Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made the shocking announcement that they are removing themselves from British royal life and will enter private life as full-time, left-wing activists.
In a move that has reportedly angered the Queen, Harry and Meghan said they were “pressing the nuclear button” on their lives as British Royals and quitting their frontline roles representing the country.
“Their dramatic decision was taken without the knowledge of the Queen, Prince Charles or Prince William, who learnt about the announcement as it broke on television news channels,” the Daily Mail reported.
The very public couple made their surprise announcement after a six-week holiday in Canada.
“A senior royal source said the Queen and her family were ‘deeply disappointed’. Another said the royals were ‘shocked, saddened and downright furious’ at the couple,” the paper added.
The Queen’s palace seemed to insist that the decision is not a foregone conclusion.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said, “Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work though.”
Sounds like the Queen hopes to talk them out of this move.
It also appears that inside staffers and aides are disgusted with the announcement.
“People had bent over backwards for them,” one insider told the paper. “They were given the wedding they wanted, the house they wanted, the office they wanted, the money they wanted, the staff they wanted, the tours they wanted and had the backing of their family. What more did they want?”
Another aggravated insider said, “It’s deeply unfair to the Queen who doesn’t deserve to be treated this way. It is a shoddy way to treat her. The family understands that they want to do something different and is perfectly willing to help them. People are just devastated.”
“The level of deceit has been staggering and everyone from the top of the royal household to the bottom feels like they have been stabbed in the back,” another unnamed staffer said.
The couple also has some rather stiff demands at this point:
- Harry and Meghan want to be ‘financially independent’ and plan to earn their own income, which they say they are currently prevented from doing;
- They will give up their right to money from the sovereign grant, but could still take money from Prince Charles;
- They will retain their home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor as a UK base;
- hey will also keep their police protection – funded by the taxpayer – and have offered to carry out a vastly reduced number of royal duties in Britain and elsewhere in the Commonwealth.
- They wanted to “carve out a progressive new role” and “step back” as “senior” members of the Royal Family.
Who do they think they are, indeed?
Certainly, the world does not need another pair of privileged left-wingers wagging their fingers at the peasants and demanding that they live like they are on the 6th century while the pair jet around the world to do so.
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