Biographer Angela Levin recently accused Meghan Markle of hypocrisy for criticizing Kate Middleton's wedding expenditure while her own wedding reportedly cost more. Levin, the author of "Harry: A Biography of a Prince," made these remarks during an appearance on GB News host Dan Wootton's show. The discussion revolved around Markle's past criticism of Middleton's 2011 wedding to Prince William in her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig.
Levin alleged that Markle wanted to "win" against the royal family, including Middleton, by spending more on her own wedding. "One of the awful things she said was that what a waste of money Catherine's wedding was. Well, I looked it up. It was 300 million pounds ($377 million), and [Meghan and Harry's] was 320 million [pounds] ($402 million)," Levin claimed. "She's actually doing what she's criticizing someone else for. Because she's got to win, she had to spend a bit more."
Although the exact costs of the two weddings remain unclear, CNBC estimated the Sussexes' 2018 nuptials at $42.8 million, while CBS News reported Prince William and Middleton's wedding to have cost nearly $34 million.
In the resurfaced blog entry, Markle commented on the "pomp and circumstance" of Middleton's wedding, asserting that young girls should aspire to be strong, real-life women rather than Cinderella. The Tig was shut down in 2017, ahead of Markle's engagement to Prince Harry.
Wootton also mentioned Megyn Kelly's recent claim that Markle had a "whole vision board" of her life with the royal family while still married to her first husband, Trevor Engelson. He suggested that Kelly's claim, along with Markle's blog entry, indicated that the former actress had wanted to join the royal family long before meeting Prince Harry.
Levin stated that Markle would undoubtedly be unhappy about not attending King Charles' upcoming coronation. She described Markle as a "She-Ra" who, like her fictional counterpart, aims to rise to the top and win. "But what went wrong was that she didn't defeat anybody. She wasn't going to be out there in the front. She was going to be walking behind Catherine and William and that drove her mad," Levin said.
While Prince Harry will attend his father's coronation in London on Saturday, Markle and their two children, Archie and Lilibet, will remain in California. A source informed People that Markle plans to hold a small party at home to celebrate Archie's 4th birthday, coinciding with the coronation. Reports suggest that Prince Harry will return to California after the ceremony to join the festivities.