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.
“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.”
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 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.
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.”
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.
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.