Meghan Markle is becoming 'increasingly frustrated' as her ideas for change are being repeatedly rejected by the royal family
The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex is reportedly facing resistance from royal aides who 'might not be used to the 'say-it-as-you-see-it' American mentality'
Meghan Markle is apparently finding it difficult to adjust to the royal lifestyle because her ideas for change are being rejected repeatedly. We reported previously that the Duchess of Sussex was at the receiving end of bad publicity so often because she was trying to modernize the monarchy and trying to change too many things too quickly, with one expert claiming the 37-year-old former actress was seen as someone who was "breaking the rules."
Now, numerous sources are reporting that Meghan is becoming "increasingly frustrated" at being told "no" for many of her ideas to change the ways of the royal family. People quoted a palace insider who suggested the friction may be because veteran royal aides "might not be used to the 'say-it-as-you-see-it' American mentality."
Meghan is the first American to marry into the royal family since Wallis Simpson's controversial marriage to Edward VIII which resulted in a constitutional crisis that led to his abdication. And the negative news around her is giving no indications of dying down any time soon, with the actress' stubbornness seemingly exacerbating her current situation.
"The palace is a magical place, and it is also a place where all you hear is 'no, no, no,'" a source told People. "The most difficult job in the royal family is to work with Meghan’s ambitions and make them realizable. She will get frustrated if she is told 'you can’t do this or can’t do that.'"
But she has not shied away from keeping herself busy since her marriage to Prince Harry this past May saw her officially become the newest member of the House of Windsor. According to the Daily Mail, the Duchess is "determined to do things her way" and is "less of a breath of fresh air and more of a whirlwind."
The Queen was seemingly surprised that Meghan, a divorcee, had worn such a white dress for her wedding. She has also defied royal tradition several times already, often sporting clothes from non-British designers and taking a liking to black, a color reserved for mourning. A source from one of the fashion teams which visited Kensington Palace telling the tabloid, "Meghan is being told she needs to start dressing less like a Hollywood star and more like a Royal."
She also reportedly begins her day at 5 am in the morning and discusses ideas with staff, messaging them up to seven times a day with requests. The Mail speculates that her demanding nature may have been the reason several aides have moved on from their roles.
Senior communications secretary Katrina McKeever left her post in the Kensington Palace press officer in September; Edward Lane Fox, Prince Harry's right-hand man for the past five years, departed in April, much earlier than everyone expected; and more recently, two of Meghan's aides resigned from their roles, with rumors suggesting it was because the Duchess was "difficult."
Her reputation has taken a further hit because of rumors that she's feuding with the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who is the future queen and is perceived to have a "quiet nature" by the public. The row — which the palace has vehemently denied — followed rumors that Kate was "left in tears" during a "stressful" fitting for Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid dress.
The rift was also touted as the season Meghan and Harry are moving out of the Kensington Palace cottage to a new residence in Frogmore Cottage, which is 25 miles away, with rumors that the pair did not want their firstborn to "grow up in a goldfish bowl" not received well either.