Meghan Markle Slammed For Having 'Zero Class' By Former Model

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faced a great deal of criticism after they decided to step down as senior members of the royal family, and move out of the UK in search of a new lease on life. Following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired back on March 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received quite a bit of mixed feedback; while many people have shown support for the couple, others can't believe that they spoke so openly about private issues involving the royal family. The reviews haven't really caused Harry and Meghan to fall back any, however, as Harry has continued speaking out about his personal experience living in the UK in various interviews this year.

Meghan has received extra criticism from several high-profile people in the media industry, including Piers Morgan and Megyn Kelly. Following the Oprah interview, Kelly took to Twitter to share her opinion on the couple. "[Meghan and Harry] pretend that no royal has had it worse in the press than they have. Give me a break. Have you ever seen such privileged people wallowing in their own (perceived) victimhood like this?" she tweeted. Meanwhile, Morgan went so far as to accuse Meghan of lying. "I don't believe a word she says," he stated on Australia's "60 Minutes," according to Fox News.

Although it has been four months since that interview with Oprah aired, Meghan has been put on blast yet again. Read on to find out more.

Meghan Markle slammed as 'unroyal' by Leilani Dowding

Former model Leilani Dowding apparently isn't a huge fan of Meghan Markle. In an interview with Express, she shared her opinion on the Duchess of Sussex following the aforementioned interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I just think it's so millennial-like, it's so unroyal, it's not classy, you don't go and slate your family or someone's family, publicly," she said. I just think there's zero class and if she had any class she would deal with her family matters, as family matters," she added.

Dowding's criticism of Meghan didn't stop there. She went on to say that she feels like Meghan is trying to "emulate" Princess Diana — and that she's not doing a great job. "You don't have to bear all. I feel like they're both trying to come across as the poor common person, and [their claims] 'we've been cut off, we have these struggles' — I feel like she's trying to emulate Diana, who was the People's Princess. But Diana was a humble person and people naturally gravitated to her. Well, this whole fake [pretense] of wisdom, like, 'We have problems too, we got cut off,' I think it's so fake and so phoney, so it just makes it seem like it's this reality show. That's not what being a royal or any kind of an aristocrat is, is it?" Dowding told Express.

Leilani Dowding isn't the only person who feels this way about Meghan Markle

Leilani Dowding may be the most recent person to speak out about Meghan Markle, but others who have spoken out have also shared similar opinions. For example, former "Real Housewives of New York" stay Bethenny Frankel took to Twitter before Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey aired to share her opinion of Meghan. "Cry me a river...the plight of being a game show host, fairly unknown actress, to suffering in a palace, [with] tiaras [and] seven-figure weddings for TWO WHOLE YEARS to being a household name [with] Oprah on speed dial, fetching [seven million] for interviews, hundreds of millions in media deals," Frankel tweeted.

One of the main reasons that Harry and Meghan wanted to leave the UK was because they wanted to live their lives more privately, which they felt they could not do in London. This is something that Harry expressed to Oprah, according to Page Six. However, Frankel slammed that, too. "This isn't the way to generate less press [and] cannot be filed under the guise of wanting privacy to prevent a repeat of previous events," Frankel said, referring to the couple's decision to sit down with Oprah, according to Us Weekly. Frankel would later apologize — sort of — tweeting that "emotional distress [and] racism must feel suffocating [and] powerless," adding that she's "unfiltered" and "sorry" if she "hurt or offended" anyone.

Do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have to rebuild their reputation?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's popularity has dropped drastically in the United Kingdom, according to Forbes. Based on this notion, some people feel strongly that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a lot of work to do when it comes to their reputation. "Prince Harry is getting a reputation amongst some people for being a bit of a whinger," royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti told Express back in June. A whinger is a British term that is defined as a person who complains about things that are not important, according to the Collins Dictionary

Sacerdoti believes that if Harry and Meghan decide to rebuild their respective reputations, they should make sure that they take the aforementioned criticism into account. "This is something that they will want to think about when forming their new reputation internationality. I am sure they are thinking about it. So perhaps these conversations should take place behind closed doors, in private, between family members. Perhaps they already are and the two sides would do well to keep that undercover and to try and make peace amongst themselves without involving the world's press," Sacerdoti told Express.

Of course, it seems obvious that Leilani Dowding would agree with Sacerdoti, since she stated that the duke and duchess should stop being so "fake" (via Express).