Who is Meghan Markle? While she may be one of the most talked about women in the entire world, the public knows very little about the personal history of the so-called Duchess of Sussex. That’s not because she’s private about her personal life, as the public we know far too much about Harry and Meghan, but because she is constantly changing her past in order to try and align herself with whatever bandwagon she’s interested in jumping on.
The rewriting of history started early, with Meghan famously telling the British public and the world in her engagement interview that she knew nothing about her husband, his family and the intense media scrutiny that would come along with dating a royal.
In her engagement interview, Meghan said, “It was a blind date. And it’s so interesting because we talk about it and now and even then, I, you know, because I’m from the States, you don’t grow up with the same understanding of the royal family and so while I now understand very clearly, there’s a global interest there. I didn’t know much about him, and so the only thing that I had asked her when she said that she wanted to set us up, was, I had one question. I said, ‘Well is he nice?’ Cause if he wasn’t kind, it just didn’t, it didn’t seem like it would make sense and so, we went and had a, met for a drink, and then I think very quickly into that we said, ‘Well what are we doing tomorrow? We should meet again.’”
So if Meghan knew nothing about the British, then why was she pictured outside Buckingham Palace? Did she just think it was a bigger White House or something? To claim utter ignorance is a bit ridiculous.
On her blog ‘The Tig,’ Meghan also reflected on the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, writing, “Grown women seem to retain this childhood fantasy. Just look at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate.”
Though she disparages the pomp and circumstance of Will and Kate’s wedding, she was happy to do the same at her own.
At Meghan and Prince Harry’s 2018 wedding, the audience was filled with celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and his wife Amal, Serena Williams, Idris Elba and supposedly even Reese Witherspoon was extended an invitation, though she didn’t know the couple and declined. Other English celebrities and of course the royal family were also in attendance.
Who was conspicuously absent? Meghan’s entire biological family, except her mother.
Her father Thomas Markle was also supposed to attend, though that’s been up for debate, but other than her mother no other member of the Markle or Ragland family attended. And there’s never been a good reason why.
Are they all criminals? There’s no evidence of that, and one of Thomas’ brothers served for the Department of State, a position he could only achieve after going through a security clearance process. He even got Meghan an internship in Argentina at the Embassy.
Would they all sell out Meghan to the tabloids? Well, Thomas was caught arranging paparazzi pictures in the lead up to the wedding, but that’s not the worst offense in the world. After all, as a struggling actress Meghan herself arranged paparazzi pictures, which failed to sell. She most likely did so even as a royal girlfriend.
But after Thomas’ no show to the wedding, the narrative suddenly changed and Meghan rewrote her family history. Suddenly, they were all so atrociously horrific that they should be denied any relationship with Meghan or her children and she seemed to deny that any of them existed.
As a royal on her first tour of the South Pacific, Meghan again rewrote her history telling college students that she paid for her own university education. Apparently, that wasn’t the case as her father footed the entire bill for her studies at Northwestern University.
Most recently, Meghan has shared with the world through an official letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer that she was seemingly destitute as a child and had to make due with the $4.99 salad bar at Sizzler’s and a $14.99 plate of spaghetti marinara at the Old Spaghetti Factory.
However, again that isn’t necessarily entirely true. After her father won the lottery, Meghan spent the vast majority of her childhood and teenage years in private schools throughout the L.A. area, which is by no means cheap. Her father was also an award-winning lighting director, and she spent a good portion of her childhood on the set of the successful show Married with Children.
It seems like Meghan defines destitution as not living in a multimillion-dollar mansion, the fashion faux pas of using Louis Vuitton bag instead of a Birkin and the hardship of driving a ford on the streets of Beverly Hills.
She’s now gained at least two out of three of those items after marrying into the royal family.
By any measure, Meghan lived an incredibly privileged and charmed life as a child in Los Angeles, an actress in Toronto, a royal in the United Kingdom and as an ex-royal in California. That she’s again changing the narrative of her personal story raises some interesting questions about Meghan’s integrity and the ability of the public to trust her.
Everyone has family members they’re not fond of and aspects of their past that they wish they could change, but almost nothing Meghan has said about her early life is entirely true. She’s always changing and adjusting her history in order to fit whatever narrative that she has. So how can the public, let alone the businesses she’s working with and the royal family, trust her? What about Harry? Has anything Meghan told him about herself entirely true, or does she give him just half-truths about her previous life?
People evolve overtime, which is healthy, but generally most don’t entirely lie about their past.
Those that do are untrustworthy, just like Meghan Markle.