Meghan Markle Allegedly ‘Really Regrets’ Giving Up Hollywood To Become A Royal
A royal expert is saying that Meghan Markle "really regrets" leaving her Hollywood career to become a member of the royal family.
Weeks after it was announced that Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry would be leaving their roles as senior members of the royal family, a royal author and expert says that she believes the former actress regrets leaving her Hollywood career to become the Duchess of Sussex.
Expert Says Meghan Was Not Prepared For Royal Life
Fox News reported that Sally Bedell Smith is a royal biographer and Vanity Fair contributing editor who has spent the last 20 years researching the British royal family. And, she has garnered many contacts close to them. Smith told Vanity Fair that she thinks Meghan was not prepared for the life of a royal when she married Prince Harry.
“In entering the royal family, which provides innumerable advantages and perks in exchange for doing official duties and charitable work, you really have to renounce a lot of things that may have meant a lot to you and dedicate yourself to an institution that’s 1,000 years old,” Smith explained.
“It may be that Meghan didn’t see it in those terms,” she continued. “It is the 21st century, and she was highly unusual [compared to other royal wives] in having been a successful professional woman who was putting aside that whole part of her life [to marry Prince Harry],” she added. “It seems now that she really regrets having had to give that up, and what she was expected to do in the royal family didn’t compare with what she had been accustomed to.”
Other Royals Have Had To Give Up Their Careers As Well
Smith went on to add that the former “Suits” actress would not be the first member of the royal family to give up their career for the royals.
“Prince Philip had to give up his career in the navy, and it was a sacrifice for him,” the author said. “He could’ve gone right up the line and become an admiral because he had great leadership qualities, but he gave that up. He really had to. He was already married, but he knew he would have to.”
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Smith also explained that while Meghan can now easily return to her Hollywood career, her husband Harry may face a more difficult time carving out a life as a non-royal.
“We can envision what Meghan can do,” Smith said. “They could set up a production company. She’s savvy. She’s worked on a TV series. She’s worked in movies. She knows how it works. She’s smart. She’s experienced. But Harry was trained as a helicopter pilot. That’s his professional training. He didn’t go to college. He could maybe be a motivational speaker. He certainly can speak passionately about the causes that he believes in. But unless he is more than a figurehead, I’m not sure that will be something meaningful.”
Meghan Has Wanted Fame All Along
It should be noted that Meghan spent years trying to make it in Hollywood prior to her marriage. While she did find consistent work on the cable series “Suits,” it did not seem like her acting career would go much further once that show ended. Perhaps some of Meghan’s naysayers have been right all along in claiming that what she has really been after is fame in the entertainment world. And now that she has convinced her husband to leave the royal family, she might just get it.