Harry and Meghan, the royal couple who made history, now are history

The Royal Divorce – that is, Prince Harry’s and Megan Markle’s breakup from the royal family -- is now final. After sparking a crisis in the House of Windsor, the young Sussexes (Harry, Megan, and wee Archie) are off to make it on their own.

On Saturday, Queen Elizabeth issued a short statement saying she will always love them, Meghan did a great job during her short stint as a royal, and there's an agreement for them to go away:

Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.

I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.

It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.

Reading that, one can almost feel Queen Elizabeth having flashbacks to Edward VIII’s abdication in 1937 and, more recently, to the whole Diana disaster, especially 1992, when Charles and Diana publicly separated. It was that fiasco that led to the Queen referring to the entirety of 1992 as an annus horribilis, or horrible year. Because Queen Elizabeth has always comported herself with dignity, with respect for her office, and with love for her country and her people, it’s to be hoped that 2020 gets better from here on out.

As to the actual details, Buckingham Palace explained that Harry and Meghan would step back from all royal duties, no longer be called “Royal Highnesses,” lose public funding, and repay the £2.4 million they spent to remodel Frogmore Cottage when Meghan decided she could no longer live for free at Kensington Palace:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties. 

With The Queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.

The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home.

Markle has already embarked on her new career, which appears to be wokeness. She began by insulting President Trump, promising (to many people’s great relief) that she will not return to America while he’s in office. This is another good reason to reelect the President.

On January 15, word got out that she visited the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver to discuss “issues affecting women.” Except that more word leaked out two days later that she never stepped foot in the center. Instead, rather than meeting the actual at-risk women, she just met with staffers for moral support.

The true wokeness, though, came when Meghan visited Canadian girls to talk about the real issue affecting young women today: climate justice and indigenous people’s rights.

If Meghan really is serious about avoiding America because of Trump, maybe it’s time for all of us to take seriously this humorous poster that’s been making the rounds:

 

 

The Royal Divorce – that is, Prince Harry’s and Megan Markle’s breakup from the royal family -- is now final. After sparking a crisis in the House of Windsor, the young Sussexes (Harry, Megan, and wee Archie) are off to make it on their own.

On Saturday, Queen Elizabeth issued a short statement saying she will always love them, Meghan did a great job during her short stint as a royal, and there's an agreement for them to go away:

Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.

I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.

It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.

Reading that, one can almost feel Queen Elizabeth having flashbacks to Edward VIII’s abdication in 1937 and, more recently, to the whole Diana disaster, especially 1992, when Charles and Diana publicly separated. It was that fiasco that led to the Queen referring to the entirety of 1992 as an annus horribilis, or horrible year. Because Queen Elizabeth has always comported herself with dignity, with respect for her office, and with love for her country and her people, it’s to be hoped that 2020 gets better from here on out.

As to the actual details, Buckingham Palace explained that Harry and Meghan would step back from all royal duties, no longer be called “Royal Highnesses,” lose public funding, and repay the £2.4 million they spent to remodel Frogmore Cottage when Meghan decided she could no longer live for free at Kensington Palace:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties. 

With The Queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.

The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home.

Markle has already embarked on her new career, which appears to be wokeness. She began by insulting President Trump, promising (to many people’s great relief) that she will not return to America while he’s in office. This is another good reason to reelect the President.

On January 15, word got out that she visited the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver to discuss “issues affecting women.” Except that more word leaked out two days later that she never stepped foot in the center. Instead, rather than meeting the actual at-risk women, she just met with staffers for moral support.

The true wokeness, though, came when Meghan visited Canadian girls to talk about the real issue affecting young women today: climate justice and indigenous people’s rights.

If Meghan really is serious about avoiding America because of Trump, maybe it’s time for all of us to take seriously this humorous poster that’s been making the rounds: