Meghan Markle reveals struggles with forgiving her Royal in-laws - 'it takes a lot of effort'

Meghan Markle has revealed that she has struggled to forgive some members of the Royal Family as she opens up in a new interview

Meghan Markle has revealed her struggles with forgiving her Royal in-laws - 'it takes a lot of effort'
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Meghan Markle has revealed that she has struggled with finding forgiveness for certain members of the Royal Family and is still trying to make an 'active effort'.


In an interview with The Cut (opens in new tab), Meghan opened up about a number of other struggles she has faced since marrying Prince Harry and becoming the Duchess of Sussex. 

In a key revelation, the Duchess revealed that she has struggled to forgive certain members of the Royal Family, but is still working to find peace. In the revealing interview, Meghan was asked if she thought there was 'room for forgiveness' between herself and her royal in-laws, plus her own family.

Meghan responded by saying, "I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive. But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything."

She then added, "I have a lot to say until I don’t. Do you like that? Sometimes, as they say, the silent part is still part of the song."

Meghan Markle

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Further in the interview, Meghan Markle condemned the Royal Rota rules that William and Kate have to ‘play’ with Cambridge children. She also spoke about the difference between how Harry and Meghan were treated in comparison to other royals.

They spoke about the fact that when they first stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family they were happy to live anywhere in the commonwealth and continue with some duties, but this was not an acceptable suggestion despite the fact that there are some royals who are permitted to operate outside the UK.

"Anything to just … because just by existing, we were upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy. So we go, ‘Okay, fine, let’s get out of here. Happy to,’ ” said Meghan.

"That, for whatever reason, is not something that we were allowed to do, even though several other members of the family do that exact thing," said Meghan, highlighting the fact that she and Harry had to step down as royals entirely and instead moved to the US.

It seems that although Meghan spoke about working on forgiveness, there are still a number of sore spots that have upset the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, many of which were discussed in this telling interview. 

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