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From Wearing a Microphone for Netflix to Holding Hands, Meghan Markle Finds Herself at the Receiving End of Criticism After Queen’s Service

It is not new for Meghan Markle to be at the receiving end of trolling and criticism. Ever since Harry and Meghan stepped down as working royals over two years back, the Duchess of Sussex has been subjected to a lot of hate from people and royal watchers in Britain. The demise of the Queen has given another chance to the British press and public to lament the American actress.

Along with her husband, Meghan Markle is fulfilling all the royal duties by attending the mourning events organized for the Queen. She and Harry also walked alongside William and Kate for a walkout outside Windsor Castle. Though the former actress is doing everything that is expected of her, she has not been able to please a certain section of people. A handful of royal fans are ridiculing the Sussex royal for her demeanor and clothes at Queen’s Service.

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Meghan Markle draws criticism over flowers and microphone

For starters, people were mad at Meghan Markle for not accompanying her husband Prince Harry to Balmoral Castle. It was the place where the Queen breathed her last. Notably, the 41-year-old was not the only one who stayed back as Kate also decided to stray back to ensure a normal first day of school for her children. 

Meanwhile, a few people also did not like her presence outside Windsor Castle to greet the mourners. Some of the crowd even refused to shake hands with former senior royal as they believe that her presence in the ceremonies will hurt the Queen. Later, Meghan was bashed for holding a bouquet. It is against the royal rules to hold bouquets from the crowd, as they can be harmful. 

There is another rumor floating that states that Meghan Markle had a microphone in her dress during the funeral. People are coming up with conspiracy theories about how the Duchess is planning to record all the talks to create content for her Netflix documentary

Lastly, Harry and Meghan were also slammed for holding hands during Queen’s Service. Any kind of PDA is against the royal rules. However, the Sussex couple is not bound by the limitations anymore. Moreover, Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall also held hands with her husband, which didn’t draw any criticism.

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It is no secret that Meghan will continue receiving hate, irrespective of what she does during her time in the UK. What do you think about Meghan’s presence in the ceremonies? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

Sakshi Jain

Sakshi Jain is a content writer at Netflix Junkie with over two years of journalism experience. An information technology student by profession, Sakshi's love for movies and books inclined her towards a career in writing. Some of her favorite Netflix shows are The Crown and Money Heist. She is an ardent cricket fan and in her free time, she is happy to watch any match happening around the globe. Sakshi has earned over 2000 bylines at websites including Essentially Sports, CricTracker, and One Cricket, and has a long way to go.

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  • What bothers me is the hypocrisy. Both she and her husband have been trashing the royal family for months and now we’re supposed to believe that their grieving is authentic? I seriously doubt it.

  • Pretty much damn if she does, damn if she don't. I think people need to mind their own business. How is it that two groups of people can do the same thing overlooking one and chastising the other. Megan has more class and grace in her little pinky than some of the one's hurling insults and hatred towards her.

    Their mean, spirited comments, snubs and ridicule towards Megan and Harry only hurt themselves because they look stupid in the end. What is gained for being so cruel? Because the reality of it is this; while she and Harry are inside the Palace gate, driving in fancy cars and wearing fancy clothes, those with their cruel comments will always be on the outside looking in. Grow up!!!

  • The queen was the second most influential woman as Harry was growing up. The first was his mother and the second his grandmother (the queen). The man is in deep mourning. Megan is standing beside her man where she should be. She is his support to get him though these difficult days. Megan's actions once the couple is back in the US will tell us the kind of person she is.

  • Not the biggest fan of gossip....however since Harry made a choice, and yes oprah interview didn't help, this is about a 96 yr old woman who loved her family. That's it. Do agree that pomp and circumstance in this 21 century is a bit much but I get it. Omgosh just lay off haters. Let a family grieve. Hells around the world it doesn't need to be here :)

  • Rachel Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, does not represent anything respectful or good. She is not a good role model and brings much criticism onto herself with her ridiculous comments and actions. Actions have consequences . Hopefully, DoS will leave the UK never to return

  • Meghan breathes. “How dare she!” The constant barrage of complaints and hate just validates why Harry and Meghan left the UK in the first place.

  • People who live in Glass Houses, shouldn’t be throwing stones. Leave the couple alone they, chose not to be working royals. They are still a member of the family, doesn’t mean they should be excluded from festivities.

  • I am sick of all the criticism of Meghan by the British people and the press. No matter what she does or doesn’t do, they find a way to nit pick every little thing. Give her a break! As for people being angry she didn’t go to Balmoral, she was asked not to, since it was only immediate family. Kate didn’t go either, and you don’t see her being criticized. As for the alleged microphone in her dress, it was simply a crease for heaven sakes! Then there is the holding hands with Harry. Seriously? What a shame those critics don’t have anyone in their lives who care enough to hold theirs. They aren’t working Royals, so there is no protocol to break, so please give that a rest. Giving someone a hug while greeting the public at Windsor shows she cares. Diana did it, so why can’t Meghan. Not like she will be Queen one day. I find it laughable the British public can forgive Charles and Camilla for being adulterers, but they can’t forgive Meghan for wanting to escape the hell that became Diana’s life. I don’t agree with her Oprah interview, but if I had to face the nasty comments she has faced, maybe I’d fight back, too!

  • Did she wear a microphone or not? Well, time will make it evident if she did but nothing that vile woman chooses to do will ever surprise me again. What has surprised me is that Harry, brought up as a prince, appears to have failed to advise his wife on correct protocol for major ceremonial occasions. He (Harry) would be well aware of how to behave but his wife, apparently, is not. Did he counsel her on this or not? If he did not then that was a big slap in the face for his grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen. If he did, and Meghan chose to ignore his advice, then she is the one delivering the slap.