Meghan Markle can’t “have it all” according to a royal biographer. In fact, the Duchess of Sussex is being urged to drop her Hollywood A-list lifestyle if she wants her marriage to Prince Harry to succeed.
Author and royal critic Anna Pasternak, who wrote the book The Real Wallis Simpson, thinks that Meghan Markle needs to stop trying to be an international star, even though she’s now a member of the British royal family herself. Pasternak believes that Markle would do herself a world of good if she stopped trying to chase the limelight.
The Duchess of Sussex was last criticized for her over-the-top baby shower in New York City with her Hollywood friends, which included Jessica Mulroney, Serena Williams and Amal Alamuddin.
According to Fox News, Pasternak made her comments during a recent appearance on The Royal Box. She said, “I think what Meghan has got to realize is that she cannot live life in the royal family like an A-list Hollywood star and that within the monarchy it demands a very different set of behaviors. The house of Windsor has done incredibly well to stay together when many other European royal houses have collapsed, and they’ve done it because they recognize who has to be the main event. She seems to want to bring her own style into the monarchy and I don’t think that’s appropriate and I don’t think it’s going to work long term.”
Pasternak also suggested that Meghan Markle start acting more like Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and even Prince William and Kate Middleton. If there is one thing that the Queen has never liked, it’s when members of the monarchy act like they belong in Hollywood more than at Buckingham Palace.
So far Meghan Markle herself hasn’t made any comments about the criticism, although it is doubtful that she will. The former actress is currently pregnant with her first child and is expected to give birth sometime at the end of April.
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