Meghan Markle has recently expressed her "heartbreak" over not being able to see her mom, Doria, amid the ongoing medical pandemic.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear what a source close to Meghan had to say on the matter...
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 pair wed in 2018.
via: Getty ImagesMeghan became the Duchess of Sussex, making her the first mixed-race American woman to ever 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 the 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 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.
Meghan's parenting style has also been 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 in January.
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 can they really blame Meghan and Harry for making this decision?
via: Getty ImagesThe couple, especially Meghan, have received an unbelievable amount of negative press and comments over the years - which is enough to drive anyone mad.
And it turns out that Meghan struggled a lot more than we realized.
via: Getty ImagesThe couple are now spending their time between Canada and the United Kingdom, and reports from Us Weekly suggest that this has done the world of good for Meghan.
Meghan is happy to be away from the vicious reporters back in the U.K.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to the magazine’s sources, the attention got so bad that Meghan actually feared going outside because she didn’t want to do anything to attract even more negative press.
It is truly devastating to hear what Meghan went through...
via: Getty ImagesThey said she "felt trapped and claustrophobic" and suffered from panic attacks because of all the stress.
But thanks to the couple's decision, things have changed for the better.
via: Getty Images"Meghan’s thrilled to have escaped the chaos of London. She feels like a new person," the source said. "On top of not being hounded by the British press 24/7, Meghan reportedly likes that she doesn’t have to worry about following outdated royal protocol anymore."
She can now live a normal life.
via: Getty Images“Meghan can go out in yoga pants and not be criticized for not following a dress code. She feels more relaxed and loves walking around fresh-faced with barely any makeup on."
And her new lease of life means that, with Harry by her side, she can focus on the things close to her heart.
via: GettyMeghan and Harry, who have always been keen philanthropists, have revealed their plans to launch a new non-profit foundation, Archewell.
But, sadly, their latest venture has been put on hold.
via: GettyAs a result of the ongoing medical pandemic, Meghan and Harry have been forced to postpone the official launch of Archewell.
But their non-profit isn't the only thing that has been disrupted.
via: GettyThough Meghan and Harry were able to move to LA from Canada just hours before the borders were shut, their hasty move has reportedly devastated Meghan in more ways than one.
The couple are believed to be temporarily staying in a gated community in Malibu Hills with baby Archie...
via: GettyWhich is only around the corner from her mom, Doria, who lives in LA.
Doria is believed to be one of the main reasons for their move to LA...
via: GettyBut, because of the imposed lockdown regulations, Meghan has so far been unable to visit her mom, which will be difficult for any new parent.
This has reportedly left Meghan "heartbroken."
via: GettyA source close to the royal told The Sun that the Duchess is now "distraught" as she is forced to keep in touch with her mother online or via phone much as she did when she was still in England.
The whole reason behind her move seems futile now.
via: GettyThe insider said: "After all, one of the main reasons she decided to live in LA was to be near her [mom]. They’ve been WhatsApping and FaceTiming almost daily but obviously it’s not the same."
Meghan will have to wait until the lockdown regulations have been lifted to see her mom.
via: GettyHang in there, Meghan! For more on how the royal couple are coping during the pandemic, keep scrolling...