Meghan Markle and Prince Harry nicknamed ‘Monica and Chandler’ by royal staff because of her 'controlling nature'
The Duchess of Sussex has been linked to a famous female television character due to her controlling reputation inside the Palace walls
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a new nickname given to them by the royal staff, it has been revealed. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have earned each other the nickname of 'Monica and Chandler', inspired from the popular American sitcom 'Friends', by members of the royal staff.
Meghan, due to her controlling reputation, has been nicknamed 'Monica', the 'Friends' character that was played by Courteney Cox, who is famed for being OCD-level clean and bossy. Meghan has been dubbed by the palace staff as being a 'domineering persona', while Prince Harry has earned the name owing to his likable, but submissive attitude.
The news of the couple's new nicknames comes amid a raft of rumors about Meghan’s behavior and relationship with other members of the Royal Family. There has been increasing concern over the Duchess of Sussex conducting royal affairs on her own and under the radar. The 37-year-old recently attended and interacted with Michelle Obama during her book tour in London, met with academics and made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards.
Apart from that, both Harry and Meghan have been plagued with rumors of a rift between them and Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. However, amid the ongoing rumors of a rift between the two royal couples, Meghan and Harry will be with the Queen at Sandringham on Christmas.
The 'Fab Four' will indeed be spending the holidays together, as Palace sources have said, "Kensington Palace today confirmed the couples would be spending the day at the royal estate but could not confirm where they would spend the remainder of the festive period."
It was previously reported that Meghan's "diva-like" attitude with the Kensington Palace staff was what caused a rift between her and sister-in-law Kate Middleton. However, it wasn't just Meghan who was facing staff troubles soon after joining the British Royal Family, as her sister-in-law Kate, too lost some members of her staff just after marrying Prince William.
In the documentary 'William and Kate: The Journey', royal expert Ashley Pearson shared that Kate's head housekeeper and gardener both quit their positions following Kate's addition to the royal household. Ashley added that Kate's approach to her royal life did not sit well with her staff given she did a lot for herself. "Kate had broken precedent in the sense that she does more for herself than anyone else in her position has ever done before. In fact, not long ago, Kate and William's head housekeeper and head gardener both quit — they were a married couple," Pearson revealed.
"It was very controversial because they had actually worked for the Queen previously and then came over to work for Prince William and Kate. There was a lot of speculation at the time that Carole Middleton had been interfering in the housekeeper's duties, that Kate Middleton was doing a lot for herself and that didn't sit too well with staff," she continued. She also shared that Kate was not used to having staff assist her.