In the wake of International Women's Day this weekend, Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to a high school in London, where she mingled with students, sat in on classes, and gave a speech on gender equality.
And even while she's doing so many good things, it seems as though it has been overshadowed by the critics. Recently an MSNBC guest decided to refer to her as "trailer trash."
And you'll never believe what else she said...
Meghan Markle has revolutionized the royal family.
via: Getty ImagesSince she started dating Prince Harry back in 2016, the world has become completely obsessed with the former actress.
The couple wed in May 2018...
via: Getty ImagesMeghan became the Duchess of Sussex, making her the first mixed-race American woman to join the royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have worked tirelessly together to fulfill their royal duties...
via: Getty ImagesSince the wedding, Meghan has taken part in many royal tours and visits all around the world. And having her first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor hasn't stopped her from fulfilling her duties.
Naturally, the world fell in love with the new Duchess...
via: Getty ImagesHer beautiful looks and elegant demeanor captured hearts all around the world, and her work for feminism and women's charities has set an excellent example within the royal family.
Cracks began to show early, however...
via: Getty ImagesMeghan was quickly criticized upon her entrance into the royal family, and not all complaints were because she "wasn't royal enough." A family feud with her father, Thomas Markle, was quickly made very public and, when he didn't attend the wedding, the heat was turned onto Meghan.
Her dad reportedly hasn't met his grandson yet.
via: Good Morning BritainThomas Markle made claims back in 2018 on British television breakfast show, Good Morning Britain, that Meghan had simply "ghosted" him, saying: "I’ve still never met my son-in-law. Why couldn’t Prince Harry have got on a plane and flown to see me to ask for her hand?"
Sources claimed that Meghan has cut all ties with her dad...
via: Getty ImagesSources said that "it's a terribly sad situation but Meghan has made the very difficult decision that she doesn't have an active relationship with her father anymore." "It’s obviously heartbreaking for her but she has to protect herself, her husband and her son."
Meghan was also branded a "diva" since she became royalty.
via: Getty ImagesReports came through that Meghan was extremely high-maintenance in the palace and servers who worked for her had reportedly even quit their jobs due to her behavior. Of course, none of these reports are reliable, but they certainly made their way through newspapers around the world.
And, of course, there were reports of her supposed feuds with Kate Middleton...
via: ShutterstockIt was reported that Meghan left Kate "in tears" after a strict bridesmaid fitting for Princess Charlotte. But, despite many claims that the sisters-in-law are actually very close, tabloids in both the U.K and the U.S. like to state otherwise, saying that Kate is "fed up" of Meghan's high-maintenance attitude.
Even the Duke and Duchess' habit of flying in private jets caused a stir in the media...
via: Getty ImagesAmid current conversations about climate change, many people have noticed that the couple often use a private jet to fly from one part of England to the other, an extremely wasteful method of travel that will ultimately damage the environment. But, of course, Meghan was the one who faced most of the heat for this. The couple also recently made £2.4 million refurbishments to their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, which British taxpayers were not happy about - this was obviously all Meghan's fault too.
Meghan's parenting style was also criticized.
via: Getty ImagesShe was repeatedly mom-shamed after paparazzi snaps emerged of her "awkwardly" holding baby Archie - a struggle that any new mom can totally relate to. Shaming a new parent is completely uncalled for, and this made it very obvious that the press were desperate to stir hate.
Meghan's eventful life was something that the papers simply loved to pick apart...
via: Getty ImagesAnd it seemed that British tabloid paper, The Mail on Sunday, took things a step too far when they published an intimate and private letter that Meghan wrote to her father earlier this year.
The Duke and Duchess had no choice but to take legal action against publishers of the Daily Mail...
via: Getty ImagesThis decision came as Prince Harry made a highly personal attack on the British tabloid press over the treatment of his wife, saying that he could "no longer be a silent witness to her private suffering."
And, following on from the tabloid scandal, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a shocking announcement.
via: Getty ImagesThe royal couple announced via their joint Instagram page that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family. "After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the post read.
The couple will now split their time between North America and the UK.
This is a huge deal.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, obviously, their decision has shaken things up. "We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties."
Twitter exploded with reactions to the news, and they were certainly mixed.
It’s perfectly ok for Harry & Meghan to step back from royal duties. Clearly they’re not happy. What’s not ok is c… https://t.co/m3dwC1ifSK— common sense (@common sense)1578554305.0
Others praised the royal couple for the move.
The British press this morning have just proved why Harry & Meghan were spot on with their decision. Only a media t… https://t.co/pbH5xBWpcG— People and Politics (@People and Politics)1578564574.0
Apparently, the pair didn't tell anyone about the news, instead opting to break it through Instagram.BBC, no other senior members of the Royal Family were consulted - including the Queen - and Buckingham Palace is "disappointed." The report also claims that senior royals are said to be "hurt" by the controversial announcement.
But it seems that the Queen may have had a bigger part to play in the controversial decision.
via: Getty ImagesIt's safe to say the pair haven't been thrilled with their royal roles, especially given the negative press they constantly receive. But it seems there were 2 key moments that triggered their decision - and they are thanks to the Queen.
According to The Times, Meghan and Harry reportedly felt "excluded" from the family.said: "The Times understands that the Sussexes were upset at the release of the 'line of succession' photograph and saw it as a signal that they were being excluded from royal life." The snap saw the Queen smiling alongside her heirs Prince George, Prince William, and Prince Charles.
The second reason? The Queen's anticipated 2019 Christmas message.
via: Getty ImagesMany people were quick to point out that there were no photos of Meghan, Harry, or baby Archie on display on the desk. "They will have taken the same message from the fact that there were no images among the framed photographs on the Queen's desk when she delivered her Christmas Day message," the report added. "Their decision to 'step back' from royal duties was, in part, triggered by those signals."
The death of Princess Diana is important too.
It's easy to dismiss the fuss around the departure of Harry and Meghan as just the latest chapter in the royal soap… https://t.co/n13P5QvPzU— Billy Bragg (@Billy Bragg)1578741179.0
But what's next for Meghan?
via: GettyWhat exactly does a real-life princess do when she leaves the royal family?
She goes out and does her own thing.And first things first... Sign a deal with Disney.
The Duchess has signed a voice-over contract with Disney.
She's raising funds for a wildlife charity.
However, some people disagree...
via: TwitterA guest on decided to share her disgustingly honest views about the former royal on MSNBC Live. British reporter, Victoria Mather, first called out Meghan for being "disrespectful" to the royal family and the way it is run.
This is what she said:
via: Twitter"I think what has really, really upset the British public is that Meghan Markle, who many people consider as only, you know, five clicks up from trailer trash, has actually tried to disrespect the queen. And the queen is the most respected person, most respected woman, in the world."
Speaking horribly on behalf of all the British people was a mistake, Mather.
via: TwitterOn the show, she was referred to as a "royals watcher", however, she currently works for the news platform Air Mail, as a writer.
And what makes it worse was that she didn't even try to correct them.
via: TwitterEven on her social media platforms, she identifies herself as a travel editor for Vanity Fair, which was her former job title. She has not been employed there since 2008. Yikes.
She once wrote a piece about the royals for Air Mail.And in that article, she also referred to Meghan as "trailer trash" while also calling her the "Duchess of Excess."
Her words described Meghan in a disgusting manner:
@JulesVincent13 @_MrsWanted @DrJasonJohnson @ElieNYC I'm glad Lindsey cut her off but the fact that another racist,… https://t.co/OchMgx674I— ʍǟɢռɛȶօ աǟֆ ʀɨɢɦȶ🦇🧚♂️🌪 (@ʍǟɢռɛȶօ աǟֆ ʀɨɢɦȶ🦇🧚♂️🌪)1583586502.0
And on the show, she backed up that argument.
via: TwitterShe claimed the main reason why Meghan felt threatened and wanted to leave the family was because she knew she would always be "second-best" to Kate.
She said this:
via: Twitter"Don't forget Prince Harry is — you know, has always been the spare to the heir. So I don't think Meghan Markle wanted to spend the rest of her life looking at Kate Middleton's back as she sat in the second row to the future queen. I don't think she wanted — she didn't want to be second best. And I don't think she got that that was what — that is what the fusty-dusty protocol of the royal family consists of. It is a matter of precedence."
She also decided to fuel another tabloid rumor:
@JulesVincent13 @DrJasonJohnson @ElieNYC What is respectable aboutt the queen? She was born into a fortune of mone… https://t.co/GMRMQxWF9i— Inaugurate amd Vaccinate Against GOP 🌊 😷 🇺🇸🍩 (@Inaugurate amd Vaccinate Against GOP 🌊 😷 🇺🇸🍩)1583591122.0
The news anchor Lindsey Reiser ended the interview after Mather's words.
via: Getty ImagesReiser also said that the news network does not confirm anything to do with the knife-gifting...
And since the "trailer trash" comment went viral, people have spoken out.
@NolaMarianna That’s 🇬🇧 for you. Not ashamed to be racist. And she will deny being racist. It is sickening. And the… https://t.co/8MbN3kmWcH— SueJon (@SueJon)1583595311.0
Others have said this:
@NolaMarianna These women must be desperate. What's a travel editor doing talking about #MeghanMarkle— Stick_an_Stones (@Stick_an_Stones)1583593758.0
People are now calling for the writer to be fired from her job.
via: Getty ImagesTo be honest, Meghan and Harry will continue thriving regardless of opinions such as this one, though, in my humble opinion, she deserves to lose her job. How tactless.