Meghan Markle: after the Queen’s funeral, farewell to the royal family?

MEGHAN MARKLE. Harry and Meghan Markle were welcomed with open arms by Prince William for the Queen’s funeral. But without Elizabeth II as a common attachment figure, the siblings could well move away for good.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry benefited from the benevolence of Prince William and Kate Middleton for their visit to London and can count on them for their stay in the United Kingdom, devoted to the tributes and funeral of Queen Elizabeth II . This Monday, September 19, Meghan Markle will be like all members of the royal family, in sharing mourning. In recent weeks, the British media have echoed the efforts of the two couples not to break the ties of affection. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have made public trips together, including going to the Wimbledon tournament together this summer.

But propriety cannot hide the dissensions that persist and the scars that remain deep. Meghan Markle is still hurt by what she has experienced as exclusion in recent years. And intends to maintain a freedom of tone, even if it means upsetting the members of the British royal family. The interview she gave to Oprah Winfrey, to attack the protocol of the Crown frontally and the few media outlets are still elements of tension within the family. And since the end of August, the monarchy has had to deal with the podcast it launched, entitled Archetypes. A podcast broadcast on Spotify and which is very successful. And for good reason: to her listeners, she does not hesitate to mention her past conflict with her in-laws, her work of resilience. “It takes a lot of effort to forgive,” she even said of the difficult relationship with the British monarchy.

Meghan Markle did not make it to Balmoral Palace, at the Queen’s bedside, on September 8. It is likely that she feared that she would not be welcome in the intimacy of the queen’s inner circle, in the midst of her ordeal. The former actress, known for her role in the series “Suits”, is nevertheless associated with the official tributes and other ceremonies which took place last week and for the funeral of this Monday, September 19. The homepage of the official website of the couple Harry and Meghan, Archewell.comwas covered last week with a black background, and a message “in loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”.

And after the funeral? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle remain on the whole cold with the royal family. They have been living in the United States for almost two years now. But the couple was in Europe when the news was announced, recalled several media. The ceremonies organized around the Queen, who appreciated Meghan Markle and adored her grandson Harry, had the ability to bring the whole family together, beyond the dissensions. His disappearance opens a new chapter in the relationship between Harry and William, who will have less reason to reunite. One person could actually make the funeral ceremonies not sound like a form of farewell to the royal family: Charles III. If the king publicly shows a desire to warm relations between him and his youngest son, then everything could change. Saturday, September 10, the appearance of Prince Harry and his wife alongside William and Kate raised hopes of reconciliation within the royal family, but it will take other marks of affection to end to tension.

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A long falling out with the royal family

Since January 2020, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have indeed been angry with the rest of the royal family. After a marriage causing many tensions against a backdrop of intense media hype, the American actress and the prince had announced that they wanted to become “non-active members” of the royal family. Meghan and Harry also demanded their financial independence and said they wanted to move to North America.

This earthquake, skillfully fueled and exploited by the tabloid press for months, will mark a break. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will live in Canada for a few months, then settle in Beverly Hills and finally in Montecito, California. Between England and the United States, the spouses will embark on several media and fiction projects, raising fears of other unpacking around the royal family. Multi-year contracts with the Netflix platform (estimated at 100 million dollars) and Spotify (25 million) in which they undertake to produce content will be mentioned in particular.

In March 2021, in the documentary “Oprah with Meghan and Harry”, the couple will reveal their reasons for leaving the United Kingdom. They will denounce in particular in veiled words the racism of the members of the royal family, who would have worried about the skin color of their son Archie. Meghan Markle will also recount having been set aside by the royal family while she was going through a period of depression.

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Born on August 4, 1981, Meghan Markle grew up with a father, a cinematographer, and her mother, a yoga teacher, in Los Angeles. At a very young age, she learned to give her time to serve the cause of poor or suffering people. After receiving her double degree in international relations and theater, she embarked on a career as an actress. Until 2010, she won only minor roles. His career takes a new turn thanks to the series “Suits“, in which she plays Rachel Zane, a talented paralegal. She earns a very good living then meets Prince Harry in 2016, through a mutual friend. They engage in a relationship and announce their engagement on November 27, 2017.

On May 19, 2018, Meghan and Harry’s wedding was celebrated in front of almost 2 billion viewers. Meghan Markle is subsequently very regularly targeted by tabloids and English television channels. These attacks cause her to have suicidal thoughts while she is pregnant of her first child. In 2020, Harry and Meghan decide to leave their official functions within the royal family and leave to live in the United States. They are raising their two children, Archie (2019) and Lilibeth (2021) in the utmost discretion in Montecito, California.

Early life of Meghan Markle

Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, the city in which she grew up. Her parents are American, her mother, Doria Loyce Ragland, is African American, and her father, Thomas Wayne Markle, is of German, English, and Irish descent. She is related by her father to older half-siblings from her father’s first marriage. The young Meghan spends part of her childhood on the sets with her father who is a director of photography for television and cinema. Her parents divorced when she was 7 years old. She studies in private establishments and her parents sensitize her to people less privileged than her through charitable actions. She was admitted to Northwestern University in Chicago from which she graduated with a double degree in theater and international relations. Meghan Markle speaks fluent Spanish and is fluent in French. In 2004, she made the choice to devote herself to a career in cinema.

Her acting career

Meghan Markle made her first appearance in 2002 in a soap opera as a simple extra. For a few months, she participated as a model in the American show “Deal or No Deal”. She then appeared in various series American like “FBI: Missing in Action”, “CSI: Manhattan” and “The League”. She also appears in various movies and TV movies between 2005 and 2009. For nearly ten years, she performed only minor roles. His career took a turn in 2010 when his companion, producer Trevor Engelson, got him a role in the casting of the film “Remember me”, alongside the famous actor Robert Pattinson. A year later, she landed a lead role in the series “Suits“. For seven seasons, she played Rachel Zane, a talented legal assistant, who made her known to the general public. At the same time, she appeared in various bigger-budget films and television films.

Meghan and Harry, their marriage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met through a mutual friend in 2016. They formalize their relationship at the Invictus Games later and then announce their engagement on November 27, 2017. At the same time, she decides to interrupt her career actress and leave the series “Suits” at the end of the seventh season. She closes her account instagram accumulating more than 1.9 million subscribers as well as her blog, “The Tig”, which she had been hosting since 2014. In view of the wedding, Meghan Markle is baptized and confirmed in the Anglican faith. A few hours before the ceremony, the Queen grants Harry and Meghan the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. On May 19, 2018, they were cheered on by 100,000 visitors to the city of Windsor and their wedding was watched by nearly 2 billion viewers. Despite the popular success of the ceremony, Meghan Markle quickly became the favorite target of the English tabloids. Their regular attacks seriously damage Meghan’s mental health, especially when she is pregnant of her first child.

Their children: Archie and Lilibeth

In October 2018, a few months after their wedding, Harry and Meghan announced that they were expecting their first child. Their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019 in London. Two days later, he was shown to the international media in St. George’s Gallery at Windsor Castle before being introduced to his great-grandparents. After leaving the royal family in 2020, the couple announced on the show hosted by Oprah Winfrey that their second unborn child is a girl. Lilibet (commonly known as “Lili”) Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4, 2021 in Santa Barbara. Very attached to their privacy, Meghan and Harry divulge few images and information about their children.

Meghan Markle: after the Queen’s funeral, farewell to the royal family?