When it comes to Harry and Meghan, is it time for everyone to take a collective deep breath? With the build-up to the ‘tell-all’ Oprah interview and the recent disclosure of bullying allegations, it feels like hysteria around the couple is at fever pitch. In the war of the Waleses, is there room for a middle ground?
The more vicious Meghan Markle's critics are, the more her supporters portray her as an almost Christ-like figure. Her detractors then become irritated by the virtue-signalling, her defenders cite racism and sexism, and the vicious circle continues. Every action just seems to entrench each side’s position until there is no room for manoeuvre.
Meghan has been called ‘dictatorial’, a ‘halo-cracked hypocrite’ with a ‘poor me attitude and royal paranoia,’ a ‘boastful new mum,’ a ‘victim’ of racist attacks and ‘a calculated smear campaign’, ‘a scapegoat for misogyny’, a powerhouse who could have ‘modernised the monarchy’, and just about everything in between.