Meghan Markle Is Reportedly Crumbling Under the Pressure Behind the Scenes

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Just as Prince Harry warned her, Meghan Markle has been scrutinized to the nth degree since joining the royal family. At first, the attention the Duchess of Sussex was on the receiving end of was mostly positive, but then, as always, things took a negative turn. In addition to dealing with family drama, Meghan has been branded "demanding" and "diva-like." And the cherry on top of course has been all the reports that she and Kate Middleton don't get along at all. 

On the outside, it seems as if Meghan has been handling the pressure well, but apparently, that's not the case at all. 

If we believe the tabloids, that is.  

  • Sources told Us Weekly that, despite her megawatt smile, Meghan isn't dealing well with the pressure. 

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    The royal insider said that Meghan is “definitely bothered by all the reports and speculation” and that she has a hard time ignoring all of the negative press. Evidently, the things that have bothered Meghan most are the reports of a feud with Kate Middleton and the numerous insinuations that she's a social climber.

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  • And of course the fact that Meghan is pregnant is probably making things all the worse.

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    The royal insider said: "Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash, and she’s finding the whole situation incredibly stressful." Ugh! Sounds awful. Being pregnant is hard enough. Who needs the world trash talking you at the same time?

  • Additionally, it's being reported that Meghan's stress is affecting her marriage as well. 

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    "Harry feels responsible for Meghan being so miserable," the source said. 

    Previously, another royal insider said, "Keeping Meghan away from the negativity and harm has been hard for Harry. It’s been his purpose in their relationship to keep her away from negativity." Uh, no pressure there!

  • The hardest thing for Meghan to deal with, though, has been losing her voice. 

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    As an actress, Meghan was able to respond to rumors by giving an interview or writing something on Instagram or heck, her now-defunct website, The Tig. But as part of the royal family, Meghan can't do that. She simply has to nod, wave, and act like everything is fine. 

    “She’s always relied on her own voice to stand up for others, and for herself," a source said. "So not being able to say anything is a debilitating feeling."

  • When Princess Diana first joined the royal family, the press was brutal on her, but eventually they came around. 

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    Hopefully, the same will be the case for Meghan. And if not, here's to hoping she stays away from newspapers, websites, and magazines that have negative things to say about her -- which, of course, is easier said than done.