Perhaps the most telling line in Meghan Markle’s inaugural hour-long podcast for Spotify was the one comment from Harry.
A fleeting background presence at the start, his wife allows him to say “hi” to her guest, Serena Williams, and he mutters an open-ended “come and see us”.
It’s one of those non-invitation invitations reserved for your shallowest acquaintances, not at all the kind of thing you’d say to your best friend in the whole world or even your partner’s best friend. Meghan made such a big deal about her relationship with the tennis star, or “my girl” as she (patronisingly to British ears) put it, that it began to sound fake. Real pals don’t gush like that, or maybe they do in Los Angeles, where both women were brought up.