently spoken to Fox News, on his wife’s new found royal life. Some details are interesting as Angela pens down the difficulties Meghan has faced in order to be with her love of life.
“I think it’s very hard for her. I think she’s done brilliantly at some things. She’s marvelous when they are out and about. She’s very good at talking to people. It’s an awful lot to learn and she’s very energetic and keen. But it might be good for her if she took a little bit more advice,” said Angela.
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Today, The Duchess of Sussex accompanied The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) to the Ladies’ Singles @Wimbledon 🎾final. Their Royal Highnesses watched Serena Williams 🇺🇸vs. Simona Halep 🇷🇴on Centre Court – sitting in the Royal Box alongside The Duke of Kent – President of the AELTC, former world number one Martina Navratilova and three-time grand slam winner Virginia Wade. Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make this such an iconic sporting event. Photo credit: PA / Mike Hewitt – Getty Images #Wimbledon #Wimbledon2019
While adding further she stated, “Before in her life, she was very used to making her own decisions. I do think it’s very difficult for her. This is a very strict, traditional path. It takes a while to get used to it.”
According to the journalist, Meghan’s enthusiasm and keenness to learn – something she has adapted from her previous life – is also an unusual royal attitude for many of the staff members. Additionally, the Duchess is used to of getting things done in a more American way and the British etiquettes are quite in a contrast to the norms Meghan had seen previously.
“It’s been said she was emailing [her staff] at 5 a.m., but truthfully, I’m not sure how difficult that can be. People have left and they have talked. It is hard when you’re in such regal circumstances to know how to handle staff. That takes a bit of a while,” explained Angela.
“The queen is also very, very polite to her staff and treats them extremely well with lots of courtesy. I’ve been told Meghan isn’t like quite like that and slightly gives orders. It’s a completely different life to settle into,” she remarked on the Duchess’s habits.
Angela added that Meghan’s added difficulties came when Harry’s close friends disapproved of the Duchess at the time of their dating. This mainly came on the back of stark difference between Harry’s drinking and playful routine in contrast to Meghan’s healthy and modern approach to life. His friend’s believed Meghan changed him to quite an extent and he dropped a few of his buds that Meghan did not get along well with.
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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour to Southern Africa this autumn. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have requested a visit to South Africa 🇿🇦 as well as The Duke carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼 and Angola 🇦🇴. His Royal Highness will also do a short working visit to Botswana 🇧🇼 en route to the other countries. The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond. This will be their first official tour as a family!
“There has been some criticism about her changing Harry. But I think she’s very confident. And he doesn’t mind at all. He is very, very proud of her. He’s actually in awe of her. He wants to be with her more than anything. His relationship with her is more important than anything,” said Angela.
“I think that when people marry, they sort of slightly change so that they can work together as a team,” she further added.
Albeit that Meghan has had a fair share of difficulties in adapting to her new royal life, one thing is for sure: she has Harry’s full support in everything. Angela stated that he’s totally in love with her and would do anything to be with her.
“He also understands it’s not easy for her. She’s given up her freedom. But it’s been an exciting time for both of them, especially with the baby. You’re running and you’re not going to look around you,” said the journalist.