Like many other former employees wronged by an institution, Meghan Markle is speaking out about what caused her to leave the loftiest of gigs: life as a working princess in the U.K. And like many other former employers, the royal family, a source told Entertainment Tonight, isn't happy about her public disclosures.
The source said that Meghan's remarks to The Cut and on her Archetypes podcast, where she notably discussed how she had to keep doing events even after her son Archie's nursery caught on fire during her and Prince Harry's South Africa tour, mark a “loss of trust” from the royal family. The Firm, as the institution is known as in the U.K., has long stood by a “never complain, never explain” policy.
The source said, the “royal family is disappointed by Meghan Markle’s latest comments in The Cut magazine and on her podcast. They are distressed that after stepping back from the royal family—claiming a need for privacy—she continues to publicize family matters in public.”
Meghan's comments, particularly to The Cut, where she spoke more about why she left in part due to relentless tabloid abuse, include her revealing she didn't sign anything legally barring her from talking about her experience as a duchess. “I can talk about my whole experience and make a choice not to,” she said, adding she hasn't yet because she's “still healing.” (Despite stepping back from her working senior royal family role in 2020, Meghan is still written about and scrutinized near daily by the British tabloids—look no further than The Daily Mail's or The Express's Meghan Markle subject pages to see their prolific coverage and negative headlines. The royal family has never said anything publicly since Meghan married into the family about the press's treatment of her, even when it privately decimated her mental health.)
Meghan ended her The Cut interview by saying there's room for forgiveness between her and the royals—and that she has done them a favor by not saying more. “I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive,” she said. “But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.”
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