Meghan Markle has just been dubbed as ruthless by a royal author.

During her interview with “The Conservative Woman,” royal expert Angela Levin said that the Duchess of Sussex is willing to leave behind those she feels are no longer useful. Levin also said that just like Prince Harry, Markle has a difficult background.

“Her mother, father, half-brother, and sister have all been bankrupt. She is proudly self-reliant, and she has been fortunate with her good looks, drive and brains… Climbing the slippery slope of fame, however, has required her to be tough, ruthless even, and one consequence is the perception that she is willing to leave behind those she feels are no longer useful,” she said.

But despite the criticism, Levin also said that Markle has a caring side especially when it comes to her involvement with the charities that are close to her heart. According to the royal author, the “Suits” alum has always been a keen philanthropist ever since she was in school.

“She has also, among other things, been involved with the international charity One Young World, traveled to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign, and worked as an advocate for the United Nations on gender equality. All of which took place before she met Prince Harry… Humanitarianism is a powerful interest they both share,” she said.

Levin also said that a lot of Brits adore Markle and see her as a breath of fresh air because of her ability to modernize the royal family. She has also been an active feminist since she was a young girl.

In related news, Markle also made headlines this week after it was reported that there is still one story from her childhood that haunts her today. On her lifestyle blog The Tig, the former actress said that years ago, her grandfather Alvin couldn’t eat a drive through due to segregation.

In order for him to eat his meal, Alvin had to go out the back or in the parking lot. Markle said that the incident reminded her of how young America was.

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex is pictured visiting the Royal Variety Charity’s on Dec. 18, 2018, in Twickenham, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images