I mean we’ve been talking about this for weeks – that Meghan Markle will spent Christmas with Prince Harry at Sandringham at the invitation of the Queen, even though it’s not usual protocol because they’re not married yet – but now it’s official as PEOPLE has an official statement from Kensington Palace, which is interesting in and of itself because, as we’ve been discussing, Harry is so pissed with so much of the British press that the American outlets have been getting more access. Here’s the statement that KP gave PEOPLE – see if you pick up on what I picked up on:
“You can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and Meghan on Christmas Day.”
Just Meghan. Not her full name. Not Ms Markle. Just Meghan. Did they ever refer to Kate Middleton after the engagement as just Kate? I don’t think they even call her Kate anymore. It’s Catherine. Always Catherine. Is it ever just Catherine and not Catherine + titles?
Am I obsessing over too small a thing?
Names and titles are never a small thing where this family is concerned. I’m now curious whether or not this was an inadvertent mistake on the part of the spokesperson who was too familiar, too informal, when delivering this confirmation, or whether or not it was intentional. And if it was intentional, what does it mean? If it was intentional, with Harry and Meghan’s blessing, is that a sign of how they want Meghan to be presented to the public? Just Meghan is indeed familiar and informal. It’s much more relaxed. It could set the tone for her royal brand? Or maybe PEOPLE just made a typo and none of this means anything. Just in case though, I’ve screenshotted: