Welcome to our Nation’s Favourite Family, Ma’am!
WHEN I heard the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to American starlet Meghan Markle, I am not afraid to say that I wept. I wept and I wept. I wept and I wept and I wept.
And then I wept some more.
But I wasn’t wepping out of sadness. In fact, I was wepping for the opposite of sadness. For those tears that poured down my cheeks like a salty Niagara when I heard the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to American starlet Meghan Markle were tears of joy.
Joy that our nation’s Prince Charming had finally found the fairytale princess of his dreams.
Joy that the fifth in line to our country’s guilded throne had chosen such a noble and elegant consort.
And joy that I could cut and paste large chunks of this column from the 500 words I churned out when his brother got hitched to his piece.
And so it is with happiness in my heart and the greatest pride and the utmost humility that I speak on behalf of the 65 million people of this proud land when I say: Welcome to our nation’s favourite family. This island opens its heart to you, ma’am, and gladly embraces you in its bosoms.
Of course, the naysayers, moaning minis and mongers of doom have come out of the woodwork to draw parallels between the divorced Suits actress and another glamorous American who once came to our shores intent on bagging herself a Prince of the Royal House of Windsor.
But Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson could not be more different. Indeed, Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson are as different as chalk and cheese. As different as night and day. As different as salt and pepper.
They are as different as two peas in different pods.
Markle is young and beautiful. Markle is all woman from the tip of her head to the bottom of her toes.
Mrs Simpson was old and hatchet-faced. According to some sources, she even had a cock. Back in the 1930s, Simpson got her claws into the Duke of Windsor and did her level best to rent the monarchy in twain. Her scandalous relationship with the hair to the English throne brought the country to the very brink of civil war.
In contrast, Meghan Markle is set to heal the rifts that have beset the royal family for so long. Where there is discord, she will sew harmony. Where there is despondency, she will sew hope. And where there is sadness, she will sew there thats 500 wds pdf inv attched w a/c no. pay by return