Harry and Meghan: Be Careful What You Wish For
Harry and Meghan: Be Careful What You Wish For
Harry and Meghan are no longer Royals. That’s what they wanted, but as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for because the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.
Yesterday the news broke that the Harry and Meghan exit is official.
The Queen’s statement is quite extraordinary.
“”Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.
“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.
“I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.
“It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.””
It is an incredibly gracious statement that says a great deal and very little at the same time.
Harry and Meghan’s statement is a play nice in the sandbox with others. I have to wonder if the statement was thoroughly vetted by the Queen and Prince Charles.
It isn’t just that Harry is no longer a Royal. His military titles and rank are gone. Including the rank of Captain General of the Royal Marines which was conferred on him by his Grandfather Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
What this all boils down to is this. If they are going to do anything “royal” Harry and Meghan will ONLY do so at the invitation of the Queen.
Harry and Meghan have gotten their wish, and now have to earn their own way.
“It is understood that in return for dropping the use of the HRH titles, there will be no oversight on how the couple earn money, meaning they can make whatever commercial deals they want.
The Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations, but they “no longer formally represent The Queen”.”
With no oversight on how the couple will make money, the sky is the limit. And so are the dangers associated with doing so.
Meghan is a reasonably famous actress with a whole host of high profile friends used to navigating the shark-infested waters of celebrity life. Harry, while incredibly famous in his own right, has been essentially sheltered from the full on press of what living a celebrity life actually means.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d say he’s very well aware of many of the dangers and pitfalls given the hideousness of the press who continually hounded his mother. Yet he grew up NOT living the lifestyle of so-called freedom that Meghan had been enjoying. So, the road ahead won’t be smooth sailing by any means.
The couple will have to repay the Sovereign Grant for the $3 million spent on refurbishing Frogmore Cottage. Furthermore, the money that Harry used to receive annually from the same grant will no longer arrive. Prince Charles will continue to fund their lives, but for how long?
This is a very interesting thread regarding the latest move by Queen Elizabeth.
Harry and Meghan are now mere aristocrats, therefore the additional layer of protection afforded a ROYAL is no longer. As noted elsewhere, there was a hasty statement put out on the Royal Sussex website. Why?
My sense is that the Queen and Prince Charles put their foot down, and told the Sussexes, either you’re in or you’re out. You cannot use “Royal” for any branding of products or a lifestyle which cheapens the Royal Family.
— vbspurs (@vbspurs) January 18, 2020
Given the statements yesterday, that seems like a reasonable conclusion. The SussexRoyal website had all the appearance of capitalizing upon Harry being a Royal. And now, he no longer is. I sense some rapid scrambling behind the scenes to rebrand everything. In my opinion they jumped the gun with their debut of that website plus their nuclear statement which led to all sorts of wild assertions.
In regards to Harry’s work with the military and the rank conferred upon him by his grandfather…
Staggering that Harry would turn his back on the military like this. https://t.co/8YNVwVdpkg
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 18, 2020
It looks like he had no choice but to let his military ranks be stripped away. However, that doesn’t mean he is giving up on everything military.
Will this move be a positive one?
Time will tell. However, it ALL depends upon the decisions and choices Harry and Meghan make in the future. Every single move will be under massive scrutiny. Are they really ready for what comes next? Or will they have a case of buyers remorse?
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Meghan is a money grubbing leftist tramp. She will break the deal inside a month and use some reference to “Royal” to make money. Hopefully Prince Charles at that point will totally cut off Harry, which will lead to Meghan divorcing him as fast as she can. She got involved with him for the money and celebrity, and nothing else, and now that she has chased that away, she will once again look for greener pastures, sooner than later.. To say that Harry is “whipped” is an understatement, but he’s not the first man to be done in by thinking with his little head…
This will not end well for him.
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She was a virtual no one until the people who ran Suits decided to elevate her character from 3rd string to major character. She hadn’t really done much.
But, I feel for Harry, because she’ll be dumping him in a few years, and then who does he turn to? He’s isolated himself from his family and friends thanks to Princess Pushy and her SJW Wokeness.
HIs family will take him back if he returns without her. He was a good egg once.
Male Windsors need to learn to avoid American divorcees.
The whole present-day British monarchy rests on divorce and has since Henry VIII.
Catholics get the last laugh.
Harry is just following the time-honored military tradition of losing rank due to poor choices in spousal selection.
The barista formerly known as Prince?
Reasonably famous? I would bet good money that the majority of Americans neither knew nor cared who she was until she married Harry.
“Wasn’t never a woman took a man on a ride through Hell, unless he bought the tickets or at least was messing with the train schedules.”
In the past little girls dreamed of finding a Prnce and marrying him and becoming a Princess.
Now apparently just removing that Prince from his Royal position is the dream.
Less about raising up and more about tearing down.
Yes, time will tell if in fact Meghan is a just social climber and picked the fruit from top of tree, God forbid a divorce, who gets Archie? Mother gets to keep the kids in the West. The British Royals will have something to say surely, the child is of Royal blood. and this must take precedence with whom he will live.. . .
From the twitter thread:
“We are missing crucial pieces of the puzzle, and can only speculate at this point, as to attitude, timing, and triggers of why Harry and Meghan wanted out as members of the British Royal Family.“
Imho, it came down to Kate and Meghan.
Meghan wanted Kate to share the stage with her. Kate was probably diplomatic to Meghan, in the beginning, which Meghan took as a sign of support. The complaints about the UK media were an attempt to garner sympathy, specifically from Kate.
Waiting on the Queen to die was something that Meghan understood. Waiting on Kate to warm up to her was something she later came to realize was never going to happen.
Meghan has always been a supporting actress.
She came to realize she wasn’t going to get any special time or scenes with the stars of the show.
The Monarchy continues to exist by the grace of the British people. The Queen sensed that public approval of the Monarchy was changing for the worse. In order to save the Monarchy, the Queen had to dismiss Harry and Meghan from the Royal family.