6 Times Meghan Markle Was Dragged By The British Media In 2020

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  • Meghan Markle has been unfairly torn apart by the British media since marrying Prince Harry back in 2018.
  • Since separating from the royal family, criticism over Meghan's lavish lifestyle has significantly increased in the media.
  • The media has published far-fetched stories that accuse the duchess of blackmail, thievery, vanity, and being an overall diva.

While we've all be suffering this year, Meghan Markle has been suffering in ways few of us can relate to. From the moment the public learned about her relationship with Prince Harry, they've dragged her name through the mud. Media outlets in the UK specifically seem to have it out for the Dutchess, making 2020 hellish for Meghan and her husband.

These are the most savage things the British media has had to say about Meghan Markle in 2020:

1. "Five Clicks Up From Trailer Trash"

Back in March, British journalist Victoria Mather appeared on MSNBC Live, causing quite a stir with her comments. The interview took place while Meghan and Prince Harry were finishing up some of their final royal duties before moving across the pond.

Live on air, Mather said:

“I think what has really, really upset the British public is that Meghan Markle, who many people consider only, you know, five clicks up from trailer trash, has actually tried to disrespect the queen, and the queen is the most respected person – most respected woman – in the world.”

The journalist didn't list a single example as to how Meghan had disrespected the queen. Despite cutting the interview short, the journalist's comments quickly went viral.

2. "She'll Want $90 Million"


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After Meghan and Harry announced that they would be stepping away from the royal family, tabloids were quick to blame the actress for this life-changing decision. They also began speculating about how the two would finance their lavish lifestyle since the British people would no longer be supporting them.

This, of course, inspired a mysterious source to come forward and claim Meghan planned to blackmail the royal family with a tell-all book unless they paid for her silence. According to the National Enquirer, this source told them:

“Apparently Meghan told friends that life behind the palace walls is toxic and even accused the royals of sexism and racism. The royals fear that she’ll want $90 million from the coffers to finance their new life in return for keeping her mouth shut!”

Harry isn't innocent though, as according to some British tabloids, he's planning to continue sponging off of daddy.

3. "She Was Difficult And Demanding"


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An unnamed cameraman who used to work on Suits with Meghan came forward with some heinous accusations about how the actress behaved on set. Nicknamed "Princess," the source called the actress "high-maintenance," "rude," "difficult," and "demanding."

"When I saw her, right away from the moment she arrived ... she was acting like a diva. It was the attitude, how she talked to people, the rules. She came in wearing a (baseball) cap, hiding her face ... like you would do if you're walking in the street and you don't want the paparazzi to take your picture. Everyone thought, 'she is acting like an A-lister when she is not even a D-lister.'"

Allegedly, the actress had a long list of rules for those behind the cameras, including not filming her feet or her in the chair getting her makeup done. The source also claimed Meghan demanded certain flowers and champagne to be on set.

4. "She's Being A Total Diva"


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In the weeks leading up to Meghan's 39th birthday, rumors of her making outrageous demands started circulating around the internet. A source revealed to In Touch that the actress has planned a three-day affair in Montecito, California, despite being in the middle of a global pandemic. They claimed Meghan planned an extravagant $200,000 weekend that came with a list of demands that included receiving a Covid test, signing an NDA, a black-tie dress code, and no cellphones.

The source went on to say:

"If you thought Meghan's baby shower was extravagant, it'll be nothing compared to this bash. She's being a total diva about it. She's using this milestone as an excuse to go all out, but her friends are already annoyed by her ridiculous demands!"

In addition to her strict rules, guests were given a list of acceptable gifts for the duchess.

5. "She's Very Vain"


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The Globe recently published an article accusing Meghan of spending an enormous amount of money on her hair. According to their source, the duchess spends roughly $54,000 a year on her long locks.

“She’s very vain and proud of her locks and doles out at least $2,000 a week to maintain them. For Meghan, hair care is a seven-step process that she's absolutely obsessed about and follows as a ritual."

Despite the fact that these numbers don't add up, the media found another trivial (and likely false) reason to drag Meghan's name through the mud.

6. "Meghan Will Sell Diana’s Jewelry To The Highest Bidder"


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One of the most outrageous claims made this year by the media is that Meghan is a thief who took off with $10 million worth of Princess Diana's jewelry. A source revealed to the National Enquirer that the royal family is upset that when Meghan left the UK, she took a few precious family heirlooms with her. Since they're convinced Harry and Meghan's marriage won't last, they allegedly want these jewels back right away.

According to their source:

“The battle has exploded in a gloves-off royal war. William is furious at his brother and sister-in-law for ditching their royal duties and hightailing it to Hollywood to become global superstars. He says it’s wrong that his mother’s precious gems have landed halfway around the world and wants the sparklers back – now! And if there’s a divorce, Meghan will sell Diana’s jewelry to the highest bidder!"

Some of these magazines will literally come up with anything to make money off their readers and don't care who they drag in the process. It's no surprise that both Meghan and Harry are suing several British tabloids for libel. In the last year alone they've filed six lawsuits!

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