Daily Mail

‘Inheritanc­e rule no way to treat a Lady’


HER elevation — from Countess of Wessex to Duchess of Edinburgh — is, say friends, a cause of ‘relief’ to King Charles’s sister-in-law, Sophie, eliminatin­g any chance she’ll have to curtsey to Meghan.

But the merry- go- round of titles leaves one baronet’s wife distinctly unamused.

Helen Nall, who has a daughter with her husband, Sir Edward Nall, is appalled that Sophie’s daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, has been ‘leapfrogge­d’ by her younger brother, James, who’s succeeded Prince Edward as the Earl of Wessex.

‘Imagine if you had a school, the boys have lunch first and the girls have whatever’s left over,’ Lady Nall tells me, denouncing the law of primogenit­ure by which titles pass down the male line. But she concedes that her husband’s younger brother — and heir presumptiv­e — likes things as they are.

‘He was very dismissive when we said we were campaignin­g for a law change; I don’t want to give the exact words [he used].’

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