An employee of Kensington Palace recalled the reaction of Prince Harry’s wife to royal life in Tom Quinn’s new book “Gilded Youth An Intimate History of Growing Up in the Royal Family”. Strict rules in the royal family outraged the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle was angry that she was a ‘second-rate princess’ after Kate Middleton, The Mirror reports.
As soon as the former American actress crossed the threshold of Buckingham Palace, the competition immediately broke out between the two bright representatives of the British monarchy.
Kate is the wife of Prince William, who is the first in line to the throne, she is destined for the role of Queen Consort. Meghan is the wife of Prince Harry, who is on the inheritance list only after his older brother and his three children.
“Meghan Markle struggled to adjust to royal life when she married Harry in 2018. The Duchess of Sussex was dazzled by the worldwide fame that her marriage to the prince brought her,” Quinn said.
However, the reverse side of the coin followed the first moments of triumph. Meghan was angry that she was constantly being compared to Kate.
“Meghan hated restrictions and rules. She hated being a “second—rate princess”-second only to Kate Middleton, I mean. What angered Markle the most was the fact that she had to do what she was told and go where she was told”.
The Duchess of Sussex felt that some of her in-laws treated her “slightly condescendingly” due to the fact that she was not of royal blood, despite the fact that Middleton was treated in the same way. However, according to the author, the Princess of Wales “does not have Meghan’s messianic tendencies” and was able to cope with the royal establishment better than the former American actress.
“It should be remembered that Meghan’s ambitions have no limits. But it remains true that she is a wonderful person, as long as no one contradicts her. For such a weak, insecure boy like Harry, she is perfect, because her absolute confidence makes him feel safe,” the New York Post quotes excerpts from the new book.
A palace employee described Meghan as “a very sweet, smiling, super-positive person.” But she struggled with the fact that she could no longer control her own life after joining the Royal Family. It was difficult for the Duchess of Sussex to become a part of the long-running institution where she had no influence.
Meghan was reportedly stunned when she was given the keys to Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace, as she thought she would be living at Windsor Castle.
The employee added: “I don’t think there was much difference throughout history between what someone expected when they became a member of the Royal Family and what they discovered as it actually was. She was very disappointed…”.