In an opinion piece for The Guardian, writer Owen Jones penned a seething analysis of Megxit, arguing: “Meghan became a target because she is a mixed-race American with no aristocratic blood, who dared to import vaguely progressive values into the most conservative of British institutions.”
It’s true Markle is more of a modern royal, at least compared to her family members, including her sister-in-law Kate Middleton. Unlike Middleton, Markle waited a few days before she appeared in the public eye after giving birth to Archie in May 2018, and she enjoyed a baby shower in New York City, which isn’t custom for pregnant royals. Markle has also been more vocal about her opinions and emotions, like when she confessed to struggling with the limelight in an October 2019 documentary for ITV. “Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant, you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn … and especially as a woman, it’s a lot,” Markle said.
Instead of embracing Markle’s differences, some sources think the monarchy has punished her for them. That kind of attitude could backfire for the crown. “Meghan Markle is showing little girls how a modern Cinderella rolls,” gushed Daily Beast writer Keli Goff. Now that Markle is stepping back, the royal family is losing an inspirational leader for young women around the globe. What a shame.