Meghan Markle seemingly never figured out the difference between being a celebrity and being a royal.
The Duchess of Sussex was an American actress before meeting and marrying Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.
Fox News royal contributor Duncan Larcombe noted that it’s unclear whether Harry gave Markle a good idea of the expectations that would be placed on her after she married into the royal family.
“I feel desperately sorry for Meghan,” Larcombe told Fox News Digital. “Harry clearly never really wanted to admit to her what was actually going to be involved with the royal family. I covered William and Kate’s relationship almost from the start. And for the first seven years of their relationship, if you rang the palace to ask something about Kate Middleton, they would say we don’t talk about her when she’s a private individual.”
“But she had years to adjust to the attention, and I think Meghan basically didn’t ever get straight in her mind the difference between being on the red carpet as a celebrity and the red carpet as a royal, and she just didn’t understand the incredibly important distinction. I don’t know that she was guided, and I don’t think the royal family really knew what they’ve got when Meghan showed up.”
Larcombe explained that Markle’s struggle to adjust to being a royal family member instead of a celebrity had similarities to the late Princess Diana’s own struggles.
“I’ve seen it, and we saw it all the way back from Diana. We’ve seen it time and time again with people that marry into the royal family,” he noted.
The most important difference between being a celebrity on the red carpet and a royal on the red carpet is a sense of “duty,” according to the royal expert.
“As a royal on the red carpet, especially as a working royal who is directly representing the king — or in Harry and Meghan’s case, obviously, the queen. When you’re in a movie premiere, it’s because you’re in the film, or you’re a Hollywood actor, or you’re a celebrity on the red carpet. It’s about you, that’s your image, it’s about what you get,” Larcombe said. “When you’re on the red carpet as a royal, it’s about the people you’re coming to meet, you’re doing it out of duty.”ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!