Meghan Markle will "prove the haters wrong" with next career move, source says

She's not letting them get her down

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Te Papaiouru Marae for a formal powhiri and luncheon on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
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Since moving back to the U.S. in 2020 with her husband Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has tried her hand at a few different career paths, but sadly has suffered a few setbacks along the way.

For example, the Duchess of Sussex' Netflix animated series Pearl was cancelled before it had a chance to air. Most recently and most challengingly, though, it was announced that the Sussexes' contract with Spotify had ended, and that there would not be a second season of Meghan's hit podcast Archetypes.

Unfortunately, Harry and Meghan have also fielded a lot of criticism over the years when coming out with new projects.

But we all suffer setbacks from time to time, and it sounds like Meghan is not letting it all get her down. According to one source, the Duchess is determined to keep moving her career forward, and to try out new directions that will align with her goals. She's also working with a talent agency to help her develop her career further.

"The thinking on Meghan's part is that they owe it to themselves to fight back and make a success of things, however much that costs and however challenging it may be in some cases," a source told Closer (via Express).

"She's told the team that her new plan simply can't fail."

According to said source, Meghan wants to "prove the haters wrong" and find new and soaring successes in her various endeavours, though it's unclear at this stage what her next move(s) will be.

The source added: "She feels she's been backed into a corner — her next move will be explosive to say the least."

The Sussexes' various interviews and media projects since their royal exit have often been branded "explosive" because of the many revelations they made about the Royal Family, but more recently it's been said that they would pivot away from tell-alls in the future. All of this, of course, remains to be seen.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.