Harry & Megan to step back from Public life

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This chap has done a few recent interviews for the Sun. Pretty interesting stuff and his most recent chats - with Charles Moore a d David Starkey - were excellent. He (the interviewer) asks questions and then doesn't interrupt. Anything he does say just moves the discussion on. Worth a listen.

 

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Still, a resounding "Huzzah!" should be shouted...

Constitutional crisis has been averted as the Guv'nor is fully supportive of their transitioning arrangements. Thread closed presumably... What are we gonna talk about now?


(Methinks the Queen isn't entirely in tune with public opinion on this and there's a long way to go... and once the matter of paying for security is disclosed to the Canucks the happy non-royal couple will find a similar swell against the transition on that side of the pond too)
I think the Canadians will be more than happy to supply the main protection team knowing that the bill will be picked up by the UK.
 

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From the article:

One of the Army's most senior former officers urged the Duke of Sussex to "put Queen and country first", as a former officer in the Royal Marines, of which the Duke is Captain General, said he would not raise a toast to him.
Yes, thank you one person (who never served with him) for your also second-hand opinion.

Good job the press haven't got it in for Megan and seem to be on a mission to prove as such...

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Perhaps people will now begin to understand why links to the Daily Mail are prohibited in CA.

In case any of you were wondering, like.
 
Perhaps people will now begin to understand why links to the Daily Mail are prohibited in CA.

In case any of you were wondering, like.
I think you should now demonstrate fairness, and obeyance of rules by giving yourself ROPs.
 
‘Harry and Meghan’?

no use of their titles in the Buck Palace statement......
HMQ has pretty much written it, doubtless dictating it to her press secretary. Courtiers might make it impersonal by calling them ‘the Duke and Duchess’, but this is HMQ making as personal a statement as the monarch ever does - subtext: ‘Dear media chappies - he’s one's grandson: back off (if you want to see any baubles handed in your direction - notice how that Dacre chappie is still waiting for his).’

She’s clearly pointed out the PR disaster that being funded by the Sovereign Grant would turn into, and I suspect Harry has been mildly perturbed but not surprised by the 'Harry to blackmail Queen' and 'William is a horrid bully' stories and has been more than happy to go with what Gran has suggested - which seems to be that they get to withdraw from the royal limelight a bit without burning bridges immediately, then establish themselves financially and retreat into relative (for senior royals) obscurity.

I imagine that several solutions for the security in North America can be arrived at - getting Dave to show wall to wall Suits for a month on both channels will give Meghan an awful lot in repeat fees for a start. Contributions from the Crown estates, Duchy of Cornwall, etc.

Perhaps people will now begin to understand why links to the Daily Mail are prohibited in CA.

In case any of you were wondering, like.
Although some of the Express headlines make the Mail look like the Catholic Herald....
 
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Boris has Russo-Turkish ancestry, and he listens to novel ideas from Dominic Raab.

Given "the Supremacy of Parliament", if he thought the public mood had gone from agitated dismay to outright revulsion and booing of the Royals, and that a Charles III and a Queen Camilla, and even a William V and a Queen Consort Kate would be disastrous, what exactly would be the legal procedure, short of putting 'the Princes in the Tower', for Boris to totally shut down the Monarchy and converting the UK in to a Cromwellian republic: by public referendum, Commons Vote, House of Lords Vote, or Cabinet vote?
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I give it 6 months before the inevitable ‘Buckingham Palace is saddened to confirm the separation of the Duke and Duchess of Woke’.
 

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For those who believe in the Afterlife and the persistence of the human personality after death, for Diana, the real 'Lady in the Lake', a Fall of the House of Windsor through her own son may be the poetic recompense that her soul has been craving these last 23 years.

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Still, a resounding "Huzzah!" should be shouted...

Constitutional crisis has been averted as the Guv'nor is fully supportive of their transitioning arrangements. Thread closed presumably... What are we gonna talk about now?


(Methinks the Queen isn't entirely in tune with public opinion on this and there's a long way to go... and once the matter of paying for security is disclosed to the Canucks the happy non-royal couple will find a similar swell against the transition on that side of the pond too)
Well....... If you examine the statement from the palace, it's actually about as non-committal (for both sides) as it is possible to be. It's an acknowledgement that disagreement exists but without any real clue as to how it is going to be resolved. It is also an assurance of a united family continuing to work in cooperation.

It might be enough to keep the media at bay for the time being but, essentially, it is very little more than a commitment to another meeting at a future date and an assurance that whatever happens it will not result in a burden on the public purse (which very much depends on an accepted definition of the public purse.)

No doubt there will be frantic activity of a far more interesting nature taking place behind the scenes.
 

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What would be the result, in the short and long term, if on an Oprah Winfrey show, Harry brought out a certified DNA profile showing that Charles was not his biological father?
 
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