The Real Reason A Royal Author Is Calling Meghan Markle A Hypocrite

It isn't uncommon for little girls to dream about marrying their very own Prince Charming, and Meghan Markle made that her reality when she wed Prince Harry in May 2018. But the former "Suits" star's marriage to the Duke of Sussex has been anything but what you read about in fairytales, as she's struggled with bullying and living in the public eye

The Los Angeles native spoke about the challenges of going from a Hollywood star to a member of Queen Elizabeth's royal family for one of the first times in the ITV documentary "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," in October 2019. Detailing how exhausting it can be to live under a microscope, Meghan said, "Especially as a woman it's really — it's a lot" (via Closer Weekly). 

The TV personality had more to say about her role as the Duchess of Sussex when she and Harry stepped back from their royal duties in January. During their CBS special with Oprah Winfrey in March (via In Touch Weekly), Meghan came forward with claims that the British monarchy didn't protect her when they were living in London, claiming she received little help when she told them she was having suicidal thoughts. Meghan and Harry also told Oprah the royal family had "conversations" over their son Archie's skin tone, sparking concerns over racism, per the Daily Mail. But despite Meghan's accusations, royal author Andrew Morton is challenging the duchess. For details on why the author is calling Meghan a hypocrite, keep scrolling.

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Royal author says Meghan Markle doesn't practice what she preaches

Since stepping back as a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle has come forward with claims that she was a victim of the British monarchy. However, royal author Andrew Morton pointed out how the former actor has seemingly cut out some of the most important people in her life, saying Meghan is a hypocrite for preaching humanity and empathy. In a Daily Mail article published on September 25, the journalist detailed what he called "the paradox that is Meghan Markle."

"As much as she talks of inclusivity and compassion, her father Thomas [Markle] and the rest of his family remain outside her emotional orbit, cast into the outer darkness," Morton penned, referring to how Meghan has had no relationship with her dad since she said "I do" to Prince Harry in May 2018. Their relationship first turned sour ahead of the royal wedding when it was revealed Thomas staged photos and leaked a personal letter from Meghan to the press, Page Six reported. Meghan most recently spoke about Thomas during her March interview with Oprah Winfrey, saying she struggled to forgive his "betrayal."

Morton also condemned Meghan "for all her lobbying and discourse about female empowerment," saying it's ironic that she "faces a lengthy and potentially damaging inquiry into written allegations that she bullied a number of members of household staff, mainly female." Per The Mirror, "at least 10" former royal staffers have claimed that Meghan bullied them.