Kate ‘had years to adjust to royal life’ but Meghan couldn’t ‘get it straight in her mind’


The Duchess of Sussex married into the Royal Family seven years after the Princess of Wales.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot at Windsor on May 19.

Royal expert Duncan Larcombe said that he felt “desperately sorry for Meghan” in the initial period of adjusting to Royal Family life.

Mr Larcombe told Fox News Digital: “Harry clearly never really wanted to admit to her what was actually going to be involved with the Royal Family.”

Mr Larcombe said he spent an extensive amount of time covering the early years of William and Kate’s relationship.

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The Duchess of Sussex married into the Royal Family seven years after the Princess of Wales (Image: Getty)

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The two women had different experiences marrying into the Royal Family, says Larcombe (Image: Sky)

Meghan a ‘minefield that keeps going off’ as Duchess prepares to resume podcast

Meghan Markle has been likened to a “minefield that keeps going off”, a royal commentator has said.

Royal expert Duncan Larcombe, in the wake of the couple’s stint in the UK, said Meghan was “more like a minefield” than a “ticking time bomb”, adding to Fox News Digital: “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”

He claimed that in the first seven years of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ relationship, Buckingham Palace would not “talk about [Kate] when she’s a private individual”.

With this procedure, the Princess of Wales “had years to adjust to the attention”, which was a process that did not play out in the same way for the Duchess of Sussex.

He likened the Duchess’ experience to that of Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana.

He commented that struggling to adjust to media scrutiny was a trend stretching back generations for those who married into The Firm.

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The Waleses and Sussexes joined for a walkabout at Windsor Castle (Image: Getty)

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The couple tied the knot at Windsor on May 19 (Image: Getty)

He added: “I’ve seen it, and we saw it all the way back from Diana.”

Mr Larcombe then claimed the Duchess “didn’t ever get it straight in her mind” that there was a difference between being in the public eye as a celebrity, versus gaining attention for being royalty.

The Duchess told US chat show host Oprah Winfrey that she suffered from suicidal thoughts during her time as a working royal, under the intense spotlight of the media.

She recounted how she “just didn’t see a solution”, claiming she turned to those within the Firm for help.

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The Duke and Duchess attended the Queen’s state funeral with the Waleses (Image: Getty)

“But it’s almost worse when you feel it through the expression of my mom or my friends or them calling me crying just like ‘Meg, they’re not protecting you’.”

Meghan described feeling “really ashamed to say it at the time”, particularly to her new husband.

She continued: “But I knew that if I didn’t say it that I would do it, and I just didn’t…I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”

She then told Oprah: “And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”

In the wake of the interview, Buckingham Palace said the couple, along with their son Archie, would “always be much loved family members”.

In a statement, the palace added: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.”


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