Since she became a bona fide member of the British royal family in May of last year after her fairy-tale wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has overlooked royal rift rumors and family feats involving her own father.
In recent months, Palace sources have accused the Duchess of Sussex for adversely affecting her husband, Prince Harry, and now insiders say the new mother – who welcomed her first child, son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6 – a cruel nickname by a senior member of the royal family.
According to the Sunday Times, the duchess is called the degree wife, because the family only expects to marry the duke of Sussex for three years.
Previous reports claimed that Meghan has had a number of unfriendly monikers since joining Harry in Kensington Palace, including “Me-Gain”, “Duchess Difficult” and “Hurricane Meghan,” Express.co.uk reports.
The royal couple have since moved to Frogmore Cottage on the Queen’s Windsor estate in Berkshire, but it seems Meghan’s reputation for demanding behavior has followed her.
In the aftermath of the royal wedding of Meghan and Harry, rumors began to circulate that the newly beaten Duchess had made her sister-in-law Kate Middleton shed tears during a fight over Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress.
While the exact reason for the fight remains unclear, it is claimed that the Duchess of Cambridge and the American-born former actress are very different people – although Kensington Palace dutifully denies the rumors of a break between the Windsor women.
The tensions also ran in the run-up to the marriage of Meghan to the youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, after Queen Elizabeth II reportedly rejected her first bridesmaid.
It was one of many charged royal wedding conversations, which, according to royal biographer Robert Jobson, Harry shouted to the staff: “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets!”
In recent weeks, the whisper of a royal break between the Cambridges and Sussexes has only intensified and the “unified” appearance of the royal couple at Trooping the Color in London earlier this month did not undermine much speculation.
Buckingham Palace insiders say the tension has reached the breaking point after Prince Harry and Meghan abruptly withdrew the Royal Foundation last week – a joint charity founded by Prince William and Harry in 2009.
“You could break the tension with a knife,” says our well-placed source of the recent encounter of the foursome, while Harry and Meghan, away from the cameras, “barely spoke two words to William and Kate.”
Meanwhile, the royal author Phil Dampier, who has been writing about the royal family for more than 30 years, has expressed concern.
“The decision to split their offices is a mistake,” Phil says about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to break with Kensington Palace.
“Harry and Meghan want to use Instagram and other social media to convey their message, and in that sense they are geared to the younger generations.
“But they should not in their haste ignore older people to appeal to younger people.
“Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have more than 1500 patronages between them.
“Who is going to take them all? The last thing the queen wants is for her life’s work to fall apart after she is gone.”