The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use their HRH titles

Buckingham Palace has announced that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use public funds for royal duties, will repay the Sovereign Grant for the renovation of Frogmore Cottage, and will no longer use their HRH titles. Queen Elizabeth said in a statement, “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family. I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life."
HRH styles, the couple will still retain them. They will be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Buckingham Palace also released a statement on the matter: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.”

In the statement of the Palace, it is also said that, with the Queen’s blessing, Prince Harry and Meghan will continue with their private patronages and associations and that the Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family and that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home.

Although they will not use their HRH styles, the couple will still retain them. They will be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

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  1. I wish them both good luck and happiness in their new life. For an American to intergrate into no matter which European culture, German, English, French or any other, is not an easy ride. I don't think Meghan forsaw what was ahead of her on the cultural front and the life as a Royal. The Queen shows her wisdom and sensitivity more and more. My admiration for the Queen grows when I see her deal with situations like this.
    p.s. Hope Meghan shows us some of the work/s of Canadian fashion designers.

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  3. Even I think they only half-heartedly tried to live like senior royals in the Uk, the decision was foreseeable. A good decision for my opinion. The only thing that bothers me massively is that both give the impression that they did it under pressure of the bad and ugly media. Ther‘re always two sides to the coin. Fact is , that Harry always prefered the live out of Britain. For example he was in the United States very often. For me, his marriage was an opportunity to jump off. Sorry for William but he will be better off without his ever dissatisfied brother.…Only one can play the first fiddle. Harry now has his stage somewhere else.

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    1. I do agree: Harry wanted a way out and Meghan helped him.
      William will be lonely without him.
      I hope the new opportunities bring him what he whishes, but it is a mysterie what he will be going to do: he has no education other than the military and royal representation.
      Sorry, back to the clothes: Canadian fashion?? Donot hope so seeing my relatives overthere....

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    2. Well said,Monty. I agree 100%.

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    3. You should have some compassion for the trauma Harry carries with him because of the way he lost his mother. I am sure at some point he has seen the last photos ever taken of Diana, looking out the back window of the Mercedes while being chased by the paparazzi. I have read ignorant comments here that because William has handled Diana's death well, Harry should be able to. Grief is a very personal thing, and very different for every person that experiences it. We can't possibly know William's personal feelings or how he handled his mother's death outside of what he chooses to share. Also, he is not as free to express himself as Harry is. I can fully appreciate that Harry could be triggered by how Meghan has been treated. He also knows that his mother did not have the support she needed. He may just be doing everything he can to make sure that history will not repeat itself, and that Archie will have the childhood that he never had. We must always remember that Harry was born into a royal family, with his destiny predetermined (until now). Most people would find that suffocating. I want to point out that it is not fair to blame Meghan for this either. Harry has had his own issues with the press. Let's not forget that the press revealed his location while he was in combat, not only endangering his life, but the lives of all the troops with him. The days of arranged marriages to second cousins are gone. Monarchies have modernized enough to allow marriage for love, so it stands to reason that the relationship has to take priority. Harry will never be king, so how can he be wrong for choosing to protect his family? The press will print what sells, true or not, and most people have prejudged them and taken sides. It is now time to leave them in peace. When they make an appearance, report on it, then move on.

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    4. Diana died 22 years ago. He may miss her still (and likely forever), but no-one grieves that long. Life goes on. It´s time to stop playing the "mummie"-card. (As it is time for Meghan to stop playing the "racism" card). It´s become unbearable.

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    5. Largely agree. Finally I have to say, that it isn‘t the so called Megxit :) that bothers me, it‘s the ruthless way they did it, especially against William and Kate. Unfortunately Harry and Meghan used the media, especially the new media, for intriguing games. As I said: there are two sides to the coin. Harry isn‘t just the poor victim neither is Meghan.

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    6. No,no,no Princess Diana also loved media...when she wanted it.

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    7. Anonymous @9:09 couldn't have said it better, it restores my faith on humanity when I read kind an compassionate posts like yours.
      MM

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    8. Well said, Anonymous 9:09. The inner/senior circle of British royals will be much more drab and dull withouth them, however, I hope they find peace and happiness in their future life -- and that we may still see them every now and then at some events.
      Kara

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    9. There are a lot of people who suffer from childhood traumas and who do their job or fulfill their role properly anyway. Without the ressources Harry had.
      I agree with those who say one thing is this decision in itself, the other thing is the way Harry and Meghan managed (or not managed) it. How must it feel to disappoint so many people, one of them your 93 years old grandmother? She was so generous towards Meghan, inviting her to celebrate christmas even though the couple was not married yet and so on. Diana would be so sad. Although she really had reason to be angry she never wanted to destroy the BRF or something like that.
      Harry has simply become selfish since he is a "woke" trendy-lefty wailer. What about his son, will the little boy play with his grandfather(s)? Or with his cousins?

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    10. @Monty. This is new on their list of sins. What did they do to W/K? Now we know that negotiations were in private for months, the rags must have invented the shock felt by the family. Manon

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    11. Vanessa, this is not the only time you have made a comment that is void of any understanding or compassion. I am thrilled beyond words that you have never suffered the loss of a parent as a child. I can say that with relative certainty because of your comment, "He may miss her still (and likely forever), but no-one grieves that long." It is a life long grief, compounded by the fact that her death was preventable, not brought on by natural causes. For every moment in his life that Diana should be there to celebrate with him or comfort him, he is reminded that she is missing. His children will never know her. The reminders are constant, daily...big and small. Shame on you for daring to have such a strong opinion on a subject that you can only understand if you have experienced it first hand.

      I don't recall Meghan ever "playing the race card", as you have put it. We may have very different definitions of what that means. I do know that what is said and written about her has, at times, had racial undertones. It even happens on this blog, criticizing her hair. Her ethnicity should have no bearing on anything that she does. If they choose to fight back to put an end to the worst of it, I see nothing wrong with it. One day Archie and any future children will find out what has been reported about his mother, and hopefully a few retractions and apologies.

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    12. I agree with Monty on the one hand but also with Coralie; such situations must be very difficult to manage.

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    13. @ Anonymous 5:07:
      There is a difference between grieving and missing someone. And you know that yourself since you said yourself "he is constantly reminded that she is missing". That is exactly what it is. And a grown man, with all thinkable ressources, and 22 years after the loss, is perfectly capable of functioning normally despite the loss.

      Regarding Meghan and playing the race card. My comment refers to Meghan´s behaviour, SHE is the one playing that card - by constantly claiming that she is given a hard time because she´s black. To that I say: what nonsense. She isn´t black to begin with; she has enjoyed a massive amount of public support thanks to Harry´s popularity; I am not aware of any racism displayed towards her, instead she has been received warmly everywhere she went. Commenting on her hair is done with "racial undertones"? Come on. A bit far-fetched to build a "racism"-issue on, don´t you think? I´m not even arguing that some gossip sites have shown rough, even racist language, but isn´t that just that - gossip? Why would she even read that? Are a few crazy commenters in some online forum really enough to blame a whole country of racism? And isn´t the gossip about her family not fuelled by her behaviour towards her family? The criticism towards her is for not sticking to royal rules and protocols, and instead of reflecting on her behaviour and changing it, she plays the victim and calls everyone a racist. I have a problem with that, and I don´t feel the least bit sorry for her. She had huge popularity credit with the public, and she threw it all away.

      Why should I feel compassion for the most elitist, privileged people? Why should I have understanding for her failing to do the one job they signed up for - to serve the public?

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    14. Vanessa, can you cite one instance, interview, publication, tweet, speech or Instagram post on which Meghan has complained about her treatment as a black woman? No, you can't, because it doesn't exist. Here you go again along with all the tabloid consumers putting words in her mouth, and that is how you attack people of color, by stating that they play the race card. The only time she has spoken publicly about herself was on the recent interview while traveling in Africa, and there isn't a nuance of what you are stating. This is the problem nowadays, people like you state blatant lies without any proof, and keep talking about public persons as if they were in the loop about their private lives.
      You are entitled to gave your opinion about a situation but you need to stop spreading lies and that you read on dubious publications. Once again, we have never heard this woman complaint about this issue, but oh my Lord I have seen the twits that some haters have been publishing... and yes those are racists, and cruel, and I can't even replicate those words on this fine blog because the are just inhuman.

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    15. Bravo Vanessa!!! You wrote what needed to be written. I agree with everything.

      Missy

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    16. @Cherry Blossom, you hit the nail on the head:-) this is what people do on social media, they make statements as if they were true. I am still waiting to see an interview, or anything in print where Meghan talks about her race. Unfortunately when a person of color is vilified by the public, sometimes with subtle remarks, and other times openly vile, the masses instead of standing for what is decent, they defend these attacks and start yelling " race card". Once again, where us the proof about this affirmation? Nothing but rumors, and a good excuse for people to be judgmental. I refrain from judging a situation that I am not part of, or to give advice to people that are light years away from me. I just wish the best to all involved.
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    17. Here, here! Cherry Blossom. Once again you are the voice of truth and reason. I agree not only agree with your above post (much truth!) but with all your posts about this matter, and about Meghan. Through all your many writings, I've seen that your point of view and my own are the same, and like you, my very best wishes reside with H&M for their future success and happiness. All the continuing, made-up, exaggerated press reports are sickening! I don't read any of them but the crazy headlines pop up everywhere.

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    19. @ Cherry. Salacious comments from the rags are much more believable than the truth

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    20. Agree with all of you above, all the nasty comments on this thread are about what people feel, what they imagine, what they read on the tabloids, wow! everybody has an opinion about Meghan being mean to her help, and ambitious, they put more credence on the words, and these words are in print, of her horrible father that always saw her as a cash cow, what parent sells their hildren down the river in order to make money? Most of us would give our lives for our children, defend them even when we think they are wrong, and never, ever let anybody hurt them, and yet you see women attacking her because she doesn't want that toxic man near her child? Not a recorded word from her being nasty or accusatory. Did you guys believe also that William has been cheating on Kate? Do you guys ever mention the amount of money that she (Catherine) spends in clothes? her expensive nanny? , her lack of substance in public appearances? ( and it doesn't bother me) ... When you are ready to go out on public forums and dictate sentences, you may want to check what you "know" what the person that you are judging has "said" not the he says, she says trash of the tabloids. Otherwise keep you conjectures to yourself.
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    21. MM @10:23 my comment above was for you... 😃Forgot to include you

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    22. Agreed Cherry Blossom. I don't typically like to critique women public figures as they already have it fairly difficult but I have to agree that the Duchess of Cambridge has faults as well but for *some* reason the coverage is very unbalanced in relation to the Duchess of Sussex. For example, people complain about the fit of the DoS's pregnancy and post-partum clothing, clothes that she is rewearing as her body fluctuates and say its immodest for them to be slightly too tight but I can't imagine the crucifixion that would ensue if she had worn floaty dresses and repeadetly flash her bare rear end on royal engagements per another Duchess.

      People want to play good princess, bad princess and build one woman up while completely denigrating the other. Like the DoS had mentioned, "I knew it would be hard but I thought it would at least be fair." People grow and sometimes may have a misstep but it seems like the DoS is not afforded time to adjust. I support her and Prince Harry in walking away from this. She will never win. It's great that her and Prince Harry are putting their family first.

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  4. May this decision bring them the peace and happiness they are looking for. Scarlet Witch

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  5. Que leur avenir soit empreint de beaucoup de sérénité et de bonheur en compagnie de leur petit bout Archie !

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  6. Let's summarize it: 1. Harry and Meghan's bombshell statement of their leaving from their royal duties. 2. Angry, sad Charles, William, and The Queen, Prince Phillip.3. Destroyed Kate's birthday. 4. Negotiations between Harry, The Queen, William and Charles and their advisors. 5. Publication of Agreement from the Buckingham Palace.
    I think it would be better for everyone (the Sussexes, the Royal Family, and the public) if the order of events were: 1. Negotiations, 2. Disclosure of the Buckingham Palace Agreement. THere vere not destroyed the family atmosphere or the media whirlwind.
    I don't know exactly what Harry's job will be, but don't let him go into diplomacy. This month he showed how not to do it.

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    1. I think that the negotiations and discussions had already begun earlier, thus it probably wasn't such a bombshell for the rest of the family as the tabloids have tried to make us believe.

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    2. Agree with Anon 12:36 AM.

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  7. Many blessings on their future endeavors, and kudos to the Queen for her statements of support, onenever stops loving family even if their choices are different than ours. I hope that the waters will start calming down, and the press gives this family a little room to breathe. I also hope that the public, including many on this forum, that were accusing them of taking public money, will now be assuaged.
    I always had a soft spot for Diana's children, specially Harry, he always seemed so lost. I think he is finally doing what he thinks will bring him happiness.
    Best of luck.

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    1. To be fair people were concerned how they expected to be funded as it wasn't made clear.

      Anyway, I wish them luck - I hope it works out for them. I'm sorry that they felt stifled by their lives as they were. Meghan was a breath of fresh air but it seems it wasn't meant to be.

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  8. I wish them personal happiness. However, I feel that many these celebrity charity projects serve more to self-promote famous people.
    The trademark "Sussexroyal" - has nothing to do with royal dignity.

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    1. I think you're probably right.

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  9. Now that's how you release a good PR statement. There is no blame or hate towards anyone. Showing respect to all those involved, release the message jointly as a team. Showing gratitude to the work they have done for the UK and the Commonwealth, in turn appreciate opportunities that were given but above all LOVE for family 'Harry, Meghan & Archie will always be loved' 💗👪

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  10. Harry is magic pure and simple. He is the brightest light in his family and he is adored by pretty much everyone. It's a gift he received from his mum. His decision to step back is the right thing for him and his family. I'm pretty sure it's what he has always wanted. However, I'm sure this decision has broken his father's heart. I firmly believe Charles wants both of his sons by his side (supporting him and working on his behalf) when he becomes king. That may still happen. We will have to see. For now though, the monarchy won't have their brightest star to represent them. That is a shame.

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    1. I do not agree. Harry's pretty spoiled. He's not a boy, but a 35-year-old man. I would be ashamed to live from Dad's money at his age. Above all, I don't like the way he solves his and Meghan's future. It looks like a failed Hollywood drama. Where is confidentiality?

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    2. Well said Anon 12:01. I completely agree.

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    3. 12:01
      Please remember that Harry grew up differently from the rest of us. He was brought up as the third in line to the throne, or known as a spare to William. They were not brought up to land jobs in a private institution and to earn on their own. He may have inherited from his mom but still he is still Charles' son and even William and Kate are funded by Charles. If Charles wish to cut them off, he may do so but he chose to support his son. Also, when Charles becomes King, the fund, Duchy of Cornwall will be passed down to William only. Nothing will be passed down to Harry.

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  11. Life as the second born child of a heire to the throne never has been easy. Take a look at Princess Margarete and Prince Andrew. Not able to live a private life, learn a "normal" Job" but damned to do so as soon as your older sibling steps into the heir shoes - thats tough. And yes, media has insulted in a way not known before. Why? The pressure of numerous online sources to produce news around the clock, 24/7 and 365 days a year with limitless possibilites of taking photos from everyone everywhere, puzzling them together so that a headline not longer covers the truth - thats a growing problem and I think it got worse since the last five years. That is hard to bear

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  12. What now for them both?Harry may regret this step,he is in a limbo. I wish he give it more time. Royal life and it's perks is all he knows from Birth, it is way more difficult outside the so called Fishbowl. I wish them Luck for their new life.

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  13. Whatever fate the royal family had to deal with, everyone becomes more sensitive over the years! How sad and hard must the queen and her prince consort live with this unworthy today ?! All of this will fall back on the family, not what the press alone writes is unrefined, despite all love there is a lack of respect for each other, everyone can do better, EVERYONE !!! -Dorothe-

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  14. Harry and Meghan,what a couple!
    She loves media,but she never understood that all bad things also comes up and that made her not so quit good as she think she is.Harry is a nice man,but he acts like a boy.
    Meghan comes from a background with familyproblems and she is very good in making problems on her own.
    They both can be strong together or fail....I think they survive this.

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    1. Tout à fait d'accord. La presse americaine doit être moins "sauvage" que la presse britannique. Mais, entrer ds une famille, c'est aussi avec des devoirs, le semble t-il..Souhaitons leur un prochain chemin ensemble et qu'un aucun n'ait de regret.

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    2. I also agree with Mina, there are so many aspects to the problem.

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  15. May they have a long and happy life;as they travel on uncharted waters.

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  16. Sensible solution much better than the complicated ‘semi detached’ idea originally suggested. This gives a much clearer and cleaner way forward and the Queen has continued to be supportive of the couple. It’s a shame that, in spite of her support, Prince Harry has already made a speech, inevitably publicised on Instagram, where he basically has said ‘I didn’t get what I wanted’

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  17. I've lost my decades-long respect for the queen. This entire debacle was probably planned from the beginning. Information and misinformation, we don't know whom or what to believe. European royal families are no longer interesting to me either, as they're all related and who knows what goes on with them. I'm done with them all for now, hopefully for good. ~Rose~

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    1. Good for you! I had never more respect for them than for any other human being to begin with....why should I..... none of them has done anything even remotely important for decades.....
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    2. Totally agree!

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    3. Sounds a bit after conspiratiorial ideas.

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  18. I never liked Meghan and Harry that much, but I do admire the fact that Harry has chosen his family above royal life. Hope all works out for them. And I hope that Harry will "survive" life without the backing of the royal family.... Good luck

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    1. Agree, he seems to be in peace with himself and so does Meghan. Imho they were really extremely sad in taking this step - leaving.

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  19. Joann
    To be honest, I never saw any sign of racism towards Meghan. I am not on social media at all (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). But a friend of mine is and she told me there were a lot of "crazies" on Twitter that have made racist comments. But I don't think these people represent a whole nation of people. So I'm sorry that kind of criticism is going around. I think people were quite thrilled and in awe of her. I remember the wedding day and the crowds cheering as their carriage went by. It's all too sad. At the moment Harry and Meghan are happy with their decision. But I personally don't think they have thought it through carefully. The "real" world is brutal out there. They will be in competition for endorsements, movie roles and there will be a backlash that they are trading on royal status, etc. to make money that should go to people who have worked and toiled in those fields. In my view, Meghan and Harry should have remained in Britain. Harry continuing as a senior royal and Meghan retiring to private life for awhile to regroup and take care of Archie at Frogmore. In a year, things would start to look different to them. Now I don't see how they are going to un-ring that bell.

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    1. Just one of 1000 example the chimp-photo in the daily mail, when Meghan gave birth to her son.

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    2. Yes, people forget the horrible things that the press said about this woman... and the social media haters, I can't bring myself to repeat the racist, inhumane things that I have seen. I sometime pictured Harry seeing these memes and comments even before his son was born, and the morbid curiosity, and speculation as to whether the child would look lighter or darker. I won't say that other royals haven't been subjected to horrible treatment (Letizia comes to mind) but there is no comparison between the press calling Catherine Waity Katie and the cruel names towards a child and his expectant mother.

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  20. Harry always had a special place in my heart,it was heartbreaking how he lost his beloved mother in the tender age of 12. Yes he finally grew up. I feel he is not showing his best side. I have the feeling there is more going on then meets the eye? They want Privacy so lets give it to them. Maybe the Sessex tread should be closed, to let them live the life they want with no intrusion. I wish them the best and hope they get everything they want.

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  21. Wow. So many nasty comments again. Wonder why they wanted to quit? And are you still blaming Meghan? None of us will ever know for sure what happened, so please stop acting like you have all been there! Oh and everyone who left a nasty comment, blame yourselves instead of Meghan.
    I think Harry will be so much happier without this royal bullshit, which no longer makes sense. There are so many problems, like climate change that needs to be solved. Please don’t waste your time and energy on hating H and M.

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    1. Agreed, these comments are exhibit A, B, C, D, etc. as to why they desire to live a more private life. Totally understandable.

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  22. Waitie Katie, Kate Middleclass, she has no job, paparazzis gathering outside her house even going in her way during their break and following her to the supermarket- can you remember that? When they had a brief break in 2007 a journalist contacted her and she said: she never commented on her relationship, it is no time to start it. Never complained about media frenzy even without the protection of royal family. She was 26-27 years old young woman that time, not a 38 yrs old actress living in limelight. It is all forgotten at 11. April 2011. Btw her Majesty solved the problem brilliantly.

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    1. Szilvia, as stated above by CB, the press has always persecuted the Royals that were young, specially the ones that could be sold to the public, and now is much worse with the trolls in social media spreading rumors, simply because their sense of decency is long gone. But your comparison is ludicrous, to be called Waitie Katie, and be followed to night clubs, can't compare, to be portrayed as a shrew, gold digger, publish a private letter to your father, pay such father in order to ruin your character, (and publish the excerpts that made her look bad) of thousands of pictures, always publish the ones where the belly is being cradled, or where the figure is lees flattering post-partum, speculate that you are so mean that all the employees quit their jobs, speculate as to what kind of birth your child would have, make memes about your unborn child using chimps, endless speculation as to the skin color of the child, thousands of comments about your "African hair" , magazines on the racks screaming about them not showing pictures of the baby, and when they finally do, all the talk is about the mother's belly, and in the pictures with Tutu in Africa, the press writing about the child having a lazy eye, being accused of playing the race card, even though she never uttered a word, minimizing every charity, the lovely pictures when she happened to perspire and these are just a few examples. The press and social media have crucified this woman, and yet she always looked more engaged, and comfortable with the common people that Harry ever was, maybe this distancing has more to do with his feelings, and the fact that the Crown hasn't done much to support this marriage.
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    2. Yes very true, what also comes to mind is the invasive photos taken in 2012 of the Duchess of Cambridge, by French magazine Closer when she and William were staying at the French chateau. These photos were released when they were both on tour. The Duchess kept her dignity and got on with the job at hand,grace under fire. I cannot think of anything more difficult to handle than photos such as those splashed across the front pages around the world. They made front page here in Australia. So very humiliating and degrading. The Princess of Wales, use to get called the most disgraceful names when she wouldn't pose for photos by photographers as she was going about her business privately. I think there are many examples of media frenzy. Nothing is ever going to change. I don't think being in Canada is going to stop the interest. But the brutality of the British press was contributing factor. Time will tell. I wish them all the best.

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    3. Really Ava? Being photographed top less while vacationing is vile, although this couple should have been advised of long lenses and what they capture. Really, is this worse than publishing that the child you carry is a chimp? she continued with her life same as Meghan continued her engagements until the last moment... and by the way the Cambriges sued the magazine with the full support of Buckimham
      Elaine.

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    4. @ Elaine: I regularly read dailymail, and the BBC reporter making disgusting chimp comment was immediately fired- but you are right as for a pregnant woman it must have been devastating. When you are in certain position you simply don't write letters because they can be published- eg: royals never signature their full names so no one can mimick it or Meghan couldn't take part in the negotiation because of fear of eavesdropping. Cradling her baby bump wasn't a media meme, if you look at any youtube report they simply couldn't make any other pics, but it is up to her. At dailymail I never read any racist comment or black hair article, so I can't comment on it. There will always be trash newspapers, even when Lady Di died they made disgusting headlines, the only weapon is simply not reading them. And she is really not losing her baby weight, that is not meme either but a fact- IMO she loves having boobs as we all do! And... what if all the speculations are true? We will never know whether they are right or not, only time will tell. There's one thing I can't understand as a wife: if my husband faces such a difficult time- quitting family firm, being stripped off his beloved military titles and patronages, saying goodbye to his home country and so on- staying 4000kms away nearly a fortnight with his beloved baby is really the best solution?
      I think there are two types of people: Meghan can't do anything wrong and Meghan does everything wrong. I honestly haven't decided where I belong but her everydays are not really affected by this. :)

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    5. Szilvia, how do you know that she "made" her husband take this step? Surely you remember that Harry has always been the second in command, and his patronages have been few and definitely of his choosing. After the public engagement it was obvious that The Crown saw a huge interest from the public, and voila!! The fantastic 4 emerges, they really thought that these youngsters would bring a golden era once again, well it wasn't meant to be, they didn't take care of their own, and they overestimated Harry's tolerance.
      It's easy to speak from a higher moral ground, but you have no idea what actually happened inside those walls. If we were to remember history, one could say that the Royal Family has never been known for their warmth or loving relationships.
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    6. @MM: where have I written she made Harry make this decision? I said just the same: no one knows what happened behind closed doors. Either Meghan being a victim or not. Either the BRF being interested in Harry or not.

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  23. Cherry Blossom, please, continue to be the voice of reason. Harry and Meagan best of luck on all your future endeavors.

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  24. It is quite easy to shrug off the hurtful coded comments, subliminal messages or in-your-face actions by others if you do not live in black or brown skin. (Oprah not being buzzed into a store on the Champs Elysee) Rich or poor, most have a story of the moment when they realized that they were really ... black. That said,Harry has wanted out. Fact. What has happened is that he has found someone who has lived outside the bubble and is willing to take the plunge with him. Encouraging your husband to stay in a situation that he wants leave so that he can wear nice uniforms and be spoon fed by the taxpayers is not what a good wife does. Good luck to them!...
    MB
    PS The DM took the time today to put the price in red of every piece of the nondescript outfit she wore yesterday.

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  25. Elaine & Cherry I couldn’t have said it better. There seems to be a rather partisan view regarding the treatment of the Royal ladies, I read somewhere that’s Meghan should have taken it in the chin like Camilla. How short are your memories? and without any intention of rendering Judgement, I must say, have you lost your minds? The behavior of Charles and her, are well documented and the pain and disgrace they caused to Diana, her children and the Queen can’t be compared to this American girl that thought that loving Harry would be enough. I am not a mind reader so I don’t know if Camilla destroyed 2 families because of sentiments so strong that she just couldn’t control, or if she gambled with the fact that people forget and if she played well, she would be married to the King of England... just as well, the criticism of the press towards Catherine can’t hold a candle to the vitriol and demeaning treatment from press, and those of you hiding behind a keyboard, afforded to Meghan.
    To clarify, nothing I have said is a slander or my “perception “ is just history, and I have no animosity towards neither of these women.
    Ms Marple.

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