As the news of Prince Harry's engagement to actress and entrepreneur Meghan Markle has spread, so have discussions about Markle's "suitability" as a partner for Harry.
While most agree the entire conversation is distasteful and only Harry can decide who is or is not suitable for him, that didn't stop conservative British newspaper The Spectator from weighing in on Twitter.
For those not in-the-know, "CofE" is short for the Church of England and, according to tradition, the reigning monarch of England is also the head of the Church. In this case, of course, that would be Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
But the notion that Markle is somehow "unsuitable" because she has been divorced struck people as a bit off, especially considering the history of the Church of England itself.
OY! The idiot hot pants King Henry VIII wanted, himself, to divorce...not to marry a divorcee. He’d behead the husband making the wife a widow to marry, not tell her to divorce. It was and unfortunately still is...a mans world.— lnordstrom (@lnordstrom123) November 27, 2017
Wallis simpson was a horrible person that loved nazis i think that's why she wasn't suitable— Moomoof (@moomoof) November 27, 2017
You HAVE noticed that his Father is also divorced? As is our future Queen. And Harry's Aunt Anne. And his Uncle Andrew.— Michael Mooney (@Michael_Mooney) November 27, 2017
tempted to wonder whether the real objection being expressed here isn't that she's a divorcee, or even a liberal, but (whisper it) a *person of colour* 😱— Kenneth Fee (@KFeeOD) November 27, 2017
We wish Meghan and Harry all the best in their union!