Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle was heralded by the British establishment, led by the UK media, as a sign of a modern Royal Family; an institution that symbolizes white power and privilege. By accepting her grandson’s marriage to an independent woman of mixed heritage, the Queen had demonstrated willingness to lead and present a
This family certainly has not taken care of ALL its members. It is not for the lack of will or resources. They had the wherewithal to deny that the Duchess of Cambridge uses Botox, when even Bartimaeus of Jericho could clearly see her wrinkles before they magically disappeared.
Harry knows what it was like to grow up with a mother who was picked apart in the press, and he suffered through bullying in school with embarrassing headlines about both parents. He and Meghan have simply had enough and frankly, Archie will one day hopefully be relieved of some of the heartache Harry had to suffer.
Though Meghan was not a regular tabloid fixture, much of her work and the essence of who she is, was and is still easily available in pictures, videos and write-ups in her own words as well as others’.
Ironically, these concerned taxpayers and their media advocates are content with other royals whose residences cost much more but have little to show for it, and will point to every excuse in the book to defend it.
In the long run, it doesn’t seem beneficial for the royal household to seemingly adopt a hands-off approach when one of their own is being castigated in the media. Especially, when they have intervened in far less consequential instances.
The performance record of Duchess Meghan, the only person of color (POC) in the Royal family, for her first year has been outstanding and considering the daily pressures placed on her by various aspects of the British media, she deserves more than a medal or two.
What has thoroughly impressed me this year though, is how the Duchess has amazingly managed to maintain that positivity when so much negative is put out there on a daily basis.
Either you complain or you explain but sitting on the fence and allowing this abuse to continue in the face of an audience who in many ways have been drawn to the Royal Family since Meghan Markle joined is simply no longer an option.