The struggles between Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and the rest of the royal family have been an ongoing issue. While the situation is complicated, Meghan has had the support of some members of the family, like Sophie, the Countess of Wessex (via The Times UK).
Now, another member of the family has come forward in support of the duchess. Christina Oxenberg, a descendent of Serbian royalty who calls King Charles III her third cousin, has spoken out about the hazing performed by the royal family on newcomers (per Page Six).
«To Meghan Markle, I say, ‘What you are going through is a hellish kind of hazing,'» shared Oxenberg. «If she can just hang in there, someone else will come along who can take the heat. Nobody gets a pass.»
She added that even Catherine Middleton, the Princess of Wales, didn’t get a pass. «They thought it was all very funny — Kate Middle Class and Sarah Ferguson and Koo Stark,» she said. «They meant no disrespect; after all, she is the future queen of England.»
Oxenberg also claims Meghan had a tough time because she was American. «They are tough, they are tough on foreigners,» she said. «It’s not about your skin color, it’s about being a foreigner.»
She concluded by stating, «She is Harry’s choice of wife. By their own metrics, they have called it a class system. They came up with that system, [by which] you have to respect Harry’s choice.»