Meghan Markle really cannot catch a break.
For several months, the Duchess was criticized for being "too American," with anonymous sources claiming she was causing problems for the Royal Family because, essentially, she was a stuffy outsider.
But here's the irony, some friends now allege:
Markle wanted to end up with a British dude and become famous overseas for years before actually doing so!
In a lengthy Daily Mail expose, a bunch of people who have known Markle long before the public really got to know her explain that the ex-Suits star was getting frustrated by her career in Hollywood.
In 2013, she supposedly made it clear that she wanted to move on from this USA Network drama and, ideally, into one of those rich UK social circles.
“She told me she wanted to be on an English reality TV show and that she wanted an English boyfriend,” British TV presenter Lizzie Cundy told the Daily Mail.
Cundy says she met Markle at a 2013 charity gala, the same year that the actress ended her two-year marriage to producer Trevor Engelson.
“Do you know any famous guys?” Cundy alleges Meghan asked her. "I’m single and I really love English men.”
Megan supposedly "set her sights on Made in Chelsea and worked hard to get in with that crowd," Cundy continues, referencing the British reality show that focuses on very rich people in England.
She even took two advisors with her on trips to London in 2013 and 2016, both of which The Daily Mail describes as "networking exercises" meant to introduce Markle to the British press.
One of these advisers allegedly help Markle land the co-hosting gig at the aforementioned charity gala where she met Cundy.
“She worked hard to get in with that crowd,” Cundy added.
Through these circles, she eventually became acquainted with people who were friends with Harry, according to the Daily Mail.
Cundy says Markle befriended Piers Morgan in June of 2016 in order to get in well with that British journalist and influencer.
She asked to be interviewed on Morgan's popular morning show, the Daily Mail writes, but "then she went to have dinner with friends at 5 Hertford Street in Mayfair.
"She met Prince Harry at the dinner that night, and Piers never heard from her again."
Morgan remains bitter about it.
"Meghan Markle is a self-obsessed professional actress who has landed the role of her life and is determined to milk it for all she's worth," eh says, adding:
"She's spent most of the past 20 years cozying up to people until they serve no more use to her, then airbrushing them out of her life without so much as: 'Goodbye, loser!'
"I know because I was one of them."
For her part, Cundy says she was "ghosted" by Markle after she started dating Harry.
(Markle's annoying father has also claimed his daughter has ghosted him.)
By October of 2016, after Markle had been with Prince Harry for three months, she sent former agent Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne an email that said she was giving up her career and terminating their contract.
Other British friends (Nick Ede, Millie Mackintosh) concur with the general assessment of Markle as someone who cut ties easily and moves on quickly.
They say this especially held true after she got with Harry and realized her ultimate dream of dating not just any British guy -- but almost the British guy.
This is a lot of information to take in, of course.
Does it make us think any differently of her father and her seemingly evil half-sister, both of whom have slammed Markle for basically slicing them out her life?
Both of those relatives have said far too many cruel things in public to be taken seriously.
As for what famous friends such as George Clooney and Serena Williams have to say about Markle? Thus far, it's all been positive.
But this makes sense says Meghan's former makeup artist, Daniel Martin.
Markle always makes time for A-Listers, he told Gayle King in an interview.