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bitchy | Duchess Meghan is ‘shaking the cobwebbed corridors’ of all the royal palaces


I’ve seen the speculation on Twitter that Baby Sussex might already be here and that Harry and Meghan are just keeping everything quiet. I doubt it. I don’t think they could do that considering Harry’s position and the fact that the Queen has to be informed. I remember when people theorized the same thing about Kate’s baby deliveries too, and that was always bullsh-t as well. But yes, we’re waiting for the Sussex Baby. I have a witchy feeling that it will happen this week, before Easter, but who knows.

Apparently, there’s been a late surge of betting on the idea that Meghan will give birth to a baby girl. I was vibing on the idea of a Sussex girl months ago, but at some point, I just sort of changed my mind. I vibed on a Sussex Boy for a while, and at this point, I really don’t know. I think Harry wants a girl. Would he name a girl Diana? No, I feel strongly about this: Diana would be one of a Sussex girl’s middle names, but not the first name. I think they might go with a D-name though, for Doria and Diana.

Meanwhile, Keir Simmons had some thoughts about how Meghan has blown off the cobwebs of the stuffy old royals:

Meghan Markle was hailed as a breath of fresh air for the Royal Family when she became the first American to marry with a senior member of the Royal Family in May 2018. The Duchess of Sussex has however attracted the concerned attention of senior courtiers, concerned about how the new member of the Windsor family could affect the monarchy. Commentator Keir Simmons told Today: “I think she’s amazing. I don’t think she’s perfect. I think she is a very ambitious American woman who’ll be shaking the corridors – the cobwebbed corridors – of those Royal palaces. Keep in mind, she swooped into Britain and married the most eligible bachelor in Britain so there’s a lot of jealousy.”

Several insiders have claimed Meghan has “ruffled feathers” among senior courtiers and had them “recoil” because of her outspoken approach to her royal role. But Mr Simmons suggested Prince Harry has been an ally to his wife as she settled into her position as Duchess of Sussex.

Mr Simmons continued: “You marry into the Royal Family and then you just go to charity events and don’t talk too much. Harry is her biggest supporter. She’s lucky to have Harry because he’s stubborn and won’t have people tell him what to do. He knows those palaces very well and he knows what the dangers are.”

Ingrid Seward, one of the most prominent writers on the British Royal Family, warned last month senior staff had grown concerned with Meghan over fears her outspokenness could result in the Royal Family being criticised.

Ms Seward said: “Some of the more old-fashioned courtiers recoil when they see some of the things that Meghan says. It’s likely they feel they might get into trouble because she might be putting her feet into the political abyss. The Royal Family don’t talk about politics because they don’t want to get criticised for that. Meghan is walking a very tight rope there.”

[From The Express]

“I think she’s amazing. I don’t think she’s perfect.” This summarizes how I feel as well. I adore Meghan and I want all the good things for her. But she’s made a few mistakes and it’s okay to admit that too. And Simmons is right, Harry has been backing her this whole time. Harry is often painted as too lovesick to think properly, but I think of it another way – he knew this whole time, his entire life, that whoever he married would be treated poorly and he’d have to protect her. He’s been prepared for this fight and he’s fighting for Meghan.

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