According to a royal expert, Meghan Markle is ‘so upset’ over the reaction she received following her appearance on The Ellen Show that she has gone into hiding.
The backlash to Markle’s appearance is said to have left her “disappointed.” On her return to television, Markle took part in one of DeGeneres’ signature pranks, agreeing to do anything the comedian requested. According to Royal analyst Neil Sean, they did not anticipate the entire exercise to go awry.
During Meghan’s time on the show, she and presenter Ellen DeGeneres perpetrated pranks on unsuspecting members of the public by having Markle carry out a series of bizarre commands issued by Ellen through a disguised earpiece.
The Duchess was also asked to eat like a chipmunk and pretend to sip milk from a baby bottle, which she dutifully did.
Now a royal expert has weighed in.
She tried to display a more relaxed and pleasant side of her personality during the interview.
Neil Sean said, “Sadly for Meghan, it didn’t come out that way. She could have said no to the pranks and just plugged The Bench and talk briefly about her life. But fear not, Meghan will be back in 2022 looking for another option to rebrand and reconnect.”
Meghan’s appearance on the Ellen Show was a far cry from her March appearance on television, when she spoke with Oprah Winfrey about her struggles as a former senior working royal.
“Meghan was rejuvenated by the whole Ellen experience and came home excited about what a dream job it would be for her,” a source told Heat Magazine (via The Mirror). “The idea of picking whoever she wants to interview while having plenty of fun and also addressing the topics she cares about is really starting to appeal — especially as it will boost her popularity.”
The appearance was not well received by some fans. Many people thought it wasn’t funny, while others said DeGeneres was taking advantage of Markle. “The second-hand shame reached new heights. Who in their right mind would think this was amusing, much alone a smart idea? Is Meghan that thirsty for attention that she’ll do everything to get it?” On YouTube, someone inquired. “This is very humiliating. This demonstrates to me that MM thought it was amusing but didn’t realize what Ellen was doing to her”. Another person wrote, “Her desire to be well-liked and well-known appears to have impaired her judgement. I think it’s a pity.”
One fan wrote, ‘This is just embarrassing. Shows to me that MM seems to think it was good fun but didn’t notice what Ellen was doing to her. This urge to be liked and famous seems to have clouded her judgement. I find it such a shame.’
Another fan said, ‘What a mockery. This is embarrassing on so many levels. She married a Prince. I’m all about them living the life they want, but respect for his family is necessary. Diana was a Royal Rebel, but maintained dignity and class.’
‘She went from regal royalty to doing prank videos on Ellen,’ a third disgruntled fan commented.
The whole thing did not go down well with the general public. Her estranged father said to the press that he squirmed as he watched his daughter’s prank, calling it a “Stupid stunt.”
The 77-year-old Thomas Markle revealed “It’s no way to behave. The whole thing was kind of embarrassing. It was certainly embarrassing for the Royal Family.”
“It’s embarrassing for her as well. I suspect it embarrassed everyone in the UK, too. She’s putting herself out there as a duchess but I’ve never seen a duchess behave this way, doing stupid stunts.”
He also slammed Meghan’s new children’s book ‘The Bench’, declaring “That is an adult’s book, it’s for her husband. No kid would be interested. The only thing interesting for a kid in that book is the picture of the dog on the cover.”