People all over the globe are hyped about the announcement of a royal engagement! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are finally going to tie the knot. Any rational human would be happy to hear about a happy engagement, especially one involving the royal family. However, the engagement is being rendered controversial by some. One newspaper from across the pond called The Spectator has declared Markle “unsuitable” to join the royal family, tweeting it out for the world to see:
Meghan Markle is unsuitable as Prince Harry's wife for the same reason that Wallis Simpson was unsuitable: she’s divorced and Harry’s grandmother is supreme governor of the CofE
— The Spectator (@spectator) November 27, 2017
So the reason they believe the actress to be unfit for Prince Harry’s royal hand is that she’s been divorced? Pretty ridiculous claim in the current times I’d certainly say. Not only that, if you are familiar with the CofE – the Church of England – you probably find this statement laughable. Maybe The Spectator should keep their ridiculous comments to themselves and crack open a history book.
Back in the day, King Henry VIII decided to create the Church of England after him and the Pope were beefing in the 1530s. Eventually, Henry and the Pope had a falling out. Good ole Henry VIII was frantic to make sure he has at least one male heir to the throne. His First wife was Catherine of Aragon and she had a daughter with Henry. He wanted his marriage to be dissolved so he could remarry and get the son he always wanted. Hence the establishing of the Church of England. So huge swing and a miss haters!
Luckily, Twitter was there to educate these fools. J.K. Rowling even added her 2 cents because she’s just the best.
Wasn't the CoE founded as a pro-divorce institution? pic.twitter.com/iImznNOMyv
— Joel Furze (@JoelFurze) November 27, 2017
The Church of England was founded so a king could divorce… https://t.co/TmsuqJPQs7
— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) November 27, 2017
Hummmmm his father is divorced and married to a divorcee. Hummmmmm was not the Church of England created just for the purpose of allowing Henry VIII to divorce his wife? Hummmmm is this not the XXIst century?
— Stéphane Lacoste (@stflacoste) November 27, 2017
Just dropping a little knowledge. The claim goes on to get even more absurd when people begin to tweet out the list of other family members either married to someone who was divorced or even divorced themselves.