How Meghan Markle was ‘forced to pick sides in family row'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have split from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Kensington Palace and set up their own household in Frogmore Cottage amid rumours of a feud. Meghan herself has experience of family rows, although she was usually the mediator in the past, according to 2019 book ‘Meghan: A Princess’. The Duchess felt like she “had to pick sides” between her divorced parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle.

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Doria and Thomas separated when Meghan was just a toddler and divorced several years later, according to the book.

Royal biographer Andrew Morton said Meghan struggled with this but learned how to control her emotions.

A school friend told Mr Morton: “She’s very poised. It could be hard for her.

“Sometimes she felt she had to pick sides.”

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A schoolteacher Christine Knudsen also recalled how Meghan’s family life affected her.

She said: “I know that was difficult for her

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