MEGHAN

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - Books - By An­drew Mor­ton

Meghan Markle is set to marry her prince on May 19 in St. Ge­orge’s Chapel at Wind­sor Cas­tle as Queen El­iz­a­beth II, the Bri­tish royal fam­ily and mil­lions of tele­vi­sion view­ers around the world look on. The ob­vi­ous ques­tion then, of course, is whether the Amer­i­can ac­tress and Harry will live hap­pily ever after. Bore­dom and the IRS — what ob­sta­cles to nup­tial bliss! Yet, read­ing the just-re­leased Meghan: A Hol­ly­wood Princess by An­drew Mor­ton leaves me feel­ing hope­ful for the bride (and Harry). The woman de­scribed in this book ap­pears to be a tal­ented, con­fi­dent ac­tress and hu­man­i­tar­ian who has been an ar­tic­u­late spokesper­son for gen­der equal­ity whether writ­ing on so­cial me­dia, meet­ing both fe­male par­lia­men­tar­i­ans and refugees in Rwanda, or speak­ing at an United Na­tions fo­rum. Mor­ton pro­vides a du­ti­ful and gen­er­ally pos­i­tive pro­file of Markle in his bi­og­ra­phy. But there’s lit­tle of the “wow” fac­tor that made Diana: Her True Story such a pow­er­ful book. I wish there was more of that in Meghan: A Hol­ly­wood Princess.

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