In Meghan Markle’s latest episode of her “Archetypes” podcast, she explores the way strong-minded women are often labeled “difficult” and “pushy,” or even have the “B-word” attached to them.
The Duchess of Sussex says nothing in Tuesday’s episode about how she herself was labeled “difficult,” “demanding” and worse in books and media reports about the time she lived in the U.K, before and after she married Prince Harry.
The former TV actor doesn’t bring up the fact that she was the subject of an internal Buckingham Palace investigation over allegations that she bullied palace staff. It’s also as if her reputation wasn’t challenged by two recent books by prominent royal authors who detailed allegations that she was haughty, controlling and launched into angry tirades at aides when she didn’t immediately get what she wanted.
In one of those books, “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors,” journalist Tom Bower reported that Harry’s old private school friends also called her “humorless” and used the B-word to describe her after they said she wouldn’t laugh at their crude jokes when they first met her during a weekend shooting party at the queen’s Sandringham estate.
Meghan’s representatives have dismissed the bullying allegations, first reported in the Times UK in March 2021, as part of “a calculated smear campaign.” On her Spotify podcast episode Tuesday, Meghan gets to control the narrative and chooses…