Meghan Markle reduced to tears over ‘unfair criticism’ of American Riviera Orchard, royal expert claims

Meghan Markle has reportedly been left upset over the “unfair criticism” of her new lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, according to a royal expert.

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, unveiled her new business venture in March with an Instagram post teasing its impending launch.

And after the initial buzz over her new project died down, the “Suits” alum was reportedly reduced to tears over the lackluster reception her announcement had generated.

“The one fly in the ointment is Meghan’s new internet brand, America Riviera Orchard. Meghan was in tears when the brand launched and her new jam was widely mocked for being expensive and nothing special,” royal author Tom Quinn told The Mirror.

“She has reached the point now where she thinks that anything and everything she does will be unfairly criticized. Like her husband, she feels that people are unfairly picking on her – she cannot understand why people don’t admire her work.”

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Quinn claimed that the mom of two was not expecting to receive any criticism after unveiling the brand’s first product — strawberry jam — last month.

“She is especially sensitive about any criticism of her luxurious lifestyle in the US – from her point of view this is something to be admired not criticized,” he added.

The Post has reached out to Markle’s reps for comment.

While products from her new brand are not available for purchase yet, Markle sent out jars of strawberry jam to an exclusive group of celebs last month.

The former actress shipped out lemon-filled gift baskets containing fresh fruit jam to 50 of her friends, many of them being high-profile figures.

According to those close to Markle, the brand’s name is a sweet nod to Santa Barbara, Calif., as it has been nicknamed the “American Riviera” for over a century.

The location is also where she and her husband reside with their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

Additionally, a trademark application reveals the brand plans to sell tableware, drinkware, decanters, kitchen linens and edible treats such as jellies, jams, marmalade and spreads.

The trademark application is awaiting examination and is seeking approval for cookbooks.

It was reported that the mom of two could be looking to make a whopping seven-figure sum within the first year of launching the brand.

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