A song from the film Sweet Charity comes to mind:Back to the Monstrous Montecitos. I found that bit from Valentine Low quite interesting and a point he made resonated.
He said that Megs was looking for rejection so she could say that they should relocate to the USA.
It's something mentioned on here before, and which I have thought, that her plan always involved living at least a large chunk of the year in California. This so she could return in triumph and be a queen bee there showing the people that didn't rate her before how important she was and how they should be her friends or followers.
How much she actively contrived this rejection or how much she used her bad press and behaviour resulting from a total lack of real understanding of her position is moot.
I think at the beginning the plan was for the future, but as her dismay at finding out she wasn't doing it right, that actual work was involved, and she wasn't ever going to outshine Kate accelerated the move.
However the rubbing people's noses in it and being regal isn't actually working out is it?
'If they could see me now, that little gang of mine, eating fancy chow and drinking fancy wine...'