Tom Bower, royal author of the new book ‘Revenge: Meghan, Harry and The War Between the Windsors’, has claimed Lady Susan Hussey made damning comments about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before they married during glorious wedding at Windsor. Lady Susan, who has been the Queen’s lady-in-waiting since the 1960s and godmother to Prince William, allegedly issued the warning during a lunch with a group of theater managers, according to columnist Richard Kay.
Writing for the Daily Mail, he quoted Mr Bower’s book as saying one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting had warned that Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding would “end in tears”.
Mr Kay said: “Bower writes: ‘While discussing the possibility that Meghan could be linked to the National Theater after marriage, Hussey got surprisingly serious about the couple’s future. “All of this will end in tears,” she would have warned. ‘Listen to me carefully.'”
Lady Susan, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley, is said to have offered advice and support to help Meghan “settle into life” at the firm when she was living at Nottingham Cottage.
But the duchess would have been “insistent” not to let the firm change its mind.
Mr Kay added: ‘She is said to have visited the Duchess at Nottingham Cottage, the home she shared with Harry within the grounds of Kensington Palace, to offer help and advice, according to the book.
“In response, the American-born actress reportedly ‘insisted’ that she would not allow Buckingham Palace to shape her, dictate her thoughts or activities.”
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Lady Susan Hussey is one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting and traveled with the monarch to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service.
Lady Susan, who was married to late BBC chairman Marmaduke Hussey, is godmother to Prince William and is said to be a close friend of Prince Charles.
She has been a friend of the Queen since 1960, when she became her maid.
She was first employed to answer letters after Prince Andrew was born.
She is the youngest daughter of the 12th Earl Waldegrave and Mary Hermione, Countess Waldegrave.
The role of lady-in-waiting has existed in Britain for centuries, and often ladies-in-waiting come from the nobility.
The ladies-in-waiting assist the Queen in her official duties.
In this capacity, they may be responsible for helping with errands and taking care of personal matters.