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In real life, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle are living their best lives.

They have massive streaming deals, a colossal memoir, and despite a lot of bad press, yes, King Charles invited them to his coronation.

The thing about negative publicity, however artificial, is that other people love to pile on.

Rebel Wilson did just that in a recent interview, claiming that Meghan was “not naturally warm” when they met. But there’s may be a very good reason for that.

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On Watch What Happens Live, Rebel Wilson characterized a certain duchess as “not naturally warm.” But maybe it was personal? (Image Credit: Bravo)

When someone’s first name is Rebel, it’s probably unfair to expect that they will live up to that in every aspect of their lives. It’s probably better if they don’t, in some cases.

But Rebel certainly did not herself against the media narrative surrounding Meghan Markle.

Don’t get us wrong. She wasn’t directly licking Charles’ boot or fawning over William like so many British tabloids have been doing. But … well, she had something to say.

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Andy Cohen treated his guests and his audience on Watch What Happens Live, letting them be the first to know that he is going to become a father. Via surrogate, obviously.

Rebel told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she has a mutual friend with the Duke of Sussex.

So, when her mother visited, the two went to Santa Barbara and met Harry and Meghan.

“We went up to Santa Barbara [and] met Harry. [He] could not have been nicer,” Rebel appraised.

Prince Harry recently made some surprising comments to Anderson Cooper. (Photo via CBS)

However, Rebel alleged that Meghan Markle “was not as cool” as her husband.

“She wasn’t as naturally warm,” Rebel explained.

“And then my mom, being Australian, just asked her all these slightly rude questions … like, ‘Where are your kids?’ and things like that,” she elaborated. “So maybe that’s why she [wasn’t happy].”

Meghan Markle told her story like never before in her new Netflix docuseries. (Photo viaNetflix)

Asking impertinent questions is an interesting way to make an impression on someone.

But maybe Rebel’s mom is not to blame for Meghan’s apparent lack of friendliness

Some people have a naturally frosty disposition, and believe that people need to earn things like overt friendliness. But that doesn’t mean that Meghan is like this, either.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen during The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Sometimes, coldness is very personal.

Last year, Rebel presented at the BAFTA Awards, where she told a joke that she seemingly tailored to the British disposition towards Harry and Meghan.

“Our next package is for Outstanding British Film. From drama to horror to fantasy,” Rebel announced at the time. “Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah had it all.”

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In other words, Meghan described some of the most painful moments of her life in an interview. Rebel accused the interview of being, at least in part, “fantasy.”

So yeah, that might explain a frosty demeanor.

Making fun of someone on stage, in front of cameras, isn’t secret. Especially when you’re famous. Rebel has every right to crack jokes, but Meghan doesn’t have to act like they’re best buds.