Princess Anne issued tough and 'no-nonsense' advice to Meghan Markle: 'Do the duty'

Meghan Markle and Princess Anne

Princess Anne issued 'no-nonsense' advice to Meghan Markle

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 20/11/2023

- 10:49

Updated: 20/11/2023

- 12:21

The Duchess of Sussex left their meeting 'dumbfounded'

Princess Anne issued some "no-nonsense" advice to Meghan Markle, a royal commentator has claimed.

The Princess Royal told the Duchess of Sussex that being a member of the Royal Family is a "job" as opposed to being a celebrity.

Royal commentator Neil Sean took to his YouTube channel to explain how Meghan "sought out" Princess Anne when she joined the Royal Family.

Sean said: "This senior royal takes no nonsense, much like her father the late Duke of Edinburgh.

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"Apparently, when Meghan Markle joined the Royal Family, she sought out Princess Anne.

"According to a very good source, Princess Anne gave very sage advice to the new royal."

The royal commentator opened up on the tough "no-nonsense" advice that Anne gave to Meghan.

"Princess Anne reiterated this mantra, she pointed out that it wasn't a working monarchy, it was a job, you turn up on time, you do your research, and do the duty," Sean added.

Princess Anne

Princess Anne issued 'sage advice' to Meghan


"It's all about the project at hand.

"She also pointed out that whatever charities you are involved in, you needed to get involved and get immersed."

As opposed to taking the advice head-on, Sean claimed that Meghan “left the meeting dumbfounded”.

He continued: "According to a very good source Meghan Markle failed to warm to Princess Anne, and Princess Anne always knew that Meghan would have a very short shelf-life in the world of the British monarchy."

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle reportedly did not warm to Princess Anne, the commentator claimed


Meghan and Prince Harry stepped down as senior working royals in 2020.

The couple moved to California, where they are currently raising their two children, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their last joint appearance in the UK for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in 2022.

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