A ROYAL biographer has said that Meghan Markle has made a “mistake” in ignoring advice given to her by Michelle Obama.
The former First Lady is said to have told the Duchess of Sussex that she should take it easy in her first year in the royal family, according to Angela Levin.
Meghan Markle has admitted she is struggling being a new mum in the spotlight
On Sundays explosive ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, the duchess admitted she isstruggling to cope as a new mum in the spotlight.
She added that not many people had asked if she is ok in her new role and that the royal approach of having a “stiff upper lip” about scrutiny is “damaging”.
Speaking to Sky News, Angela said: “Michelle Obama told the press she had a long talk with Meghan theyd become friends and she said to her, for goodness sake, dont do anything in the first year. Listen, take advice, take it easy.
Meghan said that she wants to get going straight away. I think that was a mistake she hasnt understood what its like being a member of theRoyal Family.
Michelle Obama is said to have told Meghan to ‘take it easy’ in her first year as a royal, according to Angela Levin
Meghan fought back tears when she was asked by ITV host Tom Bradby if she was ok
“That is very important to her.”
Michelle also praised Meghan for “breaking the mould” and being a “thoughtful leader” on an Instagram post last month.
Since marrying Harry in May 2018, Meghan has thrown herself into the role, undertaking tours to Australia and Morocco, launching a cookbook for the Grenfell Tower victims, editing Vogue and bringing out her own clothes line.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opened up about their struggles to ITVs Tom Bradby during their 10-day tour of southern Africa with five-month-old Archie.
Royal biographer Angela Levin said it was a ‘mistake’ of Meghan to ignore Michelle’s advice
Meghan appeared close to tears as she said: Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant youre really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn you know
“And especially as a woman, its a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed its, well
“And, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if Im OK. But its a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
Tom asks her directly if it is fair to say that it has been a struggle, and looking emotional, Meghan replies: “Yes.”
Princess Dianas former butler Paul Burrell has said that Meghan and Harry have received no support or guidance from the Queen or Prince Charles.
However, Charles is adamant he has supported Prince Harry andMeghan Markleand was let down when his daughter-in-law cancelled a meeting with him at the last minute.
One senior courtier was reported as saying: I know the Prince of Wales has several times reached out to Meghan. They get on and share a love of music.
Meghan has thrown herself into royal life and has just returned from a successful 10-day tour to Africa
Meghan launched a recipe book last year which contains 50 personal recipes from the women at theHubb Community Kitchen
“I know he invited her to a preview of an exhibition at the palace.
The Queen has been a source of strength too and invited them both to Balmoral where family problems are usually aired.
Charles has welcomed Meghan – who he walked down the aisle onher wedding day– to the family with open arms, the insiders insist.
In the documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, Harry admitted him and William have grown apart.
Prince Harry also revealed he wouldlove to leave the UK and base his family in Cape Town.
The couple said theywish to focus their lifes work predominantly on Africa, and could even build a lodge there.