Any time a new person is permanently brought into a family, the dynamics inevitably shift. While it may not always be significant, there is always an alteration to ensure that the newest joining member of the family feels welcomed and feels as though they belong.
When Meghan Markle officially became part of the world’s most famous royal family, she knew she had a hefty undertaking before her. Her new life was a far cry from what she had been accustomed to and there were many rules, regulations, and protocols in place that she was expected to follow.
In spite of it all, she’s faced it with a bold, courageous spirit, never once letting the onslaught of online chatter deter her from her newfound happiness. Many were led to assume that many family members turned their nose down on her and did not welcome her with open arms since she was American and didn’t come from royal blood.
Thankfully, just as often as gossip emerges, so does the truth and it’s often far better than anyone could have anticipated. Recently, it was said that Queen Elizabeth herself spoke some very kind words about Duchess Meghan, showing her true character even further.
It’s no secret that Meghan not only faced a great deal of criticism from the media when she married Prince Harry, but a great deal came from her very own flesh and blood - her father and half-siblings. They all took turns attacking her character and doing anything they could to ride her coattails and earn their quick second of fame in the spotlight.
Once you’re part of the royal family, though, the Queen doesn’t take matters such as this very lightly. She carefully watched how Meghan dealt with the hatred and, in time, broke her silence on the matter.
One source stated: “The Queen is very fond of Meghan, as is Charles, and they both believe she has dealt with the situation in a dignified manner. The whole family is sympathetic on how much she has had to deal with.”
“Meghan’s overriding view is that there is no place for her father or his extended family in her life right now. She has a strong family unit around her in Harry, with their adorable newborn son.”
They continued: “It’s hard for Meghan in London because the press is so vicious to her there. This is her life. But her mentality is like, ‘Well, if this is what it’s going to be like, I’m going to do what I want to do. I won’t play by these rules.”
While she likely will never fully escape the rumors and criticism, especially with the help of the internet circulating things continually, it is inspiring to see her continue to hold her head high and handle matters in a dignified way.