SARAH VINE: Do Meghan Markle and Prince Harry really WANT to be stripped of their titles?

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Donald Trump is not my favorite person. But I couldn’t help but feel some reluctant admiration for the old idiot last week.

Asked what he thought of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to interfere in the US presidential election, he just smirked and said, “I wish Harry the best of luck … because he will need it.

Mr. Trump is not always a master of words, but even his harshest critic would have to admit that on this occasion he displayed admirable flash of wit.

Seriously, though, if Harry and Meghan were hoping to increase Grandpa Biden’s votes, they might just shoot each other in the Manolos.

A member of the British royal family, a descendant of the Empire, tells Americans how to vote in their own elections? Good luck with that, Harry.

Because, of course, the Yanks like to be ruled by pampered English princes. Look how well it went for George III.

Seriously, though, if Harry and Meghan were hoping to raise Grandpa Biden’s ratings, they might just shoot each other in the Manolos.

If there’s one thing that guarantees your average red-blooded Republican to make it straight to the voting booth, it’s the sight of a few empowered celebrities accusing them of being ignorant hate propagators – from the comfort of an £ 11million mansion. At home too, this intervention marks a turning point in the increasingly toxic soap opera of Harry and Meghan.

For what the prince has just done – to break the cardinal rule of British royalty, that is to say to intervene openly not only in an election, but in a foreign election – takes the growing rift between him and the palace, for borrow a money order from the American. military, at DEFCON 3.

It would appear to be – and I’m increasingly certain of it – a deliberate act of aggression designed to leave the Queen with no choice but to strip the pair of their royal titles.

Such an act would play perfectly with their imagined narrative of always being the victims.

When asked what he thought of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to interfere in the US presidential election, Trump just gave a wry smile and said: 'I wish a lot of luck to Harry ... because he will need it ''

When asked what he thought of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to interfere in the US presidential election, Trump just gave a wry smile and said: “I wish you luck. to Harry… because he will need it ”

How quickly Harry has gone from being the most trusted member of the royal family to someone who seems determined not only to reject everything the institution stands for, but to do everything possible to undermine it, is astounding. It had already become clear, even before meeting Meghan, that the prince was struggling to find his feet as a Royal. He harbored a great deal of pent-up resentment, not only towards the constraints of the institution itself, but also towards his family for the way his mother had been treated.

I don’t think it was a coincidence that he chose as his wife a woman who was always going to struggle with the restrictions of the monarchy.

He wanted out, whether he fully realized it or not, and Meghan was his ticket. Had he married a honking Camilla, content to push a pram around Windsor while wearing a pair of rubber boots and a Barbour, he would have been forever trapped in the spare role, relegated to a life in the shadow of his brother, always as- ran, like his uncle Andrew.

Meghan was never going to put up with this kind of life. It was perfectly clear from the start to anyone with eyes in their heads. In this way, he manages to “find freedom” and to entrust it to the institution that he increasingly despises.

Gone are the dreary wet weekends squeezing the flesh with the commoners for Harry: it’s all Netflix and chia seeds now.

And the fact that by his actions he is boxing his family – and with her his long-suffering grandmother – in a corner is just the icing on the cake.

So, yes, Mr. Trump is right to wish Harry good luck. After all, it’s a huge bet he takes.

I just hope the poor deceived boy knows what he’s getting into.

He wanted out, whether he fully realized it or not, and Meghan was his ticket

He wanted out, whether he fully realized it or not, and Meghan was his ticket

What a fee hell is this?

Millions of people have learned that it was wrong to think of wine as one of their five wines a day, even if it is made from grapes. Then they’ll say the beans in my chocolate don’t count either …

Forget the £ 10,000 fines for people who fail to self-isolate – how about similar punitive measures against selfish idiots who already strip store shelves of toilet paper and necessities?

Students may need to stay on campus over Christmas. Oh no! Does that mean no smelly laundry to go through – and no need to provide a vegan alternative to turkey? How are we going to cope?

Why Lizzo’s post masks a big problem

Plus size pop star Lizzo appears on the cover of American Vogue, it must be said, quite fabulous.

In addition to professing the now mandatory worship for Joe Biden, she also insisted on “body positivity”, calling for more appreciation for “girls with back fat, girls with sagging bellies, girls with the thighs which are not separated, which overlap. .

“Girls with stretch marks. You know, the girls who are in the 18+ club.

It’s enough. But Lizzo is 32 years old. Another 20 or so years and all this so-called ‘body positivity’ will start to translate into heart disease, diabetes, joint problems and all the issues (including greater vulnerability to Covid) that come with obesity. .

I know this because that’s what happened to me, after a combination of menopause, hypothyroidism and, frankly, too many late nights with Ben & Jerry.

I am all in favor of a more diverse appreciation of the female form. But there’s a difference between appreciating a woman’s curves and encouraging an extreme aesthetic that can be as deadly as extreme thinness.

Plus-size pop star Lizzo appears on the cover of American Vogue, it must be said, rather fabulous

Plus-size pop star Lizzo appears on the cover of American Vogue with a look, it must be said, quite fabulous

In their infinite wisdom, National Trust patrons have included the homes of Winston Churchill, Rudyard Kipling and William Wordsworth on a BLM-inspired shame list for having “colonial ties.” In an age when most employers are doing everything they can to stay solvent and protect the livelihoods of their employees, this once formidable institution appears determined to commit suicide.

Smiling assassin Sasha Swire is pictured rubbing shoulders with David Cameron on today’s page 3, and what a revealing photo it is. Although he looks icy and well dressed, she is all over him like a cheap costume. It was Swire, of course, who wrote in his diary that Cameron once said he wanted to ‘push you in the bushes and give you one’.

I wonder now if it was not just wishful thinking …

Nicola Sturgeon’s horrific anti-Covid ad makes it seem like the only way to safely brew a cup of tea is to wear a hazmat suit. Remember, given Alex Salmond’s tenure as Prime Minister (it has been alleged – albeit loosely – to have put his hands all over the place), there will be Scottish officials who might not view this as a such a bad idea.

Apparently, the new NHS Covid app may falsely tell a third of users to self-isolate. If a dating app had such a bad success rate, no one would touch it with a barge pole.

Forget JK Rowling. The real feminist heroine is Liz Truss who, by pushing back on calls to change the Gender Recognition Act, has made it clear, once and for all, that you cannot have individuals with penises encroaching on the spaces reserved for women. women, as insistent as they are. the wokerati choir.

The irony is that in a parliament dominated by men, she is the only one with a real set of cojones.

Honest Hurley could save your life

Liz Hurley rises overwhelmingly in my opinion after saying how much she regrets all those years of sunbathing, having “lost count of how many of her contemporaries have had cancer cells removed.” For someone who has made a fortune selling bikinis, being so honest about the realities of too much sun exposure shows a rare – and perhaps even life-saving – integrity. I would like to say that it encouraged me to taste Liz’s product.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m quite his target market.

If it has diversified into caftans, on the other hand …

If women ruled the world …

We would have thought that by imposing a general curfew at 10 p.m. all that happens is the whole world is taking to the streets at the same time, which when you’re battling a pandemic is, like the public service likes to say “sub-optimal”. . Slow hand clap.

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