Meghan Markle's 'cheerful and warm' personality praised amid 'furious' Royal backlash

Meghan Markle has charmed supporters during her recent jaunt to Nigeria with Prince Harry, despite the duo no longer being active members of the Royal Family.

Their three-day visit, which has drawn comparisons to a Royal tour, was hailed as a triumph, with onlookers describing Meghan as 'cheerful and warm' and praising her as 'a role model for young women', reports the Mirror.

These accolades arrive amidst Meghan's placement on the 'Most Disliked Celebrities of 2024' list, where she features alongside Harry.

Despite their low popularity scores, Meghan received high praise from a prominent figure during her Nigerian sojourn.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian-American economist and current director-general of the World Trade Organisation, lauded the Duchess following her trip.

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Meghan Markle has been described as 'cheerful and warm' as well as a 'role model for young women' -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

Speaking to Vanity Fair, she remarked: "She's a role model for young women, she's a woman who is not in an easy position, and people are looking to see-how is she managing and navigating this? That's one of the things she brings: inspiration. You can see in spite of that, she's a cheerful, warm personality, and everybody in the room took to her."

Despite the acclaim, Meghan and Harry's journey to Nigeria has reportedly ruffled feathers within the Royal family, with observers noting that their visit bore all the signs of a Royal tour.

It seems there may be more such trips in the pipeline for the couple, as they referred to it as "the first of many trips" in a message of gratitude to the Nigerian people upon their return.

The trip is believed to have incensed the Royal family, particularly Prince William.

Royal author Tom Quinn told The Mirror: "William is absolutely furious and determined to find a way to stop this happening in future. Charles is said to be angrier than anyone has ever seen him."

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Prince Harry and Meghan in Nigeria -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

"What's really upset the applecart is the fact that the Nigerians treated Meghan and Harry as if they too thought this was an official tour - all the signs were there as the couple were greeted with dances, receptions, visits to schools and charities."

Mr Quinn reflected on Meghan and Harry's trip, suggesting that it's "easy to see why the senior royals are worried" and proposed that the Nigeria visit might have been intended to create the impression that Harry and Meghan were still active royals.

"Everything you might expect from an official Royal visit was there - the receptions, the visits to schools and charities, to wounded soldiers and the disabled. Meghan and Harry's speeches and their whole attitude has been designed to give the impression that they are still fully paid-up royals and William and his father King Charles don't like it one bit," he concluded.

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