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‘HATED EVERY SECOND’: Meghan Markle thought royal tour was ‘pointless’

‘HATED EVERY SECOND’: Meghan Markle thought royal tour was ‘pointless’

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Meghan Markle reportedly “hated every second” of her and Prince Harry’s 2018 tour of Australia and the South Pacific, and found the visit “pointless.”

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In Tina Brown’s new royal biography, The Palace Papers, the former diarist of Princess Diana revealed how unimpressed the former Suits star was with the royal visit Down Under, the Daily Mail reported.

The 16-day trip — their first royal tour together — also saw the Sussexes travel to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. The couple were greeted by fans in all the countries, all of whom seemed enamoured with the couple.

But despite the fun itinerary and warm welcome they received, Brown claims Meghan wasn’t a fan.

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“So, Meghan must have been thrilled with it all … right? No. She apparently hated every second of it,” Brown wrote.

“She didn’t understand why things were set up in that way,” she continued, according to a Palace staffer. “Instead of being excited when thousands of people showed up at the Opera House, it was very much like, ‘What’s the purpose? I don’t understand this.’”

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The insider said Meghan wasn’t able to wrap her head around the “representational role’ the British monarchy had when they toured, adding that Harry’s wife was more interested in “causes she wanted to spotlight.”

In March 2021, a source close to The Times claimed Meghan struggled to cope with being a working royal because she did not realize what marrying Harry would entail.

“Meghan didn’t understand what she was letting herself in for, and why should she?” the insider asked.

They said this was evident when Meghan had to be told why hundreds of people had gathered at the Sydney Opera House to welcome them as they kicked off their tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greets members of the crowd at the Sydney Opera House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greets members of the crowd at the Sydney Opera House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

“What are they all doing here? It’s silly,” Meghan reportedly said to her aides, who informed her that they were there because they “admire and support a monarch and an institution that you’re representing.”

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The insider added: “She didn’t get it.”

Royals have been doing this tour since 1987 and the Sussexes’ visit in 2018 was considered a success for the then-newlyweds who also announced during the trip that they were expecting their first child.

“It was head-turning for Meghan to experience the full-throttle motorcade-purring, outrider-vrooming, crowd-roaring adulation of a popular young royal on a tour planned to the last teacup by the Palace machine,” Brown wrote.

“Meghan seemed to interpret the success as a call for Brand Sussex to be elevated in the Palace hierarchy.”

But Meghan reportedly felt “snubbed” shortly after the couple returned to the U.K. due to the lack of appreciation shown by the Royal Family.

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