Right now Prince Harry’s fiance, Meghan Markle, is the darling of both Brits and Americans.
After all, she is one of us, right? American. She is glamorous; she wears clothes well; she looks good with Princess Diana’s son.
Everyone hopes it’s another Happily ever after story, just as we figured in July of 1981 that Charles and Diana’s marriage would be.
I hope it is. But before everyone gets all dewy eyed at Saturday’s wedding, there are a few things about Ms. Markle that may not, well sparkle, in many Americans’ eyes.
For instance, she’s a rabid never Trumper. Here she is mouthing off to the leftist British newspaer The Guardian:
According to the UK Independent:
In May 2016, Ms Markle was asked on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore how she thought the momentum surrounding Mr Trump could be stopped.
She replied: “It’s really the moment that I go, we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada.
“I mean come on, if that’s reality we are talking about, come on, that is a game changer in terms of how we move in the world here.
”Yes of course Trump is divisive. Think about just female voters alone.
“I think it was in 2012, the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points. That’s a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is and so vocal about it, that’s a huge chunk of it.
“You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”
Prince Harry is reportedly critical of the President in private, sources told US Weekly, although Kensington Palace denied the claims.
The resurfacing of Ms Markle’s comments come after Mr Trump’s state visit to the UK was put on hold following large protests.
Her fiancée met Melania Trump at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September during Ms Trump’s first solo foreign trip as First Lady. Prince Harry posed for the pictures in an unusual way, holding his jacket with one hand and prompting conspiracy theorists to claim he was making the sign of the devil horn with his fingers.
That’s interesting because Harry doesn’t seem to be that concerned about God or the devil. He’s not particularly religious as most Brits – who aren’t Muslims – don’t seem to be anymore.
Nor has his conduct been exemplary. Remember his naked Las Vegas romp with this picture on the front pages of the tabloids?
His shenanigans didn’t stay in Vegas.
Then there was his Nazi uniform scandal. He wore a crude Nazi uniform complete with swastika armband to a private party. His late teen years were full of hell raising, excessive drinking, smoking pot and taking a swing at photographers.
President Trump knows that things said and done in younger years don’t necessarily represent the true person. They would be wise to be similarly gracious.
Don’t think that will happen.