Meghan Markle has had a difficult year. But, if some reports are correct, the Duchess of Sussex could be trying to change things.
Following a slew of negative media stories, Markle might be utilizing some of her Hollywood connections in order to not only forge a new narrative surrounding her place in the royal family but change the public’s perception as well. Keep reading to learn about how the media has portrayed Duchess Meghan and what some reports say that she has done in order to help improve her public image.
Meghan Markle has been treated harshly by the media
Markle first started dating Prince Harry in 2016, and they managed to keep their relationship private for several months before the media got wind of it. As soon as Markle was outed as the prince’s new girlfriend, there was a media firestorm as everyone scrambled to learn as much as possible about the Suits actress.
Unfortunately, much of the coverage took a negative turn, with people questioning her motives and even accusing her of social climbing. After Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement in late 2017, while many were happy for them, the negative stories amped up even further.
Following the royal wedding in May 2018, it reached a fever pitch, with people accusing Markle of being “difficult” to palace staff and of causing a rift between Prince Harry and Prince William. Often with very little proof, and sometimes just with speculation to go off of, tabloids actively persecuted Markle, publishing one negative story after another.
Even when Duchess Meghan’s pregnancy was revealed, tabloids found a way to make her life difficult, even claiming that she was faking her pregnancy at one point. She just hasn’t been able to catch a break.
Did Meghan Markle hire a Hollywood PR firm?
In early September, reports surfaced that Markle could have finally had enough of the narrative created by the British media. Sources claimed that she has hired a Hollywood-based public relations firm in order to help repair her damaged image.
The report reveals that Markle is good friends with the PR firm’s executives and even represented her when she was an actress on Suits. Needless to say, a member of the British royal family hiring a Hollywood PR firm is unconventional, to say the least.
Still, nothing about Markle’s entrance into the royal family has been normal. So, if it is true, perhaps the move is just what Markle needs to help change up her image.
In fact, it could be a perfect example of the duchess utilizing her past in order to positively influence her future. There’s no doubt that Markle would certainly regret not doing anything and everything that she could in order to try and make her life better.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have had enough of the negativity
While the reports of the new PR firm remain unconfirmed, one thing that has definitely been proven true: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have had enough of being smeared in the media. Following their September 2019 trip to Africa, it was announced that the couple would be pursuing legal action against a British publication called Mail on Sunday, in response to the Mail‘s publishing of a private letter that was sent from Markle to her father after her wedding to Prince Harry.
Even though the Mail on Sunday has announced their intention to stand by their story, it’s clear that both Markle and Prince Harry are no longer sitting idly by while the press publishes whatever they want. Perhaps this fall marks a bold new beginning for the couple and their path in the royal family.