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It’s Not About Race. It’s About Personality. We Look At The Possible Reason Why The World Turned On The Duchess Of Sussex

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When you’re a member of the British Royal Family, you have to know how to present yourself, even if that means having to hide your true personality from the world. However, the rule book applies to everyone in the Firm, including a certain Duchess of Sussex who was notorious for breaking the rules.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is no stranger to criticism, but most people have commented on her status as a biracial woman and have made racist gaffes. However, very few mention her personality. People she has worked with have said she is a lovely person while others have said she’s a diva who wants everything she lays her hands on.

We’re going to be talking about this normally unexplored aspect of Meghan.

Everything Started Out Fine!

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When it was announced that Harry and Meghan had gotten engaged, the world was so happy for them. They were glad that the man who had walked behind his mother’s coffin at the age of 12 had finally found love. Before this, the prince had been forced to defend his then-girlfriend by issuing a statement telling the media to leave her alone after she kept getting hounded.

However, at some point a rumour started that Meghan threw a tantrum when the Queen declined her choice of tiara. Her Majesty is believed to have pulled Harry aside and told him that his fiancée could not have want she wanted.

Now, what does this tell us?

It shows us that the Queen saw what Meghan was like from beginning. However, she would have let the one situation slide as her grandson’s fiancée was only new to the family at the time. It is clear that Her Majesty is fond of her new granddaughter-in-law as they went on a day trip together not long after the wedding.

What the Public Perceives From Meghan’s Personality

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Okay, we need to examine Meghan’s personality from an outsider’s viewpoint. Sure, she’s great with kids and kneels down to their level, but she is not the only royal wife to do this. Catherine does this and so did Diana. Not to mention, we’re not here to criticise the Duchess. We’re just here to point out what people think of her.

When you look at social media like the question and answer site, Quora, people are incredibly vocal about the narcissistic qualities the Duchess appears to possess. We’ve noticed a few things too that we’re going to go over.

The Constant Smiling In The Direction Of The Camera

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The photo above is only one example of Meghan looking at the camera. There’s a bunch of other moments too that we wouldn’t go over now. Anyway, the Duchess of Sussex is a retired actress who she knows how to work the camera. If she knows there’s one around, she’ll smile.

We chose the photo of the carriage possession because it shows what she’s potentially thinking. The look on her face basically says, “Look at me! I snagged a prince and the world loves me.”

Basically, she’s playing the world for fools, just as a narcissist would. She thought that she had the fairytale ever after. Little did she realise that her every move would be dissected and criticised. A recent report from Lady Colin Campbell, reveals Meghan’s so-called perfect life started to come undone at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday. She didn’t state what the incident was and that it is written in her new book.

An article written by Tatler alleges that court documents filed by Associated Newpaper that Meghan had her now estranged/ex-best friend Jessica Mulroney ‘influence’ an article about her. Now, we’re pretty sure that’s narcissist within its own right as the Duchess appears to be obsessed with her own image. She wants the world to see her as the next Princess Diana.

Not The Next Princess Diana

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Diana, Princess of Wales was an icon. While she was never the love of Prince Charles’ life, she did birth his two sons and is grandmother to his four grandchildren. However, their daughter-in-law, Meghan believed she would be as beloved as the mother-in-law she never knew, but admired growing up.

Meghan claimed she ‘didn’t know much’ about her now-husband when they met. Though, she had an obsession with Diana and reportedly weeped when watching her funeral.

According to an article in the Independent, Meghan’s former childhood best friend Ninaki Priddy said:

She was always fascinated by the Royal Family. She wants to be Princess Diana 2.0.

Now, what does this tell you? First, Meghan knew exactly what she was walking into. She had read all about the family and more importantly, Diana. She would’ve seen all the headlines about Harry’s misadventures when he was younger.

While we do not know Meghan personally, we’re not here to judge or ridicule her. That is not what we’re here to do. Our primary goal is to point things out and give a neutral observation. We love that she’s biracial, American, and divorced. However, it’s the way she has presented herself as someone she isn’t that we don’t like.

In saying that, she is not Diana and was never going to be. Sure, she does a lot of charity work like the late princess, but many other royals do the same thing. Would Diana approve of Meghan’s handling of the press? We’ll never know.

A Former Friend Speaks Out

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One person who knows what Meghan’s personality was like before she became the world’s most popular paparazzi target is Ninaki Priddy, whom was her best friend for about 30 years until the breakdown of the now-duchess’ first marriage to Trevor Engelson.

Priddy shared photos with the Daily Mail in 2017 of their friendship and how it all came crashing down when when she [Priddy] took the side of Engelson. According to Ninaki, Meghan claimed she couldn’t imagine her life without Trevor. After three seasons of Suits, the then-Mrs. Engelson told her best pal that she and her husband were getting divorced.

When the news got back to Meghan that Ninaki had gone to check on Trevor, in her mind their friendship was over. Her bestie had favored her ex-husband over her. Though, Priddy could see that Markle’s newfound fame had changed her and not in a good way.

From what Ninaki claims, Meghan knew no other life but that of the stage. She was born to be a performer and loved being the centre of attention.

The Centre Of Attention

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As Ninaki mentioned in the Daily Mail article, Meghan loved to be the centre of attention. This shows that she has some degree of Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD). If she does have this, then it would explain why she keeps looking at the camera every time one is pointed in her direction.

It seems that almost every day there is a new article about Meghan. We’re not in a position to say one way or another, she craves attention. Could this have been the reason why she wanted to move Harry and Archie to LA? She wanted ‘privacy’ for her family. However, it appears that it was just a ruse to get more attention.

Double Standards?

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With Meghan being hounded by the media, Harry has had to step in and ‘protect’ her from the vultures that pursued his mother and basically killed her. However, is it possible that he simply ignores his wife’s desire for constant attention. There is a way to be the centre of a attention and not be selfish or self-centred about it.

There also appears to be double standards when it comes to Harry, Meghan, and the rest of the world. The couple want privacy and yet, the Duchess is always smiling at the camera whenever she’s in public. What does this say about her personality? As we mentioned before she’s a narcissist who will do anything to get attention to further her image.

So, let us get this straight. They want privacy but they’re always seeking out the limelight but then they get bad press? If they were regular celebrities, they would have to grin and bear it. Not to mention, suing every publication that wrote or published something only makes the public see the true personality within.

About Author

C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She now writes for FanSided and is loving it!

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