Meghan praised as she ‘scooped up tinsel and title’ to set own brand

Meghan Markle discusses her new Spotify podcast 'Archetypes'

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Meghan Markle officially joined the Royal Family in 2018, which attained her the title of the Duchess of Sussex. Despite receiving criticism for her short time as a senior royal, the 41-year-old has been praised by historian Dr Tessa Dunlop for scooping up the “tinsel and title” to build her own Sussex brand. Dr Dunlop confidently told Palace Confidential that it is “fair play to her”.

Speaking of Meghan’s recent interview published with The Cut, Dr Dunlop said: “The journalist in question basically says what a lot of us, I think, now realise is that Meghan went into the Royal Family, scooped up the tinsel and the title and went back to America and has started working with those credits.

“[and] bigging up her own image and making her own products.

“I would say, to an extent, fair play to her.

“That’s the way of the world.”

She added: “I thought the journalist in question was pretty ungenerous to Meghan.

“A lot of what wasn’t said was her, kind of, judgment over this extremely big house, this mega opulence.”

After being asked by host Jo Elvin if this was “unfair”, Dr Dunlop replied: “I think that the Palace would have been relieved somebody in America batting on their side.”

Meghan’s interview with New York magazine, The Cut, was published online last week.

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In the interview, the Duchess recalled, in scathing detail, her experience as a working royal as well as referencing her strained relationship with Prince Harry’s family.

Meghan also gave a new insight into her opinions of the UK press and media.

August also saw the release of Meghan’s brand-new podcast, Archetypes, which is exclusive to Spotify.

As of September 6, three episodes of the dozen expected have been released.


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Despite the criticism received since the first episode was released on August 23, many have praised the Duchess’ venture into podcasting.

Journalist Omid Scobie, who was also the co-author of Finding Freedom, said: “Once silenced by the institution, Meghan finally has her voice back.”

Meghan and Harry are currently in Germany to attend the one-year official countdown to the 2023 Invictus Games today.

The couple are due to return to London on Thursday to attend the WellChild Awards before flying back to the US.


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