The royal rumour mill was abuzz with conjecture last night after a gamekeeper on The Queen's Sandringham estate revealed that Her Majesty had told him that her favourite Landrover Defender was 'running a bit lumpy' following an early morning drive around the estate last week.
The Daily Mail newspaper is examining the theory that The Duchess of Sussex may have tampered with the ignition system on the vehicle in a malicious act designed to get her own back on The Queen for complaining to the press that she and Prince Harry are stepping back from their royal duties.
The Mail's motoring correspondent lashed out furiously at The Duchess in this morning's column: "It's a nailed-on certainty that Meghan has done this to cause Her Majesty upset," he writes.
"I'm convinced that she removed the distributor cap, re-gapped the points and altered their dwell angle.
"She almost certainly also loosened one or two HT leads on the dizzy cap just for good measure.
"The woman's disrespect for our Monarchy seems to know no bounds, to be honest.
"I'm not saying it's because she's black, but it can't help, can it?"
In other news, Meghan was accused of giving Prince George fleas last week after holding the royal youngster's hand during a walk in Green Park in February 2019.