Meghan Markle: Expert on who is ‘winning’ royal row
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travelled from London to Scotland on the royal train in December, which cost the taxpayer almost £48,000, according to the latest royal accounts. William and Kate travelled 1,250 miles by rail to thank communities, outstanding individuals and key workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. However, royal expert Daniela Elser highlighted that the cost of their “grand” trip did not particularly made “much of an impression”.
She added that if Meghan and Harry had spent the same, they would have sparked “outrage”, meaning the Duchess of Sussex did not get the same support.
She wrote in Australian newspaper Adelaide Now: “What makes this such an interesting revelation is not just their willingness to zip around the nation in suitably grand style but the fact that this news will most likely fail to really register or to make much of an impression.
“But, just for a moment imagine the self-righteous clamour this news would have sparked if instead it had been Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on board choo-chooing their way across the UK.
“The headlines would have been all outrage and massive fonts; someone would have put out a poll to see if public approval for them had fallen; and there would be no end of starchy commentators willing to castigate Harry and Meghan on the airwaves.
Meghan faced ‘never-ending parade of crises’ in Royal Family but Kate got ‘free pass’