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Thread #167159   Message #4028472
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Jan-20 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Harry and Meghan
Subject: RE: BS: Harry and Meghan
This is why I feel the Royals are now an anachronism, and we need to move on from those times.
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What they bring to the country is always grossly exaggerated.

From across the pond that royal life looks like a very pampered zoo that the inhabitants live in, with a whole bunch of rules that no one else has to worry about. Working without getting paid? Having to go through all of the pomp and circumstance stuff? The calendar of stuff they have to pay attention to? Grin and bear it.

Steve, I think you underestimate the attraction that Family has for the rest of the world, and it does contribute hugely to what people choose to do when they travel there. Cultural artifacts are a big part of attracting visitors to a place, even if they don't send their entire time consuming the royal tourist hype once they arrive.

That Meghan's letter thing is someone in her family trying to hit it big $-wise by finding and releasing it, isn't it? Everyone has some of "those" relatives who are bottom feeders (look at the US - we got a whole passel of them right there in the White House!) And your media ate it up. Escaping that fishbowl and that media sounds like a completely rational thing to do.

I also agree - the name calling isn't necessary.