Harry & Megan to step back from Public life

woger wabbit

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Because, as I said - it was their Obama moment. Wouldn't surprise me if Harry was told to 'take one for the team' and find himself a mixed race bride- what better way to demonstrate inclusivity in the royal family?
A bit far fetched don't you think?
 
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Grownup_Rafbrat

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In most cases I think that the press treated Meghan with respect
And where respect failed it was because of her behaviour, not her skin colour. Similar behaviour from either of the other Royal Duchesses would not have been overlooked for so long, or given such an easy ride.
 

Auld-Yin

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In most cases I think that the press treated Meghan with respect
I think the Press have shown more respect for Mrs Wales than she is showing this country and her in-laws!
 

woger wabbit

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The people that are funding these two morons perhaps.
Erm, would you like to think that through....?

In HM's own words:

Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.

It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.
HRH wants to step down from public duties and go his own way and "taxpayers" are upset, why?

That's almost as bonkers as these bigots who are upset about a foreigner leaving Britain...
 

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Obviously it is the fault of Brexit! :)
 
Erm, would you like to think that through....?

In HM's own words:



HRH wants to step down from public duties and go his own way and "taxpayers" are upset, why?

That's almost as bonkers as these bigots who are upset about a foreigner leaving Britain...
Because you can bet that, until the 'transition period' (how long ?) is over, the taxpayers will be picking up the bill ?
 
Erm, would you like to think that through....?

In HM's own words:



HRH wants to step down from public duties and go his own way and "taxpayers" are upset, why?

That's almost as bonkers as these bigots who are upset about a foreigner leaving Britain...
The security will come from public funds; their accommodation in UK is subsidised by public funds; the Duchy of Cornwall is not strictly private enterprise; he wants to step down from public duties but not relinquish the title that goes with responsibility; he wishes to retain the title in order that he can use the monarchy to enrich both he and Murkle. And you don't think that's a legitimate concern of the taxpayer?
 

woger wabbit

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It’s being reported on BBC News that Meghan wasn’t even involved in the “Sandringham Summit” by video link.
I wonder why that was?
The reason given was that it was not known who would be listening at the Canadian end, the subject was very confidential and all the details were not for public consumption, it was feared that there may have been friends/reporters present, for security reasons a sensible decision, imho..
 

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Because you can bet that, until the 'transition period' (how long ?) is over, the taxpayers will be picking up the bill ?
Exactly.

People are quick to jump down Bugsy's throat the minute he starts banging on about how much the Royal Family cost the British Taxpayer (despite him being a Mick)... so what's changed now then? Why are people suddenly upset over something that only previous annoyed socialist Irishmen with a bee in their bonnet? Despite the fact they're looking at going it alone and becoming less of a "drain"?

Can people just not see they've been suckered in by the media a little on this one?
 
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The security will come from public funds; their accommodation in UK is subsidised by public funds; the Duchy of Cornwall is not strictly private enterprise; he wants to step down from public duties but not relinquish the title that goes with responsibility; he wishes to retain the title in order that he can use the monarchy to enrich both he and Murkle. And you don't think that's a legitimate concern of the taxpayer?
So how comes it never bothered anyone before then? Apart from Bugsy of course. Who you all laughed at.
 
So how comes it never bothered anyone before then? Apart from Bugsy of course. Who you all laughed at.
I think there has been a carefully orchestrated fall from grace for them planned by the media - and in several ways - they have played into the media's hand. The british public are a fickle bunch - an ever burgeoning number of, who live their lives on social media (and I don't mean arrse).
I think a lot of little things have all added up - Meghan being vocal about anti-Trump, probably as an exercise in virtue-signalling. I could be wrong though but - was she politically aware and holder of strong political opinions before her recent exposure to the top tier? Then the Greta Thunberg emulation - it just does not figure. They left themselves wide open to be called out on it - and duly were.

Look how delighted people were to see Hollywood's great & good squirm as Gervais ripped them a new one, for much similar reasons. In a way it's 'tall poppy syndrome' mixed with a healthy dose of shadenfreude.
As I said earlier - the royal family should have seen this backlash coming, the advisors should have put the brakes on a few things. Is it down to royal hubris - taking it for granted the loyal public will accept the word whatever?

We live in a much different age now from what the royal family is based on. People are more likely to be interested in the soap operaesque aspects of them than their works. I could be wrong but - aren't most of the queen's advisors of the Rees Mogg ilk?

"Celebrity" and the royal family in its current incarnation will never mix - they always seem to get their @rse bit one way or another. This will be an interesting experiment into whether Harry can have a bit of both.
 
Makes me laugh this site...

31 pages of us divorced-types / henpecked / half a career / average career / never served alkies / tee-total-former-alkies / depressed / suicidal / politically obsessed / rancid-sweaty-bedsit-dwelling layabouts that we are - who the f**k are we to judge someone who was born 3rd in the line to the throne, never had to work a day in his life but despite which decided to join up, become a Pl Comd, Apache Co-Pilot Gunner, then Aircraft Commander, two HERRICK tours, Invicitus Games, cherridys, you name it...

And who here hasn't been c**t struck once or twice in our lives and done stupid things in the name of chasing skirt?

I can't help thinking it's bad enough your mates giving you verbal for such a thing. Imagine one top of that, your family, extended family, national media, global media and everyone else who's clearly led oh-so-perfect lives chipping in their 5 cents worth too? Yep I too, would be on Zoopla right about now checking out properties in the Outer Hebrides or some nice uninhabited gaffe in Greenland.
It would be far more entertaining for us the masses if he were to go on a monumental bender a la Gazza / Chris Evans etc , end up going full on squaddie and head butting any paps that were so vulgar as to attempt to take his picture , with a "that's for my mother , you bastard ! " thrown in for good measure .
As it is , he's just the same petulant little boy that stuck his tongue out at photographers when he was 4 , only now his Mrs wears his balls for earings and gets him to pimp for her in Hollywood .
 

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