Maybe Wootton just got bad info on the reason for the Phillipses’ split. The thing is, the Sun’s sources on the divorce story were right — so right that the couple’s hand was forced to confirm it, after they had kept it hidden from the press for months. Also, as we’ve seen, Wootton and the Sun are clearly incredibly well-sourced on royal stories.
…In my opinion, the Sun made a choice. Woven within the words of the anonymous sources in Wootton’s story is a specific narrative. A second nonroyal, non-British woman married to a member of the royal family has caused a catastrophic rift — and she might have been inspired by the first.