Meghan Markle Thought She Would Have Instant Fame Following Bombshell Oprah interview
In March 2021, Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview that was an instant hit across the globe. For weeks, and even months, after the interview, it made global headlines.
The shocking claims the couple made during the interview, which they haven’t bothered to back up a year later, sent thousands spiraling. As always, the Queen followed her famous “never complain, never explain” policy, and announced that the complaints will be resolved within the family.
Meghan Markle Wanted the Fame Without the Work, Royal Expert Claims
According to Ex Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown, Meghan Markle didn’t realize that Princess Diana had to “work like a dog” for more than a decade in order to gain the “global humanitarian superstar” status.
Chatting with ITV’s Lorraine to discuss her new biography about the Royal Family, “The Palace Papers”, Tina said: “I think that was her fundamental sense of misunderstanding of what was going to happen when she joined the Royal Family – she saw the palaces and Diana as this global humanitarian super star, but forgot that for 16 or 17 years Diana worked like a dog within the Royal Family doing a great deal of very humdrum assignments.”
She explained that Meghan thought she could get it by trying to get the world to believe that she was misused by the Royal Family, even when she was willing and eager to do anything to please the Queen.
However, that didn’t happen. “In the ranking system of the entertainment world, star power — wattage — equals leverage … Alas, she seemed oblivious to the one critical factor that would determine the outcome of her plans for the future: primogeniture,” Tina Brown added.
Meghan was also accused of trying to step on other royals in order to outshine them. Her husband, who was born third in line to the throne, is now at the sixth spot, after his elder brother married and welcomed three children of his own.
Harry’s role in the monarchy will only keep dwindling as the Cambridge children come of age.
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