It appears that the rift between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the royal family is only getting bigger, and people close to Meghan Markle are starting to get concerned about her well-being.
According to the Duchess of Sussex, who is leading a legal fight against two British newspapers — The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, her in-laws did nothing to protect her from the reportedly untruthful stories about her that were run by the tabloids.
Apparently, the lengthy legal battle and the worsened relationship with the royal family were taking its toll on Meghan to such an extent that some of her inner circle thought she had changed to someone who is “very quiet” because she was likely to be “feeling extremely low and probably struggling.”
A friend of the Duchess claimed that she had become “a lot more distant and introverted” lately. Harry was also suffering because of the strained relationship with his family, feeling even worse on his brother, Prince William‘s birthday on June 21.
According to the court documents, friends of Meghan’s “had never seen her in this state before. They were rightly concerned for her welfare, specifically, as she was pregnant, unprotected by the Institution, and prohibited from defending herself.”
The friend went on to explain: “This shared frustration amongst [her] friends left everyone feeling silenced, as it appeared that other so-called sources were able to disseminate false statements. While the people who knew her best were told that they needed to remain silent.”
Also, Meghan recently parted ways with one of her best friends, Jessica Mulroney, after her longtime pal created a huge controversy on social media, as she threatened an influencer, who promoted the Black Lives Matter movement.
As a result, the Duchess of Sussex was now keeping her distance from some of the other close friends and she does not know who to trust.
A relative of Meghan’s spoke with Sunday Mirror and said the lawsuits and the fights with the royal family had taken a toll on her.
The family member revealed: “She has gone very quiet. I think she is likely to be feeling extremely low and probably struggling. The legal battle and the increased tension it’s created with the royals due to the information that’s coming out has to be putting a lot of strain on them both. Meghan’s been a lot more distant and introverted over the last few weeks — her family is worried. And Harry must be tormented by his fractured family ties. He was particularly down on William’s birthday on June 21.”
Meanwhile, Prince Harry was reportedly suffering from “cabin fever” in Los Angeles, and many royal experts believed that he was “overwhelmed with guilt” from moving away from his family.