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January 10, 2020

"Prince" Harry, Meghan Markle Step Back From Their Virtually Non-existent Royal Duties to Seek Fame As Neokardashians

I do not know about the "royals," but an expert (meaning only: She's British) told me that it's her sense that Meghan Markle is unhappy that her husband isn't a bigger deal (he's not in line for the kingship, at least not while his brother's alive) and wants to be Kardashian-level famous.

Meanwhile, both of them want to be #SuperWoke. The royal family does its fair share of wokeness, but they don't want to be fully woke.

So they're stepping back from their roles as "royals" and will seek their fortunes as talentless famous-for-being-famous celebrities and Internet Influencers.

The decision was announced Wednesday on Instagram after reports surfaced that Markle and Prince Harry were contemplating moving to Canada and giving up their royal titles.

"Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage," the Palace said in a statement. "We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."

Brendan O'Neill writes about the would-be King and Queen of Woke.

Forget the tripe about them fleeing the racism of the UK tabloids and the nonsense about the first DOC (duchess of colour) not being made to feel welcome in the stiff, white House of Windsor. No, H&M, the most right-on royals in history, are breaking off so that they can foist even more woke bollocks on the plebs without having to worry about receiving a tutting phone-call from Her Maj's press secretary reminding them that they’re royalty and not virtue-signalling Hollywood celebs.

Megxit, as this royal bombshell is wittily being called, is a striking sign of the times. What Harry and Meghan are doing is virtually unprecedented in the history of the royals. They are jacking in their jobs (I say jobs) as senior royals and pursuing a more 'financially independent' path that will allow them to earn, travel and – this is important – jabber on about their pet concerns and causes as much as they like.

Even leaving aside the fact that they won’t actually be financially independent – they’ll still get wads of cash from the Duchy of Cornwall and will still stay in that Frogmore Cottage us British taxpayers just splashed 2.4million quid on – still their move is a startling and concerning one.

According to the BBC, Queen Elizabeth is reportedly "disappointed" and "hurt" by the announcement.

And not only was the Queen not fully consulted about this, but reports say she asked the couple not to make a formal announcement about semi-abandoning their "royal" positions.

[Their statement about the decision being in "early stages"] seemed to suggest the rest of the royal family was blindsided by the announcement, and BBC reported that "no other royal -- including the queen or Prince William -- was consulted." But if that wasn't enough drama for you, CNN's AnneClaire Stapleton is now reporting the queen actually was consulted about the statement, and she specifically asked Harry not to issue it. Harry, CNN reports, "went ahead with it anyway."

Trump commented, because of course he did. He doesn't forget slights.

"I think it's sad," Trump said. "[The Queen] is a great woman. She's never made a mistake ... She's had like a flawless time."

"I don't want to get into the whole thing, but I just have such respect for the Queen," he added. "I don't think this should be happening to her."

This isn't the first time Trump has been critical of the Duchess of Sussex. Last June, he called Markle "nasty" when he learned that she'd threatened to move to Canada in 2016 if Trump won the election.

I can't wait for this pair to sign a deal with Gwynneth Paltrow's celebrity nonsense business "GOOP" and license a new "Royal Jelly" candle.

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