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From fairy tale to culture war: Britain gripped by royal race row


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s recent interview with Oprah Winfrey has split opinions in the UK. Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary sees dangers that these polemics will feed into the culture wars unleashed in the wake of the 2016 Brexit referendum, providing ammunition for some politicians to exploit. He said: “If they can portray Meghan and Harry as prince and princess of woke in opposition to the rest of the royal family and establishment they will be tempted to do so."

This was covered in The Financial Times 



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