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Harry and Meghan - who gives a crap?   The U.K and Europe

Started 1/13/20 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 23382 views.
BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

1/14/20

RGoss99 said:

As a foreigner and a person of color I can´t see Meghan having much effect on the U.K. establishmnt. and the same with Harry on North America for the opposite reasons.

Royalty solidifies alliances by marriage between ruling houses. 

Harry and Meghan would need to start travelling and meeting everyone in the US until they knew more people than anyone else there.

They'd have to smoosh politicians until the point where leaders came to them for a blessing.

Then the US would have a Royal Family that could stop them going off the rails.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

1/14/20

wHILE THEY ARE COSYING UP TO HOLLYWOOD, THEIR CURRENT PLANS ARETO LIVE IN CANADA.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

1/14/20

RGoss99 said:

wHILE THEY ARE COSYING UP TO HOLLYWOOD, THEIR CURRENT PLANS ARETO LIVE IN CANADA.

I find that puzzling.

Meghan's career was in the US (I think) and she might want to go back to it. Harry, increasingly marginalised from a family enterprise that must be under a bit of financial strain, could be very tempted by the opportunities that he may think awaits him. Or a comfortable life playing second string to a seriously talented wife. I might not turn my nose up to such an opportunity.

jra2750

From: jra2750

1/14/20

I can't say I blame the  couple for changing their lifestyle.  I'd bet the farm that Meghan took one look at those hats she had to wear and that was the catalyst for the decision.  Kudos to  Harry &  Meghan for wishing to go it alone.  

jra2750

From: jra2750

1/14/20

America had its Royal family and thankfully circumstances interfered and it was short-lived.  When Jackie and John-John died so, too, did the 'line'.  

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

1/14/20

jra2750 said:

America had its Royal family and thankfully circumstances interfered and it was short-lived.  When Jackie and John-John died so, too, did the 'line'.  

I'm not sure they ever attempted to function as "Royals".

Dedicating their lives to "causes", those things tending to bring people together.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

1/15/20

Your cartoon looks like it makes a Good point. Unfortunately it is so small that I can´t read the text.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

1/15/20

Two points, Meghan´s origins were L.A. but her career has been pretty international.

Harry on the other hand, with or without "Royal" assistence is independently wealthy whether he Works or not.

1. When the previous wealthy Earl Spancer died, his estate was divided by three, VC Althorp (the present Earl), Elder daughter, and Diana (of which 1/6 went to Harry).

2. Most of the world´s "princes" are pennyless, unless they are sovereign as with Monaco) ae dependent on the monarch or duke with an actual title. In the case of the U.K. they officially come of age uppon marriage, at which point they are given a title which includes an income (Spain is an exception because when the infantas got married they got titles - Palma and Lugo) but still have to work to earn their own living). However Crown princes (Spain-Asturias, England - Cornwall), are born with independent trust funds, as the two sons of Charles, also get trust funds out of the Cornwall estate, which Charles manages, independent of the queen and parliament. So this is another source of income for Harry.

3. When he married, he was made a duke, also with an income, but in this case it only amounts to 5% which is dependent on the goodwill of the queen and parliament.

4. Then there are varios royal gifts such as property, some of which are permanent, and others such as suites in palaces are dependent on the queen´s Good Will (probably involved in the current negotians..

So basicly, if Meghan and Harry never do any work producing an income, they can easily live off the wealth they already have collectively. But there is another added source, that does not involve work, they can sell or rent heir name recognition, which is already happening (in other words "inluence peddling") with their web site.

I don´t know why Canada, perhaps they are thinking about the future considering both the U.K. with Brexit, and the U.S. with Trump, are unlikely in the near future to be good places to live. 

jra2750

From: jra2750

1/15/20

Of course Jackie aspired to be a Royal.  That was evident when she wore that crown upon her head.  

There is a contingency here that sincerely believed that at last America would have its Royal family and Jackie made it her business to accommodate.  

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