We all expected that some people would have a problem with Meghan Markle entering the Royal Family because, let’s face it, an older, biracial, divorced American actress capturing the heart of beloved Prince Harry was definitely going to ruffle some feathers. Yet, she’s proved herself in such a short time, with her natural charm, her philanthropic drive, and, of course, her love for her husband — but it’s still not enough. Nor will it ever be. Hence all the nasty feud talk and smear campaigns constantly surrounding her.
Some media outlets want us to jump on the Meghan hate train because, A) she’s a brash Californian who couldn’t give a flying fig about royal protocol; B) she’s the cause of the supposed problems between Harry and William; and C) she’s a monster who made Kate cry prior to her wedding. Oh, and let’s not forget Meghan is supposedly a total diva, which resulted in her personal assistant quitting. And now another royal staffer, private secretary Samantha Cohen, is also leaving the Palace.
All because of Meghan.
Because that’s the power she wields.
In actuality, royal reporter Omid Scobie told Us Weekly that Meghan isn’t the problem, that it’s more about her American culture, something Brits simply aren’t used to.
“I’m sure there are people in other royal households who don’t agree with some things that she does or with her delivery, and that is solely based on cultural differences,” Scobie told the mag. “Americans are direct when it comes to business, and Brits are reserved. So, of course, some things can be misread at times. But I have yet to come across someone in the Kensington Palace household who has a bad word to say about Meghan.”
He added, “I’ve gotten to know the people who Meghan has in her work world, and I’ve never heard a bad word said about Meghan. Whether it’s members of charities going into the palace for meetings to work with her or household staff, everyone has a pleasurable experience working with her. They’ve really enjoyed her energy and personality. When you hear reports that she’s demanding or a diva, it’s hard to see where any of that comes from.”
Ahh. A voice of reason coming from someone with nothing to gain, simply laying out what he knows. Refreshing, isn’t it?
When it comes to work ethic, Meghan is probably a machine. She does things a certain way, genuinely likes to roll up her sleeves and get right into it, and has done it that way for years. Royal staffers might not be fans of her early-morning texts but that’s just the way Meghan’s programmed. Like with any new person entering the fray, it takes some getting used to. Her staff has had months to adjust, so this should no longer be a problem. Come spring, after Baby Sussex is born, things might all change. Or the texts might come in earlier. Who knows? Either way, get used to it. Megs isn’t going to change and she’s not going anywhere.