Prince Philip’s Cruel Nickname For Meghan Markle Exposed

The nickname Prince Philip reportedly had for Meghan Markle has now been exposed. 
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The seemingly savage nickname Prince Philip reportedly had for Meghan Markle has now been exposed. 

A bombshell new book about the life of Prince Philip, who died in 2021 aged 99, has raised an allegation that the royal had a cruel nickname for the Duchess of Sussex.

The forthcoming book ‘My Mother and I’ is by royal biographer, Ingrid Seward.

The royal family has been at the centre of a lot of drama recently, with Markle involved in lots of it.

The Duchess has had a busy few weeks, from being ‘downgraded‘ on the royal website to launching her new site which has received mixed reviews.

But now, it’s the late Prince Philip’s nickname for Markle that has left the internet shocked.

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After hearing the alleged nickname, one person writes: “Lol! The drama!”

A second remarks: “For him, that’s tame.”

“One of the least offensive insults Prince Phillip has ever given,” comments a third.

While a fourth says: “That’s pretty reserved coming from him, the guy had a mouth.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have become two of the most controversial members of the royals. Credit: Alamy

Prince Harry and Markle are undoubtedly two of the most controversial members of the royals since stepping down as senior members in 2020, and in doing so, breaking major tradition.

The couple now spend most of their time in California, alongside their two children, Archie and Lilibet Sussex.

And now, Seward’s new book is full of revelations about the Queen and how she apparently felt about Prince Harry and Markle leaving the royal family.

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The new book also reveals how Queen Elizabeth is believed to have felt about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving the royal family. Credit: Alamy

According to the book, Queen Elizabeth reportedly commented on how Markle’s wedding dress was ‘too white’ for a divorcee.

Additionally, Seward claims: “She was also concerned about 96-year-old Prince Philip’s decision to hobble down the aisle without a stick, despite having had a hip replacement just five weeks before.”

Luckily, the Duke of Edinburgh seemed fine on the day.

But by far the biggest revelation in the book is the alleged nickname Prince Philip had for his granddaughter-in-law…

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The late Duke of Edinburgh is said to have referred to Meghan Markle as D.o.W., referring to the ‘Duchess of Windsor’ after the American divorcee, Wallis Simpson, who married Edward VIII and supported him abdicating as King.

Because Markle is American and a divorcee, Prince Philip thought it was ‘uncanny’ how much she reminded him of the Duchess of Windsor, Simpson.

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Prince Philip reportedly had a cruel nickname for the Duchess of Sussex. Credit: Alamy

Seward explains: “He was simply referring to the fact that both were pencil-slim, dark-haired and glamorous American divorcees.”

Markle was married to film producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 until they split in 2014.

Alongside their similarities in terms of prior divorces, both the Duchess and Simpson left royal duties, taking their partners with them.

Royal expert Hugo Vickers noted in 2022 that Prince Harry is more like Edward VIII than he might realise.

Vickers said that Prince Harry and Edward each ‘radiated the same sadness after cutting their links with the royal family’, as per the New York Post.

He also added how Edward and Prince Harry ‘took the path of perceived happiness’ when they married.

However, Edward was not happy, as ‘in the end, it’s duty that makes you happy’.

“As for the Duke of Sussex, who knows what’s going to happen to him? I think he looks thoroughly miserable,” Vickers remarked.

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Wallis Simpson became one of the most hated figures in the royal family after encouraging Edward VIII to abdicate the throne and flee with her to France. Credit: Alamy

The nickname is particularly brutal when looking at the context of Wallis Simpson.

After she encouraged Edward VIII to abdicate the throne and flee with her to France, Simpson became one of the most hated figures in the royal family.

The Queen Mother, in particular, had a major vendetta against Simpson, even depriving her of the title HRH.

Anna Sebba, a biographer of Simpson, revealed (per the Express): “The significance of not making Wallace HRH was that nobody would curtsey to Wallace if they came back to England.

“So actually, this was a real snub, a real humiliation at a number of levels.

“And Edward always fought against it. He argued, ‘I can’t possibly bring my wonderful wife back to England to be humiliated if people aren’t going to curtsey to her’.

“So, with one stroke, effectively, they were exiled as well.”

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.