The media harassment of Meghan Markle is still relentless, despite warnings from A-list stars like George Clooney to stop or possibly repeat Princess Diana history. You can probably argue Clooney’s influence isn’t as strong with the younger set running today’s paparazzi show. Some of those people likely weren’t even born when Princess Diana died in a Parisian car crash due to hounding photographers.
While you can argue the media is giving Meghan a hard time based on mere rumors, reports say people working for her are giving her unflattering nicknames. Supposedly, she’s being difficult and starting to irk assistants working in her inner circle.
Let’s take a little time to once again find what’s true and what isn’t.
Where did these rumors start?
You can trace this back about five months to November when Meghan’s personal assistant (reportedly named Melissa) quit due to all the chaos. Her assistant is the one who apparently handled much of the kerfuffle with Meghan’s dad and other relatives.
Yes, you could almost call this the role the press secretary plays in protecting our president. This usually means falling on a grenade to maintain peace and reputations.
Sacrifice like this probably wasn’t very common in royal circles in prior years. “Melissa” quit from the burnout, not including being heavily involved in the dizzy swirl of the Meghan-Harry marriage ceremony.
Since November, the media claims people working for Meghan are now developing those nasty nicknames as they move on.
Reports of more royal assistants quitting and a new nickname
The most recent news says Meghan’s other royal staff are quitting because they don’t like one particular thing: The Duchess of Sussex has a boundless work ethic.
If you think this sounds strange in the bigger picture, apparently the Brits aren’t used to the early rising schedule Meghan was used to. As an actress, she had to work hard, and it usually meant being on a set before the sun even rose.
Her staff apparently can’t hack this, not including all the ongoing internal dramas. As a result, she’s being called nicknames like “Me-Gain”, “Difficult Duchess” and “Hurricane Meghan.”
Maybe the last one isn’t entirely bad, even if the first two are painful to read let alone say.
How is Meghan reacting to these disparaging nicknames?
It’s unknown how she’s reacted to them. In fact, we don’t even know if they’re really true since it’s more news from second-hand sources about the royals. Most of us are growing weary of hearing inside stories about Markle from dubious people who claim they have inside knowledge.
We also find it troubling if there’s any truth behind “Me-Gain” being a racist term as some on social media have suggested. Inside chatter about possible racism behind the center of Markle rumors is more than a little disturbing to contemplate. After all, the media has broached this reality before when Meghan and Harry first linked up.
One thing we do know is if these nickname rumors are true, Meghan can probably handle it since she’s known for her fortitude working in Hollywood. The question is, will she find a staff staying loyal to her?
The difficulty of finding people you can trust
You can certainly see the same complexities here as our current President hiring people in the White House. While the quality of those candidates is very debatable, vetting similar individuals for Meghan’s staff is likely just as difficult.
Can she find people who will give her complete trust and not have any bias or even hidden racist attitudes? Hopefully she can find staff who create more endearing nicknames, much like the other royals have.
Meghan already calls Harry “My Love”, Harry calls her “Meg”, and Meghan’s mom once called her daughter “Flower.”
Let’s see this Flower continue to bloom without the media giving her a continual pile of dirt.
What Would It Take for Meghan Markle and Her Father to Make Peace?
Unless you are completely out of the loop, you know all too well the drama Meghan Markle is currently experiencing with her family. Most of the drama is coming from Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, who bashes the duchess in interviews as well as on social media.
Many fans of Meghan have speculated in recent months that Samantha is simply looking for attention, and Meghan is refusing to cave in.
In addition to the drama that is being caused by Samantha, Meghan has been estranged from her father, Thomas Markle, since before her wedding to Prince Harry. She has even gone so far as to send him a letter, which he did not reply to. Chances are, Meghan is extremely hurt, and fans are wondering what it will take for the duchess and her father to make peace?
Thomas Markle did not come to the wedding
Although he was originally planning to walk his daughter down the aisle, Thomas Markle backed out at the last minute. Meghan did not publicly share her disappointment, yet it could not have been easy for her not to have her father at one of the most important events of her life. Prince Charles graciously escorted Meghan down the aisle to her waiting prince. However, Meghan will always wish Thomas could have been there.
Her father shared her private letter with the world
When Meghan sent a letter to her father expressing her hurt feelings, he didn’t keep it between the two of them. Instead, he shared it with the entire world, much to Meghan’s disappointment.
She wrote the letter to try and put an end to the pain she was feeling, and instead, her father chose to betray her trust by letting millions of people in on what Meghan had only meant for him to read.
Thomas hasn’t made any known attempt to stop the drama Samantha is causing
Samantha Markle is Thomas’s older daughter, and she has been telling news outlets that she is close to her father. He is well aware of the intense drama that Samantha is causing for her younger sister, but he hasn’t made any known attempt to try to talk to her and tell her to stop.
This likely makes Meghan feel as if her father doesn’t have any concern for her feelings, something that is making the emotional pain much worse.
What will it take for Meghan and her father to make peace?
All of the ongoing drama has left fans wondering what it will take for Meghan and her father to finally bury the hatchet and make peace. As everyone knows, Meghan is going through an extremely exciting time in her life, as she is expecting her first child with Prince Harry.
Being the compassionate, reasonable person that she is, Meghan would surely like nothing more than to have her father share in her joy. If the drama continues, Thomas is even further hurting his chances at ever having a relationship with his grandchild.
What needs to happen?
Most likely, Meghan is probably looking for a sincere apology. She probably wants to have a heart-to-heart talk with her father, and have him give his word that moving forward, he will keep private matters between the two of them and not speak to the media.
Meghan is likely looking for Thomas to own up to his mistakes, such as staging paparazzi photographs, and express his true remorse for his actions. It would be a wonderful thing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex if Meghan’s father can be a part of their lives, as well as the life of baby Sussex!