“Hellish kind of hazing” Meghan Markle finds unlikely ally in the Royal Family

“Just hang in there”
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A cousin of King Charles III has come out to offer support to Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

In an interview with the New York Post Charles’ third cousin Christina Oxenberg, the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, explained how the Royal Family are hostile to newcomers.

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“To Meghan Markle, I say, ‘What you are going through is a hellish kind of hazing,’” she said.

“If she can just hang in there, someone else will come along who can take the heat. Nobody gets a pass.”

Christina explained while Meghan’s hazing has been particularly public all women who date members of the Royal Family are put through something similar. Even the Princess of Whales, Kate Middleton.

Back in 2011, Christina recalls members of the Royal Family sniggering at Kate and her treatment by the press who were calling her “Kate Middle Class”.

“They thought it was all very funny — Kate Middle Class and Sarah Ferguson and Koo Stark,” Christina said, including Princess Andrew’s former girlfriend.

“They meant no disrespect; after all, she is the future queen of England.”

Meghan and Christina
Christina says Meghan is going through a kind of hazing. (Credit: Getty)

Koo and Andrew dated back in the 80s before The Queen allegedly put an end to their relationship. Since then Andrew has had his own serious issues after befriending paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Christina has also made some dubious friends, she is a known confidant of Ghislaine Maxwell.

This appalling treatment of women isn’t new and dates back as far as 1978 according to Christina. 

At that time The Queen’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent was dating Marie Christine von Reibnitz, a baroness of Czech-German lineage.

“She was treated the same way Meghan [has been] treated — with this mocking and lack of respect,” Chrsitina explained.

“We always used to mock her because she kept referring to the royals as ‘delicious cousins.’ It was all done out of habit and not full of hatred and violent plotting. I was a witness.”

Christina with Koo Stark
Chrisitna was friends with Koo Stark (Credit: Instagram)

Christina doesn’t believe the family has an issue with Meghan’s race but she acknowledges that they’re particularly hard on ‘foreigners’.

“They are tough, they are tough on foreigners,” she said. “It’s not about your skin colour, it’s about being a foreigner.”

In the New York Post interview Christina also took a swipe at the press who have spent the last few weeks over analysing Meghan’s actions as she grieves for her husband’s grandmother.

“She is Harry’s choice of wife,” Oxenberg said. “By their own metrics they have called it a class system. They came up with that system, [by which] you have to respect Harry’s choice.”

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