Meghan Markle: Too American to Get Along With the Royals?
As you’ve probably heard by now, Meghan Markle is reportedly feuding with Kate Middleton.
Some say the situation has gotten so dire that it’s begun to tear at the fabric of Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship.
Reports of animosity between Kate and Meghan surface every few months, but this time, the rumor has lingered due to a series of events that seemed to lend credence to the theory that Meg’s not making many friends across the pond.
First, in a rare move, Kensington Palace issued a statement on Kate and Meghan’s feud.
Then came the royal housecleaning.
In the span of a week, two members of Meghan’s staff left their posts in seemingly abrupt fashion.
Assistant Melissa Toubati quit amidst reports that Meg had “terrorized” her and berated her in front of her co-workers.
(Toubati has yet to address these rumors publicly.)
Shortly thereafter, Meghan and Harry’s interim secretary Samantha Cohen announced that she would be stepping down after the birth of the Duchess’ baby.
Of course, the keyword there is “interim.”
As royal insiders have been pointing out, Cohen was never supposed to be a permanent fixture on Meghan and Harry’s staff.
“She’s not leaving because of any drama with Meghan,” one insider tells Us Weekly.
“She agreed to stay for six months to help post-wedding and because Meghan and Harry were hoping a baby would come soon after that and knew they needed extra help.
“Samantha has a lot of respect for Harry and Meghan and enjoyed working for them. But her time is now up.”
Okay. So this is the rare tabloid report that actually downplays the drama.
The same piece featured insights from royal expert Omid Scobie who says he can’t fully deny the reports of Meghan’s unpopularity among royals and staffers, but he believes they’ve been greatly exaggerated:
“I’m sure there are people in other royal households who don’t agree with some things that she does or with her delivery, and that is solely based on cultural differences,” Scobie says.
“Americans are direct when it comes to business, and Brits are reserved,” he adds.
“So, of course, some things can be misread at times. But I have yet to come across someone in the Kensington Palace household who has a bad word to say about Meghan.”
Is that it? Is Meghan simply too American for royal life?
Is it because of her pesky Americanness that she’s held to such a higher standard of behavior?
We can’t imagine the British tabloid press losing its mind if Kate wore black nail polish.
And it’s tough to picture The Sun teeing off on the Duchess of Cambridge form an improper curtsy.
Sigh. Gather up your muskets, folks. We may have to fight another Revolutionary War.
We knew this ludicrous stockpiling of civilian weapons would come in handy eventually!