The meaning behind Prince Philip’s cruel nickname for Meghan Markle.

Prince Philip’s alleged nickname for Meghan shows that his opinion of her was not much better than the one he held for Wallis.

According to Seward, the deceased royal thought it was “uncanny” how much Meghan reminded him of Wallis – chiefly due to her having been wed once before.

The Duchess of Sussex had been married to, and divorced from, film producer Trevor Engelson before she met Harry. They tied the knot in 2011 and split in 2014. Similarly, Wallis had been married prior to her wedding with Edward VIII.

Both women were also glamorous, dark-haired, slim and American, said Seward.

However, while Prince Philip never seemed to be a fan of Meghan, Seward claims in My Mother And I that the late Queen Elizabeth II treated her kindly and thought more highly of her. Seward said the monarch “approved” of the actor when Prince Harry introduced her to the family in 2017.

There have been comparisons drawn between Meghan and Harry’s relationship, and Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII’s relationship. Image: Getty