The Queen is dead, sad country, but poor Meghan Markle is still unable to take a break

WINDSOR, England - SEPTEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meets members of the public for a long walk at Windsor Castle after viewing flowers and tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England.  Crowds gathered and left to salute at the gates of Windsor Castle for Queen Elizabeth II who died at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022 (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle will meet members of the public on Saturday outside Windsor Castle to view the flowers that were left in honor of the Queen. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The death of Queen Elizabeth II brought all kinds of feelings to the fore: sadness and grief over the demise of a stable and comfortable existence, respect and awe for her steady hand and sense of duty, and righteous anger at the lasting effects of it. The British Empire was often subject to the violent subjugation of millions around the world.

Then there’s the sideshow to the gossip speculation that accompanies any major news about the royal family: Will Charles be able to earn the love and respect of his subjects, especially after the vile way he treated his first wife, Princess Diana?

How will the public react to being at various funeral functions disgraced Prince Andrew, A friend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, who settled a lawsuit with a woman who insists he sexually assaulted her when she was a minor?

Will Princes William and Harry fix their differences? Will Kate, the new Princess of Wales, eat a cheeseburger?

And the good sky, why a lot of hate Directed at Meghan Markle?

I was especially curious about how Harry and Meghan are back in the royal fold will be coveredSince their decision in early 2020 to step back from royal duties and return to the colonies – well, Montecito – I landed with such a thud in the UK

I couldn’t think of a single reason to blame them for leaving. Harry, who lost his mother to the insatiable demands of the popular press, understandably decided that he could not in good conscience subject his family to the same pressure.

shedding their guts – sort of – for Oprah Winfrey On a TV special last year It was a shrewd move. More than 17 million people tuned in, as the pair spoke frankly about the stress of living in the glare of the audience, much of it hostile, and the lack of emotional support from minors, especially for Meghan, who described herself as spiraling into a depressive state reminiscent of. Diana.

That interview was a kind of declaration of independence for Harry and Meghan, a major blow in the US that was terribly divisive in England. The couple hinted that the royal family was racist – or at least, a family member they say speculated during Meghan’s first pregnancy about the skin color of their unborn child.

“what or what You have they did? ” I cried in the Daily Mail.

On Saturday, Meghan and Harry joined William and Kate at the gates of Windsor Castle to view the collection of flowers left as a tribute to the Queen. This was the first time in more than two years that the couples were seen together in public.

Apparently, some mourners were not happy to see Meghan. Video of two women Intentionally ignoring or ignoring Her hand is spread widely.

Meanwhile, hashtag Twitter #GoHomeMeghanMarkle was heading.

“At the end of the day it causes more pain to the grieving family,” Tweet critic. “Anyone with an iota of decency will go home. It is not needed or desired.”

“We don’t need a self-serving American actress who pretends to be upset about the Queen’s death.” Post wrote.

I very much doubt that the disrespect was automatic.

bouncer bot, Twitter Analytics has documented a well-organized online campaign against Megan. According to New York’s The Cut, the Bot Sentinel found that 70% of hateful posts about Meghan originated from just 83 Twitter accounts with an estimated collective reach of 17 million users.

It’s not entirely clear who owns the accounts or why Meghan has fallen victim to so much phishing, but I’ve been putting my money on assorted racism.

Something about royal relations – particularly when an English king or prince marries a divorced American commoner, then flees the country – really sparks our imaginations, doesn’t it?

The tale of King Edward VIII – who gave up the monarchy to be with him Wallis Simpson, famously described as “the woman I love”—shocked a nation, if not the world. To give up a kingdom and why? They’ve spent their lives in the secluded and fun extravaganza of Paris, partying, dressed up nicely and not doing much of anything important to the world.

Harry and Meghan’s story is much more inspiring. Here is a modern, well-made, bi-racial woman with a successful real-life career, political views and enviable ease in public marrying into a pitiful white family pulled from kicking and screaming into modern times.

It didn’t take long for the insatiable tabloid press – on both sides of the Atlantic, really – to switch from deference to destructive toward Meghan. Coverage in the UK has been particularly harsh.

As soon as the honeymoon ended, a new story began to take hold: Megan was selfish, depraved, greedy, demanding and cruel.

Posted by BuzzFeed in January 2020, less than two years after Harry and Meghan married in a party that sent millions around the world a sense of satisfaction. A much discussed story Comparing headlines about Meghan and Kate Middleton, as she was formerly known as the Princess of Wales. The hostility towards Megan was astounding.

From the Daily News: “Kate tenderly embraces her bump.” Why can’t Meghan Markle keep her hands off a bump?

From Express: “Kate’s morning sickness cure? Prince William gifted an avocado to the pregnant Duchess.” “Meghan Markle’s beloved avocado linked to human rights abuse and drought, the shame of the millennium.”

Harry and Meghan are finally laughing these days. They are said to have a rich deal with Netflix, and they just launched a podcast, “The Archetypes,” in which she interviews women about their challenges and stigmas.

In an episode entitled “The Stigma of Eid with Mindy Kaling” Megan took the case With the subject of comments directed to her after her engagement.

“Everyone was like, ‘Oh my God, you’re so lucky, he picked you. …but, fortunately, I have a partner who has been resisting this narrative for me and goes, ‘They got it all wrong. I’m lucky that you chose me.”

It’s good to see that despite the relentless attacks on her character, Meghan’s self-esteem remains intact. I hope it drives her critics crazy.

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This story originally appeared Los Angeles Times.

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