She’s come up against rift rumours, trolling on Instagram and public humiliation from her extended family since she joined the royal family and now one TV star thinks the treatment of Meghan Markle is history repeating itself.
TV presenter, Richard Madeley, appeared on Good Morning Britain yesterday, where he compared the intense scrutiny of Meghan Markle’s every move to how Princess Diana was treated when she married Prince Charles back in 1981.
“Isn't it extraordinary how the honeymoon with the public that Harry and Meghan had has faded so quickly. Pretty much in a year, it's gone,” the 63-year-old said.
“Personally, I feel a bit sorry for Meghan, I think she's stepped into a snake pit. Diana stepped into a snake pit.”
Richard went on to say that it’s a ‘rough old world in the royal family’ and Meghan will no doubt have to learn how to deal with it.
Indeed, Meghan has faced unprecedented trolling since she began dating Prince Harry.
In November 2016, just one year before Prince Harry popped the question to the then Suits actress, the now Duke of Sussex released a statement calling out the ‘outright sexism and racism of social media trolls’.
“Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm.
“He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game - it is her life and his,” the statement read.
It seems the Duchess of Sussex is feeling the strain of public life since marrying into the Windsor clan, as she was overheard telling singer Pharrell Williams at the Lion King premiere in London in July that “they don’t make it easy”.
Pharrell shook hands with the former Suits star and her husband as they met with the cast of the Disney remake on Sunday night.
"So happy for your union. Love is amazing. It's wonderful,” Pharrell said to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
"Don't ever take that for granted but what it means in today's climate, I just wanted to tell you it's so significant for so many of us. Seriously. We cheer you guys on."
Meghan looked humbled by Pharrell’s words and replied by saying: "Thank you, they don't make it easy."
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