Mirages of Perfection: Meghan Markle Proves We Never Know What Occurs Behind Closed Doors
by Olivia Bretzman ’22
Ever since Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the world has been questioning the morality of one of the longest-standing, traditional families in Western culture.
Not only was this unveiling of truth bound to occur, but it happened in a moment when many people are realizing that celebrities’ lives may not be as perfect as they seem.
To many people, the British royal family has seemed like the epitome of perfection until Markle, a biracial, American actress, graced the family with her presence. She fell into the category of atypical compared to the other royals—particularly Kate Middleton, an already wealthy, high-class, British woman who married into the family who everyone seems to adore.
However, the royals’ highly esteemed presence fell short as soon as Markle became a target in tabloids and newspapers alike for no apparent reason.
One would expect Markle to fit in considering her platform, beauty, countenance, and moral standards. However, the opposite occurred after the couple’s marriage in 2018, and Markle’s mental health has deteriorated ever since.
In the interview with Oprah, Markle explained…