Originally Posted by Somebody
I am not so sure that Meghan would have appreciated a more low key life. Less criticism surely would have been appreciated but she was actively promoting herself pre-Harry, and again from the moment thrir engabement was announced, so living a low key life doesn't seem to be her priority at all. Having quiet, private moments next to a very public image is more what she seems to be aiming for.
I don't think Meghan was expected to hit the ground running. She herself was the one to create that expectation. I don't think the firm would have complained had she not done as many engagements but took her time to really get to know her role a little more out of the public eye.
Well, I have to ask. Why was Meghan 'actively promoting herself' from the moment the engagement was announced? In the engagement interview with Harry? When she and Harry undertook all those engagements before they married, in different parts of the U.K.? Keeping in mind that she was going to be a fulltime Royal after her marriage and didn't have the luxury of 'learning her role out of the public eye'? I don't know how you do actually learn a Royal role without performing engagements, considering it is such an integral part of the job.
As for 'actively promoting herself' pre Harry, Meghan was an actress, and that's what actors, singers, musicians, authors etc do.