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Tradical @NoTrueScotist
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The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is the death-knell of the Windsor monarchy. It is the refutation of C. S. Lewis’ claim that where men are forbidden to honour royalty, they will honour celebrities—they are now indistinguishable.
To be sure, the House of Windsor is not going away. It will survive as a living testament to its own abject failure.
80 years ago, the marriage of King Edward VIII to the American socialite Wallis Simpson prompted his resignation. Even a house founded upon disrespect for the institution of marriage was obligated to keep up certain pretences. No longer.
Wallis Simpson, like Megan Markle, was a divorcee, and even Anglicans felt the need to pretend their monarchy was founded not upon divorce, but rather annulment, even if only de jure annulment.
While it’s true that Prince Henry, unlike King Edward VIII, is not the monarch, nor even heir apparent, I hardly think things would be different if he were.
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