Whatever made Britain think Meghan and Harry would opt for the gilded cage of 20th century British Royalty one fifth into the Dog-Eat-Dog Britain of the 21st century?
In referring to “sources”, either the Times is fabricating news or it is collaborating with spiteful snipers. Either way, it is unwittingly killing the already iffy image of the Royal family by reinforcing the gutsy wise decision of Meghan and Harry to move away from the malignant nation that Britain is becoming.
Clearly Meghan seriously underestimated the full consequence of marrying into British Royalty, in particular, finding that she had joined a public relations empire rather than just a sparklingly illustrious family. Meghan can surely be forgiven for not fully appreciating how her life would be placed under a grubby magnifying glass (aka the British media), where endless gossip, innuendo, spite and unsupportable or fabricated tittle-tattle from so-called "sources" would trigger an unceasing rabble of increasingly self obsessed British citizens to let loose their malicious glee in the distress this causes, presumably as a justified sour-grape retribution against a perceived life of barely-earned privilege.
It all seemed so bright and hopeful at the wedding. Granted, she was a commoner, just like Kate and Di, and her marrying into the Royal family raised hopeful expectations of yet-another "breath of fresh air". But world-famous British hypocrisy ensured that this breath of fresh air should be mostly an image fantasy and underpinned by the reality of the same old conformity to Royal Family strictures, known as “teamwork”.
Sin of sins, Meghan turned out to be her own person, uttering some well-meaning viewpoints (but not political). For feral Britain, egged on by the media, this rapidly translated into a perception of an impostor "on the make" (“who does she think she is?”). From that lowly point it was an easy downslide to take a closer look at the family tree and speculate upon a complexion that suggests more than just a high quality suntan lotion. Surprise, surprise, racism raised its ugly head and, more surprise surprise, the media fanned those flames by the brilliant expedient of never missing an opportunity to espouse how terrible it is that some people hold racist views. In an attempt to bring the British master race back on track, Goebbels couldn’t have done it better.
The inevitable result is that Meghan has discovered that Britain is a hybrid, mongrel or feral nation and, to cap it all, she doesn’t make even that grade. She probably already held those suspicions but she took a more optimistic view through romance-tinted glasses. I'm pretty sure Harry shares her ambivalence. She could of course have been a Kate Me-Too, projecting country life glamour, signing up for a crash course in no-prisoners-taken girls’ hockey and keeping her worldly metropolitan mouth shut. I mean “who does she think she is?”
My feeling is that the couple and their child should, for their own sake, spend a considerable, even major chunk of their lives at arm's length from post-Brexit "No-Longer Great-Britain”. To expedite that, there might be two options for Meghan and Harry to consider:
a) use their faded/second-class/demoted Royal credentials to make as much money as possible, before the gloss fades. That should ensure they can live comfortably and happily ever after. I have no doubt that Meghan’s former career plus her “smarts” will ensure she will more than earn her keep.
b) win the unstinting ungrudging financial and political support of the Royal Establishment and HM Government to promote the internationalism of British Royalty. With the Brexit induced declining international reputation of Laughing-Stock-Britain it sure needs it. Sanity might just prevail. By injecting more substance into the same old froth of pomp & circumstance, the deeper lasting meaning of Royalty in the United Kingdom in the 21st century ought surely to rise above anything which Disneyland could cheaply and easily concoct
If sanity doesn’t prevail..... if the lunatics have taken over the asylum (ie if palace courtiers and the Boris Johnson government hold sway), then option (b) might not be Meghan & Harry's choice to make. If that proves to be the case I would not be at all surprised if Meghan & Harry's well-considered response to the Establishment's advisers and courtiers would be to tell them to be fruitful, go forth and multiply (although in earthier words). After all, as the saying goes: you can choose your friends but you can't choose your relatives. Meghan already knows that from her side of the pond. Which makes it all the more ironic.
I really don't pay attention much to what it going on on that side of the pond...hard enough to try to keep up on things on this side of the pond...
But I always seen Harry as a pleasant person with lots of respect for his grandmother the Queen...So I don't understand why he would do all this so public....my thought is there is a lot more going on then anyone of us in the public will ever know...as it should be..families should have the same privacy be they be poor living on the street ...or the heads of state...I just hope all involved ends up happy..