Meghan Markle very unpopular in Harry's inner circle as they feel she is 'running the show', claims royal biographer
A royal biographer has claimed that Meghan Markle is not really popular in her husband Prince Harry's inner circle of friends as they fear the Duchess has "overtaken" their beloved friend.
British writer Angela Levin, who has previously written biographies on the 34-year-old, made the claims in CBS News royal special 'Meghan and Harry Plus One' that was hosted by Gayle King.
While insisting that the circles surrounding the royal family may feel threatened by the former 'Suits' actress, who is known for her staunch social and feminist views, Angela argued that a lot of people feel she isn't playing Harry's subordinate.
She said: "I think she's not popular in a lot of circles often because they adore Harry and they seem to think that she's running the show."
The Duchess of Sussex's makeup artist friend Daniel Martin, who was also interviewed by the 64-year-old TV presenter for the CBS special, praised King for giving him the courage to defend Meghan.
The Duchess' close friend took to Instagram after being the interview and posted a picture of him and King, and wrote: "If it wasn’t for @gayleking I wouldn’t have had the courage to speak my truth about our dear friend. I was hesitant to share this experience publicly today because I too have received so much negativity, trolling and threats for speaking out and sticking up for her. The passion and love the world has for them is immeasurable."
He added, "But at the same time, let’s not forget they’re just as human as the rest of us. I can’t control what’s been said and twisted in the press, but I’m grateful she gave me this opportunity to try and change the perception."
In the sweet interview, friends revealed that the Duchess will be a "low-maintenance and hands-on" mother who will make her own baby food and parent as if she never married into the royal family.
Daniel said: "I feel like Meghan and Harry are really going to keep this kid real." He teared up a bit while explaining, "I'm sure the baby's going to be raised, like, definitely clean and green. You hear these stories and there's no truth to them. I know her so well, and I know she doesn't deserve all this negative press."
Daniel was full of similar praise for Prince Harry and shared a sweet anecdote about the new dad from behind-the-scenes at the royal wedding. "He's so good with kids. Even when they were doing the family portrait after the wedding with everybody, he was on the floor, just playing with the kids,' the beauty pro recalled. 'And that's when I knew, I was like, he's going to be the coolest dad."
In the show which aired on Friday, May 17, in the US, King also turned to a slew of royal and cultural experts who discussed the Duchess of Sussex's role in the British monarchy, and how she and Harry are helping to bring modernity and diversity to the royal family.
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