I’ve seen some disgraceful royal antics in my time, but for pure arrogance, entitlement, greed, and wilful disrespect, nothing has ever quite matched the behaviour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
If I were Her Majesty the Queen, I would strip these two deluded clowns of all their titles with immediate effect and despatch them back into civilian life.
In a series of staggeringly pompous statements on their gleaming new Hollywood-style website, they laid down the law to the Queen and to the rest of us about exactly how things are supposedly going to work from this moment on.
They want to stop being ‘senior royals’ with all the tedious duty that entails and now want to be a ‘progressive’ force within ‘the institution’.
In other words, they want to be super-woke celebrities (with all the outrageous ‘Do as we say not as we do’ hectoring hypocrisy they’ve already brought to that status) who get to keep all the trappings of royal life without any of the hard, boring bits and the right to cash in on their status however they choose.
So, they want the glitz, the glamour, the splendour and the stupendous wealth….they just don’t want to have to actually earn it.
”What a pathetic joke.”
Harry and Meghan say they will now be spending much of their time in North America, where they’ve just be lounging on their lazy backsides for six weeks ‘much-needed holiday’ – a holiday from what, exactly?
They have also informed us they intend to continue living for free, when they grace the UK with their esteemed presence, at Frogmore Cottage, their palatial home in Windsor that was gifted to them by the Queen and which has been refurbished to their specifications at a cost to the taxpayer of millions of pounds.
Oh, and they expect to continue having royal protection too wherever they choose to live and travel – at further vast expense to the taxpayer.
They also, hilariously, laid down their new rulebook for the media, saying they’re getting rid of the traditional Royal Rota system and will instead be inviting special favoured journalists to attend their events and only write nice positive things about them.
I chuckled with disbelief as I read this. Even Vladimir Putin wouldn’t pull a stunt to control the press like that.
It was shocking enough that Harry and Meghan didn’t even have the courtesy to tell either Prince Charles, who they sponge off, or Prince William of their grandiose plans.
But it was absolutely appalling that they failed to notify the Queen. This woman is not just Harry’s grandmother, she’s the Monarch for god’s sake.