Is growing criticism pushing Meghan Markle to breaking point?

Disney's The Lion King European Premiere - London

Meghan Markle has weathered more than her fair share of criticism since the news she was dating Prince Harry broke. And it has only intensified since their marriage and the birth of their first child. Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter praised the Duchess today for her handling of the criticism, and warned the she could reach her "breaking point" because of the negativity she has been facing.

Most recently, the Duchess was mum-shamed for how she held her son Archie, and unlike her former peers in Hollywood, she's no longer allowed to "clap back at the haters".

Speaking to Today, Arbiter, who covered the royal wedding for CNN alongside Anderson Cooper said: "As far as her American fans go, there has been a sense there's not been enough done to protect her – at some point, you have to wonder what is going to be the breaking point."

"Yes, she keeps on trucking at the moment but it can't be anything but incredibly difficult. We need to let Meghan blossom and let her do the job she's in the Royal Family to do and perhaps hold back on some of the criticism."

She also seemed to suggest that Meghan, a former actress, may be struggling with the Royal Family's tradition not to address negative reports directly.

"It's very difficult when you come from previously celebrity background where a publicist can stand up for you or come out and say, 'no, that report is categorically untrue,'" Arbiter explained.

Surprisingly, the Duchess may have made the most candid comment she's ever given about the treatment she has received on the red carpet for the premiere of The Lion King, while speaking with Pharrell Williams.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet Beyonce and Jay-Z at the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The duchess wore a black dress and heels with her hair swept up.
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Beyoncé Greets Meghan Markle With a Hug at The Lion King's London Premiere: "My Princess"
The duchess wore a black dress and heels with her hair swept up.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Jay-z and Beyonce attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z wait in line to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Florence Kasumba attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The duchess wore a black dress and heels with her hair swept up.
Seth Rogen (left) and Billy Eichner attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Pharrell Williams attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Hans Zimmer and Zoe Zimmer attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Elton John attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Guy Ritchie, Jacqui Ritchie and family attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Elton John and David Furnish attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Nicola Adams and partner attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Alexandra Burke poses for a photograph with a fan during Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Virgil van Dijk and partner attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Alexandra Burke attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Kaz Crossley attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Vin Diesel attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
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Tess Daly attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Sam Faiers attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
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Louise Redknapp attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
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Laura Whitmore attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Billy Eichner attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
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Florence Kasumba attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Florence Kasumba attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
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Williams praised Meghan and Harry's marriage. "So happy for your union," Williams says. "Love is amazing. It's wonderful. Don't ever take that for granted, but what it means in today's climate, I just wanted to tell you, it's so significant for so many of us. Seriously. It's significant. We cheer you guys on."

"Thank you," Meghan responded. "They don't make it easy."

While the "they" wasn't spelled out, it does seem to line up with how the Duchess of Sussex has felt about the British press's constant criticism of her.

Meghan told Vanity Fair in her last interview before she and Harry were engaged that she doesn't read tabloid reports. "I don't read any press. I haven't even read press for Suits," she said. (Meghan was still on Suits then.) "The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise."

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The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex during the women's singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex with Pippa Matthews during the women's singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets junior players and staff ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets junior players ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Sussex arrives on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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