Meghan Markle's UnPopularity Might Be Getting Closer To That Of Camilla

Meghan Markle might have been used to the spotlight in Hollywood, but things are definitely different now that she married into the British Royal family. People have focused on her thoroughly with tons of rumors and made-up stories. Right after her wedding, the media praised her as the next Diana, but everything has turned around. The Duchess might be just as unpopular as another noble wife. Let’s find out who and why!


Unfortunately, sometime between her wedding last May and the beginning of 2019, the Duchess of Sussex started losing the favor of the people. Scandalous stories about her started popping out everywhere, and they involved any number of things – from feuds with Kate Middleton to problems with the Queen.

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Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018. The selected song “This Little Light of Mine” was chosen by the couple for their recessional. We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day. A message from The Duke & Duchess: Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful. Photo credit: Chris Allerton/Joe Short (B&W); PA (color) ©️SussexRoyal (B&W images and video)

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It can’t have been easy for her to receive such awful press during pregnancy, and the palace even announced that they would be taking measures to stop the hateful comments Meghan got online. Fortunately, the rumors about her feuding with the Duchess of Cambridge have lessened, but there was also talk about her bad behavior toward palace staff. Basically, the gossip never stops. 

Fortunately, the palace has not discussed anything regarding that rumor, which means that it is most likely not true. However, her situation right now might be compared – at least, a little – to the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles.


Anyone who follows the royal family knows that Camilla was basically painted as the villain in Princess Diana’s life. Many fans nowadays still hate her for her affair with Prince Charles and believe the only reason why they eventually divorced was her. Even the Prince’s popularity took a toll with the people when they discovered his infidelity as Diana was beloved and called the People’s Princess.

The couple signed their separation papers in 1996, and when Diana died on that fateful night in 1997, Camilla was even more disliked. Currently, there are even rumors that Camilla won’t be Prince Charles’ Queen Consort when he ascends the throne. The reason is that the majority of the British public does not want her as their queen, although as his wife, she is entitled to the position. 


Luckily, Meghan Markle’s situation is not the same at all. She and Prince Harry fell in love normally without anything sordid. An affair will always be the subject of scandal and gossip. The only real problems that the Duchess of Sussex has faced were with her father, Thomas Markle, and her half-sibling, Samantha.

Therefore, she is still more accepted by the British people than Camilla, which is amazing because the Duchess of Cornwall has been married to Prince Charles since 2005. A recent poll revealed that in terms of positivity rating, Camilla is still way below Meghan with 29%. Meanwhile, the former actress has 55% approval.

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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen and members of The Royal Family at the annual Trooping the Colour, to celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour orginated from traditional preparations for battle and has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years. In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces regularly assembled to “troop" colours or flags down the rank, so they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers. In 1748, it was announced this parade would also mark the Sovereign’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies for The Queen’s birthday parade, allowing them to pay a personal tribute to Her Majesty. Today over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together on Horse Guards Parade in London in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade concludes with a 41-gun salute fired by The King’s Troop, following which The Queen leads members of The Royal Family back to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Royal Air Force flypast display. Photos credit: PA

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It is not all bad for Prince Charles’ wife, however, as the poll also said that they liked her down-to-earth ways, and Meghan is admired for her confidence and charisma. Despite the problems with the media and some hateful comments online, the Duchess of Sussex retains the favor of most people in Britain.


Almost a year after their wedding, Meghan lost a lot of popularity with followers of the royal family. However, it is very likely that the bad press will tire of the same old rumors with no substantiated evidence. And there is another reason: she has a baby on the way. Her child will be born at any moment from now.

Baby Sussex’s birth is expected to increase Meghan’s standing as the public will see her becoming a mother for the first time. They will also enjoy seeing the smile on Prince Harry’s face as he raises their child with love. Becoming a father will sooth some of the wounds in his soul as Harry was just 12 years old at the time of Diana’s death.

Meghan will earn the respect of the people that had to watch the prince go through his rebellious years because of the pain of losing his mother. Camilla is not as hated as she once was. So, the Duchess of Sussex will earn the favor of the press once again.

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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Even before her wedding, some outlets started reporting on the fact that Meghan might be a social climber. Royal biographer Andrew Morton said that Meghan left her previous husband once her acting career took off and also added that Princess Diana was Markle’s idol. In October 2018, the couple announced that they were expecting a child, but people had one criticism. 

Read more: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry's Body Language During Pregnancy Gives Experts A Lot Of Food For Thought

Stories came out stating that some of the royals were not happy with the news because the couple allegedly revealed it at Princess Eugenie’s wedding. They announced it publicly just a few days later. During their first royal tour, Meghan had several opportunities to make speeches, and some criticized her for enjoying the spotlight too much.

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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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It is definitely hard to pinpoint exactly when the media started turning against the Duchess, but even the tiniest wrong move or word can spark negative headlines. Some of the reports in the last few weeks have called her a diva and a difficult person to work for. They have also said that both Meghan and Harry threw tantrums right before their wedding and had to be scolded by the Queen, although there is no evidence to those. 

Read more: Why Meghan Markle Won't Have Custody Over Her First Child

A few months ago, speculation stated that Meghan had made Kate Middleton cry, and the Duchess of Cambridge is loved by people. She is married to Prince William, who will become King after his father. Therefore, Kate will be Queen consort, and the public admires her for it. Feuding between in-laws, though, is often loved by gossip rags.

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👀 We invite you to take a sneak peek at The Duchess of Cambridge’s #RHSChelsea ‘Back to Nature’ Garden! The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. Speaking ahead of @The_RHS garden unveiling, The Duchess of Cambridge said: “In recent years I have focussed much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.” Some features of the #ChelseaFlowerShow garden include: 1. A swing seat hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform tree house, encouraging creative play and discovery for all generations. 2. The high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. The treehouse is made from chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding. 3/4. The garden is aiming to inspire interaction with the natural environment through its multi-sensory, green and blue plant scheme. The garden will be filled with incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures. The garden forms part of Her Royal Highness’s ongoing work on early childhood development and her mission to support efforts that give every child the best possible start in life. The Duchess has committed to making early childhood development the focus of her work in the years to come, and believes that providing children with the opportunity to spend time outdoors can play an important role.

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Of course, most of those have proven not true, but the media keeps coming up with more reasons to rally against the Duchess of Sussex. Let us know why you think the press turned on Meghan. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who love learning more about the former actress. See you next time!

Source: Cheat Sheet, Harper’s Bazaar, Cheat Sheet, Town and Country Magazine, Independent, This is Insider,


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