Sure, being a royal has its advantages – the fashion, the princes, the tiaras, the castles – but it definitely also has its drawbacks, from the end of privacy to the dreaded rumour mill.
No one knows this more than Meghan Markle.
The now Duchess of Sussex has had a difficult start to royal life, with everything from her fashion choices to her decisions regarding the upbringing of baby Archie never failing to divide the public and cause viral news.
And after keeping tight-lipped about the online abuse, the Duchess of Sussex seemed to finally address it this week.
Yes, really. In a video from the Lion King premiere, Meghan can be seen talking to singer Pharrell about it.
‘So happy for your union. Love is amazing. It’s wonderful,’ the singer can be heard telling Meghan Markle. ‘Don’t ever take that for granted, but what it means in today’s climate, I just wanted to tell you, it’s so significant for so many of us. Seriously. It’s significant. We cheer you guys on.’
And Meghan’s response? ‘Thank you. They don't make it easy.’
Well that’s that.
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