The British do great funerals. Prince Philip’s farewell again demonstrated the majesty of Her Majesty.
One comment to me: “While invoking Jesus in his simple robe, the prelates flashed more gold braid and embroidery than Gucci couture.”
Lady Colin Campbell writes about royalty. Books on Diana, and last year — in the UK and USA — her searing “Meghan and Harry: The Real Story” chopped Me-Me-Meghan.
Sunday she told me from London: “She and Harry won’t last. Once she became the royal Duchess of Sussex, it was off with everyone’s head.
“Disconnected from reality, she lost it. She froths at the mouth when my name is mentioned. But nothing she can do because I made no legal mistakes.
With all I stated about her — her background, how she learned about him — I am legally OK.
“Since fallout from the Oprah piece, her name’s mud throughout the Commonwealth, even in the islands. This wrong-footed woman stated untruths.
She couldn’t keep her mouth shut. Knowing some statements could not be massaged into reality, Harry went along. Not pleased, he knew they were not true.
They were not already married three days before the big wedding. There’s a difference between fact and fiction. He knows the difference in a real ceremony. As did the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Suppose he ever wishes to come back officially?
No matter how disagreeable, the Crown handles situations. They’ll wait until the situation crystallizes. For now dignity and politesse rule the situation.
She’s picked America and a communal property state and has two children. She’s got him. Difficult for him to get out. He’s entrapped.
Returning, London would act polite. Be received politely. Treated with respect. The Establishment, however, will treat him as a pariah.