What Meghan Markle Failed to Understand About the British Monarchy

March 16, 2021

“We are very much not a racist family,” shouted back Prince William at the reporter. The journalist had asked the wrong question. The right question would have been, “Is your family class conscious?” The reply to that would have been silence. When Meghan Markle, the duchess of Sussex...

Are the Windsors the New Kardashians?

January 14, 2020

You can understand Meghan Markle’s frustration. There she is, half of one of the most illustrious, acclaimed and renowned couples on the planet. Practically every time she switches on the TV, she’s reminded of what could be. “All that money, publicity and influence — and what do they...

Why Monarchies Rule When It Comes to Standard of Living

May 20, 2018

New research by Wharton’s Mauro Guillen explores how the long-term effects of monarchies are good for economies. The UK’s House of Windsor has just hosted the royal wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, and British taxpayers are bracing to foot an estimated bill of...

Meghan Markle Is the A-List Princess

May 11, 2018

Meghan Markle is destined to become an unsurpassable, entrancing presence that will keep us gassing and goggling for years. When a royal wedding draws near, the first casualty is rational news reporting. Most of us are in love with crumbling myths and stately legends, and no one does these...

Meghan Markle: Britain’s American Princess

November 29, 2017

Meghan Markle is set to become the most fascinating and relevant member of the British royal family since Princess Diana. Barack Obama, on March 18, 2008, delivered arguably his most powerful address to date. He opened with words extracted from the Preamble to the United States Constitution,...