British model and TV presenter Lizzie Cundy has spoken out about her once-close friendship with Meghan Markle, claiming that the former actress has changed significantly since they first met in 2013.
Cundy recalls their initial encounter when Markle was starring in the legal drama “Suits” and expresses her disappointment with the direction Markle’s life has taken since becoming a member of the royal family.
A Chance Meeting
Cundy vividly remembers the charity event where she first crossed paths with Meghan Markle.
At the time, Markle was relatively unknown and was looking to establish herself in the British entertainment industry.
Cundy was asked to take care of the American actress, and despite her initial reservations, the two hit it off and spent the evening discussing Markle’s career aspirations and her desire to immerse herself in the English way of life.
Cundy alleges that their friendship abruptly ended in 2016 when Markle met Prince Harry. According to Cundy, Markle “ghosted” her, cutting off all contact.
Cundy acknowledges that Markle’s decision was understandable, given the significant lifestyle changes she was about to undergo as a member of the royal family.
However, she also suggests that Markle has a pattern of using people for her own purposes and moving on when they are no longer of use to her.
The Royal Disconnect
After their marriage in 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle faced numerous challenges within the royal family.
They eventually decided to step back as senior royals, citing racial discrimination and press scrutiny as contributing factors.
Cundy expresses surprise at Markle’s discontent, believing that being part of the royal family is a privilege that she should have fully understood before marrying Prince Harry.
Cundy regrets that Markle did not embrace her role, as she believes Markle had the potential to become a beloved figure like Princess Diana.
Since relocating to the United States, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not shied away from sharing their struggles with royal life.
They spoke candidly in a widely viewed interview with Oprah Winfrey and followed it up with a Netflix docuseries and the publication of Harry’s memoir.
Cundy suggests that their constant revelations about the royal family are disloyal and create an image of the couple attempting to bring down the monarchy.
She argues that they should focus on finding their own identity and engaging in meaningful charity work rather than trashing the royal family.
Missing the Coronation
Cundy expresses disappointment with Meghan Markle’s decision not to attend King Charles’ coronation with Prince Harry.
She believes that it would have been an opportunity for their children to witness this historic event and spend time with their grandfather.
Cundy views their absence as disrespectful to the royal family and questions why Harry would choose to make a brief visit to the UK, missing the coronation and his own son’s birthday.
A Path Forward
While Cundy acknowledges that the couple’s charitable work has been commendable, she urges Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to move on and find their own purpose in life.
She advises them to focus on something other than the royal family and stop trashing them in public.
Cundy hopes that they can revamp their image and regain the public’s trust, but warns that the road ahead will be challenging.
As the world continues to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s journey unfold, it remains to be seen how they will navigate their relationship with the royal family and carve out their own identity in the public eye.