These claims have been refuted by spokespeople for Markle and Prince Harry, who are “saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma”.
However, Twitter users have pointed out the contradiction of the press publishing attacks on Meghan Markle while other members of the royal family face other allegations and much less attention.
This point has been made before following the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffery Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and friend of Prince Andrew. In 2019, he was interviewed by Emily Maitlis on Newsnight where he denied all abuse allegations against himself but made statements that infuriated viewers and were covered extensively by the international press.
Since then, media attention has died down despite the FBI investigation into Jeffery Epstein abuse allegations. After this interview, he was removed from royal duties.
The Sussexes have recently been faced media backlash for their upcoming CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey, due to be broadcast on 7 March. This will explain their reasoning for leaving official duties and their relocation to Los Angeles. Some of this ground has already been covered when Prince Harry featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Comparisons have been made between Meghan Markle and Princess Diana, her husband’s late mother, who had a complicated relationship with the press.
In a teaser for the hotly anticipated show, Prince Harry expressed how lucky he was not alone in his breakaway from the royal family and how he hated to think about what his mother endured.