Dream­ing of Ve­gan Christ­mas

Sunday Express - - SYMPATHY FOR MEGHAN -

a vic­tim of some sort of sick Bri­tish sport where you put some­one on a pedestal then throw as many stones as you can to knock them off.

“All this is hap­pen­ing when she’s ex­pect­ing her first child and, in­stead of sup­port, Thomas is hor­ri­fied that she’s get­ting noth­ing but flak.

“He says, ‘They’re noth­ing but snobs and their be­hav­iour is a dis­grace’.”

Sto­ries leaked in­clude al­leged rows be­tween Meghan and the Queen, and with the Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge, leav­ing Kate “in tears”. Yes­ter­day it was claimed Meghan clashed with the Queen af­ter ask­ing for Wind­sor Chapel to be sprayed with air fresh­ener be­fore her wed­ding.

It’s time for the com­plain­ers to back off, says royal bi­og­ra­pher Christo­pher Wil­son. He said: “Meghan needs time to set­tle into what for her is a com­pletely alien cul­ture.”

The prob­lem, he said, is that the royal fam­ily still has many em­ploy­ees who want things done the old-fash­ioned way and ob­ject to a new broom.

Vet­eran royal watcher Phil Dampier, au­thor of Roy­ally Suited, Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, said : “We tend to for­get that Meghan is older than Kate, William and Harry and has an in­ner con­fi­dence from her act­ing ca­reer.

“The bot­tom line is that the roy­als are like the rest of us and all fam­i­lies have their ups and

downs!” THE DUKE and Duchess of Cam­bridge could miss out on roast turkey this Christ­mas af­ter Kate’s mother Ca­role Mid­dle­ton re­vealed she has gone ve­gan.

William and Kate are ex­pected to leave the tra­di­tional royal gath­er­ing at San­dring­ham early to join the Mid­dle­ton fam­ily in Berk­shire. A friend ex­plained: “It will be a chance for Kate’s baby Louis to spend time with Pippa’s baby son Arthur.”

But there could be drama at the din­ner ta­ble af­ter Ca­role, 63, re­vealed in an in­ter­view to plug her Party Pieces busi­ness yes­ter­day that she has re­cently gone ve­gan and flex­i­tar­ian, where fol­low­ers eat only eth­i­cally and sus­tain­ably raised food.

Al­though the duchess is happy to eat veg­e­tar­ian, William is said to be a big car­ni­vore. A fam­ily friend said: “He was a keen ter­rier man at fox-hunt­ing, a crack shot at deer stalk­ing and an en­thu­si­as­tic grouse man. A nut cut­let might be a stretch for him.”

Pic­ture: PHIL NO­BLE/Reuters

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