As the royal titles slowly allow both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to amass money, at which point does Harry become surplus to requirements?
Those of us who know Meghan Markle’s history kind of figured this day would eventually come. The day when Prince Harry would be in danger of becoming surplus to requirements.
Don’t get me wrong, we’re not quite there. Yet.
But I think we’re close.
According to New Idea magazine, divorce is on the cards. Now personally, I don’t quite buy that.
What is interesting, however, is that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted arguing at a local restaurant recently.
Couples have been known to argue, of course, but it’s the description of the demeanor of both that caught my attention.
A source who saw the spat claimed:
It looked like they were fighting. She was enjoying a glass of white wine and didn’t seem too fazed by it, but Harry was clearly frustrated.
Prince Harry being frustrated isn’t news. Despite attempts to paint a rosy picture of the Prince enjoying his time in America while cultivating his new “woke” persona, there have been instances where insiders claim to have seen Harry become frustrated and unhappy with life in Tinseltown.
According to one source, Meghan is giving Harry the runaround:
She is a very determined woman who is used to getting her own way. She runs rings around Harry which frustrates him and they butt heads.
Meghan’s demeanor is also telling. It would appear for all the world that she doesn’t care.
Again, this is something that we’ve seen said before. Meghan Markle is in this marriage for herself and what it can provide for her.
She doesn’t care if Prince Harry is missing his grandparents and father or feeling cut off from the world he’s known all of his life.
He’s there to serve a purpose, and that purpose is opening social and even political doors for Meghan that wouldn’t otherwise be there.
The question now is, are we reaching the stage where Prince Harry has opened pretty much all of the doors he can for Meghan Markle?
And if this is the case, how long will he remain useful?
I honestly believe that what attracted Meghan to Prince Harry in the first place was his royal titles.
Of course, I may be wrong, and Meghan was attracted to his petulant behavior or even his questionable past when it comes to race and religious relations. But I doubt it.
Thus far, the royal connections and money that Prince Harry brings to the table have provided the couple with a $40 million wedding, allowed Meghan to spend upwards of $1 million on clothes, a mansion in Santa Barbara that Prince Harry reportedly doesn’t even have his name attached to but is footing the bill for, and finally the potentially lucrative Netflix deal we’ve seen reported.
An additional way in which Meghan has managed to benefit from her relationship with Prince Harry is somehow convincing all and sundry that any criticism of her for how she’s reportedly acted during her time as a royal is based almost entirely on her race.
Speaking as someone who lives and works close to the British journalistic coalface, I consider this absolute nonsense.
Does Meghan Markle see terrible treatment from people on social media? Absolutely. Sadly, it’s a sign of the times that if you’re someone of note, you’re going to face that kind of abuse. Mind you, her fans aren’t shy about dishing it out as well.
I obviously condemn any and all racist abuse of Meghan Markle or anyone else.
From the British press, though? Not in my opinion. I’ve seen many a royal, and indeed celebrity, cut down and criticized in ways that would make Meghan and Prince Harry curl up into the fetal position and cry out for a safe space.
And yet, with this self-styled take on criticism aimed at her, enabled and supported by certain key figures within the media, Meghan has managed to ride the wave of political and racial anger and campaigning in the United States and benefit from it personally.
Watch as Meghan sits down for a curated chat with campaigner Gloria Steinem!
She’s taken a very serious and harrowing cause that ordinary minorities have to deal with every day and turned it into an opportunity to rub shoulders with the likes of Michelle Obama and to stage heavily curated “chats” with the likes of noted campaigner Gloria Steinem.
The aim, as always, is personal gain.
Which brings us back to the unfortunate Prince Harry. The frustrated toff from the dusty old Palace who was so taken by an American girl with a winning smile.
I fear that before long, he’ll be on that scrapheap populated by Trevor Engelson and Cory Vitiello, wondering exactly what happened.
All he’ll have left to remember the whole peculiar tale is an eye-watering divorce bill and foggy-headed confusion as to what actually happened.
And Meghan? Well, she’ll move on to the next poor chap. I’m sure Markus will have a few ideas on who’s best suited.
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