Prince William says he has not spoken to his brother since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. Video / Sky News
If history has taught us one thing it is that revolutionaries tend to be male, charismatic and often bloodthirsty, belligerent ideologues hell bent on getting their way, often with an unseemly penchant for too much facial hair.
But looks can be deceiving.
That’s the lesson that Kate Duchess of Cambridge, all bouncy blow-dries and big smiles, a woman who seems about as progressive as a vanilla wafer, can teach us. Because look a tad closer, past the pussycat bow collars and the headbands, and there you will find an activist in Sloaney clothing and a woman who has been surreptitiously revolutionising the monarchy without anyone quite noticing.
Now don’t choke on those Easter egg you’re quietly scoffing. I’m serious.
What has gone gloriously under the radar these past few years as the Meghan and Harry hurricane has consumed the media oxygen and clobbered the palace is that Kate, and her husband Prince William, have been stealthily working on the most revolutionary shift in the royal family since the Diana, Princess of Wales first got the idea into her head to hug someone with an incurable disease.
Only two years ago, in 2019, it was Harry and Meghan who looked like they would be the royal…