“She knew what she was signing up for.”
“I guess this demonstrates that all walks of life have their share of issues.”
According to a report from People magazine, Meghan Markle isn’t completely amenable to her new royal role, finding some of the rules of aristocratic etiquette “difficult to understand,” according to an unnamed source.
The Duchess of Sussex, says the source, doesn’t agree with the Queen’s expectation that women wear dresses rather than pantsuits, and often asks Prince Harry to translate the other house rules. “I think she finds it a little frustrating at times,” the insider said, “but this is her new life, and she has to deal with it.”
The former actress has in the past been relatively open about her political and social leanings, despite the royal family’s effort to avoid public political discussions. Other traditionally private matters, like extended family dynamics, have also followed Markle into the spotlight — although not by her choosing.
What’s so annoying is you can tell that Meghan and her father were not close, yet he thinks he knows everything about her, and her half sister attacking Meghan is outrages. They’re literally jealous because she became a royal and they did not. They need to mind their own business
— Kylie (@kylie_7hb) July 19, 2018
Yahoo readers had a lot to say about the duchess’s alleged attitude toward her new role. Some scolded the royal for her naïveté: “No one said it would be easy Meg,” one commenter wrote on Yahoo Entertainment’s original article.
A few commenters questioned the validity of the statement. “I don’t believe it,” one reader said. “She is an actress who has been groomed for this role for years now and going along with royal protocol should be easy as reading a script.” Another wrote that the rules should be a nonissue: “She doesn’t need to abide by their arbitrary social rules,” the commenter said. “It’s not like they can fire her.”
Many readers came to Markle’s defense: “This is a marriage and a job and protocols can be confusing when things are new, but she’s getting it and doing well,” one commenter left on the article. “I think everyone would find all that protocol a little cumbersome,” another Markle fan wrote. “She is doing really well.”
Plenty of royal followers came out with theories as to who the source could be, many settling on Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, and going to town.
“She’s doing just fine,” one reader said, “especially considering how many people (including members of her own family) want to see her fail.”
Twitter users, especially, went after Markle’s family:
Thomas Markle Sr, why don’t you stop talking to the tabloids and crawl back into your Mexican hideout. Quit embarrassing your daughter and just shut the hell up! I am sure that it is hard enough to get used to royal life without having to deal with your antics. #MeghanMarkle
— Dan Bartlett (@therealdanbar) July 15, 2018
Overall, readers seemed to empathize with the duchess and wish her success in the future: “She has a lovely life. I’m happy for her.”
Some even thought the pain of daily heels and dresses is all worth it for perks like this:
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) July 14, 2018
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