In today’s Big Story podcast, you probably saw the clip. Most of the world did. The Duchess of Sussex, in a scene from a documentary that aired this week, sincerely thanks the interviewer for asking her if she’s OK. “Not many people have asked me if I’m OK,” she adds, in what many who follow the Royal Family took to be a shot at her new in-laws.
But more important than the “shot” was the chaser: Markle admitted she’s not OK. That it’s been a struggle. That the past year has taken a toll on her. For a member of the family that embodies the phrase “stiff upper lip”, this was something new. Is it a sign of the times? Or a sign that the newest member of the family won’t let tradition dictate the way she lives her life? And if it’s the latter, what does that mean for the most tradition-laden family on the planet?
GUEST: Patricia Treble, writeroyalty.com, Maclean’s
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