Meghan Markle is ‘living sad half-life’ since leaving Royal Family: ‘Thought she could be Diana’

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and David Mellor

David Mellor has launched a scathing attack on the Duchess of Sussex

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 13/09/2023

- 16:28

Updated: 14/09/2023

- 08:49

The Duchess of Sussex apologised for being late during her Invictus Games speech

Meghan Markle has come in for a fresh bout of criticism after her appearance at the Invictus Games.

The Duchess of Sussex apologised for being late during her first speech at the event as she was reunited on stage with Prince Harry.

Meghan addressed 1,600 competitors, friends and family after travelling from the Sussexes’ base in California.

Speaking on the Duchess’ appearance, ex-Tory minister David Mellor joked she had been “let in” Dusseldorf to speak at the games, before unleashing a scathing rant about the life she now leads.


“It’s a sad half-life that she has”, he said on GB News.

“She always thought that she could drift into the Royal Family and become the new Princess Diana and all she would have to do is doll herself up and smile to the camera.


“What she failed to realise is that royals work very hard doing frankly, deadly dull things.

“She obviously found them too dull.”

Speaking at the Invictus Games, Meghan acknowledged her lateness, saying: “It’s so special to be here and I’m sorry I’m a little late for the party.

“I had to spend a little more time getting our little ones settled at home and get them to drop off.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, during the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, during the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany.PA

“Three milkshakes and a school drop-off and I just landed a couple of hours ago, and I am thrilled that the first event I can do for Invictus is here with all of you,” she continued.

“It’s amazing and I hear it has got off to a good start so far.”

Meghan did not attend the opening days of the games as she spent time with her two young children in Los Angeles instead, but stated she was “thrilled” the finally be a part of the event.

The Invictus Games was launched by Prince Harry for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, and first held in 2014.

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan stepped back from their royal brief in 2020


The international multi-sport event was where Harry and Meghan famously appeared in public together for the first time in 2017, when it was held in Toronto.

Harry and Meghan remain distant from Royal Family affairs after they sensationally announced they were stepping back from their brief in 2020.

Ties have been further severed by bombshell interviews and productions such as Harry’s memoir Spare, which included a string of bombshell claims about members of the royal establishment such as Prince William and King Charles.

The strained reality of Harry’s relationship with his family was laid bare by the Duke’s recent trip to the UK, which came before his trip to Dusseldorf.

He joined the WellChild Awards and visited St George’s Chapel in Windsor on the anniversary of the death of his grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth II.

During his brief stay, Harry was not spotted with any other royals.

Harry was not joined by his wife either, who remained in their Montecito family home to look after their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

According to sources, King Charles simply did not have the time to meet his son.

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