Ever since Meghan Markle married Prince Harry and entered the royal family she has faced criticisms left and right, with all her actions being put under the microscope. And it now seems that she may be under more pressure than the late Princess Diana ever was.

While the Duchess of Sussex, 37, was used to the public’s attention while she was an actress, royal commentator Melania Bromley says this is a whole different ballgame. “Yes, she knows how it works but we are living in a very, very difficult world right now where somebody picks up a headline and that can be picked up by the world media without anyone fact checking it,” she tells Express. “When the pressure is on, or when the negative headlines exist, they must feel louder.”

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Melania continued, “She has been in the public eye before, something Kate [Middleton] had to learn from scratch. Meghan didn’t, but I don’t think anyone could have possibly predicted the kind of negativity that has come out about Meghan over the past few months. Diana had the same thing, it just wasn’t quite as loud because the media landscape looked very different at the time.” She added, “I can imagine that for Harry, that must make him feel very protective of his wife because we know what happened to Diana in the end.”

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The Suits alum has apparently been feeling so much heat from all the negativity she’s been receiving that she had to shutdown her secret Instagram around the holidays 2018 to “protect her mental health” after seeing cruel comments from online haters, a source told The Sun.

The insider also added, “Since she shut down her public Instagram, she’d had a fake account to follow her friends. There was some really vile stuff written by social media trolls and obviously, she also saw the headlines about her. It really got to her and, in the end, she had to shut down that account just before Christmas, too, to protect her mental health. She felt very isolated and alone.”

We certainly hope Meghan can hang tough and stay strong through all this!

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