Meghan Markle struggle: How Meghan needs to learn what it ‘feels like to be British’

MEGHAN MARKLE has come under fierce scrutiny following her marriage to Prince Harry - and a royal insider claims the American Duchess needs to learn what it “feels like to be British” if she is to win public favour this side of the pond.

, 38, jetted back to her homeland to watch pal Serena Williams play in the US Open final in New York last weekend. While Meghan has a , some of she and ’s recent jet-set behaviour has lost them public favour in Britain. A royal insider has claimed the Duchess of Sussex needs to get in touch with ‘the ordinary British person’ if she is to have the impact she desires.

Former actress Meghan moved to Britain ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry and while the royal couple are now settled in Windsor she still has strong ties to the States.

Meghan and Harry are about to embark on a 10-day tour of Africa with their four-month-old son Archie Harrison later this month.

While it is understood they intend to raise Archie at their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, there are rumblings that the Sussex clan could eventually up sticks and move away from Britain altogether.

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Meghan Markle struggle: How Meghan needs to learn what it ‘feels like to be British’ (Image: GETTY)

Meghan and Harry’s transatlantic marriage mean they have an international appeal which is something they seek to harness with their philanthropic Sussex Royal brand.

A new 60 Minutes Australia special explores Meghan place in the British Royal Family and how her apparent wish to do things differently has ruffled some feathers.

Speaking on the programme Princess Diana’s former secretary Patrick Jephson claimed Meghan could learn from her late mother-in-law.

Mr Jephson said: “Princess Diana, of course, was a lot younger throughout her royal career than Meghan is now."

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Meghan Markle struggle: Meghan could learn from the Queen's example, a royal commentator has claimed (Image: GETTY)

Meghan Markle struggle

Meghan Markle struggle: Meghan and Harry may eventually choose to move away from Britain long-term (Image: GETTY)

He continued: "But what I noticed with her is that she had a very shrewd instinct about what looked good and what didn’t.

“She had an extraordinary understanding that for her to be successful as a princess she had to be very disciplined - she had to do her own preparation work, she had to be very professional in how she ran her public life but she also had to understand what people expected and she knew that most of what royal people do is visual.”

He added than Meghan should also look to the Queen for examples of how to “resonate with ordinary British people.”


Meghan Markle struggle

Meghan Markle struggle: The Duchess flew solo to New York to watch Serena Williams play (Image: GETTY)

Mr Jephson said: “I would say she needs to look at two legacies - the legacy of the Queen and I think she should study, really study her mother-in-law’s life, her work, how she worked, how she chose her causes, why they worked, why things that she did resonated with ordinary British people."

According to Mr Jephson, one of the challenges faced by Meghan is to “work out what it feels like to be British” despite her American roots.

He said: “Meghan isn’t and never has been an ordinary British person so part of her challenge is to work out what it feels like, what it is to be an ordinary British person, not to be one but to understand how best to use her extraordinary influence and high profile.”