One does not often look to the leading British tabloids for an insight into world events. However, after the release of the trailer for the Netflix series about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Daily Star summed up the story perfectly with the headline: “The couple are afraid to openly share intimate secrets publicly. their best with eight billion people”.
reacting to Harry and Meghan’s increasingly ridiculous desperation to destroy the royal family, and at this stage it can be doubted that this is their goal, couldn’t be better.
It’s basically another old story about money, power, and revenge, like the best family romance movies, from dalas arrive heir.
Only one side could win, and the Sussexes determined it would be them, no matter how much damage they did in the meantime.
What’s tiresome is Harry and Meghan’s determination to use a platform built on the lowest form of obscene gossip to educate others on a wide range of political and social issues. growing society, from racism to women’s empowerment.
The Netflix series is clearly intended as a political statement. It is directed by Liz Garbus, whose previous work includes documentaries on issues related to race such as alleged voter suppression in the United States.
And, some might argue, why not? Why shouldn’t they be the spokesperson for every waking cause?
They can still exchange their noble titles, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer in the royal family and are therefore under no obligation to stay away from political controversies.
They are even less obligated to do so as Prince William, now heir to the throne after his father’s ascension to the throne as King Charles III, is doing exactly the same thing.
Last week, he and his wife Kate traveled to the US for a three-day visit to promote his pet project on climate change. To that end, he wrote an Op-Ed for the Huffington Post and met briefly with president Joe Biden to discuss their “shared climate goals” before kicking off a ceremony. flashy to receive the Earthshot award, a multi-million dollar environmental grant. friendly business.
All well deserved, no doubt, but isn’t this a violation of royal etiquette that they don’t accept political positions?
The argument would be that climate change is a more important humanitarian cause than politics, but many of the solutions offered to tackle global warming involve profound changes to society and the economy. economy. It was hard to imagine anything more political than that, but everyone seemed to think that William could express any thought that popped into his privileged head about it.
Why aren’t Harry and Meghan given the freedom to nag the farmers about their shortcomings?
At least William got a taste of his own medicine last week. When they arrived in the United States, he and Kate had to listen to a lecture on racial equality by a black Boston pastor who urged her royal listeners to “consider the legacy of colonialism and discrimination.” racial segregation”.
To make matters worse, just hours earlier, a waiting woman in the royal family was forced to resign after questioning the head of an anti-domestic violence charity for African and Caribbean women who are black British see where she “really” comes from.
Maybe too much has been made of the incident. It certainly doesn’t make sense for the royals to rush to throw Lady Susan Hussey to the wolves to protect themselves.
Ngozi Fulani took an African name and came to the reception dressed in traditional African clothing. It’s not unreasonable to assume her legacy, which she rightly says she’s proud of, would show up in the conversation, even if 83-year-old Lady Susan did it rightly. clumsy.
But in an increasingly multiracial society, Britain is becoming increasingly visible, as evidenced by the latest census results, a more sensitive understanding of the ways in which blacks and Asians have Being able to feel unwelcome where they live can never hurt.
The timing of the dispute couldn’t have been better for the Sussexes, as it aligns with their long-standing accusations that the royal family has a subconscious racism problem and Meghan is the one to blame. that. That charge will now be harder for the royal family to resist convincingly.
But it doesn’t change the essential facts, that Harry is a spoiled, whining rich boy and Meghan is a professional victim of the military who always sows discord wherever she goes. arrive.
She justified that in the trailer with the words: “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story?” But the stakes aren’t really that high, are they?
Today, she and Harry are just another celebrity couple who, while demanding privacy, sold every last shred of that privacy for millions of dollars in a lifeless corner of California. called “Hollyweird” for nothing.
Ironically, it was the timing of the trailer that confirmed their subordinate status in the ranking order.
Although they were blamed for bringing it up to coincide with William and Kate’s arrival in the United States, they most likely had nothing to do with it. That’s the Netflix call.
Harry and Meghan are no longer employees of ‘The Firm’, as the royal family is famously called. They get to buy and pay for the properties of whatever media giant is paying their bills. And always will be.
Prince William may go beyond his role when it comes to politics, but the royal family will always be behind, watching and ready to help if he falls.
Harry didn’t have that comfort. In the short term, he and Meghan could win the current PR battle as the royals can’t fight back with the same dirty tactics as the Sussexes; but the bread eaten will soon be forgotten and Netflix series watched sooner, and in the long run their value will depend on continuing to deliver goods to the people who pay them.
The worry for those who still feel sympathy for Harry is how far he is prepared to go for revenge. William and Kate’s circle has been said to have named Harry and Meghan the “Kardashians”.
The question now is, which couple, while they were entangled in a spiral of paranoid resentment toward the world, brought Kanye down completely first?
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