Meghan Markle heartbreak: Duchess accused of being ‘fake’ by cruel bullies


MEGHAN MARKLE’S classmates thought the Duchess of Sussex was “fake” because they thought it was impossible for anyone to be that “perfect”, according to bombshell claims in a royal book.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s unofficial biography Finding Freedom claims the Duchess of Sussex’s fellow school friends believed she was’t genuine because she worked hard. Her drive to “excel” left them thinking Meghan was “fake”.

Co-authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand said: “Meghan’s willingness to help others and her drive to excel meant she was often deemed ‘fake’ by classmates at school who felt it was impossible for anyone to be that ‘perfect’.

“She was voted homecoming queen. A natural performer and someone who sought out praise, Meghan was coming into her own.”

In heartbreaking claims, the authors said a young Meghan “didn’t always know where she fit in” which meant she felt like she had “more to prove”.

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Meghan Markle was seen as “fake” by her classmates (Image: GETTY )

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A young Meghan “didn’t always know where she fit in” (Image: GETTY )

They said: “Being biracial and not always knowing where she fit in, there was a part of her that just wanted people to see she was great at whatever she did.”

Meghan was raised in Los Angeles, and attended the private Little Red Schoolhouse in Hollywood.

As a teenager, Meghan attended the Immaculate Heart High School.

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Meghan Markle received a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and International Studies (Image: GETTY )

After leaving secondary school behind in Los Angeles, Meghan attended Northwestern University in Illinois in 1999.

Meghan chose to explore her love of acting at Northwestern’s renowned drama department.

She received a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and International Studies.

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Meghan Markle lives in LA with Harry and their son Archie (Image: PA )

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Meghan Markle and Harry quit the royals earlier this year (Image: PA)

While studying at Northwestern, Meghan joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

It comes after Finding Freedom, which was published on Tuesday, claimed Meghan sparked horror among royal aides who “spat out their morning tea” in horror when they saw pictures of her “flashy” baby shower.

Senior royal aides were understood to be unimpressed by Meghan Markle’s luxury baby shower before she welcomed her firstborn son Archie Harrison in to the world because it had turned into a “media circus”.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the Firm earlier this year (Image: EXPRESS)

The book, co-authored by royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, said: “While the trip had been a hit with Meghan, senior courtiers back in the UK were spitting out their morning tea when they saw her lavish baby shower thrown by friends turn into a media circus with what looked like carefully stage-managed paparazzi walks of the duchess in big black sunglasses from her hotel to her car and a laundry list of insider party details reported by US press.

“It’s fair to say that the optics of the somewhat flashy shower did not go down well with certain individuals at the Palace.

“Meghan was often criticised for being too Hollywood, meaning too flashy. Especially for the reserved aesthetic of the monarchy.”

Meghan and her husband Prince Harry, who are currently living in LA, have distanced themselves from the book.

A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.

“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”