Recently interviewed by Fox News, royal biographer Ingrid Seward slipped a revelation about Meghan Markle that will not please anyone, neither the royal family nor the British people.
If the rupture between Meghan Markle and the monarchy was thunderous, it would not have been caused solely by tensions within the Windsor-Mountbatten clan. On Fox News this Saturday, November 7, royal biographer Ingrid Seward revealed that the Duchess of Sussex “was not a big fan of England” and felt misunderstood by the people of the United Kingdom.
Worse still, she even felt that the British “didn’t particularly like her” before she stormed out of the Firm alongside Prince Harry. A situation similar to that experienced by Wallis Simpson, wife of former King Edward VIII, the uncle of Her Majesty Elizabeth II.
In 1937, when his union with his wife was contested by the Anglican Church, the government and the British taxpayer, the former sovereign abdicated in the name of his love for his wife, an American woman who was, moreover, divorced. He thus left the throne of England to the father of Her Majesty Elizabeth II.
The similarities with Meghan Markle, originally from Los Angeles and first married to Trevor Engelson, are therefore obvious. “It was a very similar scenario,” says Ingrid Seward, adding that the United Kingdom is still “old-fashioned” when it comes to divorce. “She’s American and Harry seems to have given up everything for her,” she continues. And just like the ex-actress of the series Suits, “Wallis Simpson did not like England”, reproaching her in particular for its climate and its gray fetish.
Sussex, unloved by the Crown
A revelation that can only worsen the already strained relationship between Meghan Markle and the Crown. But if the relationship isn’t a good one, little Archie’s mother isn’t the only one who has some resentment towards the monarchy.
Prince Harry, for his part, has suffered a hurtful refusal, and not the least. That Sunday, November 8 – as England celebrated Remembrance Sunday, a day dedicated to the efforts of British soldiers and civilians during the two world wars – the grandson of Her Majesty Elizabeth II was not allowed to lay a wreath in his name at the Cenotaph at Westminster, as was his custom.
Exiled in Los Angeles, he hoped that a member of the royal family could do it in his place, so he applied to Buckingham Palace. The request was refused because of the Megxit and his abandonment of his royal duties.