A Bestselling Author Made This Bold Claim About Meghan Markle

Barbara Taylor Bradford shared her true thoughts on the Duchess of Sussex. The author, who was given an OBE by the queen, started writing when she was a child, became a reporter when she was 16, and worked her way up to page editor (meaning she was this paper's first woman in this role) at 18. In 1979, she released her first novel, titled "A Woman of Substance," and her works have now been published in more than 90 countries, earning over $90 million, as stated on her website.

Meghan Markle went from being a briefcase girl on "Deal or No Deal" and playing Rachel Zane on "Suits" to becoming a royal, after marrying Prince Harry (via Celebrity Net Worth). She is also a writer herself, as she put out a children's book, "The Bench," last year, as seen on Amazon. Focusing on the bond between a father and a son, it became a top New York Times bestseller.

'We already have a shining star on the red carpet,' says Barbara Taylor Bradford

Despite Meghan Markle's accomplishments, Barbara Taylor Bradford has some strong feelings about the Duchess of Sussex, according to The Daily Mail. "Meghan came to the UK imagining she'd be the star of the red carpet, even though she wasn't much more than a starlet in America. What she didn't realize is that we already have a shining star on the red carpet, someone who's been there for 70 years. She's called the Queen."

Meanwhile, Taylor Bradford seems to have only nice things to say about Queen Elizabeth II and about Kate Middleton. "The Queen is magnificent, and William and Kate grow in stature day by day. She's divine — and how does she stay so slim?"

This year, Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, while Markle and Prince Harry continue to do work through their nonprofit, Archewell, and raise their two children, Archie and Lilibet, in California.