That’s why they want to get off the royal train, we’re told.
Except they don’t want to get off it at all.
They just want to get off the boring bits.
They still want to be royal stars, they still want British taxpayers to fund a lot of their luxury lifestyles, and they still want to parade around the world as global celebrities trading off their royal titles.
But they don’t want to do any of the less glamorous hard yard stuff that goes with being a full-time working royal.
I’ve been watching this unedifying saga unfurl over the past few days with mounting fury.
Predominantly, at the disgracefully disrespectful way the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are treating Her Majesty the Queen.
How dare they try to lay down the law to our long-serving Monarch in this way?
How dare they not inform her about their demands before telling the world?
And how dare they so arrogantly announce they’re going to pursue a more ‘progressive’ agenda for the Royal Family without having the courtesy to run it past a woman who has presided on the throne for more than six decades – and done a magnificent job of it.
But I’m also enraged by the specific growing narrative that the only reason Meghan’s been so harshly criticised by the media is because we’re all a bunch of racists living in a racist country.
That’s just a downright lie.
And a particularly nasty, disingenuous lie.’
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