Is Meghan Markle âmiserableâ as a member of the royal family? A new tabloid cover story claims the former âSuitsâ star is âalready breaking under the strain of being a duchess.â Gossip Cop looked into the allegations, and we can now bust them.
The latest cover of Star announces, âAfter 41 DaysâŠ Newlywed Meghan Miserable Already!â According to the article, Markle has âfound that life as a royal is a never-ending nightmare.â A so-called âtattletaleâ is quoted as saying, âMeghan is downright miserable.â Continues this supposed source, âWith all the appearances she has to make, she hasnât had a moment to breathe.â
âWhatâs more,â contends the magazine, âthere seems to be no pleasing her new grandmother-in-law.â The alleged tipster claims, âMeghanâs caving under the pressure of the queenâs relentless demands, and sheâs anxious all the time because she canât seem to do anything right.â The outlet even goes on to assert that âthe stress is taking a serious toll on Meghanâs health,â with her hair supposedly falling out. The publication further alleges that Markle has âfallen so far out of favorâŠ that the queen removed a photo of Harry and her in the Audience Room.â
The story also contains the already debunked allegation that Queen Elizabeth forced Prince Harry and Markle to sign a prenup before the royal wedding. Just as that claim is untrue, much of whatâs said in this cover story is bogus. For example, while the tabloid maintains Markle âhadnât had a moment to breatheâ due to official appearances, she actually had quite the gap between events on June 26 and July 5. There was also a gap between June 19 and 26. Plus, Prince Harry even took a solo trip to Africa without her.
As for the claim the former actress âcanât seem to do anything right,â Markleâs outing with Queen Elizabeth shows sheâs doing much right in the monarchâs eyes. Kate Middleton didnât make a comparable appearance with the queen until nearly a year into her marriage. Additionally, the queen is known to regularly change the royal family pictures she keeps on display. Itâs not a sign that Markle has âfallen out of favor.â
The magazine also fails to acknowledge that Markle has been attending royal events since last year, long before she married Prince Harry. For instance, Markle took part in the familyâs public Christmas celebration in December. She started living the life of a royal months before she officially became one, and thereâs no real evidence that sheâs having such trouble adjusting that itâs affecting her health. Thereâs similarly no proof that sheâs âmiserableâ or âbreakingâ under any âstrain.â
This just seems to be yet another instance of the outlet trying to sensationally and dramatically cast Markleâs life in a negative light. That was also the case in April, when the publication used a picture of Markle crying in character for âSuitsâ to trick readers into thinking she and Prince Harry were having a âwedding crisis.â Simply put, the tabloidâs reporting on Markle clearly isnât credible. And when Gossip Cop checked in with Kensington Palace, this cover story was laughed off.
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