Last we saw, it appeared as though Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth were getting along pretty swimmingly.
Reports often lead us to believe otherwise, but the British royal family is known for doing their best at keeping any drama at bay while out and about in public. They fully know that they have a certain reputation to uphold and will go to great lengths to keep it that way.
As it turns out, there have been some things that have slipped in recent weeks making us believe that Meghan has been continually rustling some feathers in the family. One person - the last person - you’d want to do that to is Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth runs her family like clockwork. She’s been holding her position for long enough to know how to keep things in perfect “royal” order. If she needs to reprimand any members, she sure doesn’t refrain from doing so.
Recently, news broke that the Queen was getting so fed up with Meghan’s need for “celebrity-like” attention that she made a big move - one that no one ever saw coming.
The Queen often lets royal members borrow some of the family’s most treasured jewels for particular occasions. After talking with some of her trusted advisors, she’s made the choice to revoke Meghan’s usage of these items, a privilege one wouldn’t ever want to lose.
“It is at the discretion of the Queen and trusted advisers which items in the Royal Collection she chooses to loan out and to whom. Aspects of Meghan’s behavior, including before the Royal Wedding, caused resentment with forces within Buckingham Palace,” a statement reads.
It continues, “To be perfectly honest, the Queen herself was not impressed with some of Meghan’s demands, especially as a new member of the family. As a result, Buckingham Palace has decided that not all items from the Queen’s Royal Collection will be opened up to Meghan.”
“The Queen likes Meghan personally, but this is about the hierarchy. She is showing that maintaining the correct order and precedence within the family is important. Even if Meghan is the most popular woman in the world, she is of a lower rank than Kate.”
“Obviously, Kate as the next Princess of Wales and a senior member of the family does have them made available to her. That’s not to say items won’t be loaned to Meghan in the future if situations change.”
What do you think about this? Did you see this one coming?