May 19, 2024
Meghan, Harry, and the Disunited Kingdom
Progressives quickly went to their default damnation for everything — racism.
Progressives quickly went to their default damnation for everything — racism.

What a difference a year made to Great Britain. In a column here in June, I criticized the nation for moving further left, away from its inspirational foundations. “It’s bad enough that the UK can’t even leave the European Union three years after the people voted for Brexit,” I wrote, and cited other progressive danger signs. Since then, to my delight, the British people have abandoned their Gulliver’s travels in a return trip to sanity. They resoundingly booted the EU-slavish Labour Party, bolstering Prime Minister Boris Johnson, an outspoken ally of the orange devil across the Pond, President Donald Trump. And just last weekend, the Queen of England defenestrated a disruptive member of her Royal Family — the grandson formerly known as Prince Harry — for being a feminist sap. The resultant scandal has divided not just the British press but also its entertainment community.

It all began when Harry’s American starlet wife, Meghan Markle, sought to quit her permanent role as the Princess Bride for a less restrictive one outside of Britain. Rather than fulfill his only princely duty to Queen and country, Harry announced he would go with her. Against Buckingham Palace’s wishes, the couple made a blathering joint statement, on social media no less: “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”

But Her Majesty, who drove military trucks during World War II, would brook none of it, and on Saturday, her statement came down to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Harry and Meghan). Among the key points: “They will no longer receive public funds … No longer use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family … Repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage” (specially prepared for the newlyweds at a taxpayer cost of almost three-million pounds).

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See Also:

(1) In Royal Showdown, Queen Elizabeth Bests Meghan Markle

(2) Harry, Meghan, their new neighbours and the paparazzi

(3) B.C. Privacy Commissioner suggests media civility for Prince Harry and Meghan

(4) Did Harry’s relationship with Prince Charles influence Megxit?

(5) Future of royal patronages uncertain as Prince Harry makes last official appearance as senior royal

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