In the months since Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex has likely learned some hard lessons about life as a royal.
We’re sure plenty of people warned her that life as a member of the world’s most famous family would present its share of challenges, but it’s one thing to be warned and quite another to experience such scrutiny for one’s self.
With the possible exception of a handful of Hollywood A-listers, no one knows what it’s like to be in Meghan’s shoes.
And Markle’s situation is especially strange, as she became a global household name relatively late in life after spending most of her adult years as a virtual unknown starring on a basic cable legal drama.
These days everything from Meghan’s awful family to her political views is considered fair game by the tabloid press.
And it seems the latter has recently brought her into conflict with her new husband’s friends.
Word of this clash in ideologies comes to us courtesy of Lady Colin Campbell, a longtime of Princess Di’s who recently penned a controversial book about the Queen’s tumultuous marriage.
In a surprisingly candid interview with The Daily Beast, Campbell revealed that Meghan’s views are far too progressive for Harry’s more right-leaning circle of friends.
"Her politics are an issue," said Campbell.
"She is ultra-liberal and that trendy-lefty stuff does not go down well with some of Harry’s friends."
We can’t imagine Meg’s beliefs came as much of a shock.
After all, her humanitarian work and outspoken views on gender inequality have been major facets of her public life for years.
But apparently, there are certain issues that Meghan and Harry failed to come to terms with before getting married — such as the fact that he and his friends enjoy using big guns to kill small woodland creatures.
"He has introduced her to them all at parties and weddings and private dinners, but she is very anti- a lot of the things that their world functions upon, such as shooting," Campbell claimed.
Campbell went on to say that these relatively small differences in the couple’s worldviews have contributed to Meghan’s feelings of isolation.
"Everybody discovers after marrying into the royal family how solitary and arduous an existence it can be. Meghan has already begun to discover this," Campbell said.
Normally, we’d encourage Meghan to turn to her family, but they’d end up recording the conversation and selling it off to the highest bidder.
This has been our 47 bajillionth installment of Royal Life Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be.