From your Royal correspondent . . .
Poor old Meghan Markle. She’ll never be allowed to live down the memory of Wallis Simpson, that ever-so common American divorcee who brought the royal family to the brink of extinction. Here’s a report (totally reliable of course) from the Daily Express:
“ . . a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan had said that the couple would go to Scotland together, however, the Prince arrived at Balmoral alone, without his wife by his side. It is understood that this was after an intervention from Charles, with a phone call made when Harry was still at Windsor. A source told the Sun: "Charles told Harry that it wasn't right or appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a deeply sad time.”
This it seems is because Meghan was not considered ‘close family.’ So much for family values, which we’ve heard such a great deal about in the last few days. Perhaps now would be a good time to remind the new King and his ‘close’ family that were it not for Wallis Simpson, Edward VIII may have met another woman, had kids and then none of the current lot would be swanning about aglow with their great, accidental inheritance. Perhaps they could cut Meghan a bit of slack so to speak and show a little genuine humility (and possibly remorse). But maybe as we might all suspect, Meghan’s just the wrong kind of arriviste.