Meghan Markle is the latest in a long line of royal ladies who diminish the importance of men in their lives.
Clive Irving, author of ‘The Last Queen,’ believes that the royal family occasionally encounters a woman who rattles their foundations, taming their men to do anything they desire.
“As I absorbed the full import of Meghan’s mutual distrust of royal ritual enforcers, it struck me that she was the latest in a long line of women who have always made the weather in the long-running Windsor saga (the queen has always flown serenely above the weather) — Wallis Simpson, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana, Camilla,” Mr Irving wrote for The Daily Beast last month.
“In comparison to them, the males appear to be either insane (Edward VIII, nicknamed the Duke of Windsor), bad (Andrew), or ineffective (Andrew)” (Charles).
“Unlike Edward’s other lovers, Wallis Simpson found a way to successfully stimulate his low-energy libido, to the point where he gave up the throne rather than lose her because she was a divorced woman, causing his brother to ascend to the throne, the accident that later led to Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign.”
“Margaret, Elizabeth’s rebellious younger sister, became the first royal global celebrity, serving as a warm-up act for Diana, the ultimate royal superstar.”
“And, of course, Camilla arrived out of nowhere to portray Diana’s arch-enemy.”
Camilla and Meghan are grouped together by the author, who notes that their only differences are “experiences, morality, and talent.””
Meghan was a “driven careerist,” unlike Camilla, who received “any guidance in stepping up to become a Windsor bride.”
“Those were attributes that were not tolerated at the Palace, where the work culture was completely different,” she said “the author concluded