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Thread #167159   Message #4028312
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
14-Jan-20 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Harry and Meghan
Subject: RE: BS: Harry and Meghan
Not since the abdication of Edward the VIII has something quite like this happened, but Harry is sixth in line, he isn't abdicating the same kind of duties. When you look at the rules involved, all of the personal appearances and such, the royals do have real jobs, just not the kind that results in a paycheck. Charles settling an annual income on Harry might help the transition, but from what I can see he has grown up to be a responsible young man and will find something to do when he's off of the royal tether. And the times that he is back for family duties will be all the more precious to everyone.

As Meghan said in that interview while in South Africa, she knew it would be hard, but she thought it would be fair, and it hasn't been. Stepping away from that tabloid cesspool is a rational thing to do. I remember over the years seeing the Duke and Duchess of Windsor appear regularly on the Merv Griffin show late at night, and I didn't know their story at the time. They will always be a novelty, but they can be contributing, productive adults at the same time. When you get a chance to look into the model farms and such that Charles and others have been involved with, you can see that there is intent to contribute, even though it isn't often appreciated.

My two cents worth.