One of the biggest scandals of 2020 so far has been Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s decision to step back as “senior royals” and spend a majority of their time in North America with their young son, Archie. They made the announcement, and while there have many many bits of news and updates, but their message remains the same:
“We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.”
While many people have been supportive of the Sussexes’ choice, some people have been vocally opposed, including Markle’s half-sister, Samantha. She has been an outspoken critic, and she is now claiming that Meghan was deeply jealous of her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. She also claims that the fact that the couple made their announcement on January 8 was a direct jab at Middleton, whose birthday is on January 9.
“Sad she would do that on Kate’s birthday – I believe she was jealous of beautiful Kate. She could never compare — Kate is iconic! Perfect Queen material and lovely as a family member, especially as a mother.”
Samantha was also very critical about Meghan’s deal with Disney, which was done in support of a charity.
“The Disney move would have been fine if initiated after leaving royal roles but seems inappropriate prematurely. And, disrespectful of royal protocol. It’s like cheating on a spouse and giving a phone number for a dinner date before being divorced.
She kept her agent and manager and might have landed a Disney deal. It seems that the British royal family was a launchpad for high places that Suits couldn’t get her.”
“It’s a slap in the face. I think what is shocking is the lack of consideration for the people involved. The British Royal Family, the promises that were originally made to the British Royal Family to honor royal duty and to lead by example.
They stepped into the spotlight knowing what the duties were, knowing what the media would be like for them. If she wanted to be so private, she wouldn’t have sat at Wimbledon with 40 empty seats around her like a frame, ‘Look at me, look at me, look at me.'”