The last year has been a complete whirlwind for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Ever since Meghan joined the royal family, she has been the victim of the vicious media and the couple has been driven to resign from senior royal duties.
It has been a chaotic few months, and now footage has emerged of a painful encounter between the royal couple and Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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Since she started dating Prince Harry back in 2016, the world has become completely obsessed with the former actress.
Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex, making her the first mixed-race American woman to join the royal family.
Since 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.
Her 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.
Meghan 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.
Sources 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.”
Reports 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.
It 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.
Amid 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.
She 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…
And 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.
This 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.”
The 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.
“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.
“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”
This is a huge deal.
And, obviously, their decision certainly shook 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.”
Some were outraged, claiming that Meghan and Harry shouldn’t be able to rely on the taxpayer while they becoming finically independent.
The reactions have been strong, to say the least.
According to the 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.
It’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.
The newspaper 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.
Many 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.”
TMZ added that the death of Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, is incredibly important in the decision made too.
Is that at the end of the day, Harry and Meghan are still family.
The Royal Family is his own flesh and blood, and they should be respecting his decision to put his wife and son first.
And recent footage has emerged that has certainly left fans of the Royals feeling a little bit stunned.
The service was held in Westminster Abbey and, of course, Prince William and Kate Middleton were in attendance.
And we must say, that is an awfully long time for the once close brothers to be apart.
Many fans noticed how frosty the exchange came across between the couples.
But she seems to get absolutely nothing back.
And this certainly didn’t go unnoticed.
And how Diana would have hated this feud.
Especially with Harry and Meghan blatantly making an effort to greet their family.
Harry will be gradually phased out of the royal family.
And that is completely non-existent.
Because at the end of the day, this is Harry’s family and he is being pushed out completely – just because he wants to protect his wife… as any man would!
And we hope and pray that Harry and Meghan will find their deserved place amongst the family very soon.