Harry and Meghan are annoying millionaires in their own right, but they wind up the right people

Meghan and Harry visit Cape Town.
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Love them or loathe them, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wind up the right people. The celebrity millionaires have a new tell-all documentary out about their lives – and right-wingers are flocking to social media to air their discontent.

Naturally, the grumblers insist it has nothing to do with racism. But we can come to our own conclusion about that. They include such luminaries as Nigel Farage, who railed against what he claimed was their assertion that Brexit – which was famously fuelled by racism – was fuelled by racism.

Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell, who made a career and personality out his former job, also decided it would go down well if he accused the couple of exploiting Diana’s memory. It went as you’d expect:

This from a man who wrote tawdry books about his time with the late princess:

The gutter press

The mainstream press line that the couple wanted to destroy the Royals on the documentary was called into question. Unmentioned by the media – who have played a central role in maligning Harry and Meghan – was the fact that the documentary was highly critical of… them:

Media commentator Mic Wright seemed to think the media’s problem was episode three of the documentary series, which attacked the scurrilous alliance between the press and the royal family:

Distraction tactics

Activist James Foster made a prescient point. Meghan-bashing tends to obscure lots of other issues, like the fact the country is on its knees because of decades of appalling governance:

Radio journalist Shaun Keaveny said it was the age-old establishments, not trade unionists and rebellious princes, that we should be worrying about:

Misdirection

There’s no doubt Harry and Meghan have been victims of the gutter press and the British establishment. And there’s even less doubt that this is fuelled by racism towards Markle. At the same time, there are far more pressing issues today than the internal battles of our ridiculous ruling family.

As seductive as the whole debate is, and despite how much airtime it gets, it is plummeting living standards, the climate crisis, and our increasingly authoritarian government that need our attention. Not the internecine squabbling of our posh overlords.

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    1. Harry and Meghan are annoying millionaires in their own right, but they wind up the right people
      My reply is what a pair of dodgy rich kids they are now.

      WHAT good is any Royal members as they only all line their own pockets
      with our public cash (taxpayer money)

      If they own all of the properties+lands around them they have privately they should fund
      their own cash to keep the places runing not scrounge of us British tax payers to save them cash
      The new KING should be selling off the properties if he cannot afforded to keep them safe
      and in good condition to live in.
      Finally as for the Crown jewel retune them to us public to sell off and give our poorer people a better life and clean up our streets of Homeless people also DO away with FOOD-BANKS

    2. EXACTLY Joe! Well spoken.

      Did you know that in the US, at least, trust in the corporate media is now down to 10-12%.

      Presumably, thats 10% who understood the question wrong, and 2% who are involved in the business. 😉

    3. Excellent article Joe.
      Corporate media just doesn’t like that Harry and Megan has criticised their sacred institution.
      I mean the cheek if it eh 🙃
      I have only watched one episode of this Netflix series so far.
      However, my sympathy for these poor people has just grown already.

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