Is it too late for the USA Network to re-hire Meghan Markle for the next season of Suits?
This is what many people high up in the Royal Family are now wondering, following a series of negative reports about the Duchess of Sussex that paint her in a very negative light.
Has she really turned into a diva? A spoiled brat? Something worse?
Or was she this way all along and was simply able to keep her dark side under wraps until she was married, pregnant and ingrained in British society?
We may never know.
But various insiders and sources are saying some pretty awful stuff about Markle these days.
Scroll down for some examples...
A Devil is Disguise?
No more Mrs. Nice Markle? After making a strong first impression on those around her, Meghan Markle is now being accused of sucking a lot across the board.
When Did the Complaints Start?
Right around May 19, the date on which Markle married Prince Harry. According to one report, Markle pissed off the Queen
by pushing to wear an inappropriate tiara for her big day, prompting Her Highness to GO OFF about the uprising.
Really? What Did Elizabeth Say?
“There was a very heated exchange that prompted the Queen to speak to Harry," claims this report. "She said, ‘Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she’s given by me.'"
Yikes. What Else?
Markle and Harry's private secretary has resigned from her post. So has Markle's personal assistant, someone named Melissa. Many close to the Royal Family have been wondering if Meghan's attitude is driving away employees who are sick of her demanding ways.
Royal Protocol? Royal Schmortocol!
Markle has been accused of thumbing her nose at Royal Traditions for weeks now, baring her shoulders in public, for instance, and daring to hold her husband's hand.
Wait, What? These Are Royal Violations?!?
Yes. That family could compete with The Duggars in terms of how conservative and, some might say, far behind the modern times it has become.
She Even Made Kate Middleton Cry!
Allegedly, we should say. But a report from The Sun details how Markle was demanding (there's that word again) during her wedding dress fitting. Middleton "had only just given birth to her third child, Prince Louis, and was feeling quite emotional,” says an insider,
The Fitting Did Not Go Very Smoothly...
... and this made Markle angry, which made Middleton upset, which simply added to a rift that has existed between the women for months. The duchesses are “very different people," writes The Sun.
Is This Why Meghan and Harry are Moving?
So, What are Critics Saying?
Nothing positive, that's for certain! This is our favorite quote, courtesy of Radar Online: “Meghan was expected to be a breath of fresh air, but she’s turned into a fire-breathing dragon." Amazing.
Can This Insider Elaborate?
Kind of: "She’s ripping up the royal rule book and rewriting her role like she’s the star and her position is a part in a Hollywood movie." We presume this is a reference to some of the examples listed here previously.
Will Harry Keep Her in Line?
It sounds like Harry is in denial about his wife. He doesn't think she has any problems whatsoever. “She’s got Harry so firmly under her thumb, he’s told staffers, ‘Whatever Meghan wants, Meghan gets!’” continues this Radar source.
They're Going Hollywood!
“She also insists Harry spend more time with her celebrity friends than with his old military buddies," writes Radar along these same lines. Markle, of course, starred on Suits for seven seasons and is good friends with such celebrities as Serena Williams.
There Have Been Questions About Markle from the Beginning
She's of mixed heritage. She's American. She's a divorcee. Back in the day, unfortunately, someone such as Markle would NEVER have been welcome in the Royal Family.
She Was Given a Chance, But...
“Queen Elizabeth wanted nothing but happiness for her beloved grandson, so she reluctantly welcomed Meghan into the family,” says this Radar source, implying that Liz wasn't a huge fan of Meg from the start. “But ever since, Meghan has done nothing but thumb her nose at the royals and their hallowed traditions. She insists on doing things her way."
Is It Really That Bad?!?
Yes, Radar insists. "She orders gourmet breakfast for her dogs and snaps at servants if they don’t move fast enough,” the source alleges. “She also causes security problems by suddenly going on ‘undercover’ missions to meet ‘everyday folks. She clearly wants to position herself as the new Princess Diana. But she’s anything but a friend of regular people."
She's Impossible to Work For
Markle "only trusts her own advisers — a group of close friends and showbiz pals — and ignores the suggestions of experienced palace staffers," this insider explains. "It’s led to several longtime, high-ranking aides moving on."
I'm Not Kate, Okay?!?
Markle is perhaps aware that Middleton is beloved and is making efforts to separate herself as much as possible from her competition. “The truth is, Meghan wants to be as far removed from Kate as possible," writes Radar. "She doesn’t want to invite any comparisons between them — especially now that Meghan is giving birth for the first time in the spring."
Ah, Yes, The Royal Baby
He or she is due some time this spring. It will be fascinating to see the reception to this baby's arrival, given the mixed feelings that appear to exist about her mother. Stay tuned!