Americans are tearing themselves apart over identity politics, and now Britain is divided over identity monarchy.

And you have to give Meghan Markle credit. She took the racial bias and class snobbery she says that she experienced at Buckingham Palace and weaponized it, even as she grabbed her husband and son and fled the royal strictures for a regal, Mediterranean-style spread in Montecito, with Oprah Winfrey leading the welcome wagon. (Given the available evidence, we’ll never know what offended Windsor sensibilities more: Harry’s wife being bi-racial or the fact that she’s a divorced American actress who felt misunderstood and “silenced.”)