Meghan Markle is just getting her feet wet as a member of the British Royal Family. However, the Duchess of Sussex is already making waves. From solidifying her royal patronages to splitting her and Prince Harry’s household from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s the duchess hasn’t missed a beat when it comes to carving out space for herself in the royal family.
Still, despite all of Markle’s efforts to do royal her way –she’s had a ton of backlash about how she’s navigated her role, how she presents herself, and everything in between. This is why she’s being called disturbingly self-confident.
Why is Meghan Markle being called disturbingly self-confident?
Though she is just weeks away from giving birth to her first child –Baby Sussex, Meghan Markle can’t seem to catch a break. In addition to a rude nickname, Me-Gain, given to her by the British press– Markle is also being called, “disturbingly self-confident.”
Lady Colin Campbell –who was close friends with the late Princess Diana says that she sees many parallels between Markle and the Princess of Wales. She told the Independent, “Meghan is much better educated and more academic. Meghan is almost disturbingly self-confident… We must hope she realizes that her vision is not the only vision.”
Though Lady Campbell hopes Markle will loosen the reigns of control, she also thinks that the Duchess of Sussex’s confidence will help her steer clear of some of the pitfalls that Princess Diana fell in to. Since Markle isn’t insecure, she won’t take any of the negative press and rumors surrounding her to heart which will make for a much more positive and peaceful existence in the public eye.
Meghan Markle has also been called too independen
Though she was a famous actress who was used to the public spotlight, being a royal brings very different pressures. An insider told the Daily Mail, “Even though [Meghan] was a famous actress, she could still do what she wanted in the way of getting around freely, But in her current role she can’t go anywhere without her protection team, and that’s a massive constraining force on an individual like her.”
Duncan Larcombe, who covered the royal family for London’s The Sun explained, “As an actress, Meghan expects perfection, But when you’re in the royal family, you have to learn that it’s not about you, it’s about what you represent.”
Will Meghan Markle tone down her independent personality?
Lady Campbell and Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell have suggested that Markle go a more traditional route if she wants things to last. However, we doubt Markle will heed their unsolicited advice. After all, Prince Harry fell in love with his wife due to her fiery personality. Also, since she gave up her career in acting, Markle wants to be sure she is making a significant difference in her role as s royal–helping women and underprivileged people across the globe.
Luckily, with a new baby on the way, reports about Markle’s self-confidence and independence will die down. Change can be extremely stressful, but the media will soon have Baby Sussex to focus on.