Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan made the most informed of choices when they decided retreating from Britain’s royal forefront. Like Harry’ mother, the late Princess Diana, Meghan shows the likelihood of becoming an untraditional regal spouse.
It’s not farfetched stating those qualities were the ones which attracted him.
Proceeding a little further along the analysis, perhaps the couple’s magnetism strengthened through his unconscious revival that in some ways Meghan might resume and extend the sort of happiness he enjoyed with Diana. Maybe even recoup the loving environment in which he’d thrived as a boy.
No. Be assured Harry isn’t seeking a substitute mother figure in his wife. Besides being a distinct person in her entirety, Meghan possesses traits beyond his mother’s. Nonetheless who would disagree that if Diana could somehow opine, she’d admire the resolve freely inhabiting her daughter-in-law only Queen Elizabeth flashes.
About HRH – the Queen has learned plenty since Diana shook the House of Windsor’s mid-20 century complacency.
Before Diana’s tragedy, the Queen wouldn’t have countenanced mainline royals like Meghan and Harry dipping their toes into free agency. When Diana married into the family, she was expected to subsume herself and become a component of the whole unit.
The difference, though, in Harry and Meghan’s ultimate favor – they’re outside the line of secession. William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their children, are in the hole after Charles. A real-life episode of King Ralph need occur before the Sussexes get anywhere near the throne.
Diana didn’t have that separation. She was expected to produce an heir and at least one spare then gladly spend the rest of her life prettily mummified in Charles’ shadow.
A woman with modern sensibilities, obviously the princess chafed at what became evermore constraining.
Like Harry, the Queen recognized Meghan’s modernity. Rather than attempt bridling her and fitting her with a bit, she remembered the still too recent past’s disaster. Instead, damning tradition and protocol the Queen did better than a brave thing. She did a smart thing. She accommodated the now. She made way for today in order to grant the greatest assurances for continued tomorrows.
The Queen perceives, and she’s keen on perception.
Otherwise she risked chasing off her grandson, and through that weaken whatever magic holds British subjects to their sovereign. Particularly UK’s younger subjects. The Queen remains adept enough to skate through that. But Charles …?
Also, and though she’s inscrutable, the Queen must realize that Meghan’s American biracial heritage brings out the lowest, most loathsome standards in Britain’s scandal sheets. Britain’s press is so lousy it makes Fox News seem enlightened by comparison.
What fun the daily printed organs of the isles’ “popular” press have had with the duchess can be likened to bearbaiting. Attitudes similar to mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging Anglo American news consumers, England’s white lowbrow daily news readership just doesn’t get or doesn’t want to get the delivered offenses heaped on those dark-complexioned, non-Christians, even the “wrong” Christians. However, those Britons who’ve ever been targeted by calumnies of the ignorant and arrogant understand the loud message. The meaning is clear. Through Britain’s yellow press, English curs hear the intended dog whistles and bay accordingly.
Again like here.
Say this about the United States – while we still can – our contentions, what roils our society finds ways to heat open air. In this country, relative little is brushed under the carpet or kindly ignored or neutered then buried under semantic dead ends.
What is unsuitable to print in Britain’s tabloid press? Americans should be grateful our reputable media agencies obey rules and practice objective reporting. (Items filling the editorial pages do not count towards reporting. All that comprises is commentary and opinions. Hence Fox News.)
Our noble media informs rather than deceives or sways us. This brings to light plenty of discomfort about ourselves. We are better knowing than leaving facts concealed from ourselves. Only hearing, seeing, or reading what elicits our favor is useless.
Although English culture’s much older and more developed than ours, casual brass tacks and air commonly cleared appear to have been bred out of their everyday discourse. That’s damned polite of them. Nonetheless Britain is full of “you people.” And through the scurrilous press Meghan is one of “them.”
There is no disputing that with readers of England’s scandalmongering newspapers.
Allowing the young couple to make its way beyond Britain and its intrusive and insulting press, the Queen might be acceding to Harry’s fondest wish. Now, who knows whether grandmother and grandson actually sat down and palavered the issue as boldly as what follows. After all, family ties aside doesn’t the Queen inspire measures of reticence and tongue-biting in everybody but Phillip?
By letting the Sussexes withdraw across the Atlantic to our New World, the Queen must’ve somehow agreed with Harry this decision the best action to avoid having the duchess possibly – eventually – hounded by English press jackals into an abutment. There are some incidents that don’t deserve repeating.