Ever since the departure of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from the UK to start their new life in North America (after stepping back as senior members of the royal family) many have said they felt that Meghan never really seemed to fit in with the royal family and their traditions.
A new article in The New Yorker now corroborates exactly that. In the article, writer Rebecca Mead spoke to royal expert Camilla Tominey from the Daily Telegraph, who revealed how Meghan clashed with aides and staff alike, since her "self-confidence, and feminist habits of assertion" did not sit well with them at all.
Royal expert Camilla Tominey: "A clash of cultures"
It becomes clear that while many saw Meghan as a breath of fresh air when she first arrived, those working for the royal family for a long time rather saw her as a threat. Tominey said: "I've put it down to a clash of cultures, in the sense that she had come from the celebrity world, which is very fast-paced and quite demanding. The royal world is very different—it’s much slower-paced, and hugely hierarchical."
Did actress Meghan Markle, who became famous for playing "Rachel Zane" in the TV drama Suits, really not comprehend what she was getting into?
Camilla Tominey: "It's a bit like Downton Abbey..."
"It’s a bit like Downton Abbey," Tominey continues. "There's a hierarchy of staff who have been at Buckingham Palace for years and years, to serve Queen and country. And, therefore, for Harry and Meghan to be making demands, there was a bit of below-stairs chatter, particularly with the Duchess, that was 'Well, hang on a minute, who do you think you are?'".
By now, Meghan, Harry and Archie are settling into their new life in California. What will the future bring for the three of them? What we know for sure is that it's a very different world in Hollywood...
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