Meghan Markle ‘identifying as member of Royal Family’ is ‘extremely jarring’

A video showing Meghan Markle implying she was a member of the Royal Family has caused a splash as one critic slammed the comments as "extremely jarring".

The video, originally posted to TikTok, shows the Duchess of Sussex speaking to a fan as she and husband Harry reunited with William and Kate to view tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II laid at Windsor Castle.

Meghan asked the fan her name before saying: "Thank you for being here, it means so much to the family, we appreciate it, thank you," before giving the woman a hug.

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Writing for news.com.au, Daniela Elser observed how Meghan had used the word "we" on multiple occasions to describe the mourning Royal Family.

"Hearing Meghan say [the word 'we'], identifying as a member of the royal family after years of, along with Harry, assailing the House of Windsor is extremely jarring," Elser wrote.

"Whoever thought we would see the day that the Duchess of Sussex so easily claimed membership to a group that she and Harry have repeatedly targeted, a group that she has accused of racism and a heartless disregard for her mental health."

Elser was quick to point out that though Harry and Meghan were still technically members of the family, this didn't change what she called the "hypocrisy" of Meghan's words.

"Of course, Meghan is still a part of the family, a fact that Queen herself made abundantly and repeatedly, saying the Sussexes 'will always be much loved members of my family' in 2020," she added.

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"What his video really brings into focus is the fact that the Duke and Duchess have never seemed to have any problem with the hypocrisy of all that having cake and eating it too malarkey."

Her Majesty the Queen sadly died last Thursday (September 8) as members of her family rushed to be by her side.

Her death came mere days after Meghan's tell-all interview with American mag The Cut in which she made yet more jabs at the Firm and claimed that "just by existing, we were upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy" in what one commentator called a thinly-veiled threat.

Meghan was initially set to accompany her husband to his grandmother's bedside, but at the last minute she was reportedly denied access.

“Tensions were so high and there was no way Meghan could have gone to Balmoral,” a palace insider told The New York Post on the Friday following the monarch's death.

“The fact the Sussex camp did say both Harry and Meghan were going — and then quickly retracted that statement — will tell you everything you need to know about the drama behind the scenes."

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