The Sad Prince of Montecito
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may win in America but they will lose in Britain
Apologies for the interruption in service but here’s the latest edition of The Debatable Land. As always, thank you for reading.
‘She is fed by service’
So says one of the Duchess of Sussex’s chums in the new vanity-doc the couple have persuaded Netflix to pay millions of dollars for and, boy, I guess that’s one way of putting it. As you would expect I have not watched the six-hour saga and nor do I intend to. Chiefly because there is no need to do so since so many other people - and every media outlet - has already gutted it.
To my mind, there was a whiff of rodent some time ago. The rich and famous are often odd but imagine being the kind of people who would invite George and Amal Clooney to your (small-scale) wedding reception even though neither bride nor groom had ever previously met Mr or Mrs Clooney? Imagine doing so while not inviting your best friend from Eton. (Obviously Oprah Winfrey was there too because, well, that’s a glimpse of the future.)
Those were happier times but ev…