Meghan Markle Was Reportedly Unprepared for Alleged Constant Criticism and Drama in the Royal Family

According to a source, one of the challenges Duchess Meghan struggled with in her Royal life was the surprising and unexpected drama that allegedly occurred behind-the-scenes.

An insider revealed to “Us Weekly” the conditions Meghan, 38, had to battle with saying:

“Meghan knew life as a royal wouldn’t be easy. But nothing prepared her for the constant criticism and drama and backstabbing that goes on behind palace doors.”

Harry “upset” by wife’s media coverage

Duchess Meghan at New Zealand House on March 19, 2019, in London, England | Photo: Max Mumby/Getty Images

Duchess Meghan at New Zealand House on March 19, 2019, in London, England | Photo: Max Mumby/Getty Images

The informant shared how her husband Prince Harry, 35, felt responsible for her suffering. The source also revealed that Harry was “upset” over how the Royal Family and the media in the UK treated his wife.

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the young couple shocked the world when they announced that they would be stepping down from their senior roles in the family. It’s believed that the “pressures” they faced in the family had left “them deep [sic] unhappy.”

The Queen holds an urgent summit

The only way forward for the pair would be to try and do things their own way. On Monday, January 13, 2020, Queen Elizabeth, 93, held a meeting to discuss Harry and Meghan’s decision.

The meeting was attended by Harry, his brother Prince William, and their father Prince Charles. It was held at the Queen’s country estate in Sandringham.

Royal Family supports Harry and Meghan

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined hundreds of veterans and their families at the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, to honour and remember those who lost their lives in service of their country. Their Royal Highnesses each planted a Cross of Remembrance, paying respect to those who have served in our Armed Forces. They were then honoured to spend time meeting with veterans and family members from all areas of the Armed forces - from those who have served in past campaigns to more recent conflicts. This is the seventh time The Duke has attended the Field of Remembrance – having previously accompanied The Duke of Edinburgh for several years. The Duchess of Sussex was grateful to be able to join her husband on this important day and to personally recognise those who have served. #remembrance #lestweforget

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After having a 90-minute discussion, which didn’t include Meghan who was still in Vancouver, the monarch released a statement. She revealed that the Royal Family accepted the couple’s decision and were supportive.

In the statement Harry and Meghan released on the personal Instagram account, the couple explained that they intended on balancing their “time between the United Kingdom and North America.”

Royal couple wants to be independent

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More images from Heritage Day in Bo Kaap. As part of their visit, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Auwal Mosque – the first and oldest Mosque in South Africa. Standing as a symbol of the freedom of former slaves to worship, the Mosque hosts events with Muslim, Christian and Jewish young leaders, and encourages friendship and understanding between South Africa's varied communities. The Duke and Duchess also got to view the first known manuscript of the Qu’ran in Africa, drafted by Tuan Guru from memory, whilst he was imprisoned on Robben Island. ••• Heritage Day celebrated the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Shutterstock / PA images

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They also vowed to continue with their duties to the Queen and others. The couple also explained that they planned on being independent and didn’t want to live off public funds.

Breaking Royal traditions

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit (link in bio) Image © PA

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Harry and Meghan got married in May 2018 and they share an 8-month-old son named Archie. Instead of following Royal tradition, the young family spent Christmas in Canada with the former actress’ mother, Doria Ragland.

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