Those close to the pregnant 37-year-old reveal the former actress had no idea her life as a royal would be so challenging.
Now, rumours are swirling that she’s so desperate to retain an element of normality in that she is seriously considering taking up a $6 million offer to make a return to Suits. The money would go to charity.
“The truth is she’s finding being a royal a lot harder than she thought and being pregnant as well, she’s just not coping,” continues the source.
“She had no idea that her problems with Kate and her fights with the staff would come back to haunt her so badly.
“Meghan feels like she needs to find a place to escape the pressures of royal life and all the hardships she’s encountering – she just wants a little piece of her old life – somewhere she can just be Meghan and not a duchess, especially once she has the baby.”
As a result, the stressed-out royal has been considering the option of buying a place in her old home town of Toronto and has been looking at real estate.
While this is an unusual step for a member of the royal family – and Harry knows it would be frowned upon by senior royals – the besotted prince is said to want to do anything to make his wife happy even though he’s heartbroken she wants to escape.
Insiders say Meghan already has her eye on a stylish, modern $3 million home close to the city’s Designers Walk area. With clean contemporary lines, the luxury pad would offer the duchess a sanctuary, and a slice of her past life.
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