Prince Harry feels responsible for his pregnant wife Meghan Markle’s unhappiness after all of the negative stories and constant public criticism, reports US Weekly.

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Over the last few weeks rumors, about how difficult and demanding Meghan Markle is, have been coming from all directions. Multiple British publications have published stories from many sources, close to the Royals and their staff, claiming that the bond between Prince William and Prince Harry has been starting to break ever since Meghan came into the picture. Vanity Fair reported that Meghan herself felt like the “British press is out to get her” and her and Harry are trying to “hunt down” who’s leaking stories to the press.

“Meghan made a huge sacrifice by moving across the pond, away from her mom and friends. Marrying into the royal family isn’t anywhere near as glamorous as it seems, so in a lot of ways Harry feels responsible for Meghan being so miserable.” A source close to the Duchess of Sussex, 37, adds that Harry,34, “takes any attack on Meghan very personally.”

Harry takes every attack against Meghan very personally. “He’s wanted to publicly make a statement many times defending Meghan and addressing the false rumors,” the source says. “But was advised not to.” Another insider adds that Harry is “definitely bothered by all the reports and speculation.”

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It hasn’t been an easy ride for Meghan ever since she joined the royal family. The new Duchess has been famously attacked by many rumors about how difficult and demanding she is. The one that shocked everyone was the reported feud between her and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.

A friend of Meghan’s recently told Heat: “The bottom line is, they simply haven’t gotten to know each other. They’ve hung out a bit, but Meghan and Harry’s relationship has been such a whirlwind, they haven’t spent much quality time with each other. They’re from very different worlds and don’t have much in common, other than marrying into the same family.”

A source told People magazine last month that Harry has been looking quite unhappy lately. “Something has changed, and no one can quite put their finger on it. He looks cross with the world.”

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A royal insider told Us Weekly: “Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash, and she’s finding the whole situation incredibly stressful.”

“Meghan is used to replying to any sort of controversy or comment on Twitter and through a publicist,” the source added. “It’s taken a while for Meghan to get used to having the palace more involved with her life and steering her public image, but she’s finally getting comfortable and trusts that they have her best interests at heart.”

“It has put pressure on her relationship with Harry. He’s very frustrated with how little can be done,” the source explains of recent stories in the British press. “Keeping her away from the negativity and harm has been hard for him. It’s been his purpose in their relationship to keep her away from the negativity.”

Royal correspondent Emily Andrews revealed that Prince Harry is so fiercely protective of his wife because his mother, Princess Diana, was hounded by the paparazzi throughout her life.

“It’s my opinion that Harry feels he couldn’t protect his mother, so he’s going all out to protect his wife. This is his way of atoning,” reveals Andrew in a new report in The Sun. The source says that Prince Harry “will brook absolutely no criticism of Meghan—and he is so sensitive he often sees criticism or negativity where there isn’t any.”

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