Australian TV host blasts Meghan Markle over reason why she didn’t choose to attend Prince Phillip’s funeral. Video / Sunrise
The royal family are usually quite good at learning from their mistakes. They haven’t let cameras film them at breakfast since their proto-reality TV foray in 1968 nor have they allowed a single HRH to appear on any sort of mortifying game show since 1987 (my prayers for Wipe Out: Royal Edition will likely never be answered).
And yet here we are, only two days away from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday and The Firm has managed to stick their exquisitely-bespoke shod John Lobb foot right there into their mouth.
Does it involve Meghan, Duchess of Sussex? Why of course.
See, all week the official royal family social media accounts have been releasing a steady stream of heartwarming celebrations of the Duke, including by sharing a tantalising smattering of previously unseen images of the nonagenarian and his family, all taken in private.
Overnight, we the double-tapping, like-button-wielding public were treated to perhaps the most touching shots yet, showing William and Kate Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a young Prince George and baby Princess Charlotte, most likely taken around 2015, and a shot of the Queen, her husband and their then seven great-grandchildren taken in 2018.
The clanger of course in all this is that in the particular post dedicated to paying tribute to Philip and his relationship with his grandchildren…