But since announcing her engagement to the British royal a year ago and their wedding in May, she has moved full-time to the United Kingdom where she is trying to forge genuine connections of her own.
"It was very wearing on her", the insider continued.
In an interview with People this week, Daniel Martin, who was responsible for the Duchess of Sussex's glowy wedding day makeup, opened up about Meghan's strength of character amid the whirlwind of drama that often seems to follow her every move. She recently told The Telegraph, "Her clothes are beautifully cut".
Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney attend the Instagram Dinner held at the MARS Discovery District on May 31, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.
Meghan Markle is apparently so sick of her circle speaking out against her that she's started to freeze out old friends and family from her life.
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Thomas and Samantha aren't the only ones to have raised their issues with Meghan in a public forum. "I am not surprised Trump said he could shoot someone and still get votes".
"I think on her wedding day she just wanted to be herself".
Her newfound skills, which she has perfected with the help of the Queen's former assistant private secretary, Samantha Cohen, will be on display next month when she joins Harry for their autumn tour Down Under.
And while she has lost a lot of friends, at least she has gained a very loving husband!
"There's a small group of us that check in with her and see how she's doing, but she's still the same person", Martin told the magazine. Once she decides you're not part of her life, she can be very cold.