Unlike most people who marry into the British Royal Family, Meghan Markle was famous long before she said “I do.”
But basic cable legal drama fame isn’t quite the same as marrying one of the most sought-after the men on the planet and becoming a freakin’ duchess overnight.
So we suppose it should come as no surprise that Meg experienced some growing pains while transitioning from Rachel Zane to the Duchess of Sussex.
As you may have heard, Meghan’s rekindled friendship with Kate Middleton is the subject of a People magazine cover story this week.
The issue actually features several stories about the formerly dueling duchesses, including one about how Meghan has struggled in adjusting to this new, much brighter spotlight.
“Meghan has struggled with the intensity of the spotlight,” a source close to the royal family tells People.
“Although she is a former actress, this is on a different level.”
Apparently, Meghan has mostly grown accustomed to her role at this point, but she still finds it challenging to live her life under such intense scrutiny.
“It is an isolated existence,” the insider claims.
No word on whether or not the rumors that Harry is encouraging Meghan to enter therapy are related to all this pressure.
But frankly, we would hope anyone who has this much on her plate is receiving some sort of professional counseling!
Interestingly, it seems Meghan’s feelings of isolation may have helped her bond with Kate.
The Duchess of Cambridge has admitted to feeling “lonely at times” as a mother living life in the public eye.
“Tou do feel quite isolated. But so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through.”
“Babies are a great leveler,” says royal commentator Victoria Arbiter.
“The minute you’re bonding over your stories and sleepless nights, suddenly all the stuff that mattered before doesn’t matter anymore.”
We’re sure in the very near future, we’ll see another round of rumors claiming that Meghan and Kate are feuding or that Meg is cracking under the pressure of life as a royal.
But for now, these reports of Meg and Kate helping one another settle into their changing roles is a welcome change of pace.