The Megxit was a shock. Annoyed by the departure of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Prince Philip decided to turn his back on them, according to The Daily Mail, this Friday, October 23.
He can’t digest their abandonment. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine – quoted this Friday, October 23 by the British tabloid The Daily Mail – royal expert Katie Nicholl revealed that Prince Philip was particularly angry with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, following their resounding departure from the Firm, announced in January 2020.
The Duke of Edinburgh was reportedly “appalled and deeply upset” by his grandson’s decision, believing that he was “behaving like an alien”, again according to Katie Nicholl. “Her grandson’s behaviour is completely alien to her, so it’s not abnormal that the relationship has suffered,” she says. A relationship that used to be close.
And if he has a strong opinion about Prince Harry, Prince Philip also has a strong opinion about Meghan Markle, whom he now compares to Wallis Simpson. A divorced American woman who pushed King Edward VIII to abdicate out of love for her in favour of her younger brother, the father of Her Majesty Elizabeth II.
“I think he is very, very disappointed because I think he feels that he gave up his naval career to stand by the Queen and help the monarchy. And he has to say to himself, ‘Why can’t Meghan give up her acting career to support her husband and support the monarchy,'” said Ingrid Seward in the Mirror columns.
Prince Philip doesn’t let anything show through
But Prince Philip will not let this resentment show through. For while he finds it hard not to hold a grudge against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, he is anxious to maintain a smooth image in public, he who makes it a point of honor to try to hide his state of health.
“He makes a massive effort when he has to make an appearance, and he knows that he must be seen in his best light,” Ingrid Seward confided in the columns of Vanity Fair. As a proud man, “he doesn’t want to be seen with a cane, and he would never consider a walker.” A way for him to ignore the passing of time after celebrating his 99th birthday on June 10, 2020.