Meghan Markle has a ‘strange relationship’ with reality: Insiders

Meghan Markle has “a strange relationship with objective reality,” said Vanity Fair writer Vanessa Grigoriadis.

The reporter explained that the way Markle and Prince Harry have portrayed the press as a “huge monster” they must fight is too comfortable.

Grigoriadis – who profiled Markle in 2018 focusing on her parents Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle – appeared on Andrew Gold’s podcast On the Edge, where the journalist shared her thoughts on the Duchess from her media insider’s perspective.

“She has this distorted reality, and then she gathers evidence underneath it to support a thesis that may not be the case,” Grigoriadis said.

She described Markle as a “strever” who wanted to be a “household name” and rise above her family’s “shaggy-dog-tale” life.

Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland.
Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, at her daughter’s wedding.
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Markle struggled with “authenticity”.

Grigoriadis revealed that while she was covering Markle, she spoke to a few acquaintances, who described the former “Suits” star as someone who appears warm and friendly, but isn’t “someone to be friends with.”

Without giving her name, Grigoriadis also referenced a fellow writer who spent a day with Markle, saying that the essence of that colleague was, “This person is just not up to par.”

Thomas Merkle.
Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle.

There is some speculation that the unnamed author is Allison P. Davis, who wrote a revealing profile of Markle for the cut in August.

On his podcast, Gold asked how Markle compares to some of the narcissists and sociopaths Grigoriadis has encountered throughout her career, such as reporting on the NXIVM cult.

Grigoriadis said Markle wasn’t a psychopath, but there was “something about them all” that referred to Mrkle and her family.

Meghan Markle with Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family at Wimbledon in 2019, smiling at a crowd.
Markle with Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family at Wimbledon in 2019.
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Grigoriadis also revealed that an editor for an unnamed women’s magazine — not Vanity Fair — told her that they didn’t want anything negative about Markle on their website.

This is in stark contrast to how Markle and Harry have characterized their relationship with the press.

The pair have portrayed the tabloids as their main enemy, which they talked about in their infamous Oprah interview and in their Netflix documentaries Harry & Meghan.

Meghan Markle walks down the street smiling.
Meghan Markle in Los Angeles in March.

But according to Grigoriadis, that’s part of how Markle lives in a “distorted reality.”

“She was dying to get the press interested in her,” she said, describing Markle and Harry’s struggles with the press as “an ace up their sleeve” for the couple because any press manipulation they themselves are involved in is now “justified.” ” is. ” Meghan Markle has a ‘strange relationship’ with reality: Insiders

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing

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