For months now there have been reports coming out left and right that Meghan Markle is quite the headache and is causing chaos in the royal family. And all of that has, of course, resulted in some public backlash — and the Duchess of Sussex, 37, is reportedly having a tough time dealing with it.

A royal insider tells Us Weekly that “Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash, and she’s finding the whole situation incredibly stressful.” And it’s tough to blame Meghan, especially since it was reported last month that Meghan is also struggling to find her own voice amid the royal drama. Another source told Us Weekly at the time, “It’s just been frustrating and stressful to have no voice.” The insider added, “[Meghan has] always relied on her own voice to stand up for others, and for herself. So not being able to say anything is a debilitating feeling. She’s always been so independent, her entire life, and that’s all been taken away from her. She’s always been able to clap back on social media and now she can’t.”

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A major reason for the backlash may be the alleged rift between Megan and Kate Middleton. Apparently, the rift has gotten so bad that Queen Elizabeth reached out to the Duchess of Cambridge to resolve the feud. “She [the Queen] sees Kate as the more experienced royal,” an insider told Life & Style. “During their meeting, she told Kate to resolve their differences before the situation spirals even more out of control. It takes a lot for the queen to lose her temper, but she’s reached her boiling point.”

The source added, “In the queen’s eyes, Kate and Meghan’s feud mirrors that of a cheap soap opera. She’s embarrassed beyond belief. She can’t get her head around why they can’t just get along like adults.” And with a baby on the way, life might only get more stressful for Meghan.

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