It has become the curse of modern communication: writing a scathing text message about someone and then accidentally sending it to them.
Now imagine compounding the horror by recording an uncomplimentary voice note about the Duchess of Sussex – and then pinging it to her phone by mistake.
Well, I’ve heard that this very thing happened to a chum of Meghan, a woman who apparently has a knack for falling out with friends over perceived slights at the best of times.
While I can’t disclose the name of this friend, I do hear that the person is mortified over the incident. After all, it’s hard to claim someone else has played a prank when it is so obviously your voice on the recording.
Needless to say, the incident has allegedly soured relations with the Duchess, and I have been told that the pair have drifted apart.
A friend of Meghan Markle fell out with the Duchess over her use of emojis in messages
Says my source: ‘One of Meghan’s British friends fell out with her because Meghan was writing all these messages with loads of emojis. The friend dictated a WhatsApp voice note saying, ‘God, Meghan is so annoying with all her emojis, she keeps sending me all these emojis’.
‘But then the friend sent the voice memo to Meghan herself by accident instead of sending it to a mutual friend.’
With this particular chum now seemingly off the Easter card list, Meghan and Harry’s collection of close British pals seems to have been whittled down even further.
Who can forget how old friends such as Harry’s former ‘wing man’ Tom Inskip were not invited to the evening reception at Frogmore House following the Royal Wedding in 2018, while the likes of Oprah Winfrey made the list, even though Harry barely knew her.
I also hear that the Sussexes no longer speak much to Jack Mann, one of Harry’s oldest friends. At one stage Jack was being tipped to be the Prince’s best man.
A Baywatch actress turned aristocrat has added her name to the list of Meghan’s acquaintances falling over themselves to publicly support her. Thing is, I don’t think she’s done the Duchess any favours.
‘You don’t want to be seen to be whiny, and that’s a very dangerous thing,’ warns the Countess of Devon, the American known as A.J. Langer until she married Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon in 2005.
The Countess of Devon, the American known as A.J. Langer until she married Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon, admitted ‘you don’t want to be seen to be whiny’
‘In English culture being angry is a shameful quality, especially for women. It’s considered inappropriate.’
A.J. – who used to move in the same acting circles as Meghan – tells the Duchess podcast: ‘I wasn’t brought up to be selfless, but to be authentic and to use my voice to be empowered.’
Sounds rather familiar…
Forget sausages and beans – Sienna Miller’s eight-year-old daughter Marlowe survives on a diet of oysters and… fish eyes.
Marlowe is something of a pescatarian, says Sienna, who reveals: ‘Marlowe’s quite fussy. She eats weird things. She doesn’t eat rice but she’ll eat a fish eye, she’ll try an oyster but she won’t eat mashed potato. It’s quite challenging.’
Especially for the school lunch box, I’d imagine…