Meghan Markle made ‘deal with devil’ for post-royal fame – and feels ‘savaged’ by Brits.

 

This evening, Meghan Markle will sit down with Ellen DeGeneres for yet another highly publicised TV appearance.

 

 

Because of the vitriol and backlash she received after her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview in March, many will be wondering why exactly Meghan is placing herself back in the spotlight.

 

 

But Meghan seems immune to the public responses that she gets. She can do no right in the public’s mind, so I feel for her. She’s in a complete predicament. But I don’t think she cares about criticism.

 

 

It’s clear to me that she’s felt savaged and misunderstood by the media here in the UK. But rather than living her life as a private citizen, she and Prince Harry feel as though they must set their own narrative.

 

 

Meghan wants to be someone who’s in control of her own image as much as possible, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that is a trauma response to events that happened in her childhood.

 

 

People who want to be in control want it because they don’t feel safe. Those who are really sure about who they are inside don’t need external control – they have inner resilience, they trust themselves. And she doesn’t.

 

 

That comes down to how you’re raised – security as a child is about feeling loved and adored and heard. That’s how we feel safe. So for Meghan, her way of feeling safe is to be in control.

 

 

People who are controlling aren’t necessarily very pleasant, they’re not particularly empathetic or kind themselves.

 

 

It’s a survival strategy but it gets misread all the time. Control of the narrative is what Meghan’s father takes away from her all the time – because he’s got his narrative, and to be frank he’s a complete monster.

 

 

Anyone who professes to love you wouldn’t damn you and undermine you, like her dad and her half-sister. She’s not lucky with her people.

 

 

So you can bet this Ellen interview will have been curated to perfection – Harry and Meghan will have seen the questions beforehand and I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve asked to approve the show before it goes out on air.

 

 

It will be made to look relaxed and free, but behind the scenes it will have been incredibly orchestrated and planned.

 

 

Meghan won’t expose herself to anything unexpected that could catch her out and embarrass her, but it’s interesting how she’s aligning herself with with Ellen now.

 

 

Ellen was obviously at the heart of all those toxic workplace rumours last year – and Meghan was also accused of bullying by some of her former staff.

 

 

Since Ellen has apologised and shown contrition, it’s possible Meghan hopes some of that ‘wokeness’ rubs off on her.It does make you wonder who’s giving Meghan and Harry their advice.

 

 

It seems no one is really advocating for them – they’re being advised by a massive American PR company, but it’s a very different approach to how they were in the UK.

 

 

Every celebrity today has to make a deal with the devil to maintain their fame, and that usually costs them in exposure. It’s the same for Meghan.

 

 

It’s a rite of passage to go on Oprah Winfrey and disclose your truth as you see it.

 

 

Look at Adele recently talking about her divorce and her pain and disappointment. You’ll notice these public disclosures around pain and mental health always fit the celebrity narrative arc of depression and anxiety as well, because it’s always past tense.

 

 

They talk about it as though mental health is isolated into one painful incident, rather than the ongoing daily balancing act that everyone has to manage.

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