Being a royal comes with many privileges, but the ability to defend yourself to the public is not one of them.
It must be frustrating for a 37-year-old woman such as Meghan – a formerly very independent being – to not be able to defend herself.
So, what’s a girl supposed to do? Take care of things herself.
After all, it’s what Meghan has been doing all her life.
Wonder woman we admire: Meghan Markle is most definitely one of them.
You see, Meghan Markle was a queen before she met a prince. She’s been kicking ass her whole life. This is the woman who crawled out of the boot of her car to get to auditions (her car doors were jammed and she didn’t have the money to get them fixed). A biracial woman, raised by a single mother, who’s fought against countless moments of discrimination to succeed.
So, in the face of staunch Palace silence, Meghan has created her own royal court to do the talking for her, strategically filling it with the world’s most powerful celebrities.
And no, we don’t mean Meghan’s anonymous five ‘best friends’, who earlier this year gave an interview to People magazine, refuting the worst rumours about her.
Meghan’s personal power court involves the world’s biggest names, who are prepared to use their reputations to support her.
Oprah Winfrey. George and Amal Clooney. Serena Williams. Priyanka Chopra.
A group of advocates doesn’t get stronger – more powerful or currently relevant – than that.
It’s something Princess Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton has spoken about this month, theorising that even from the time of her wedding, Meghan carefully curated a group of high-profile people to surround her.
Speaking to news.com.au, Morton said that Meghan “populated the wedding with A-list Hollywood celebrities who over the last year have proved their worth to her by speaking out in public about the criticisms of her”.
The author claims the inclusion on the guest list of someone such as Oprah, who Morton believes Meghan hadn’t even met prior to the wedding, is evidence of the strategy.