Meghan Markle’s had a tough time with the British press since marrying Prince Harry. From the constant veiled and not so veiled racist heckling, it’s no surprise that she would want to go back to the states. Countless coverage about who was behind the move and whether she’s spoiled has been going on for months. As recently as today, Boris Johnson’s father Stanley Johnson has gone as far as saying she’s masterminded the move and insinuating she lacked the virtue of Ruth. Ouch.
The 79 year old told Saga Magazine, “Whose decision was it, I wonder, to build a new life in North America? I can’t help thinking that Meghan, as we must now call her, played a leading role here.” He described the decision as a “basic cultural difference between British women and their transatlantic counterparts.”
Johnson compared Markle to his mother saying, “I’m thinking of my mother, for example. After my father recovered from his war wounds, he decided to return to the West Country and became a farmer. My mother, who went to Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Oxford University, and imagined that she might marry a diplomat, spent her next 36 years in the old, remote Exmoor farmhouse that I still have today.
“She took to heart the famous words in The Bible’s book of Ruth: ‘Whither thou goest, I will go and where thou lodgest, I will lodge.’ The Duchess of Sussex clearly has tremendous charm and talent, but I’m not sure she sets great store by the book of Ruth.”
Then there’s the palace intrigue insiders are now selling in a new book. Titled “Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle,” to be released later this month by British author Tom Quinn. The book unravels the early fairytale days of Princess Diana’s marriage where daily fights could be heard from the day they moved in, a former communications staffer allegedly stated. And the nicknames Meghan’s somehow earned are “Me-Gain,” “the Duchess of Difficult,” “Di 2” and “Di Lite.” With reports like that, it’s no wonder she decided to get the hell out of dodge and move back to the states.