Meghan’s feud with royals, naivety pre-marriage ‘mainly Harry’s fault’, says expert: ‘He’s not the sharpest guy’
Royal biographer Robert Jobson has claimed that Meghan Markle's feud with the royals is Prince Harry's doing. Jobson claimed that the Duke of Sussex didn't prepare her properly for her future life as a royal after the couple gave a joint interview to Oprah Winfrey that aired on March 7, 2021.
The Duchess of Sussex had claimed she knew nothing about the family she was marrying into before her nuptials. “I went into it naively because I didn't grow up knowing much about the royal family. I didn't fully understand what the job was," she told Winfrey during the interview.
Meghan also confessed that she didn't do any research about what her life would be once she was a royal. "I didn’t do any research about what that would mean," she said. "I didn’t feel any need to, because everything I needed to know he was sharing with me. Everything we thought I needed to know, he was telling me," she further told the media mogul.
In the interview, Meghan also claimed she didn't know curtsying to the Queen was expected of her until her first meeting with the monarch. She told Winfrey about telling Harry that she believed curtsying was just a part of the fanfare and that she didn't think that's what happened inside. "I go, ‘But it’s your grandmother’. He goes, ‘It’s the Queen!’" she said during the interview.
Robert Jobson, the author of 'Prince Philip's Century' has now gone on record to say he believes Meghan's lack of knowledge is mostly her husband's fault. In an interview with Page Six, Jobson said, "It's a combination of Harry and Meghan's fault, mainly Harry for not explaining it to her properly. He’s not the sharpest guy, but maybe he didn’t want to explain it. It’s hard work being a member of the Royal Family."
He further emphasized the hardships acting royals face, saying, “People think it’s not but it is. It’s not glamorous and maybe she didn’t fancy that after at all.” Claiming that some part of the blame in this whole Meghan against the royals fiasco lies on the Duchess of Sussex herself, he added, “It’s up to you to do your own homework if you want to marry into a prestigious family."
Jobson also attacked the Sussexes for signing big-budget media deals after their move to California. Since stepping down from their position as royals, the couple has signed two massive deals - one with Netflix rumored to be worth $138,165,000 and another with Spotify worth $41,449,500. Jobson believes that these moves were in their own best interest and noted that the point of the royal family is never selfish and always centered on “service and helping others. It’s not to do with helping yourself."
Jobson said, “I’m afraid that’s what’s happened here. I blame Harry really because he knew the story but he wanted his cake and to eat it and you can’t do that. The British people fund the Royal Family, it’s our Royal Family, we expect them to show respect. Without the British people, the Royal Family doesn’t exist.”