Meghan Markle compared to Amber Heard for ‘manipulating’ Prince Harry: ‘She’s a scheming, victim-card player’

Two years after her wedding to Harry, Meghan gave birth to Archie. Heard, on the other hand, filed for divorce after being married to Depp for a few months

                            Meghan Markle compared to Amber Heard for ‘manipulating’ Prince Harry: ‘She’s a scheming, victim-card player’
(R) Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, (L) Amber Heard and Johnny Depp (Getty Images)

One claimed that her ex-husband abused her physically for years until recently leaked audiotapes indicated she was the perpetrator. The other changed the history of the British monarchy by stepping down along with her husband as "senior members" of the royal family just 19 months after her marriage. 

Many people feel Amber Heard and Meghan Markle are similar in many ways. Both of them were slammed as trying to control the men in their lives. 

"We all know it’s Meghan Markle making Harry talk about Diana for money. She wants the world to see her as a warm, compassionate humanitarian like Diana but she is a scheming, mean spirited, victim card player like Amber Heard," one wrote, while another commented, "I think Meghan Markle will do an 'Amber Heard' (Maybe not in terms of alleged[?] violence). She'll eventually split up with Harry then become a lesbian."

Yet a third said: "Meghan Markle wants the world to think she's Diana 2.0 but she’s Amber Heard 2.0 I am convinced she deceived and manipulated Harry then isolated him and is mentally tormenting him at the very least. You can see he is broken."

Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala presented by Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler at 3LABS on January 9, 2016, in Culver City, California. (Getty Images)

While their lives have been drastically different, it cannot be denied that both of them were thrust into the limelight after they became associated with high-profile men.

On one hand, Meghan began getting featured on the cover of British as well as American tabloids on a daily basis after she announced her engagement to Prince Harry back in 2017. What followed was a globally televised wedding ceremony the next year, an array of public appearances, followed by the birth of her son, Archie, two years after their marriage.

However, what really catapulted people's interest in Meghan was when she and Hary went on a 10-day tour to Africa last year in September, during which Meghan opened up about the struggles to maintain a brave face when her and her husband's every move was subjected to extreme scrutiny. Four months later, the couple announced that they will be quitting the royal family. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Following Megxit, Royal biographer Penny Junor, the author of 'Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son' said: “I am very concerned for him. The Harry we’ve seen in the last year or so is not the Harry that I wrote about several years ago. So much of what he has done in recent months is out of character. He has isolated himself from friends and family... My fear for him is that he won’t be happy so far away from family and friends and everything he’s known his whole life.”

Heard, on the other hand, filed for divorce on May 23, 2016, after being married to Depp for just a few months. At the same time, she obtained a temporary restraining order against him, stating in her court declaration that he had been verbally and physically abusive throughout their relationship. As a result, while her career flourished over the recent years - with her being cast in a DC movie and signing lucrative deals with multiple well-known brands - Depp was fired from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise. 

Only recently did an array of leaked audiotapes, obtained by Daily Mail, indicate she was abusive to Depp during their relationship. 

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