Meghan Markle reportedly 'frustrated' over royal family drama speculation

Duchess Meghan Markle is so over the drama.

According to an Us Weekly exclusive, published on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, the former Suits actress has reportedly had it with the ongoing speculation on growing tensions within the British royal family — and who could blame her?

"It's just been frustrating and stressful to have no voice," a source cited by the magazine claimed. "She's always relied on her own voice to stand up for others, and for herself. So not being able to say anything is a debilitating feeling." 

The insider added, "She's always been so independent, her entire life, and that's all been taken away from her. She's always been able to clap back on social media and now she can't."

Meanwhile, another source told the publication earlier this week that the negative rumors surrounding Markle, 37, have "put pressure on her relationship" with Prince Harry, 34. The insider noted that he reportedly "feels powerless" and is "very frustrated with how little can be done."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Markle has allegedly acquired an unflattering nickname from royal staffers — "Duchess Difficult" — following weeks of bad press. Readers may already be aware that the royal couple, who tied the knot at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018, have been hit with a number of nasty rumors over the last month, including their alleged treatment of key staff members and a reported feud brewing between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton.

Unfortunately, this speculation surrounding Markle's bond with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 36, was only fueled amid reports that she and her husband planned to move out of the Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage on Windsor Estate. As a source cited by The Sun claimed in late November, the royal newlyweds, who are expecting their first child together in the spring of 2019, "don't want to live next to William and Kate and want to strike out on their own."

However, when asked about the allegedly tense relationship between the royal couples, a Kensington Palace rep later told the gossip rag, "None of this is true." Meanwhile, The Telegraph reported earlier this month that the "Royal Fab Four" apparently plan to celebrate Christmas Day together at Anmer Hall (via the Mirror). Here's hoping that despite an admittedly difficult few weeks, Markle's able to enjoy a nice, drama-free holiday season with her new extended family.