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Meghan Markle’s experience as ‘a B-list actress wasn’t going to prepare her for the global spotlight that comes with being part of the Firm’, royal commentator claims

Meghan Markle’s experience as a ‘B-list actress’ on Suits wasn’t going to prepare her for the global spotlight that comes with being part of the Firm, a royal expert has claimed.

Despite the Duchess of Sussex, 38, having a successful career acting in US legal drama Suits, royal commentator Katie Nicholl tells 9Honey that her fame wouldn’t have helped her navigate her new royal life.

Katie said: ‘I think what she encountered was almost impossible to prepare for and certainly her experience as a B-List actress wasn’t going to stand her in [good] stead.’

Meghan is currently living in Los Angeles with her husband Prince Harry, 35, and their one-year-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

Meghan Markle’s ‘experience as a B-List actress wasn’t going to prepare her’ for the global spotlight that comes with being part of the Firm, a royal expert has claimed. Pictured: The former actress in October 2019 in London

Despite the Duchess of Sussex, 38, having a successful career acting in US legal drama Suits (pictured), royal commentator Katie Nicholl says that her fame wouldn’t have helped her navigate her new royal life

When Prince Harry and Meghan first announced their engagement in November 2017, many commentators expected the American-born actress would handle the royal family’s spotlight easily.

But as the mother-of-one admitted in the couple’s tour documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, she never anticipated the scale of the press scrutiny.  

‘As an actress, she was used to being photographed but she’s said herself there was this suggestion that she would be able to handle the press attention and find her way in the spotlight because of her previous experience’, Katie said.

The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry during a Creative Industries and Business Reception in Johannesburg, South Africa, in October 2019  

‘Whereas actually, I think what she encountered was almost impossible to prepare for and certainly her experience as a B-list actress wasn’t going to stand her in [good] stead for suddenly becoming the most famous woman in the world.

‘It became very apparent from that documentary in Africa, that perhaps while she made it look easy, it obviously wasn’t easy.’

During the ITV documentary the Duchess of Sussex told presenter Tom Bradby of her desire to ‘thrive’ in life.

When discussing the challenges of royal life, she said: ‘I’ve said for a long time to H—that’s what I call him—it’s not enough to just survive something, right? That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive, you’ve got to feel happy.’

Harry and Meghan have been living in an Beverly Hills £14.5 million villa that belongs to Hollywood actor Tyler Perry since March.

Fifty-year-old Perry’s eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom Tuscan-style villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community, offering sweeping views of the city. 

Meghan reading Duck! Rabbit! to her son Archie to mark his first birthday earlier this month

Meghan Markle’s ‘experience as a B-List actress wasn’t going to prepare her’, royal expert claims

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