'Ultimately, Meghan will be loved by British women'

She may be getting a rough time at the moment, but ultimately the Duchess of Sussex will be loved by British women, former newspaper editor Eve Pollard has predicted.

Meghan may be doing things differently from other women in the Royal Family, but the fact she is backing causes important to women will see her weather the storm, Pollard said.

“I think that Meghan is going on a different path. I think that we don’t know yet what path that is,” the former Sunday Mirror and Sunday Express editor told Yahoo UK’s The Royal Box.

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Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex with Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex meet young people from a number of mental health projects operating in New Zealand, at the Maranui Cafe in Wellington, New Zealand October 29, 2018. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan will ultimately end up being popular, former newspaper editor Eve Pollard predicts (Picture: Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS)

“Meghan herself, I would imagine, must have found it quite difficult to fit into this very large family, with very old traditions, and she and Prince Harry are doing things differently,” she said.

“Well, doing things differently means that you can get criticised and they have been.”

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But that doesn’t mean the former Suits star won’t end up being a popular member of the Royal Family, Pollard predicted.

“The causes she espouses are all the causes that every woman would agree with,” she said.

“I think that in the end that will prove to be the thing that makes her stand out, the thing that separates her.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex poses for a photograph with women dressed in clothes from the Smart Works capsule collection during the collection's launch on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan may be doing things differently but ultimately it will stand her in good stead, says Eve Pollard (Picture: Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

“I think the fact that she’s American, I think the fact that she’s mixed race, is a great plus to the royal family.”

Meghan is simply ‘the new girl’, said Pollard, and things will eventually ‘quieten down’.

“She’s the new girl. There’ll be a new new girl along sometime and they’ll get a lot of attraction and attention.

“This always happens to the royal family - people are fascinated by the new glamorous entrants. It’ll quieten down eventually.”