Meghan Markle's 'ultraliberal' political views don't seem to sit well with Prince Harry's friends
Meghan Markle's political views are clashing with her husband Prince Harry's friends and raising eyebrows
After marrying Prince Harry in May, the Duchess of Sussex seems to have dived into her royal duties fulltime. While she has been very busy with her new role as a royal, reports suggest that her ultra-liberal political views are causing issues with Prince Harry's friends.
According to royal writer Lady Colin Campbell, Meghan Markle's political opinions are not sitting well with her husband's friends. "Her politics are an issue. She is ultraliberal and that trendy-lefty stuff does not go down well with some of Harry’s friends," Lady Collins said to the Daily Beast. "He has introduced her to them all at parties and weddings and private dinners, but she is very anti a lot of the things that their world functions upon, such as shooting".
Meghan's views seem to be influencing Prince Harry given the fact that the prince missed the traditional 2017 Boxing Day shoot and Balmoral Castle grouse hunting last month- activities which he had participated in ever since he was a child.
This is not the first time that Meghan's political views have raised eyebrows. Given the fact that royals are strictly forbidden from publicly expressing their political views, Meghan reportedly broke protocol when a senator claimed that she had expressed support for legalizing abortion.
According to a source in the Cotswolds village which is near the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's country home, Meghan was usually seen on her own and also barely had any visitors. "There never seems to be anyone with her except a cop following at a discreet distance. She does not seem unhappy but she does seem very solitary," the anonymous source claimed, as reported by the Daily Beast.
Lady Colin shared that given Meghan's former career as an actress made it a lot easier for her to be more prepared and equipped for the solitary parts of royal life. "It is apparent that beneath her charm Meghan can be rather tough; her challenge is to maintain the new relationships she builds," Lady Colin shared.
Last week, People magazine also reported that Meghan Markle's social circle was beginning to shrink. A source shared, "Meghan has lost touch with some of her close friends from before the wedding, which has been tough. She’s finding it hard to know who to trust". People also reported that Meghan had chosen to cut down her wide circle of friends to a select few including the likes of childhood friend Benita Litt, Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney and makeup artist Daniel Martin.