The Sussexes withdrew from public life in March, and despite the suggestion that the glare from the royal spotlights had been too strong, it didn’t take long for the couple to do what no royals should. never do – that is to say, let yourself be bought off and get involved in politics. Of course, that’s just what it looks like on this side of the Atlantic. I imagine the Sussexes can see themselves a bit on a roll right now. There’s the house north of Malibu bought for $ 14.5million (£ 11.4million). Money spent to renovate Frogmore Cottage (£ 2.4million) has been refunded. They have positioned themselves as key figures in the Democratic Party’s campaign for the White House. And then there’s the big Netflix deal.What exactly they plan to do with this deal remains to be seen, but the point is that a major television company has bought a member of the Royal Family, and it cannot be underestimated. When companies give you a lot of money (they say the deal should make them around $ 100 million), they expect a lot in return. Will Harry and Meghan get what they want? Does Netflix? I suspect she might, but Harry is like a victim trapped in all of this. He wears the metaphorical orange costume of the hostage.
Members of the Royal Family are at their best when supporting the Queen, rather than competing against each other. Those who do their duty, as the Queen did, invariably come out happier than those who pursue the path of perceived happiness.
Think of the Duke of Windsor. Her Majesty had given her grandson the entire Commonwealth to explore. He is highly regarded in the Commonwealth and the Overseas Territories and accomplished great things in communities around the world. In addition to his duties, his own father has proven through his activism that it is perfectly possible to be a member of the royal family and use your platform to advocate for something and effect change.
But Harry and Meghan wanted something different. The Golden Life with all its expectations and restrictions was supposedly not for them and therefore a break clause was granted, with the support and blessing of the Queen.