Royal Rumble: Meghan Markle Accused of ‘Slap in the Face’ Against King Charles
It’s no secret that Meghan Markle is not the royal family’s favorite person, but she’s always gotten along fairly well
It’s no secret that Meghan Markle is not the royal family’s favorite person, but she’s always gotten along fairly well with King Charles III.
At least, until now.
Markle is receiving an award in New York this week, and those who follow the royal family say it’s a “slap in the face” against the King.
And the whole incident could spur even more animosity between the California royals, and those who remain in Britain.
Meghan Markle’s ‘Slap in the Face’ against King Charles
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It has been about a week and a half since the new King of England was crowned, King Charles III. Charles took the throne after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed late last year.
While nearly every royal family member was in attendance, things got a little complicated in the case of Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry.
Harry, of course, is Charles’ son – and his father’s coronation was a “must attend” event.
But Markle did not attend, staying instead at their home in Montecito, California, with their children. And Prince Harry left for home as soon as the coronation ceremony was over. While some royal family members were reportedly relieved to avoid the media circus that follows Markle and any interaction she has with the rest of the royals, her absence was glaring.
Today, Markle is receiving an award in New York – the 2023 Women of Vision Awards, which celebrates “feminist changemakers” and “powerhouse grassroots leaders.”
But some royal experts say that Markle traveling to New York less than 10 days after the coronation which she chose to stay home from is a “slap in the face” to the newly-minted King.
Fox writes, “Christopher Andersen, author of ‘The King,’ told Fox News Digital the timing couldn’t have been more wrong, considering that the duchess was noticeably absent from ‘the single most important moment in Charles’ life and a singular moment in world history.’
‘What a slap in the face to the man who walked her down the aisle when her own father didn’t show up at her wedding, and to the country she adopted, for better or worse, as her own,’ said Andersen.
‘You know, charity begins at home,’ he shared. ‘Much of the time Harry looks like a fish out of water, and you don’t have to be an expert to see he’s still hurting. If she is truly a sensitive and caring person, she would make it her top priority to help mend her husband’s relationship with his brother Prince William and the king. Marrying into the royal family, accepting a title, and then bailing to take advantage of your new global superstar status seems, well, tacky.'”
It’s worth noting, however, that nothing Markle does pleases everyone. She simply can’t win with her husband’s family. So she may as well go get her award, which she was tapped for due to, “Her lifelong advocacy for women and girls remains a constant thread she weaves through both humanitarian and business ventures.”
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will be in New York Tuesday night, along with Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown, to receive the Ms. Foundation’s Women of Vision Award, as the nation’s oldest women’s foundation marks its 50th anniversary. The a… https://t.co/aQ3gr3cKHT
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The announcement that revealed Markle’s award called her a, “feminist, champion of human rights and gender equity and global role model.”
Anderson told Fox, “As I’ve said before, Meghan is aiming to be the next Oprah – a multimedia titan with real political clout. She won’t run for office because I think she is far too thin-skinned. But she does want to have an impact on the next election. Meghan is very outspoken about issues and candidates, so expect to see her on the campaign trail.”
But Anderson says that Markle’s newest achievement sends a message to the royal family. “She’s making it clear that she has a life of her own, doing the things she thinks are important. She also seems to be saying that getting a trophy from Gloria Steinem is more important to her than seeing her husband’s dad crowned king of England. It’s an in-your-face gesture aimed at the royal family she just snubbed.”
He added, “Funny, though, isn’t it – that she would essentially give up being a senior member of the royal family and all that goes with it, just to be another influencer. Like so much else in Meghan’s life, this award is no accident. Not long after moving to Montecito, she made a point of befriending Steinem – as she has so many other movers and shakers.”
Markle and Prince Harry seem to be living by the old adage that if you can’t please everyone, please yourself. And it seems to please them to focus on humanitarian efforts and holding the institution accountable.
Back home, King Charles is reportedly tired of Queen consort Camilla’s tirade against his youngest son, with those close to the royal couple saying that their interactions are increasingly tense as the days pass.