Petronella Wyatt, a royal commentator and columnist, believes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are unable to cope with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s success.
Her remarks follow the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which they levelled sharp criticism at the royal institution.
In an article for The Sun, she stated:
“As the nation’s memory gropes backwards over the travails that have beset the Royal Family in the past year, it can comfort itself with one solar myth, one solid bond in the bank of our collective future.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose marriage we celebrated in the tumbling April sun ten years ago on Thursday, have turned up trumps.
“Amid the noisy departure of The Unhappy Prince and his Duchess, and the passing from this life of the stalwart Duke of Edinburgh, William and Kate have proved themselves to be the real deal — the 40-carat jewel in the Crown.”
She went on to say that the couple’s “victory” was a “bitter pill” to take.
“There have been doubters and naysayers, in the verdant hills of Montecito, California, with its 50 shades of green with envy.
“This is a tale of two couples — and for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the triumph of William and Kate is a bitter pill.”