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 Hollywood Princess’. The Duchess felt like she “had to pick sides” between her divorced parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle.
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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Meghan Markle felt like she "had to pick sides" between her parents (Image: GETTY)
The alleged rift is between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex (Image: GETTY)
A schoolteacher Christine Knudsen also recalled how Meghan’s family life affected her.
She said: “I know that was difficult for her