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Meghan Markle in Prince Philip’s viewfinder: That painful comparison


Deeply upset by the Megxit, Prince Philip does not take off against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Duke of Edinburgh did not hesitate to compare the Duchess of Sussex to another American divorcée who had shaken the British crown years before.

It is a departure that does not pass. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to withdraw from the British Royal Family and leave the United Kingdom to head off to the United States. A decision that Prince Philip does not digest.

According to Ingrid Seward, author of the book Prince Philip Revealed, the Queen’s husband is “dismayed and deeply upset” by the Megxit as reported by our colleagues in the Daily Mail. The man who gave up his naval career for the crown when Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952, and has since agreed to always walk two steps behind her, is “unable to understand” their flight. “The behavior of her grandson is completely foreign to her, so the relationship suffered naturally,” the royal biography points out.

According to the royal biographer, Prince Philip liked Meghan Markle when she joined the royal family, even ignoring her health concerns to attend their wedding in May 2018. But their relationship has deteriorated dramatically since then.

The Duke of Edinburgh even now goes so far as to compare the Duchess of Sussex to Wallis Simpson. A terrible parallel when one remembers how much the latter had shaken the crown, Edward VIII abdicating out of love for her in 1936.

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On December 10, 1936 King Edward VIII renounced the throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorced American woman in her forties.


A very dark period for the British monarchy. George VI had had to ascend the throne, also upsetting the fate of his eldest daughter Lilibeth. Wallis Simpson and Meghan Markle, both divorced Americans, turned their prince’s head. But the comparison ends there.

Prince Harry will never be king and the consequences of his departure to the United States, even if they are complicated to manage, prove to be much less disastrous for the crown.

En mai 2018, le prince Philip, affaibli, avait tout fait pour assister au mariage de Meghan et Harry
In May 2018, Prince Philip, weakened, had made every effort to attend the wedding of Meghan and Harry
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The Sussex couple deaf to Prince Philip’s advice

Nevertheless, if Prince Philip makes this kind of comparison in private, it must be said that this Megxit deeply saddened him. It must be said that the 99-year-old man had tried to support the couple, and advise them privately at best, before he decided to slam the door of the royal family.

An announcement made without the forms, which had greatly upset Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II. The one who will celebrate his 100th birthday next year will he agree to forgive and understand this grandson who has disappointed him so much? Prince Harry has yet to deign to visit him…

Photo credits : Backgrid UK/ Bestimage

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