I like the fact that marrying a hard working black woman gave Harry the stones to get off the dole and work.
— Blahblah, something holiday, Cipher (@snarkylicious) January 8, 2020
Entertainment value has always been part of a royal family’s utility; now that there are better ways of managing foreign policy, that’s arguably their highest utility…
After holding an emergency meeting with her grandson, Queen Elizabeth gave her blessing to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's desire to step back as senior members of the royal family and live part-time in North America https://t.co/U8ekWmwfKM pic.twitter.com/duj5CDimzW
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 14, 2020
So, it’s hard on Grandma that her youngest great-grandchild won’t be quite as accessible, going forward. On the other hand, the Designated Heir (to the designated heir, but c’mon, Charles is unlikely to ever achieve the role he’s literally waited for since his birth) has certainly shown willing, having already produced three more contestants between Harry and the throne.
Harry certainly has no reason to appease the British media; after driving his beloved (if unstable) mother to her death, the tabloids have done their best to just-ask-questions into convincing their readers that Harry isn’t even Charles’ son, and that was before he had the nerve to — shall we say — color outside the lines when it came to picking a spouse to generate another generation of public entertainment.
And it’s not as though the young family is gonna be indigent when they ask for Canadian sanctuary:
… According to British press reports, Harry’s net worth is estimated to be around $39 million, most of it inherited from his mother, Princess Diana, and his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother. Meghan’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million, much of it coming from her acting role on the TV series “Suits.”…
The Family has reputedly been discussing a heavy-duty revamp, where the ‘less central’ members would be weaned off the public teat. It will probably be speculated, some day, that the Harry/Meghan ‘escape’ was the semi-covert start of this laudable plan.
Corgi down, Corgi Down ! pic.twitter.com/FCg9tAK5eD
— 41 Strange (@41Strange) January 11, 2020