Dam­age to royal brand could leave its Markle

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY ROBERT JOBSON Royal Au­thor: The Fu­ture Royal Fam­ily

THE Roy­als have had their share of past me­dia de­ba­cles – the file on the Duchess of York is still ex­cru­ci­at­ing read­ing.

But the Queen has never faced any­thing like this. The Duchess of Sus­sex’s Markle re­la­tions do not want to shut up.

Her fa­ther Thomas says he is up­set his daugh­ter hasn’t been in touch. Her half-sis­ter Sa­man­tha says if any­thing hap­pens to their fa­ther she will have it on her con­science. Talk­ing

pub­licly about fam­ily squab­bles is an anath­ema to the Queen.

In PR dis­as­ter terms, with the Markles it has reached break­ing point.

Meghan is now said to be too scared to jump on a plane and see her dad, be­cause she no longer trusts him not to blab.

Yet how­ever cheap the Markles’ be­hav­iour, there is some­thing sad and com­pelling here.

The roy­als would do well to re­alise that, for all his faults, Meghan’s fa­ther clearly loves her.

The stress has clearly im­pacted on his al­ready frail health. And with ev­ery in­ter­view, more dam­age is be­ing done to Meghan, her fam­ily – and the royal brand too.

PR NIGHT­MARE New hor­ror for Her Majesty

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