The Royal Family is reportedly furious with Meghan Markle for speaking out about her experiences while working for them.
Meghan Markle, like many other former employees who have been wronged by an institution, is speaking out about what led her to leave the loftiest of jobs: life as a working princess in the United Kingdom. The royal family, like many other former employers, is upset about her public disclosures, according to an Entertainment Tonight source.
According to the source, Meghan’s comments to The Cut and on her Archetypes podcast, in which she discussed how she had to continue doing events even after her son Archie’s nursery caught fire during her and Prince Harry’s South Africa tour, represent a “loss of trust” from the royal family. The Firm, as the institution is known in the United Kingdom, has long maintained a “never complain, never explain” policy.
The “royal family is disappointed by Meghan Markle’s latest comments in The Cut magazine and on her podcast,” according to the source. They are concerned that, despite stepping away from the royal family and claiming a need for privacy, she continues to publicise family matters.”
Meghan’s comments, particularly to The Cut, where she spoke more about why she left, including the fact that she didn’t sign anything legally barring her from discussing her experience as a duchess, include her revealing she didn’t sign anything legally barring her from discussing her experience as a duchess. “I can talk about my entire experience and choose not to,” she said, adding that she hasn’t done so yet because she’s “still healing.” (Despite stepping down from her working senior royal family role in 2020, Meghan is still written about and scrutinised nearly daily by British tabloids—just look at The Daily Mail’s or The Express’s Meghan Markle subject pages to see their prolific coverage and negative headlines. The royal family has never said anything publicly about the press’s treatment of Meghan since she married into the family, even though it has privately decimated her mental health.)
Meghan concluded her interview with The Cut by saying there is room for forgiveness between her and the royals—and that she has done them a favour by not saying anything else. “I believe that forgiveness is extremely important. It takes a lot more energy to refuse to forgive,” she explained. “However, forgiving takes a lot of effort.” I’ve made a concerted effort, especially since I know I can say anything.”