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Harry and Meghan step back as "senior" royals

  Belatucadrus 00:49 09 Jan 2020

Is anybody remotely bothered that this pair of over privileged over paid nonentities have decided to remove themselves from "Royal firm" duties ?

On the plus side maybe they'll quietly vanish into obscurity and the press will have to cover something else, hopefully less irrelevant.

On the down side, having pocketed £2,500,000 for renovations to Frogmore cottage and lord known how much for Meghans ever expanding wardrobe it looks like they're welshing on a massive debt to the rest of the family that would have expected more from them.

  john bunyan 12:57 12 Jan 2020

Yes; his father’s infatuation with Camilla came close to creating a royal crisis: old Duke of Windsor was the same, so Harry is not that unusual. There seems to be a worry that in Canada , Megan and Harry could attract “ mini king and queen” status - damaging to the Commonwealth and improper is used for commercial exploitation. Interesting week or two ahead.

  lotvic 13:49 12 Jan 2020

On behalf of Harry and Megan click here

"Walk a mile in my shoes
Just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse"

  Belatucadrus 14:48 12 Jan 2020

It must be said that against all odds Camilla has worked out rather well. From one of the most vilified women in the country to the well respected hard working Duchess of Cornwall, no mean feat all things considered.

  lotvic 16:35 12 Jan 2020

Royal Finances - facts
The Crown Estate click here In 1760, George III reached an agreement with the Government over the Estate. The Crown Lands would be managed on behalf of the Government and the surplus revenue would go to the Treasury. In return, the King would receive a fixed annual payment, which was called the Civil List. With effect from 1 April 2012, the Civil List was incorporated into a new system of funding referred to as the Sovereign Grant.

2018/2019 Crown Estate Net revenue profit (given to Treasury) £343.5m click here

Sovereign Grant Report click here

Sovereign Grant for 2018-19, including the dedicated amount for Reservicing, amounted to £82.2m
£15.2m was transferred to the Sovereign Grant reserve (2017-18 £28.7m) to fund future phases of the Reservicing of Buckingham Palace.


  morddwyd 07:57 19 Jan 2020

Well, the results are in.

A dignified and firm response from HM.

Hopefully they will now clear off to Canada and become footnotes to history.

  Belatucadrus 08:51 19 Jan 2020

Their new rules of engagement, as outlined on their new Sussex Royal website, will see traditional royal reporters cast aside in favour of “specialist media”, “young up-and-coming" reporters and outlets they consider “credible”.

Translation, "Only people who massage our egos." Something they're unlikely to get in the press coverage of the coming Legal bunfight with the Mail.

One has to wonder if Harry is going to enjoy his change of status from HRH Prince Harry to Harry Markle unemployed ex royal and Meghan's trophy husband ? At the moment it looks like a case of "Be careful what you wish for as you just might get it".

  Al94 13:46 19 Jan 2020

He remains Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. I hope he finds what he is looking for, I would be concerned about his mental health and hope the press soon move on.

  morddwyd 19:10 19 Jan 2020

hope the press soon move on.

Nor much chance of that now.

They'll be on the lookout for every nuance of their, the Sussexes, behaviour.

  john bunyan 20:03 19 Jan 2020

I can only conclude they are not very bright. Harry was a good soldier, liked by the armed forces. Among other duties he took over the role of Captain General of the Royal Marines from his grandfather, who held it for over 60 years - the RM’s will be very annoyed. His obsession with his new life and his and Megan’s hard done by attitude is shocking. How can he use Sussex Royal as a brand if he is leaving the Royal family? Either you’re in or out. I wish them well but I suspect it will not last for ever.

They will be stupid to continue their court case against the Mail , who will bring her father as a witness

They are being programmed by a US PR company

  morddwyd 09:28 20 Jan 2020

To be fair, when the press revealed that he was in Afghanistan they restricted his military career to such an extent that he became a cipher, and that would never do for him. He's hands on.

So far as the court case goes, I believe the Mail will be under tremendous pressure to make a "no liability" out of court settlement.

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