Susan Morrison: Meghan’s mum will shake up royal ‘firm’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Picture: Getty)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Picture: Getty)
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I’m a republican, but I raise my hand in salute to the newly engaged Red Headed Prince.

He’s scored a blinder by lobbing a potential hand grenade into the middle of what Prince Philip likes to call “The Firm”.

Meghan Markle is American and divorced, two things unthinkable for a royal to marry 70 years ago.

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Mind you, it’s slightly worrying, since the last time a Windsor married an over-matrimonied Yank we wound up at war two years later.

Not only that, Meghan is the daughter of a truly amazing mother. Doria Ragland is a social worker, a yoga instructor and she’s just run the LA Marathon.

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She’s a wonderful strong black woman, who has already startled the living daylights out of middle England by appearing with a nose ring.

Touché, Harry. I look forward to this royal wedding with some glee.