Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ‘Rock Stars’, But Do You Care?

  • Robert Lacey, the Netflix royal advisor, continues to make outlandish claims about the Sussexes.
  • Apparently, they’re “rock stars.”
  • In truth, they ain’t no Mick Jagger or Axl Rose!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are basically Z-List Kardashians.

You know the type. The celebrity figures where everyone knows their name, but virtually no one actually knows what they’re famous for.

They’re famous for being famous.

What Prince Harry and Meghan do and say is often less interesting than the rumors and innuendo surrounding their private lives.

It seems that certain authors have clued themselves in on that and know exactly what it is that appeals to people about this rather odd couple.

The latest is Robert Lacey, the Netflix advisor who worked on the fantastic series, The Crown.

Apparently Meghan and Harry are “rock stars.” | Source: Twitter

According to Lacey, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are “rock stars”

Yeah, I’m not entirely sure I’d sully the good name of the likes of Mick Jagger and Axl Rose by calling the Sussexes “rock stars.”

But this is what Robert Lacey believes, claiming in his new book that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were “edged out” of the royal family due to the threat that they could “overshadow” the more senior royals such as Prince William, Duchess Kate, and even the Queen.

Lacey claims that the royal system is very much to blame, commenting:

The British royal system can be very cruel, and it’s particularly cruel to the spare. Harry came to realize in his teens that he was typecast as the court jester, the number two.

This all changed, according to Robert, once Harry met Meghan, with the Netflix advisor claiming that:

With Meghan as the driving force, she and Harry quickly became the ‘rock stars’ of the royal family.

The royal biographer also concluded:

I think Meghan’s a force of nature that maybe Buckingham Palace hasn’t worked out how to cope with. She is a woman of great conviction.

Putting aside the hilarious notion of Meghan being a woman of conviction, let’s unpack some of Lacey’s claims and see if they hold any truth.

Prince Harry typecast himself over the years

I know many like to offer up excuses for Prince Harry and his behavior as a younger man, but let’s cut through the hand-wringing for a second and call it like it is.

Prince Harry, before he met Meghan Markle, thoroughly enjoyed all of the trappings of royal life.

He was a playboy. His lifestyle as a young man was that of anyone his age with the money and social standing he was afforded.

It wasn’t due to some deep-seated court jester syndrome from being cast as “the spare.”

He didn’t have as much responsibility as his brother, Prince William, and as such, he took full advantage of the fact he could party like a teenage lottery winner.

Prince Harry lived the life of a spoiled royal. | Source: Twitter

He made some questionable decisions, and his choice of fancy dress party attire left a lot to be desired. But hey, he was young, rich, and royal.

But this was his choice. “Spare heir” or not, he had life choices available to him that 99 percent of people his age can only dream of. He could have attended any university in the world, could have done anything with his life. Doors were open to him left, right, and center.

It just so happens that he preferred to stumble drunkenly through the nightclub doors more than any other.

But that’s on him. And him alone.

Meghan Markle and “Simply” Harry aren’t “rock stars.”

I see what Robert Lacey is trying to do, and I suppose it’s the stance that helps sell more books.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are not rock stars.

If they were, they’d have been in huge demand since leaving the royal family. The couple made their intentions known over nine months ago and have been “free agents” for over six months now.

If they’re rock stars, why is no one bothering with them? | Source: Twitter

Pandemic or not, if they were legit superstars, they’d be doing a lot more by this stage.

As things stand, their popularity in Britain has nosedived spectacularly, and at the time of writing, Prince Harry has done absolutely nothing except a few token video appearances.

Meghan Markle is speaking at online video conference events that cost a few thousand dollars a pop.

Hardly the million-dollar speaking engagements we were all told were in their future, is it?

Rock stars? Jeez, they’re hardly even household names in their own postcode.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.

13 thoughts on “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ‘Rock Stars’, But Do You Care?”

  1. Robert Lacey seems to think of William and Harry as equal heirs to family wealth. If the wealth was “created” through talent and hard work, through business, for example, then the brothers could expect to inherit an equal share of the wealth.

    But the United Kingdom is not the personal property of the Windsor family, to be divided between them as they see fit.

    The Queen, as the monarch, receives her position and its accompanying wealth, with the acceptance and trust of her people. And it is this trust that she’s passing down to Charles, and then to William.

    Harry doesn’t have any right to it. He isn’t going to be the monarch. He isn’t going to hold the trust. His is not the grave responsibility of a King. However, it needs to be said that Harry is not hard done by. He’s still a prince, and wealthy in his own right.

    By inaccurately portraying Harry and Meghan as “rock stars,” Lacey is reducing the context to a popularity contest, which is not at all what the Monarchy as an institution stands for.

    So it is good for everyone that Harry and Meghan have decamped for Hollywood. If they are “rock stars” and not royalty, then that is truly the proper place for them. Meanwhile, in the UK, let the true royals go about their business.

    As for H&M, let them prove their star power on their merits — not piggybacking on the royal name, royal titles, royal connections, and funded by royal money.

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  2. Robert Lacey used to be a respected royal historian, but he is embarrassing himself more every day with his cringe-worthy comments about MM and JH.

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  3. Aubrey, perfectly put. H&M are the odd couple who are famous for being famous. The whole chain of events has been nothing short of bizarre.

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  4. Robert Lacey is quite bias in this book and is very tunnel visioned. He blame William for a 20 year old Harry choosing to wear Nazi uniform. Harry was adult at that point and was capable to making his own decisions. He alone is to be blamed for his adult behaviours and no one else is to blame. Is Lacey going to blame William for Harry’s naked antics in Las Vegas too?

    Robert Lacey is trying very hard to draw a narrative that Harry and Meghan are victims of the royal establishment. The claim about them being Rock Stars are laughable. Yes Harry was very popular prior to his marriage and he consistently top the poll for most popular royal from 2015-2018. William and Kate or royal establishment did not complain one bit that he was the most popular member of royal family during those years. They don’t care that he was outshining other members of the royal family. So his narrative that Royal establishment was trying to edge out Harry and Meghan due to their superstar status is total BS. When Meghan came along, she was never the most popular member of the family. She was 6th most popular member and that was the best ranking she got way behind William and Kate who were 3rd and 4th. The percentage difference between Harry, William and Kate were very marginal and if you average the percentage in terms of popularity between the couples, William and Kate (66%) came out on top to Harry and Meghan (60%). So in other words, Harry and Meghan as a couple never outshone William and Kate. Robert Lacey did not do his research very well it seems and is too blinded to see the truth which is very far away from his narrow minded narrative.

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    • Robert Lacey keeps referring to Meghan Markle as a “star” who married into the BRF. No, she was never more than a starlet who had a supporting role in a television series on a minor cable network. Most people had never heard of her before she started dating Harry and had to google her to find out who she was.

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      • I am wondering if Robert Lacey is being fed story from Harry and Meghan just like they fed stories to Omid Scobie. Scobie is currently keeping quiet as he will be called to be a witness for court trial in January and Meghan is not contacting him for the time being so that they can lie in court that they don’t communicate with each other. Robert is now the new mouth piece for M&H it seems.

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  5. They’re both so bland, and I’m sure 99% of the rumors about them originate from them. Rock stars? Little Prince Louis was more charismatic in the recent David Attenborough promotional video than H or M have ever been giving a speech.

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    • Spot on . Just Harry and his wife just stir up rumors about them through their PR and then complain about them to get media coverage. Utterly pathetic.

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  6. Since megsy pays sunshine Sachs mucho bucks to put out rumors about her being soooooo wonderful I wonder what she had to pay Lacey. She is pretty pitiful in my book.

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  7. They are not popular at all. They have to ask to be on any and all platforms just to be relevant. We don’t care what they have to say. She’s using PH and the Royal Family for the Title, Celebrity Status and Royal status. That’s why she’s using her Title when she lectures on any and every platform. They are ridiculous and nauseating. Please stop talking.

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  8. Yeah, it’s not enough for them to say they’ll leave the Royal Family. They have to be rock stars. Eh. Here’s the thing: even real rock stars don’t go around claiming they are rock stars. Did Elvis go around whingeing that people didn’t treat him like a rock star? Eh.

    Stardom is like authenticity. You either are or you aren’t. But if you truly are, then you don’t even have to say it.

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