MEGHAN Markle must learn to realise she can’t live life as a ‘Hollywood star’ now that she is a member of the royal family a biographer has warned.
Anna Pasternak, who is the author of The Real Wallis Simpson, appeared on Yahoo’s latest episode of The Royal Box where she offered ‘a note of caution’ to the Duchess of Sussex.
Speaking on the weekly online series Anna said: “I think what Meghan has got to realise is that she cannot live life in the royal family like an a-list Hollywood star and that within the monarchy it demands a very different set of behaviours.”
She continued: “She doesn’t understand that she cannot be this international star on this global stage, that is the Queen then Charles then William and Kate, they have to be the stars that’s what ensures continuity in the monarchy.
“The house of Windsor has done incredibly well to stay together when many other European royal houses have collapsed and they’ve done it because they recognise who has to be the main event.
“She seems to want to bring her own style into the monarchy and I don’t think that’s appropriate and I don’t think it’s going to work long term.”
Anna admits that she thought pregnant Meghan’s New York baby shower was in ‘poor taste’ considering the current economical climate.
She said: “I thought that was in very poor taste actually when the country is in a state of extreme anxiety and flux and many people are suffering financially I think you can’t have it both ways.
“I don’t think you can on the one hand say to people save the planet save plastic and then be revving up a massive carbon footprint going for a lavish baby shower in New York I don’t think it looks good and I don’t think it’s appropriate.”
Speaking of the rumoured rift between the Sussexes and the Cambridges, Anna said that she believed them to be ‘undoubtedly true.’
She explained: “William is very responsible, he knows what his role is and Kate has come alongside that and executed that extremely well.
“I think it’s quite difficult to have had Meghan who seems to want to modernise and set her own agenda and you can’t have it all.
“You cannot have your freedom and this privilege so it is a Faustian pact. It’s not a fairy tale and (she needs to) recognise that and live with consequences.”
Anna went on to discuss her admiration for Kate Middleton and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall for ‘adhering’ to royal rules.
She continued: “I have great admiration for both the Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla… because both have adhered to the royal code which is to keep quiet, not to bleat through friends to the press not to press their case in the press and to get on with where they are in the royal family.”
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Asked whether Harry and Meghan’s relationship was in danger Anna said: “Nobody wants to cast ill on a new marriage with a young baby but I think it’s going to become increasingly difficult.”
In other royal news Priyanka Chopra has spoken about her ‘feud’ with Meghan during an interview on live TV.
And Paul Burrell has claimed that Princess Diana made him pick the ‘c’s off her Chanel bags because she couldn’t bear the reminders of Camilla and Charles’ relationship.