Meghan Markle made waves during her latest tell-all interview, from drawing comparisons between her wedding and Nelson Mandela's release from jail to slamming Royal Instagram protocol.
The bombshell interview with glossy mag The Cut saw the Duchess of Sussex make a number of bold claims, and there were even subtle hints that she and Harry might consider resuming royal positions in the future.
She told reporter Allison P Davis: "I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive, but it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything."
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And not everyone was happy about her claims.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams slammed the former Suits star, calling out her "idiocy" and claiming she was a "clear threat" to the royals.
He told the Daily Star: "She has made some extremely bad mistakes in this interview. […] The idiocy of mentioning Nelson Mandela in the piece shows she is not taking advice or she is listening to very bad advice.
"In her interview in The Cut, she says she can say anything. This will be taken as a threat to the royal family.
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"It is therefore particularly strange timing that she and Harry are visiting the U.K. next month. She is unpopular and at war with the press and in a rift with the royal family."
Adding to his criticism, Fitzwilliams added: "They are also hostile and a clear danger to the royal family with Harry’s memoir due out soon."
And the enraged expert didn't stop there as he slammed the idea that Meghan and her husband could kiss and make up with their estranged family members across the pond.
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"I don’t see a reconciliation and certainly not their resuming their royal duties in any form," he said. "They are unpredictable."
Meghan's most recent shock interview is one in a series of bombshell discussions she and Prince Harry have had since leaving their positions as working royals in 2020, including their initial sit-down with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.
In Monday's (August 29) exchange, Meghan discussed her ongoing battle with the British press and pointed the finger at strict Royal rules around social media for her dissatisfaction.
She said: "There’s literally a structure by which if you want to release photos of your child, as a member of the family, you first have to give them to the Royal Rota [which distributes the photos to the UK press].
"Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?
"You tell me how that makes sense and then I’ll play that game."
She also ruffled feathers when she claimed a South African cast member in the Lion King had compared her wedding to Harry with the release of Nelson Mandela from prison.
She said: "He looked at me, and he’s just like light.
"He said, ‘I just need you to know: When you married into this family, we rejoiced in the streets the same we did when Mandela was freed from prison.'"
Reporter Davis caveated the claim with: "Of course, she knows she’s no Mandela".
Harry and Meghan are due to pay a visit to the UK in just a matter of days, attending a series of charity events including the One Young World summit in Manchester on September 5.
It was recently revealed that the couple were unlikely to visit the Queen during their time in the UK due to security concerns.
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