Royal Family: Meghan's 'crushing' comment revealed amid reports of 'harsh' treatment – Express

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Valentine Low, the author, who penned Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown has claimed Meghan Markle made a “crushing” comment to a royal aide tasked with covering the royal wedding. Speaking to Palace Confidential, Mr Low said Meghan told the aide: “Listen, if there is anybody else I can get to do this, I would.” Mr Low continued: “When she started, Harry knew her well, and liked her and she liked Harry. Sam [Cohen] is an incredible problem solver, she’s a can-do personality and she just found it really difficult. She was asked to do things that a private secretary wouldn’t normally be asked to do and I think she was treated harshly.”
THE BLOS IS NOW CLOSED.Meghan's 'crushing' comment revealed amid reports of 'harsh' treatment
Royals fans cheered as Prince Edward visited Romania to honour the late Prince Philip’s legacy.
As Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Earl of Wessex visited Romania for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award 14th Forum, which takes place every three years.

Royal fans praised the Earl of Wessex as he continued his royal duties.
A fan called Jen tweeted: “Congratulations to them and thank you to the Duke of Edinburgh Earl of Wessex for honouring Prince Philip’s living legacy for us all.”

Buckingham Palace is likely to “quietly” drop “Consort” from Queen Camilla’s title as King Charles gears up for the coronation, a news report has stated.
The Telegraph has claimed that the move will be taken during the time between now and the coronation.

According to the news report, an exception has so far been made for Camilla, who has willingly taken the title of Queen Consort as a mark of respect for public opinion following her marriage into the Royal Family in 2005.
A source told the publication that those around the King and Queen Consort are already “very relaxed” about the public and press choosing to ignore their chosen formal title for the simpler “Queen Camilla”.

Kate, Princess of Wales has been voted as Express.co.uk readers’ favourite member of the Royal Family in a recent poll.
Kate married Prince William 11 years ago and has played an active role in the Royal Family since, attending many official occasions and engagements over the years.

King Charles III will be crowned on May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London.
According to an official Buckingham Palace statement, “the Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry”.
Coincidentally, the ceremony falls on an already important royal date — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son’s birthday.
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King Charles III discussed with Prince Harry the issue of the royal titles of his children after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, it has been claimed.
Archie Harrison, who is three, and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, aged one, automatically became Prince and Princess respectively as grandchildren of a monarch, on their grandfather’s accession to the throne.
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The Palace are “definitely pushing” Sophie Wessex into a senior royal role, according to a royal correspondent.
Roya Nikkhah, the Royal Editor for The Sunday Times, told True Royalty TV that the Countess of Wessex is “getting more of a platform”.
It had been feared that Sophie would be cut out of the public eye under King Charles’ slimmed-down monarchy.
READ MORESophie lands senior role as Palace 'pushing' royalLike Buckingham Palace is widely considered the monarch’s main base, the Royal Palace, or Stockholm Palace as it is also known, is the HQ of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
But while Buckingham Palace boasts an impressive 775 rooms, the vast Royal Palace has an incredible 1,430.
READ MORERoyal Palace: Inside home of Swedish royaltyPrince Andrew will not get kicked out of Windsor Castle as Queen Elizabeth II has made plans for his finances prior to her death, it was claimed.
The Queen’s second son and brother to King Charles III lives with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson in the Royal Lodge, a Grade II listed house in Windsor Great Park.
Speaking on the Royal Beat podcast, the Mirror’s Royal Editor, Russell Myers, said Andrew and Sarah “won’t be getting kicked out” of Windsor.
Mr Myers claimed that the Queen will have “looked after” Andrew, as there has been “discussion” about his finances and lifestyle following the monarch’s death.
READ MOREPrince Andrew 'won't be kicked out of Windsor' Prince Harry and Prince William have both spoken out about their mental health throughout their lives, with the Prince of Wales recently making a remark about the “subtle changes” and how your mental health copes in relation to these.
Speaking on a recent episode of Palace Confidential, The Mail on Sunday’s Editor-at-Large, Charlotte Griffiths discussed how Prince William’s mental health was affected after Harry’s decision to leave The Firm.
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It’s been all change for the Royal Family over the last month following the death of their beloved matriarch Queen Elizabeth II.
While Charles is settling into his new role as monarch, his son and heir Prince William is adjusting to his new title as Prince of Wales alongside his wife Kate, Princess of Wales.
As monarch, many might assume King Charles and his wife Queen Camilla will call Windsor Castle home.
But Charles is not thought to have a strong affinity to the fortress, and one day the castle will reportedly be inhabited by William and Kate.
According to the Telegraph, Prince William “really does like” Windsor Castle and has fond memories of visiting as a child while he was a student at Eton College.
READ MOREInside Windsor Castle - the regal fortress Kate and William could soon call homeEarlier this week, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the coronation ceremony of King Charles and the Queen Consort will take place on May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey.
According to The Sunday Times royal editor Roya Nikkhah, the coronation “will still feel grand”, despite the newly-appointed King’s demands.
Speaking on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, Ms Nikkhah said: “[For] the coronation day in May next year, I think you will have all that great ceremonial style around it that you saw for the [Queen’s] funeral.
“Perhaps not on the scale of the funeral.”King's coronation 'will still feel grand' despite Charles's pushRoyal expert Roya Nikkhah has claimed that Prince Harry turned down the opportunity for his children to take on the HRH titles following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, telling his father that it “was not his decision to make for them”.
Ms Nikkhah claimed King Charles asked his son whether he wanted the titles conferred on his children in a meeting between the pair but that the estranged royal dodged responsibility over the decision.
This means that Archie and Lilibet could get the choice when they turn 18 either to take on, or turn down, the titles, though some have speculated that such a luxury could be removed before they come of age.
READ MOREHarry refused style change for Archie & LilibetThe Prince and Princess of Wales took over BBC Newsbeat to present a mental health special on Tuesday.
To mark World Mental Health Day, Prince William and Princess Kate spoke about the importance of opening up and building a “toolbox” to help overcome any personal difficulties.
They discussed the stigmas around mental health with four guests —24-year-old mental health advocate António Ferreria, Emma Hardwell from charity The Mix, music therapist Ben Cowley and Dr Abigail Miranda from the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families.
William said the couple wanted to “have a meaningful conversation about mental health”.
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Kate, the Princess of Wales and Prince William were praised for opening up the debate on mental health on a public platform like the BBC despite widespread belief such a move could ruin a celebrity’s career.
Daily Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Myers noted the couple took on the challenge of improving the debate around mental health at a time when the issue was considered a “taboo”.
Speaking on True Royalty’s The Royal Beat, Mr Myers said: “I was reminded when they did the first ever heads together – and I was looking into this this week – they said that no celebrities wanted to be involved at the time.
“I can’t remember how many years ago it was, but nobody wanted. They all thought it was a bit taboo, it wasn’t going to do well for their careers.”
READ MOREKate & William 'real trailblazers' as they took on challenge 'nobody wanted'Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are not “universally revered” and some think “they have got a bit of an attitude”, Montecito residents have told Express.co.uk.
The Duke, 38, and the Duchess of Sussex, 41, relocated to the star-studded neighbourhood after leaving Royal Family duties in 2020.
The royal couple are raising their two children, three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, one, at their sprawling chateau.
On Tuesday, Express.co.uk visited the beachfront town and spoke to local residents in the street.
Katie, a retired university lecturer, said the Sussexes settling down in the celebrity-packed Montecito has left many residents “divided”.
She remarked: “A lot of people think, ‘yeah fun’, but a lot of people think, ‘they have got a bit of an attitude’.”
She admitted that she had travelled up to the road on which the Sussex family lives, adding that locals in the area “are curious” about their famous royal neighbours.
READ MOREA former royal aide has spoken out on her experience of working with the Duchess of Sussex. 
Meghan Markle made “crushing” comments to one of the royal aides in the run-up to her wedding, a royal expert has claimed.
A woman who worked for Prince Harry’s team within the royal household, reportedly told author Valentine Low that working with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was “like working with a couple of teenagers”. 
In his new book, Mr Low speaks with Samantha Cohen, who used to work in Prince Harry’s media relations team at the time, and helped organise the couple’s wedding.
READ MOREPrince William didn’t pull his punches as he visited Copper Box Arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London on Thursday.
Accompanied by the Princess of Wales, the heir to the throne marked the 10th anniversary of Coach Core, a programme aiming to form new coaches who will, in turn, inspire the next generation of athletes.
Donning a pair of blue boxing gloves, William was shown how to hit the punching bag properly and how to throw punches at an adversary in the ring.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals in March 2020- a move dubbed ‘Megxit’.
Following the move, they were stripped of their royal patronages and honorary military titles.
The couple relocated across the pond to Montecito in Santa Barbara where they now live with their two children Archie, three and Lilibet, who turns one next month.
Since leaving the UK the couple has not stepped away from the spotlight, most famously taking part in a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.Kate and William are using the Wessexes as a “template” for how to raise their kids, a royal expert has said. 
Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said: “The Cambridges, or the Wales’ as they are now, really looked to the Wessex’s, Edward and Sophie, and how they are raising their children as something of a template because, actually, they are royals, they have titles and yet they live remarkable ordinary lives.
Lady Louise Windsor had a job in a gardening centre over the summer school holidays. She is going to go to university, actually following Prince William to St Andrews. They are living relatively ordinary lives.
“Of course, the Wales children are different. Prince George is an heir and we know he is aware of being an heir, who his father is and who he will one day be. 
“So, it is different. But that recent move to Windsor, which was a bold move taking the children out of a school that they were very happy in, moving them to Windsor, so that they can have, I think, a life more out of the spotlight.”
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Prince Harry once “exploded” when Prince William brought the brother’s uncle into one of their rows,  a royal author has claimed.
Robert Lacey claimed that Prince William brought his uncle Charles Spencer into a row over Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle, which William believed was moving too fast. 
Mr Lacey said: “From time to time Diana’s younger brother had played something of an honorary godfather to both boys in the years since the death of their mother, and their uncle agreed with William to see what he could do. 
“The result of the Spencer intervention was an even more bitter explosion. Once again Harry refused to slow down.”
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Meghan Markle has been shot a six-word warning about finding her own success. The Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry, have been finding their feet in the world over the past few years, after stepping down from senior royal duties in 2020.
Ex-Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown has said Prince Harry will always have an identity as a royal and the legacy of the Invictus Games he created, but said Meghan needs to build her own brand, based on something she really cares about.
Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, she said: “I think Meghan does really need to find the thing she cares about the most and develop her own sort of brand that isn’t just a grievance brand, that is actually something we recognise as hers.
“It’s hard to find that and I think she hasn’t yet found that but I think she could if she rows back from focusing always on what didn’t work.
Ms Brown said that the Sussexes did not realise how hard it was to create a rival platform.
Issuing a six-word warning to the Duchess, she said: “It’s much harder than it looks.”Meghan Markle has faced backlash for focusing on her own struggles instead of those of her guests on her podcast. 
Freddy Gray, deputy editor of the Spectator, notes: “Meghan’s self-absorption is dizzying. The subtext of every female story ends up actually being Meghan’s own struggles.”
He points out that in an exchange with her guest, actress Constance Wu, in which Ms Wu starts crying while reflecting on her sexual abuse, “[Meghan] pivots effortlessly back to herself: ‘I would love to cry this much. But I’m conditioned to still have a different kind of composure.’”
This interaction is echoed with Meghan’s second guest, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. Mr Gray said: “Deepika talks rather candidly about her mental health difficulties only for Meghan to chip in helpfully about herself again.” 
READ MOREGood morning from London. I’m Tara Fair, I’ll be bringing you all the latest developments on the Royal Family. Please feel free to get in touch with me as I work if you have a story or tips to share! Your thoughts are always welcome.
Email: Tara.fair@reachplc.com
Twitter: @TaraFair_
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