We’re sure life as a member of a royal family consists of more positives than negatives.
But we also think it’s safe to say there are more downsides to palace living than most people realize.
Take Meghan Markle, for example.
Sure, she’s a global icon, and she’s so beloved that when she wears a dress to an event it sells out of stores the next day.
But her life isn’t all tiaras and photo-ops.
For one thing, there’s all that arcane royal protocol that Meghan has been forced to master.
We’re guessing that nonsense has left her longing for the comparatively simple life of a working actress.
But even worse than remembering a phone book’s worth of rules for the benefit of the half-dozen traditionalist snobs who actually pay attention to that crap is the fact that Meghan now lives her life in the world’s largest fishbowl.
We know all about the awful Markle family and if there’s ever even the slightest indication that Meg and Harry’s relationship is anything less than flawless it instantly becomes fodder for tabloid headlines all over the world.
Today, for example, it’s being widely claimed that Harry acted flirtatiously during a recent encounter with ex-girlfriend Jenna Coleman.
Yes, it’s not even one of his more recent exes, but still, the news that Harry’s eye might be wandering just a few months into married life was enough to trigger pearl-clutching all over the British Empire.
Here’s what we actually know:
There was a run-in between Harry and Jenna, who encountered one another during some recent rich people event in Amsterdam, but witnesses say it was anything but flirty.
“Harry had to walk straight past Jenna to get to his and Meghan’s table,” one onlooker tells Vanity Fair.
“It was pretty awkward and some of the other guests were commenting on it,” the source continues.
“Jenna looked down while Harry looked straight ahead, while Meghan didn’t seem to notice.”
The witness goes on to say that Harry did everything in his power to avoid Jenna:
“She sat through breakfast with a smile on her face, but Harry looked a bit uncomfortable,” claims the source.
“He’d been super friendly saying hi to everyone, but he didn’t even acknowledge Jenna.”
As you can tell, this is all pretty scandalous stuff.
Hopefully, Meg went into this thing with the knowledge that “news” like this will make the rounds pretty much every time her husband is in the company of another woman for the rest of his natural life.