If there is one person’s name that has been flying around in the media the last few months, then it’s Meghan Markle’s. Meghan first joined the family back in May 2018, after she tied the knot with Prince Harry, and her new family members quickly built up plenty of thoughts about the latest addition. Fast forward to today, and it appears everyone is making their opinions clearer than ever, now that rumors of Meghan and Harry stepping back from their royal duties have been confirmed…
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II sits at the top of the royal food chain and is often the one in control of many major decisions. So what about her opinion on Meghan Markle? Thankfully, it seems as though she has Liz’s approval. Or at least, she used to…
Experts in body language have spoken how Meghan loves her new grandma-in-law, while others have commented on how the Queen always appears to be laughing when next to her new relation. And after all, she did approve of Meghan marrying her grandson. But that was of course before she knew Meghan might pull Harry away from the Royal Family forever.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Stepping up to the new role of stepmother-in-law in none other than Camilla, and this Royal hasn’t been quiet about her opinions on Meghan. Camilla released a statement shortly after her engagement to Harry where she noted how America was making a significant loss, but the Royal Family were about to gain a huge addition.
Camilla has also taken to social media where she often expresses how glad she is to have Meghan as part of the family. As someone who herself was a much criticized outsider, who many blame for much of Princess Diana’s marital problems, perhaps she felt she had a kindred spirit in Meghan.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton was one of the many to congratulate the couple when Meghan and Harry announced their engagement. And despite rumors of a “Kate and Meghan feud”, it seems as she was the one helping Meghan learn the ropes of her new lifestyle.
Many experts in body language believe the many snaps of the pair together prove they get along very well, and have grown to become close friends. But it is also clear Kate is very loyal to the Royal Family. So now that it looks as if Meghan is trying to disentangle herself from the royal lifestyle altogether, it will most likely take a toll on the two women’s friendship.
Sarah, Duchess of York
Although Sarah Ferguson is no longer part of the Royal Family, she still plays a huge role in their lives thanks to her daughters: Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. Eugenie was all set to walk down the aisle in October 2018, but it looked as though this bride had some fierce competition if she wanted to be the focus of the day. Reports soon emerged that Meghan used the big day to announce her pregnancy – something that didn’t sit well with the mother of the bride.
While it has now been said that Meghan spoke of her news weeks before and it was merely the first time she had seen many of the family since the announcement, Sarah seemed determined to bring the attention back to Eugenie. As well as posting several photos of the ceremony all over social media, Sarah she never congratulated Meghan on her first pregnancy.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
It’s said Meghan spent many weeks getting to know the Royal, and would often quiz Philip all about his time in Greece, try to learn all about his personal life, and would even discuss his own interests before tying the knot.
Apparently Prince Philip is more than happy with Meghan, and was impressed by her dedication to learning about her new family. But many can’t help but wonder why Meghan made such an effort, with Prince Philip and many others, when she has seemingly already thrown in the towel and wants to leave the royal life behind..
The members of staff
Although no one is yet to confirm the many reports that have been flying around the internet, it seems as though the staff at the palace have plenty to say about the new Duchess.
As well as seeing her personal assistant hand in her resignation, plenty of loyal long-time staff members have left since Meghan arrived. This could all be a coincident, but Megan’s rumored demanding behavior does make it likely royal staff members are relieved catering to the Duchess’ needs might soon be a thing of the past.
Being Kate Middleton’s sister has given Pippa a ticket into the Royal Family. So how does she feel about the new addition? It seems as though Pippa is on good terms with the former actress.
It’s said the reason Meghan didn’t attend Pippa’s wedding was to keep attention on the bride rather than focusing on Megan’s first outing as a royal. However, Prince Harry later returned home to collect his wife as she joined her husband at the reception.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
There have been many conflicting reports surrounding Prince William and Meghan Markle’s relationship. On the one hand, people believe the pair have no issue with one another and get along fine. On the other hand, many have noticed Harry’s relationship with his big brother has become more and more frosty ever since Meghan entered the picture.
Harry alluded the the rift being true already during the Africa tour, and now following the statement him and Meghan will “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family” – it seems obvious William’s feelings for Meghan are not too positive.
The Queen’s dogs
Although the Queen recently had to say “goodbye” to her final corgi, it seems as though they had quite the opinion of Meghan. Prince Harry was the one to confirm the dogs appeared to accept his new wife.
In an interview with reporters, Harry stated he had spent his whole life getting barked at by his grandmother’s dogs. However, Meghan was apparently greeted with plenty of love and tail wags whenever she entered the room. If there’s one opinion we can typically trust, it’s usually our dogs.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
It seems as though Beatrice and Eugenie’s have become a united front against Meghan. Prince Andrew has never publicly spoken about his opinions on Meghan. However, there have been several clues over the last few months.
Just like his ex-wife, Andrew also shared plenty of photos of his daughter on her big day and never issued a statement congratulating Meghan on her pregnancy and firstborn son. To top it off, insiders report that Andrew didn’t attempt to build any bridges with the new family member during their first Christmas together.
Charles, Prince of Wales
This is a tough one. On the one hand, back in 2017 the Prince spoke about the “marvelous” news of Megan’s engagement to Harry, and even walked her down the aisle on her big day, since her own father wasn’t present to do the honor.
On the other hand, Charles now has to face the tumultuous consequences that have come with his second daughter-in-law. On a personal level, he probably did think Meghan was lovely. But no soon-to-be king wants their son to break off from royal tradition and leave his duties..So most likely, Charles is currently not too happy with Meghan.
Princess Beatrice of York
Being in the public spotlight can be tough, especially when you are part of the Royal Family. Perhaps that is how Beatrice was reported stating that Meghan wasn’t “good enough” to be part of the family? Ouch.
Although this princess doesn’t hold many roles for the family, it seems as though many were taken away from Beatrice and handed to Meghan. Over time, it seemed as if the two put their differences behind them as Beatrice eventually had no issues with her new family member. But secretly, she might be quite pleased Meghan is choosing to step down.
Although he is married to Princess Anne, it seems as though Timothy prefers to spend his time away from the media. Even so, that didn’t stop this Royal from stepping forward and stating he was happy to see Meghan join the family.
In fact, Timothy also offered the youngster some words of advice. He began to explain that Meghan would soon be inundated by the media, but she should always stay true to herself. Thankfully, the new Duchess appears to have taken Timothy’s words on board – probably a little more than he intended.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
It seems as though there were a few issues between Edward and Meghan back at the beginning of their relationship. Edward and his wife, Sophie, arrived at Royal Ascot in 2018 on their 19th wedding anniversary.
However, Megan’s big day just one month before seemed to leave this couple feeling overshadowed and underappreciated. Now, it appears as though they have put their differences aside as Edward admits he gets along with the new addition to the family. But he also most likely isn’t shedding any tears Meghan will become less present at royal events in the future.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
From the get go it was clear to the whole world Harry fell head over heels for Meghan, and would do anything to keep his wife and son happy. Many are however blaming his devotion to Meghan for making him stray further and further away from the royal path…
Now that the rumors of him and Meghan leaving the Royal family are appearing to be true, his complete devotion to her is more obvious than ever. Let’s hope she loves him as much, as they’re definitely going to need each other’s full support in the near future.
Princess Eugenie of York
Our wedding day is often thought to be the most important day of our lives – especially as all eyes are typically on the bride and groom. So what about when someone announces they are pregnant at your ceremony?
Yeah, it might not be the best timing. Some reports state that precisely what Meghan did, while others claim Meghan shared the news weeks before the day. Either way, it seems as though Megan’s actions left a rift between her and Princess Eugenie, and Eugenie might feel just a tiny bit triumphant now that Meghan is semi-officially a royal dropout.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Marrying into the Royal Family can often make new members feel like outsiders. However, Meghan and Sophie appear to have more in common than first meets the eye.
As well as both coming from ordinary backgrounds, these women were also huge names in the media before they walked down the aisle. Maybe this is how Meghan and Sophie often ended up sat next to one another at various royal events? And Sophie is probably one of few within the royal circle who can empathize with Meghan’s struggles, and her decision to try to carve a different path for herself and her family.
Lady Louise Windsor
She might be just 14 years old, but it seems as though Lady Louise Windsor has already made quite the impression on Meghan. The young Royal was asked to be a part of Megan’s big day – and it was quite the honor, too.
In fact, Louise was the one in charge of watching the bridesmaids and the page boys throughout the ceremony. It could be her young age or her chance to appear in the wedding; either way, it seems as though Lady Louise is on team Meghan. Let’s just hope Meghan and Harry’s “rebellion” won’t give this young lady any crazy ideas…
Megan’s personal assistants
There have been many reports about Meghan Markle and her assistants over these few years. However, it was the news that Melissa Toubati suddenly wanted to leave her job that left most of the world silently stunned.
Melissa reported she would receive messages all day long, with the first often being at 5am. Six months was all it took for Melissa to decide that enough was enough. The Duchess then moved on to Amy Pickerill, but she too quickly quit. Soon enough Meghan will have to get used to hiring assistants that are not on the royal payroll, and instead she’ll have to foot the bill herself…
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
She might be young, but Princess Charlotte is currently the fourth in line for the British throne making her quite a big deal in the Royal Family. It might be hard to judge Charlotte’s opinions on her new aunt as the young princess is still just three years old.
However, she might not have had the best introduction to Meghan after stories emerged the Duchess had a lot to say before the wedding. Apparently, Meghan screamed at Kate so much throughout the fitting of Charlotte’s bridesmaids dress that Kate ran from the room in floods of tears.
Prince George of Cambridge
Just like many other young members of the Royal Family, it seems as though it’s too early to tell Prince George’s opinions on his new family member. But they too did not get off to a great start.
Prince George is one of the biggest fashion icons in children’s style, yet Meghan apparently stated that her child would never be seen in shorts or styles like those George often sports. Perhaps not the kindest way to speak about the future king? But considering George most likely won’t see much of his new aunt, we doubt he’ll care much about what she does or says going forward.
This Royal joined the family back in October 2018 after Jack Brooksbank walked down the aisle with his new bride, Princess Eugenie. However, Jack was immediately thrown into the middle of some major royal drama, thanks to Meghan.
Although he is yet to confirm his feelings towards the Duchess, many believe that Jack would have taken Eugenie’s side in the feud surrounding the wedding. After all, neither the bride or the groom appeared to be the talk of the ceremony.
Anne, Princess Royal
It seems as though Meghan got on this aunt’s good side. In fact, Anne and Meghan were seated next to one another when they arrived for Princess Eugenie’s ceremony in 2018.
Many stated the pair appeared to be getting along well throughout the day. But that being said, the two have hardly spent enough time together to be more than polite acquaintances, and most likely their bond will never go beyond that. Especially not now, since Meghan will probably spend more time in Canada than England.
Sure, Zara Tindall handed over her royal title, but she is still a considerable part of the Royal Family and often turns up at some of their most elaborate events. Sadly, many other guests were quick to notice how Zara wasn’t having the best of times at Meghan and Harry’s big day.
Some even stated how they overheard Zara talking about how it was very uncomfortable, and she wanted the day to be over. However, the Royal could have also been referring to the fact she was eight months pregnant at the time.
Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp
Although it can sometimes seem as though there is a royal wedding every other day of the week, some members of the family are yet to walk down the aisle. Louis Spencer is no exception.
Many state that Meghan and Louis appear to have a healthy relationship, while others hint there could be some hidden tension lurking beneath the surface. The reports state that Meghan believed Louis tried to steal some of her thunder on her wedding day thanks to everyone talking about the handsome bachelor.
Prince Louis of Cambridge
Prince Louis might be young, but it seems as though this little royal could already be building up opinions about his new aunt. Louis was born only one month before Meghan walked down the aisle with Harry, and it seemed as though their ceremony was about to take away the excitement of the new young addition to the family.
Only time will tell if Louis grows up to forgive and forget his welcome getting overshadowed. Considering neither Meghan nor Harry seem very interested at all in being in the royal spotlight ever again, we doubt Louis will care much at all about something that happened when he was just a baby.
Diana, Princess of Wales
The world seemed to stand still back in 1997 – the day that Princess Diana lost her life. Although this member of the Royal Family never got to meet her future daughter-in-law, many have spoken about how they believed Diana would have felt.
Diana struggled with the royal burden in similar ways to Meghan, and above everything, she wanted her sons to be happy. For that reason, most believe Diana would have welcomed Meghan with open arms and given her blessing, not only to marrying Harry – but also to this young couple’s controversial decision to departure from royal life.
The Queen (again)
Many think the Queen has handled Megxit with compassion and grace, despite the controversy it has brought on her family. In what has since been called the Sandringham Summit, the Queen met with her grandson and others from the immediate family, and essentially gave her reluctant blessing.
She made it clear she would have preferred they stayed regular working royals, but also understands their need for more privacy. Perhaps her empathizing with their situation, will actually bring Meghan and the Queen closer in the end.
William’s changing attitude
To try to counteract all the growing suspicions and gossip about the Meghan-related rift between William and his brother, the two recently took to the media to defend themselves. They went so far as releasing a joint statement denying a specific article one British tabloid published, which went into detail about the alleged rift.
Regardless of what William thinks of Meghan, he wanted to make it clear he supports his little brother in the path he has chosen for himself – and part of that is supporting his wife too.
Charles and his finances
From being one of Meghan’s biggest supporters, Charles might now be bitterly regretting his previous stance. The reason for this is – money.
Even though Harry and Meghan will no longer receive funding from British tax payers (which anyway was only 5% of their income), 95% of what they do receive comes from dad Charles. It’s unclear why he has agreed to continue paying for the two out of his own pocket, and question is if that will continue – or at least if Charles won’t hold it against Meghan eventually.
Other royal families around the world are naturally careful to express their true opinions regarding Meghan and Harry’s decision. But more than you might suspect, most likely envy Meghan’s courage.
Being a royal, as easy as it might seem from the outside, means paying a high price for all that wealth and luxury. It means living your entire life under the public eye and scrutiny. And since Megan and Harry are not the first royals opting out, many more are most likely secretly wishing they’ll find a way out too.
The “royal” journalists
Sure, they may not be official parts of the Royal Family, but the British journalists and papers that have covered them for generations, are very much linked to the family. And whether the Royal Family likes it or not, they need their good graces to stay popular.
But Meghan never cared about all that, and as a result – the British press never seemed to care much for her. But since Megxit was announced, they have definitely not become kinder. Only the future will tell if Meghan’s frosty relationship with the media will ever improve.