Famed Indian-American wellness advocate and author Deepak Chopra gave his opinion on the ongoing “royal feud” last week. He claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are “struggling” following their departure from the UK.
Chopra is best known for his New York Times Best Seller, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” and is an alleged friend of the Sussex duo. He has even been a guest on their 2020 holiday podcast.
“I enjoyed the podcast and interacted with them. It has been periodic — they’re struggling right now,” he said.
Their struggle, however, seems to come as a result of The Firm’s doing. Not because they are “struggling."
“I think there’s too much drama around them. People should mind their own business,” he said, adding that he hopes “they get through it light-hearted.”
After Prince Harry released his explosive memoir, “Spare,” tensions have been at an all-time high between his family and the Royals.
Things allegedly got worse after Meghan declined the invitation to attend King Charles’s coronation on May 6th. Prince Harry, on the other hand, will be attending but on his own.
According to an official statement from Buckingham Palace, Meghan plans to remain in California during the celebratory weekend with her children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
“Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the coronation service at Westminster Abbey on May 6. The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet,” the statement read.
Supporters of Harry and Meghan applauded their decision, considering that the date of the coronation coincides with the birthday of their son Prince Archie, who will be turning four.
GB News appeared to support her, saying that “Meghan Markle is putting Archie and Lilibet above her royal duties regardless of consequences.”
According to a source, the King is “happy” that Prince Harry will be attending but is “very disappointed” that Meghan and the children won’t be.
The source claims, “The King is happy that Harry, his son, who he calls his ‘darling boy’, will be at the Abbey. He wanted him there. It is sad, he is very disappointed that he won’t see Meghan or his grandchildren but understands the situation.”
In addition to being one of the guest stars in their Archewell podcast, Chopra also participated in the 40x40 Compassion In Action initiative which Meghan launched on her 40th birthday.
Chopra reiterated his support for the Sussexes with a piece of his own mental wellness advice. “My advice is to ignore it because if you react, you’ll just aggravate the situation,” he said, adding, “If you ignore it, people can’t say anything, then they’ll stop.”
Some media outlets agree, but for other reasons, saying that Meghan’s decision to miss the event was a “brilliant” strategy and perhaps her “smartest move yet,” citing the abuse she has received from the tabloids over the years.
“She has made the right decision in my eyes and the reaction has proved her instincts correct. The criticism ranges from the crocodile tears headlines like ‘The King was there for you… So sad you can’t make it for him' to people calling her selfish, gutless, rude and the rest,” wrote Ayesha Hazarika for the British morning paper The i.
She added, “By deciding not to go, Markle has sent a powerful signal that she wants to be in control and can claim one small victory against her detractors in the British press."