Former First Lady Michelle Obama has extended her hand of support to the Duchess of Sussex and offered some valuable advice about handling the spotlight, by drawing on her own experience after entering the White House with her husband.
The 54-year-old, who was thrust into the public eye during her husband Barack Obama’s presidency, said she understands the pressure Meghan may be feeling since entering the royal family and that it’s best to take things slowly.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping Magazine, following the launch of her memoir Becoming, Obama claimed Prince Harry’s wife, like herself, probably never imagined she would end up where she is today.
“The pressure you feel – from yourself and from others – can sometimes feel like a lot,” she told the publication. “So my biggest piece of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything.”
The mother-of-two went on to suggest Meghan focuses her royal duties on things she is most passionate about. This way, she can help others while also looking after her own health and happiness.
While the duchess was heaped with praise from royal fans during her recent tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji, things have taken a sudden turn for the worse in the headlines over the past few weeks amid sensational claims the mother-to-be is having problems with Catherine. None of these rumours have been confirmed by the royal family.
This followed news that Meghan and Harry will move out of Kensington Palace next year into a property gifted by the Queen in preparation for the arrival of their baby.
Kensington Palace confirmed the royal couple will be officially located at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor instead of their current residence of Nottingham Cottage.
The announcement sparked a series of bizarre claims that there had been a falling out between the princes’ wives, with one source even telling the Mail On Sunday: “Kate and Meghan are very different people. They don’t really get on.”
However, these claims have never been addressed by the royal family and Rickard Palmer, royal correspondent at the Daily Express, has since denied there was ever a “big fallout”.
The story behind Harry and Meghan’s move to Frogmore Cottage? Harry and Meghan spreading their wings. No big fallout but Kate and Meghan not close. No royal properties available in London apparently.
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) November 26, 2018
He tweeted: “The story behind Harry and Meghan’s move to Frogmore Cottage? Harry and Meghan spreading their wings. No big fallout but Kate and Meghan not close. No.”