The former Real Housewives of New York star spoke out to slam Meghan, 41, in the latest episode of her podcast, Just B. You can watch the full podcast on Apple Podcasts.
Bethenny accused Meghan of trying to ‘mimic’ Princess Diana and having a high-and-mighty opinion of herself, suggesting that the former Suits star believes she ‘just has institutional knowledge on life and has experienced more than any of us’. She added, ‘I think there’s a non-relatable factor in the way that we’re being spoken to.
‘In that poised, orchestrated elegance, in that mimicking of Diana, in that Caroline Kennedy-style intentional, very natural, very slow speech. Being aghast at the word “diva”. Who are you relating to?’
“She’s very much like a Housewife in that she can’t stop talking about the very thing that she wants to be irrelevant,” Frankel, 51, said.
“[It’s like] when you … want to separate from the Housewives. ‘It was toxic, I don’t want to be part of the drama,’ or whatever the housewife says. [But] then … for the next five years, always talking about the very thing you’re trying to extricate yourself from.”
Frankel continued, “When you leave the royal family, leave the royal family. You learned something, you said it, we heard you. … and [still] in every single interview you do you’re talking about the royal family. Let it go Elsa. Move forward. Create change in the future.”
Frankel comments on Meghan creating for Harry. Due to strict rules and media scrutiny, Markle and Prince Harry “stepped back” from their duties as senior royals in 2020, a move that the “Suits” alum claims “lost” Harry his relationship with his father, Prince Charles.
“Harry said to me, ‘I lost my dad in this process.’ It doesn’t have to be the same for them as it was for me, but that’s his decision,” she said when speaking of her own strained relationship with her father, Thomas Markle.
When asked if reconciliation was possible, Markle responded, “I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive. But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.”