Meghan Markle was plagued with several controversies since she started dating Prince Harry in October 2016. The pair announced their engagement on Nov. 27, 2017, and tied the knot at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, then, welcomed their first baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a year later.

Though Meghan has been living with Prince Harry in Britain for a year, reports suggested that the former actress is still waiting to become a British citizen. The mom of one, reportedly, applied for citizenship shortly after she and her husband were engaged. However, even after she became an official member of the Royal family, it did not give her the advantage to hasten the process.

"Meghan is not yet a British citizen,” a source claimed. "It might seem extraordinary, given that she's been married to the Queen's grandson for 18 months, but she accepts that it's a slow process,” it added.

Daily Mail reported that it usually takes three years before the application process gets completed. It added that non-British citizens should marry within six months and provide proof that their marriage is real. Within the three-year process, immigrants are restricted from spending more than 270 days outside the United Kingdom, unless the spouse works for the government. The foreigner will, also, undergo a series of assessments to prove knowledge in English, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh.

Besides her British citizenship, Meghan Markle has, also, been struggling with the ceaseless media scrutiny. In fact, in an ITV interview, she hinted that their bad relationship with the press is already taking its toll on her and Prince Harry. CNN reported that Meghan is involved in a lawsuit against the British tabloids.

Prince Harry sued three major British publications in late September for an alleged phone-hacking, infringement of copyright, misuse of private information, and breach of the Data Protection Act of 2018. “Though this action may not be the safe one, it is the right one … I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person,” the younger brother of Prince William said, emphasizing the significance of “objective, truthful reporting.” “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces,” he went on.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t resent Prince Harry for marrying Meghan Markle, most netizens think so. Pictured: Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London.  Photo: Getty Images/John Stillwell