Meghan Markle’s fairytale romance with Prince Harry sounds like something from a Disney movie and it’s safe to say she’s also stolen hearts. That being said, it hasn’t stopped the Duchess of Sussex earning herself an unofficial title at Kensington Palace.
The Suits star is the nation’s favourite both sides of the pond thanks to her radiant beauty and the uniting of the UK and USA — something that even our leaders can’t seem to do.
Sadly, it seems that the staff at Kensington Palace have a pretty cruel nickname for Meghan, dubbing her “Duchess Difficult”. According to The Daily Express, staff are “losing patience” with Markle over her recent behaviour.
The news comes in the wake of a second royal aide walking out the door after Meghan’s (first) personal assistant Melissa Touabti only lasted six months. Now, Samantha Cohen — who has worked for the Royal Family for 17 years — is leaving in in January following rumours of behind the scenes drama. With Cohen being branded “Samantha the panther”, it’s easy to see why her and Duchess Difficult might’ve locked horns.
Unsurprisingly there are also whispers of a growing feud between Meghan and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Although Kensington Palace denies Meghan’s tiaras and tantrums, The Daily Express reports that Middleton is unimpressed with how Duchess Difficult speaks to the staff.
Adding fuel to the fire, the growing Royal rift could be putting a strain on William and Harry’s relationship. The wayward younger Royal isn’t happy with how William has greeted Meghan and thinks he could’ve been more accommodating toward the expat.
Meghan is apparently used to getting her own way and even demanded air freshener to be sprayed in St. George’s Chapel before her big day because of a “musty odour”. Markle may be treated like Hollywood royalty on the set of Suits, but things work a little differently in the Royal Household.
With news that Meghan also isn’t averse to the odd 4 AM email involving a list of demands for the shared staff, we expect the Queen is muttering “one is not amused” somewhere in Buckingham Palace. All this drama sounds like an episode of The Crown with a bit of Dynasty.