And even though the couple have retired from their royal duties and moved to Los Angeles to live a "normal" life, the criticism continues.
Just this week, author Emily Giffin came under fire for her comments about the Duchess of Sussex, and boy, oh boy, the whole thing is a mess.
ICYMI, Meghan shared an adorable video (filmed by Prince Harry) of her reading Duck! Rabbit! to Archie in honor of his first birthday.
Emily, who is a self-proclaimed "royal watcher," criticized Meghan's video on Instagram. Though she later deleted the post, writer Kaitlin Menza shared screenshots of Emily's comments on Twitter, which soon went viral.
In a caption, Emily criticized Meghan for seemingly wanting to be the center of attention and blamed her for Harry's absence from the video. She also called Meghan out for sharing a video of Archie "wearing no pants."
But it didn't stop there. The 48-year-old also shared a screenshot of a text conversation in which she called Meghan "unmaternal" and a "phony."
Though she made both her Instagram and Twitter accounts private, Emily faced a ton of backlash for her comments, which many argued were not only hateful and mom-shaming but also racist.
And many others have called for Emily's publisher to take action.
Later that day, Emily posted a lengthy apology on Instagram. “I enjoy following celebrities and analyzing them with my readers. I post dozens of IG stories a day in a very honest, unfiltered way, as if I’m confiding directly with close friends," she wrote.
“Further, I’m very interested in the British monarchy. I always have been. See the link in my bio for an essay I wrote in the days before Meghan and Harry wed.”
She continued: “To be clear, I absolutely loved that a biracial, American woman was marrying into the Royal Family. It seemed a wonderful, happy thing for everyone. I celebrated their wedding by hosting a gathering here at my home and posting many, many photos. Further, I was appalled by any signs of racism against her.”
Emily added, “Over recent months my feelings about BOTH Harry and Meghan changed. But I can say from the bottom of my heart that my criticism of Meghan has never had anything to do with her race."
She concluded: “I can see how some of my posts may have felt mean-spirited, and could be construed as having racial undertones. It was not my intent, but I understand that intent and impact are two very different things. And I am truly sorry for that negative impact.”
Me when people try to come for Meghan:
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