Prince Philip’s Unique Nickname for Meghan Markle

Prince Philip, the late husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had a special nickname for Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. He referred to her as the Duchess of Windsor, drawing parallels between Meghan and Wallis Simpson, the American divorcée who married King Edward VIII.

Prince Philip and Meghan Markle

Wallis Simpson was a controversial figure in royal history. King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry her, as at that time, royals were not allowed to marry divorced individuals. It is interesting to note that this rule changed only in 2002, three years before Prince Charles married Camilla.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor faced restrictions and spent years in exile after their marriage. They garnered attention for their visit to Nazi Germany, where they were photographed giving a Nazi salute upon meeting Adolf Hitler.

Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Ingrid Seward, a royal biographer, revealed in an interview with GB News that Prince Philip saw similarities between Meghan and Harry, and Edward and Mrs. Simpson. Known for his astute judgment of character, Prince Philip reportedly referred to Meghan as the Duchess of Windsor or DOW behind her back.

Ingrid Seward

Seward also described Prince Philip as “wary” of Meghan in her book. It is interesting to note that Queen Elizabeth II, on the other hand, held “high hopes” for Meghan, showcasing different perspectives within the royal family regarding Meghan’s role.

Queen Elizabeth II

Since stepping back from their royal duties in 2020, Meghan and Harry have opted for a low-profile life in the royal sphere. Meghan has chosen to stay in the US, citing safety concerns and a desire to avoid controversy. Meanwhile, Harry will be visiting the UK for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Meghan’s decision to prioritize her safety and peace amid constant scrutiny and public interest in her relationship with the royal family is evident.

Meghan and Harry

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