Meghan, Harry’s two-word royal takedown

4/05/2020 11:00:00 AM

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Just over a month after they quit the royal family, Meghan and Harry have dealt the Queen a death blow she might not recover from.

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Less than three years after this photo was taken, Harry and Meghan have reportedly participated in a book entitled Finding Freedom.and on the other, Meghan Duchess of Sussex.Harry and Meghan’s UK media battle Except, in the first three months of this year the world tilted wildly on its axis, resulting in a deeply unsettling, alarming, new reality affecting not only Harry and Meghan but the Windsors as a whole and in a mere matter of weeks, there was a tectonic shift in fortunes.Harry and Meghan’s UK media battle Except, in the first three months of this year the world tilted wildly on its axis, resulting in a deeply unsettling, alarming, new reality affecting not only Harry and Meghan but the Windsors as a whole and in a mere matter of weeks, there was a tectonic shift in fortunes.

Picture: Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP Source:AFP Let’s start with the tome’s title because, just what exactly are the Sussexes “Finding Freedom” from? The royal family might be a stiff lot who eschew hugging and enjoy slaughtering small birds for sport but they are generally seen as a benign, if dull, bunch.Likewise, royal life might be a combination of the tedious (Buckingham Palace garden parties which require hours of making tortuous pleasantries) and the stultifying (hours spent stomping across vast Scottish moors in the rain in summers) but it is hardly as if they were trapped behind enemy lines or suffering behind bars.Instead, the preliminary hearing in the case played out via Microsoft Teams with hordes of journalists signing in to witness the first round in this courtroom confrontation.If The Firm is so abhorrent, why are they still resolutely using their titles, including liberally sprinkling them through official communiques? If the monarchy was something that they needed to escape, why still keep a property on the Queen’s Windsor estate and accept money from Prince Charles? Also, if per the authors, the couple are “determined to create a new path away from the spotlight” why have they moved to the paparazzi capital of the world ? Various members of the royal family have co-operated with friendly journalists and writers over the years – including Prince Charles and Prince Philip – but these efforts were essentially blatant PR gambits to cast the particular HRH in a flattering, rosy light.It’s been rumoured the couple were looking to purchase Petra Manor, a luxury mansion in Malibu, California previously owned by David Charvet.Here, the choice of title seems to suggest that this work might go beyond simply extolling the wonders of Harry and Meghan and could potentially take aim at the monarchy as well.30am in Los Angeles, Meghan and husband Harry Duke of Sussex are also reported to have watched proceedings unfold.If Finding Freedom does offer up an inflammatory view of the royal family, emphasis on if, and it is apparent that the renegade couple have in any way collaborated with the authors, then this would be straying into particularly dangerous territory.While the Queen has long been revered, after her , the 94-year-old has now achieved Mother Teresa-esque levels of British adulation.

This sort of move could seriously damage, perhaps fatally, the already delicate relationship between the Sussexes and the Windsors.Picture: Malcolm Park.Prince Charles and Camilla’s penchant for slightly shaky iPhone addresses and plucky willingness to open things via Zoom has also earned them big ticks.If this is the case, it would seem likely that they (like Diana and Fergie before them) would find themselves pushed to the periphery of royal life and would be the death knell for any future reunion with the Queen and Co.And that is leaving aside the fact it would be deeply hurtful, especially for the Queen and Prince Charles as both Harry’s grandmother and father and given they have both worked tirelessly for decade upon grinding, dull decade in service to the monarchy.Her team will not be able to make the case that the Mail “stirred up” issues with her father Thomas Markle, that they had an “agenda” against her, and that they acted dishonestly.This book seems likely to be extremely poorly received by the Queen.(Even if his acting was positively wooden.Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP Source:AFP No matter what salacious details or not are offered up in this biography, news of its imminent arrival will surely be about as welcome behind Palace gates as a troop of PETA’s most ardent supporters at a Sandringham shoot.While other members of the royal family (including Diana Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the Queen) have sued newspapers before, they were usually matters that were concluded relatively swiftly.) The more awkward Wales brother has long lacked his mother and brother’s innate warmth, but of late he has quietly come into his engaging own.

The book’s publication will most likely set off a global media storm, even if that just means having to contend with a grab bag of already-run rumours being rehashed in thousands of news reports.Given the royal family is currently enjoying a particular purple patch in terms of public support thanks to their chipper efforts during the coronavirus crisis, this sort of messy personal media squall is exactly what they would be desperate to avoid.Here’s what you need to know: THE LEGAL EAGLES Pinstripe politesse? Puh-lease.Picture: BBC Source:Supplied There is a bigger picture here too.While the couple has yet to confirm or deny their involvement in Finding Freedom, or to comment on it at all, August 11 looks likely to be a particularly nerve-racking day on both sides of the Atlantic.The stakes have never been higher.(Or, as the Times put it: “Instead of buttoned-up legal representatives, the Sussexes have instructed a cadre of rottweilers.Daniela Elser is a royal expert and writer with 15 years experience working with a number of Australia’s leading media titles.Back in January, it seemed obvious who would come out on top when Harry and Meghan exited royal life stage left.Back in January, it seemed obvious who would come out on top when Harry and Meghan exited royal life stage left.

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cash and carry When Diana did to it was justifiable - she had been wronged by her husband and had worked very hard as a royal - Meghan has no reason for a tell all three have bent over backwards to accommodate her. They are becoming the most hated couple in the world! Who cares about these two quitters? They are no longer newsworthy, just very annoying,

Excellent article. Well, their court case got off to a shaky start, the judge throwing out irrelevant & ill-advised comments, that was a blow to them. The book will be a dud, we all know she is a liar, narcissists & bully and he is just a weakling, no more can be said. Death blow to the Queen 🤣😂 Let me guess ... more drivel by Daniela Elser.

evil cow Utterly disrespectful Just cements that she is nothing but a trouble maker and never wanted the royal life. She doesn’t give a stuff about harry. This desperate for attention couple should be ashamed. A bond is how strong and long you hold these clowns are a liquid with no body A book deal. How very American.

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😴😴😴 What a yawn... From a sociopath and her dog on a leash 😂😂 Sure, I know people are craving some sort of segue from covid related news, but the ROYALS? Who cares

From the golden couple of the royal family, to now: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s fall from graceOf all the things that this crisis has changed, one of the most profound is our sense of time. Days seem to melt into one another, hours evaporate and yet it is perpetually a shock when you realise that only two months ago we choked up trains together and piled into restaurants en masse without batting an eyelid. Should go to the root of the problem.... How Harry got his choice of wife so wrong... They can both get fucked They got reality all wrong. She married him thinking she would be more popular and famous. Then thought she could fool people in to why they left. Media had nothing to do with it and she still isn’t popular or famous.

From the golden couple of the royal family, to now: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s fall from graceOf all the things that this crisis has changed, one of the most profound is our sense of time. Days seem to melt into one another, hours evaporate and yet it is perpetually a shock when you realise that only two months ago we choked up trains together and piled into restaurants en masse without batting an eyelid. Should go to the root of the problem.... How Harry got his choice of wife so wrong... They can both get fucked They got reality all wrong. She married him thinking she would be more popular and famous. Then thought she could fool people in to why they left. Media had nothing to do with it and she still isn’t popular or famous.

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