The nickname used by staff at the palace when referring to the Duchess of Sussex isn’t what you’d expect…

From the outside looking in, it appears that Meghan Markle has settled in well to her new life as a member of the British royal family. New reports from inside the palace, however, suggest that it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. British publication Tatler reports that Kensington Palace staff refer to the Duchess as ‘Me-Gain’ as they believe she often acts in her own self-interest, without consideration for the rest of the family.

A Lavish Lifestyle

It is reported that a number of incidents have contributed to the unflattering nickname, including the Duchess of Sussex’s supposed approval of a number of tell-all interviews from family and friends. It was the organisation of a media contingent outside the New York hotel where her baby shower was held, however, that saw Meghan likened to Marie Antoinette for her over the top lifestyle the magazine claims. When it comes to PR, the Duchess has been criticised for failing to seek the advice of experts.  “I’ve met her two or three times and she’s quite a pro,” a source said. “She knows exactly what she wants. But she’s almost dealing with everything herself and that’s dangerous.”

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Head vs. Heart

Royal expert and former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, says that the Duchess isn’t the first member of the royal family to ignore advice. “There are so many instances in the past where members of the royal family…have done their own thing, they’ve listened to the last person who spoke to them and acted on their advice instead of listening to officials,” he told The Today Show. “I think one of the things Meghan has got to remember is yes, she was the star of a soap, but there is only one star in the monarchy and that is the Queen. Everyone else is a supporting player.”

With only weeks until the birth of the newest addition to the royal family, we doubt that Meghan or Harry are taking these latest reports to heart, but if they are true, perhaps the Duchess’ biggest challenge isn’t the press but those inside the palace walls…

What name do you think Meghan and Harry will give the royal baby? Let us know in the comments!


  • I’ve never really liked her. To be fair, you can’t be English unless you’re English!!

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  • That’s not a nice name for anyone whether they are for their own self-interest or not

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  • I think the baby’s name will depart from tradition. What it will be who knows

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  • When George Clooney said he thinks that Meghan has been targeted like Princess Diana was at her time, I think it’s true.
    I’m sure they will choose a gorgeous name for their kid! :-)

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  • Who knows if this is true or not but I don’t think it’s newsworthy they will work out whatever is going on. No idea what they’ll call the baby hopefully no names I want to use.

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  • She’s being true to herself and something we teach all our kids to be. Well done to her for not trying to pretend to be someone just because she married into the royal family

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  • what is published is often twisted

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  • What’s wrong with knowing what you want? Maybe the monarchy should get with the times.


    • I absolutely agree – it shows a quality that is admirable in every way. She is not a push over and that is so important for every girl and woman.

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  • I wish they would stop digging for all the dirt on these people. Just let them live their lives!

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  • Yes, well – what adult would find it easy to have a bunch of strangers telling them how to live their lives?

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  • She certainly is getting a lot of negative attention at the moment.

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  • When it comes to media writing articles on famous people, quoting their ‘inside contacts’ without naming names……..I find it really difficult to believe much of what I read about celebrities

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  • I’ve read she’s referred to as Duchess Difficult. She can be her own woman, but if people are finding her difficult, then maybe she needs to look at her approach.

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  • Good on her for running her own ‘show’ in these modern times. No woman should be ‘handled’.

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  • Meagan has her own money! Who cares if she wants to spend it, she wasn’t it and can do what she likes with it. Not like she has come along and just sponging off the royals

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