Meghan Markle Was Annoyed By The Palace's 'No Comment' Policy On 'Untrue' Rumors

Starr Bowenbank
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

From Women's Health

  • Meghan Markle was frustrated by the way that the British monarchy handled negative reports about her.

  • The reports left Meghan feeling "unprotected" while she was pregnant with Archie.

It's no major secret that Meghan Markle and the royal family had their fair share of drama while she was a working member of the British monarchy. I mean, why the hell else would she and Prince Harry decide to leave their esteemed Sussex titles behind if that weren't the case? Anyway, I digress. One of the many reasons why Meghan was fed up with the royals because she didn't like the way they handled tabloid stories, and it left her feeling frustrated a lot of the time.

In court documents from Meghan and Harry's Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday lawsuit, it was revealed that Meghan felt "unprotected by the institution and prohibited from defending herself" (the institution being the monarchy) against the media saying awful things about her. Naturally, that got under her skin.

"The go-to position [at the palace] was no comment or to ignore stories, and people actively prevented her from responding to stuff that we knew to be untrue," a People source said. "That is what she is taking issue with."

The documents from Meghan's legal team claimed that the harsh reports about her also caused "tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health" while she was pregnant with Archie Harrison.

But regardless of if the reports caused Meghan to experience major stress, the monarchy wasn't going to take chances by clearing up any drama. "The palace teams are faced with the difficulty that when things go wrong — particularly on private life matters — quite often any action taken with the media makes it worse," the source added. "It's not that the royal household doesn't want to help — more that they don't want to make it worse by giving a gossipy story more oxygen."

Thankfully, Meghan is catching a bit of a break from negative press here in America!

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