Meghan Markle was ‘naive’ about constant media scrutiny while dating Prince Harry
Meghan Markle shut down her friends when they cautioned her about the massive ordeal she would have to face after marrying Prince Harry.
In October, Meghan’s former agent Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, who is from the UK, revealed to the Daily Mail that she attempted to warn Meghan about the persistent media scrutiny she would have to endure after becoming a royal.
“I told her she didn’t know what she was letting herself in for,” Nelthorpe-Cowne said, adding that the Duchess Meghan was “naive” about dealing with the press and the pressures of being a member of the royal family.
Meghan’s former friend revealed that her concerns were continuously dismissed, with the Duchess telling her she did not need to listen to her “negativity”.
Nelthorpe-Cowne revealed all this after the Duchess stated that her friends tried to warn her about the constant bullying she would face by the British media.
In an interview with ITV’s Tom Brady for the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Meghan said, “I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand here.
“When I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great, but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life.”
The London-based talent agency director added that Meghan “changed” when things started getting serious with Harry.
“I did speak to Meghan about the British media and it was clear that she didn’t know what she was letting herself in for. She was naive. I still think that now,” she said.
“One day we were having lunch on the Strand in London and it was obvious it was getting very serious with Harry. I said, ‘This is serious. This is the end of your normal life, the end of privacy – everything.’
“But she just held up her hand and said: ‘Stop. I don’t want to hear any negativity. This is a happy time for us.”