- Apr 30, 2005
Harry and Megan are "stepping back".
I can't say I blame them.
I wish them all the best.
I can't say I blame them.
I wish them all the best.
So?I just hope the realise it’s a “two edged sword”.
If they don’t want to be “Royals” what are they?
Just a ginger headed guy with a pretty wife who used to be an actress on TV.
By any standards they can have a comfortable life with all the money they already have (Harry has inherited a pile of cash from his mother and the Queen Mother, plus his dad has access to a huge income at present.....). They seem to be keeping their titles and have trademarked their name recently on a lot of items, I’m guessing that’s how they plan to get income if they can.
Yes, but in this vein have to say that reaping all the benefits of the royal birth , keeping the money your ancestors amassed and the titles and access to your network without working for the "firm" sounds very "me me me" to me...I think this was inevitable, Harry has alluded to not really wanting “the job” in the past and now he has a strong willed partner who can help him achieve it. By any standards they can have a comfortable life with all the money they already have (Harry has inherited a pile of cash from his mother and the Queen Mother, plus his dad has access to a huge income at present.....). They seem to be keeping their titles and have trademarked their name recently on a lot of items, I’m guessing that’s how they plan to get income if they can. Good luck to them, though, I really hate the way our tabloids have actively tried to drag them down. It’s so unnecessary.
Keeping! Very entitled couple. Apparently along with security etc too (which costs a fair amount yearly).Good for them but to be fair I hope they are truly financially independent and not eating into tax payers money for any part of their lifestyle.
Will they give back Frogmore and move somewhere else with their own money? Enquiring minds want to know!
Random note: I read a bunch of tributes to Kate on her birthday and was really amused that Prince Charles's people picked and posted the best and most flattering pics of her. My own vain self would have been extremely pleased if I was Kate. They are really nice pics!
I too was wondering if this was the case. IMO the family did NOTHING to protect them, how is THAT for disrespectful? I also think this is a difficult "job" to resign from, with immense pressure. So I agree with your guess that they may have just had to go for it.Good for them.
I suspect the royal family weren't consulted because they would have tried to put a stop to it, and the easiest way for Meghan and Harry to escape was to make a public announcement that can't be taken back. For all we know, they've asked and been told no multiple times and finally just had to go for it. I've seen enough families with messed-up dynamics to know that sort of move.
Nothing's wrong with that from the perspective of an American. The British, however, are snooty and still have a sense of class and the idea that bluebloods are somehow superior and are to be looked up to.What's wrong with not being super duper extra special and superior simply by birth?
I see the whole royal system as an unfair anti-equality relic.
Has she gotten jewels from the queen? All I'm aware is that she's gotten some of Diana's jewels and has loaned jewelry from the royal collection. Loaning and getting are very different things. You see actresses loan jewelry from major jewelers all the time in Hollywood. Those actresses would be significantly wealthier if they actually owned what they wore.I don't think she's getting any more jewels from the queen.
This is a big distraction, but I think it makes the queen equally unhappy. Highly doubt she was the one telling them to do it.This is a great distraction from the Andrew situation. For all we know the Queen has told them to do this for the next year. The media will follow whatever Meghan and Harry do the next year. If you are the royal family would you rather have Meghan and Harry or Andrew in the spotlight?
I'm curious to see what they do, too. When your daddy's flush and you're used to a privileged lifestyle, why would you choose to become a pauper? In their place I would probably do the same thing, at least until I know I can meet 100% of my expenses on my own. It is impossible for anyone to become SELFLESS and truly happy unless it's somebody like Mother Teresa. I, for one, do not expect royals and titled nobility to be saints. I think obviously the reason why they are stepping out of major royal duties is because they don't want to be saints or martyrs, because to continue to grin and bear it is detrimental to their mental health.Back to the topic... Anyway when the dust settles on their move I’m very curious how they intend to be financially independent.
@telephone89 so why didn’t they say that they will stop taking Prince Charles money too? He doesn’t just fund the official expenses. He funds personal expenses too. I’ve read the statement/FAQ on the new site twice and checked against non-tabloid news sites.
I have been aghast at some of the things said about her. The racist attacks are particularly appalling, but I thought the way the press dragged her difficult relationship with her family into the public was also terrible. Even if she is fair game as a public figure, they shouldn't be. I imagine Meghan and Harry can weather the attacks themselves but that they want to protect their son from the same sort of thing, and stepping back now when gives time for them to sort things out and the press to cool off before he is old enough to start understanding it.The media is so awful to Meghan. I feel so bad for her. People just love to bash her like they know her personally... it’s insane. I hope they find a happier, more peaceful life.
Yeah - Meghan seems very media-savvy, and I'm sure she wouldn't have agreed to do something so controversial if it wasn't the only way. Reports I've read of the royal family make it seem like it must be a very toxic family if you are trying to do anything but toe the line.I too was wondering if this was the case. IMO the family did NOTHING to protect them, how is THAT for disrespectful? I also think this is a difficult "job" to resign from, with immense pressure. So I agree with your guess that they may have just had to go for it.
Right? They're happy to let him sink into the background even though what he did is by any measure way, WAY worse. I've seen worse things said about Meghan and Harry than I ever saw said about Andrew anywhere except, like, the thread about him here.It's also interesting this came shortly after the pedo-scandal came up. The media seems rather happy to bash on Meghan and shift the focus away from the pedo-royal.