Meghan Markle 'showing off' with personalized royal cipher despite quitting royal duties 3 years ago
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: A royal expert has criticized Meghan Markle's selection of personalized stationery after it was disclosed in an Instagram picture. The Duchess has defied protocol and uses her own unofficial monogram on her letterheads, including a little crown with an initial M below it, as evidenced by a handwritten note that was shared by one of Markle's followers.
In response to her contribution to Meghan Markle's podcast 'Archetypes', author Allison Yarrow of New York shared a thank you note from the Duchess of Sussex on Instagram on Thursday, November 10. People were more focused on Markle's gold monogram, which she used instead of her initial on her business correspondence almost three years after leaving the royal family. It appears the Duchess continues to use her royal cipher for her private communications, despite the ex-royal couple switching to Archewell stationery for their joint correspondence.
Angela Levin, a royal biographer, quickly mocked the revelation and commented on Markle's freewheeling ways. She told The Sun, "People think more highly of her if she has got the title - and of course if she has got the crown there, 'wow that is absolutely amazing.'" She continued, "It is just to show off really. She wants to do exactly what she wants. She won't confirm with what she and Harry agreed when she left in 2020. She changes - she's not supposed to use it any more. What is the Palace going to do about that? Absolutely nothing. She is pushing it as far as she can in every way she can."
Levin added that, because the Duchess is "working around the world," therefore "it is a fantastic little helper politically because everyone will think- Oh my goodness she is amazing - that is what she thinks people will think." She claimed Markle added the crown "because it gives her prestige" and she is "showing off."
In the latest episode of 'Archetypes', Markle appeared to hit back at her "Duchess Difficult" label, and slammed it as a "codeword for b*tch." The episode, titled 'To ‘B’ or not to ‘B’?' centers around the swear word b*tch, used to slam women. She said that words like "difficult" and "b*tch" were used to "gaslight" strong women. "What these people are implying when they use that very charged word, is that this woman, 'Oh, she's difficult'. Which is really just a euphemism or is probably not even a euphemism. It's really a codeword for the B-word," she said.