Harry and Meghan resign to spend less time with their family…

Quite the shock as Prince Harry has decided to quit the family firm. From their statement:

After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

I am not a Royalist but I quite like Prince Harry – he has a bit of personality about him. Being a royal seems to entail being some kind of Aunt Sally doll to be continually plummeted by the tabloids while you grin and bear it. The press literally hounded his mother to death and recently they have turned their barrage of hate onto his new wife. So who can blame him for saying ‘feck this, I am out of here…’

They will likely set up a rival court in America where they can be a showbiz couple without all that deary business of having to open hospital wings or meet with fawning local dignitaries.

Best of luck to them, I say.

Prince Harry & Meghan’s Wedding” by Tone’o is licensed under CC BY