Meghan Markle Didn’t Understand ‘All Royals Work Hard’ Says Former Royal Lady-in-Waiting

by Jeremy Spirogis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Commonwealth Service

Less than two weeks stay in March, and as soon as the month ends, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally start their break from royal life. Nicknamed “Megxit,” to royal watchers, it’s one of many prime information occasions of 2020.

Everyone has an opinion, and whereas most of the people shouldn’t be aware about what goes on behind closed royal household doorways, some who’re – or had been – acquainted with varied members of the monarchy haven’t been shy about sharing their ideas.

One of the newest to do this is Lady Anne Glenconner, somebody who’s seen generations of royals. She had slightly bit to say about Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Commonwealth Service
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Commonwealth Service 2020 | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Who is Lady Glenconner?

A former lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret, Lady Glenconner
is the daughter of an earl and married Colin Tennant, third Baron Glenconner, in
1956. However, she was the princess’s friend, confidante, and assistant for 30
years.

The 87-year-old launched a memoir in late 2019 within the UK
titled Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life within the Shadow of the Crown,
which detailed her marriage, private challenges, and experiences with Princess
Margaret and the royal household.

She’s portrayed in season three of The Crown by Nancy Connell alongside Helena Bonham Carter’s Princess Margaret. Lady Glenconner’s ebook will hit US cabinets this month on March 24, so she’s been doing a brand new spherical of interviews about her time with the late princess, her life, and the royals.

What Lady Glenconner says about Meghan Markle

During a latest interview with The
Guardian
, the subject of Markle was off limits however Lady Glenconner informed the
publication’s Hadley Freeman one fast tidbit concerning the duchess. Like many, she
in contrast her to different royals.

She mentioned that though she’s a spare – a time period for oblique successors to the crown – like Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, Markle “made the mistake” of not understanding that each one royals need to put in exhausting work:

“I believe she thought
she might drive round in a golden coach. But it’s truly fairly boring.
Princess Margaret did a lot charity work, and with none photographers,
not like the Princess of Wales.”

The article notes that Glenconner is a standard royalist who tends to lean extra towards the old-fashioned in relation to the monarchy. The publication notes she talked about Prince William and Prince Harry “go on about their mother the whole time. I think it’s a bit much.”

Lady Glenconner was near Princess Margaret and Queen
Elizabeth

One of the explanations Glenconner selected to pen her personal ebook was to dispel a number of the rumors and fallacies concerning the princess. She informed the hosts of Loose Women that she was the very best friend she ever had they usually used to snigger a lot.

Prince Margaret beloved to scrub Glenconner’s automobile and weed her backyard! Glenconner was additionally a part of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation ceremony.

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According to People,
she loved downtime with the princess once they weren’t touring:

“My favorite times with Princess Margaret were the time I spent alone with her. We used to garden, she used to lay my fires because I wasn’t a Girl Guide. We used to go for walks and go to the beach. And when I lived with her for a year at Kensington Palace and whenever we weren’t doing anything, we would get together.”

On a aspect be aware, earlier than she married Tennant, Glenconner was engaged to Princess Diana’s father. Due to bloodlines, his household didn’t approve of the union, and he light out of their relationship and went on to marry Diana’s mom.

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