The Netflix documentary ‘Harry and Meghan’, has already been released, and the duchess has revealed how was the moment when she met the members of the British royal family especially her first meeting of Kate Middleton. An instant that helped her understand what was to come in being part of the Firm.
To no one’s surprise, the documentary series of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, threw darts at the British royal family. In the second episode they narrate the moments of their engagement, the first meeting between Meghan and Kate Middleton, and when the actress met Elizabeth II.
Meghan Markle has recalled how those moments marked her arrival at the institution. An experience that was not easy and in which she realized how everything could end.
Markle has recounted how she coped with being a member of the British royal family. For Prince Harry’s wife, that meant changing her lifestyle completely.
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s first meeting
Meghan revealed what her first time together with Kate Middleton was like. The Duchess of Sussex confessed she welcomed William and Kate barefoot and torn jeans.
“I was able to be myself without so much preparation…. But this changed when she realized that “I’m very much a hugger and I didn’t know that was rare for many British people. I quickly understood that the outward formality carried over to the inside. It seemed like there was a way of being on the outside but then you closed the door and phew that’s nice, we can relax now. But that formality goes on the inside and I was surprised”.
From that moment on Meghan became aware of the coldness that permeated the atmosphere, even in private meetings like that one.
Meghan Markle’s first meeting with Elizabeth II
Harry and Meghan have also talked about the first time Meghan met Queen Elizabeth II.
The Duke of Sussex has recalled the following:
“Meghan had no idea what it was all about so it was a bit of a shock for her.”
“It was surreal, it wasn’t a big moment like now you’re going to meet my grandmother. I knew a few minutes before. We were in the car and Enrique said to me, you know how to curtsy, don’t you? I thought he was joking.”
What did the British royal family think of Meghan Markle?
Prince Harry has commented on the royal family’s first impressions of Meghan Markle.
“When my family met her, they were impressed. I think they were surprised. They might have been surprised that she was flirting with a beautiful, intelligent woman. But the fact that she was an actress was what conditioned them at first”.
Meghan has reiterated “the fact that she was an actress was the biggest problem. There is a generalized idea of what that is for the British”.
Despite all odds, Meghan assures that she was willing to give it her all and took the step forward to get engaged to Prince Harry.
“At the time I was still believing what they were telling me. That it will pass, everything will be better, that’s what they do in the beginning. The promise that once you’re married, everything will get better. Once you get used to it, everything will get better. But the truth is, no matter how hard I tried and how good I was, it didn’t matter what I did,,,,”.
He finished off with a rather strong sentence: “…They would find a way to finish me off”.