Meghan Markle ‘couldn’t let go of the American Dream’ and ‘understood her duty to the Queen was,’ claims US-born viscountess
- Meghan Markle struggled to turn off the American dream, says Julie Montagu
- Illinois-born Julie is married to Viscount Hinchingbrooke, son of Earl of Sandwich
- Speaking to Channel 5’s Meghan on 40: The Climb to Power, she said it is ‘very difficult’ for ‘someone like Meghan’ to ‘understand that her duty is to the Queen’
Meghan Markle struggled to “turn off” the American dream and understand that her “duty was to the Queen,” a US-born viscountess claims in a new documentary.
Meghan at 40: The Climb to Power, broadcast on Channel 5 on Saturday prior to The Duchess of Sussex’s birthday on August 4, explores the former Suits star’s life from her birth in California to her relationship with The Firm today.
Speaking on the program Julie Montagu, who was born in Illinois but moved to the UK 16 years ago when she married Luke Timothy Charles Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich, explained that Meghan’s struggles with her in-laws came from an inability to ‘let go’ of American ideals.
Meghan Markle struggled to “turn off” the American dream and understand that it was her “duty to the Queen,” as the US-born viscountess claimed in a new documentary. Meghan and the Queen are pictured at Buckingham Palace in 2018
“You can’t really be what you want to be or do what you want to do or say what you want to say,” Viscountess Hinchingbrooke explained.
“Your duty is to the Queen and that is very difficult for someone like Meghan.
“Putting out and accepting that American dream ‘now do what we say’ is difficult.
“It’s hard to make love and duty work together and at the same time and that’s what Harry and Meghan wanted in negotiations with the Queen, this synergy, that they can make work, but the Queen said no.”
Speaking on the program Julie Montagu (pictured in London), who was born in Illinois but moved to the UK 16 years ago when she married Luke Timothy Charles Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich, explained that Meghan’s struggles with her in-laws stemmed from an inability to “let go” of American ideals.
Who is Viscountess Hinchingbrooke?
Born Julie Fisher in rural Illinois, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke’s life in one of Britain’s largest estates is far from what it once was.
Julie, now 49, was a single mother of two when she met her husband Luke Montagu — whose ancestor the fourth Earl of Sandwich gave his name to the popular lunchtime dish — at a party in 2003.
They married a year later in Mapperton, the beautiful Jacobean family staple described by Country Life as the most beautiful country house in England, with Julie wearing the family tiara.
In 2014, she starred in the short-lived Bravo reality series Ladies of London.
She also manages the Mapperton Estate in Dorset with her husband and three sons aged 20-14.
Due to a lack of visitors to the estate in lockdown, Julie had to embrace bright new business ideas to keep her mansion and the family’s 15 acres of Italian gardens afloat – including virtual tours and yoga classes.
In high season, it typically attracted 200 visitors a day, but the estate was only able to reopen its gardens on weekends.
The documentary also claims that Meghan and Harry gave their “truth bomb” interview to Oprah Winfrey because they “expected an apology” from the royal family.
“I think she felt it was an opportunity for her to not only share it with the world, but she also hoped the royal family really listened,” added Lady Julie.
“It’s hard to tell why she did it,” Julie continued, “but I think it’s clear they were angry.”
Royal author Tom Quinn also told the documentary: “I think they were hoping for an apology, they were hoping they would call and say, ‘We’re sorry we took you too far, we should have let you sit and talk about your mental health. health problem”.
“I think she was shocked that the family’s reaction was so negative and that they didn’t react the way she wanted,” he added.
‘Meghan thought’ when she got into the royal family she could shake things up and they would love it, they would do things Meghan’s way.
“And when it didn’t, and when she came across what she sees as the forces of reaction, that made us so upset.
“That that interview was her way of getting revenge.”
During an explosive conversation with Oprah Winfrey in March, Meghan claimed her sister-in-law Kate Middleton made her cry before she married Prince Harry as a couple, that there were ‘concerns’ about Archie’s skin color among members of the royal family and that she was being ‘concerned’ about Archie’s skin color. silenced’ by The Firm.
“Everyone jumped on that, Meghan was silenced, it’s terrible,” journalist Ashley Pearson told the program, “but anyone who knows anything about royal history knows that all members of the royal family are being silenced. None of them can say what they think. They have all been silenced.
“They can’t go to a head of state and later say, ‘Oh, I didn’t like him.’ They have all been silenced. That’s why they are here. That’s why they were never beheaded.
“Silencing Meghan is no different than how Prince William is silenced, so why is it okay that they can’t express an opinion, but not for her?”
Royal commentator Emily Andrews added that the former actress doesn’t want to be ‘Mrs Mountbatten-Windsor’ and wants to ‘stay home and raise her chickens’.
“She wants to be a superstar, she wants to be a changemaker, this disruptor.”