Meghan Markle is a one-off in Wind­sor clan

Daily Express - - FREDERICK FORSYTH -

THE ROYAL Wed­ding is long over and one no­tices some press fea­tures re­fer­ring to the for­mer Meghan Markle which can only be de­scribed as snide.

My re­ac­tion: give the girl a break. It was not she who drenched the whole af­fair with the most gluti­nous syco­phancy. That too was the me­dia. I can­not re­call a royal bride ever who did not come from a pretty shel­tered or priv­i­leged back­ground.

The Duchess of Cam­bridge was Kate Mid­dle­ton, raised in a coun­try manor of up­per mid­dle class parent­age. Princess Diana was the daugh­ter of Earl Spencer, raised in Althorp stately home.

And so on back to El­iz­a­beth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother. Meghan Markle alone has known hard times, poverty and strug­gle mak­ing a ca­reer in TV act­ing. In that she is truly a “first”.

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