Millions and even billions of people around the world often have a keen eye on the happenings inside the British monarchy. After all, that Royal Family once ruled so much of the world that the sun never set under the British Empire. But, the entire foundations of that family were shaken by Meghan Markle a few weeks ago with her bombshell interview. In it, the Duchess of Sussex made shocking allegations about her life as part of the Royal Family. Now, a former British parliamentarian says that these claims have fundamentally changed the British monarchy “as we know it”.
Diane Abbot says Meghan Markle’s astonishing claims can spell the end of the British Monarchy
While talking to Vanity Fair, Former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbot, who was also the first Black Parliamentarian in the British Parliament, said that Meghan Markle’s recent comments put an expiration date on the British Monarchy. She said:
I think the monarchy as we know it will last as long as the queen is alive. (After the Queen’s death) I think there will be a big public debate… and I think what the royal family and their advisers did with Meghan will be part of the argument for change.
Abbot further continued that there’s a chance Parliament could have a debate with a:
… clamor to look at the current arrangement and maybe move to a more Scandinavian monarchy, where you don’t have all the pomp and ceremony.
Last month, Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey that a member of the Royal Family “raised concerns” with Prince Harry. And the concern was around how dark their children’s skin would be. Furthermore, Markle revealed that she was so unhappy with her life in the Palace that she considered suicide several times.
British writer says Prince Charles may never become King!
Moreover, British writer Anna Pasternak told Vanity Fair that Markle’s claims may even stop Prince Charles from ascending to the throne. She said:
I’m not 100 percent sure that we will see Charles ascend to the throne. The Sussexes have sparked something so fundamentally incendiary in this country that it is changing the face of Britain, and I think the monarchy as an archaic institution may well topple.
While wondering if Markle would ever step foot in Britain again, Anna Pasternak further said:
Harry said there’s been an awful lot of hurt. Well, there’s been an awful lot of hurt now on the side of the Windsors from this interview.
Lastly, Peter York, co-author of “The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook,” talked about any chance of reconciliation between Prince Harry and the rest of the family in light of their grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral. He said:
The ideal reconciliation will be if, in some way, the queen can engineer it while she’s still around. It would serve the monarchy to show that, as it were, brotherly love, grandmotherly love, had triumphed.