Meghan Markle is having a hard time deciding who she can trust these days.
Since Duchess of Sussex, 37, said he "accepted" Prince Harry earlier this year, the relationships he had in his days before Harry have fallen by the wayside as he struggles to know who he can let in.
"Meghan has lost contact with some of her close friends before the wedding, which has been difficult," a source told People in her new issue. "It's hard for him to know who to trust."
Who will tell? A source told People this week that Meghan Markle finds it hard to know who to trust "from his commitment to Prince Harry."
Keeping in touch: She is still close to her best friend Jessica Mulroney, who lives in Toronto, and recently visited her
According to the magazine, she has reduced her circle of friends to a few that she knows are trustworthy.
Concern: her make-up artist, Daniel Martin, told the magazine: "There is a small group of us who register with her and see how she is, but she is still the same person."
With so many leaks to the tabloids, and her own family frequently talking to the press about her, it makes sense that she limits her relationships with people who do not count to the media as "anonymous sources". with privileged information.
These trusted friends include his make-up artist, Daniel Martin, and his BFF stylist Jessica Mulroney, whom he secretly traveled to Toronto in August to visit.
"There is a small group of us who register with her and see how she is, but she is still the same person," Martin told People.
Being guarded is not new to members of the royal family. Earlier this year, royal observer Patricia Treble told Vanity Fair: "Look at all the members of royalty, and they are incredibly careful about their friends, they end up having many" acquaintances "or people who" know "them. .
Another real observer, Emily Nash, told the magazine that after the wedding, Meghan was getting used to a more discreet social life. . . she will still be seeing and talking with her most trusted friends, just like before.
New life: he also kept his mom close. Doria Ragland recently moved to the UK to be closer to her
Then there is his family. While her mother, Doria Ragland, recently moved to the UK to be closer to her daughter, she has publicly distanced herself from much of the rest of her flesh and blood.
Her father, Thomas Markle, has continued to criticize her and her new husband for the press, while her half sister makes rude comments on social networks.
"He was very worn out in it, it's his private life," a source told People of the family scandal. "The beginning of marriages is not that easy, but having the impetus that your own family is disloyal is horrible and shameful."
This week, Meghan's sister, Samantha, took to Twitter to coin a nasty nickname from the school playground for her and attack her once again.
& # 39; I'm nothing that covers candy! The SHOWER ** must be human with our father who has given everything and this media crap can stop! Samantha tweeted on Monday.
& # 39; He was the one who was always there for her. False waves and smiles can stop. The duchA ** may bow before the dad.
Talking to reporters: But she has become cautious as people close to her conversation with the press, especially her father, Thomas.
Bitter: her half sister Samantha also attacked her repeatedly, and she did it earlier this week
At one point during her rant, Samantha proclaimed that the Duchess of Sussex "was not very different from Trump," clearly not seeing the irony that it was her, and not Meghan, who presented Trump's insults on Twitter.
& # 39;[He] He thinks he can shoot someone and still get votes. She can leave a whole family on both sides and be a best friend of 30 years and ignore it and be popular. Sorry, she tweeted.
Samantha continued with the comparison in another tweet when she responded to a critic and proclaimed that she had the right to express her feelings about Meghan.
"She was the one who got into both sides of the family and wants everyone to be quiet and not respond." she wrote. "I'm not surprised that Trump said he could shoot someone and still get votes, the same mentality here.
She also repeatedly referred to Meghan's former best friend, Ninaki Priddy. Priddy has also been more than happy to talk to the media about the Duchess.
Confidence: Meghan has lost contact with some friends while deciding whom to keep close
"Sorry friends, there is no valid or good argument in favor of the inhuman treatment of both sides of the family and a best friend of 30 years," Samantha wrote.
Childhood friends fought after Priddy, Meghan's maid of honor at her first wedding, disapproved of the way she broke relations with her husband, film producer Trevor Engelson.
In December of last year, Priddy spoke with the Daily Mail about the end of their friendship.
"I do not think she gave him enough opportunity, I think there was an element of" out of sight, out of mind "for Meghan," he said. By the way he handled it, Trevor definitely took off the carpet beneath him. He was hurt.
"I tried to get details from her, but she did not tell me." What came out after Trevor and I talked ended my friendship with Meghan.
"All I can say now is that I think Meghan was calculated, very calculated, in the way she handled people and relationships, she's very strategic in the way she cultivates circles of friends. You are not part of your life, you can be very cold.
& # 39; It is this locking mechanism that she has. There's nothing to negotiate. She made her decision and that's it, "he said.