Meghan Markle Claims She Was An "Ugly Duckling" When She Was Growing Up And Suffered From Being "A Loner"

Meghan Markle became a household name when she married Prince Harry of the British royal family. However, when they relinquished their royal duties (and titles), she took this as an opportunity to carve her own path of fame separate from Harry's relatives.

By Gina Florio1 min read
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Meghan Markle, who was formerly known as the Duchess of Sussex, has been in the headlines many times over the last couple of years. She has claimed that Harry's family has made racist comments about her son, the British press has called her children "the n-word," and she is an only child (and now her sister is suing her for making false claims).

Her latest venture is hosting a podcast series on Spotify called "Archetypes," where she interviews various famous women to discuss racial and cultural issues. Her most recent guest was Mindy Kaling, and Meghan shared some details about her childhood.

Meghan Markle Claims She Was an "Ugly Duckling" When She Was Growing Up and Suffered From Being "a Loner"

Meghan is known to spin a victimhood narrative around herself even though she is one of the most privileged individuals to have ever walked the face of the earth. She told Mindy that she was an "ugly duckling" when she was growing up, and that she struggled to fit in.

According to Meghan, she was unattractive and had "massive frizzy, curly hair and a huge gap in my teeth." Her lack of beauty allegedly inspired her to become "the smart one" in her classes at an all-girls Catholic school in L.A. Mindy had a tough time believing this about Meghan, saying that she always thought Meghan was "that one nice hot girl who has her head screwed on right." But Meghan insisted she would join academic or social clubs in order to avoid trying to make friends.

"I never had anyone to sit with at lunch," she claimed. "I was always a little bit of a loner and really shy and didn't know where I fit in. And so I just became, well, I was like, okay then, I'll become the president of the multi-cultural club and the president of sophomore class and the president of this ... and French club."

This would allow her to have "meetings at lunchtime" so she didn't have to "worry about who I would sit with or what I would do because I was always so busy."

This just goes to show that, once again, Meghan always finds a way to be the underdog, no matter if the situation is past, present, or future.