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We don’t all face press scrutiny like Meghan Markle—but family estrangement is more common than you might think

Much Duchess-dissing has focused on Markle's estrangement from her father. But sometimes, estrangement is the kindest thing we can do for ourselves

It takes a lot to cut oneself out of the family tree. Photo: Kate Hazell

All being well, by the time you read this, the House of Windsor will have a bonny new addition, Meghan and Harry’s firstborn. Customary hoopla over the infant’s name, however, looks likely to be vying with more prurient speculation: will grizzled old Grandpa Markle get to meet the royal babe? Much Duchess-dissing has focused on her estrangement from her father. How heartless she is, how ungrateful! The possibility that he may not get to…

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