While tabloids all over the world keep on harping about the alleged feud brewing between the 'Fab Four' of the British Royal family, which also included publishing some extremely colorful but unflattering articles about Meghan Markle causing trouble in the family, it is now being said that all of this is taking a toll on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relationship.
Last weekend, it was reported that Prince Harry accused Prince William of "trying to wreck" his relationship with Meghan before they got married. But the story, which was largely based on "sources" with their own agendas, are starting to have a really negative effect on Meghan and Harry's relationship.
“It has put pressure on her relationship with Harry. He’s very frustrated with how little can be done,” a palace source explained the result of the recent stories in the British press. “Keeping her away from the negativity and harm has been hard for him. It’s been his purpose in their relationship to keep her away from the negativity.”
Meghan, who is pregnant with her and Harry’s first child, is said to purposely avoid reading the stories. According to Katie Nicholl earlier this month, “she [Markle] feels to a degree the British press is out to get her and while she’s aware of the news and what’s going on, she tries her best not to read all the stories about her."
The Duchess of Sussex, who is well aware of the intense scrutiny she faces at the hands of the British Press, said in an interview last year that she dealt with the nasty stories written about her by ignoring them. “I don’t read any press," she said. "I haven’t even read press for Suits. The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise.”
Last month, there were reports circulating that claimed that the pregnant Duchess was feuding with her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Allegedly, the Duchess of Cambridge sternly told Markle it was 'unacceptable' to target her aides. The incident happened before Prince Harry's and Meghan's royal wedding in Windsor. Kate said, "They're my staff and I speak to them." A source revealed, "It's a tricky situation but it was a one-off and they are determined to maintain a positive relationship even though they are obviously very different in their approach."
The fight rumors got even more attention when it was reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private secretary, Samantha Cohen, was leaving her job. She further "has let it be known that she intends to leave after Meghan's baby is born next spring." Cohen will start helping the couple find a suitable replacement for her from the beginning of the new year, and sources say she left because Meghan is a "difficult" boss to work for.
An insider claimed that Meghan typically starts her day at 5 am and messages staffers with ideas and requests about six or seven times a day. "Meghan needs someone with reserves of energy and patience to help her define her future role," the source said. As usual, Kensington Palace had no immediate comments on Cohen's exit news, just like they have refrained from commenting on most of the negative reports about the duchess.