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Harry and Meghan to resign

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dirk Diggler, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Greebo

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    Isn’t he doing a joint venture tv series with Oprah on mental health? I suspect he won’t be short of job offers and can as little or as much as he wants to.

    I know he’s not going to get the £2.1m a year from the Sovereign Grant which they won’t get anymore but I always know his father gives him £4m a year as well. Anybody know if he is still going to get that?
     
  2. dowie

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    There isn’t any reason to think he won’t still get that Duchy of Cornwall money tbh... they’re likely still getting funded by what would otherwise be a state owned asset.
     
  3. Hades

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    I think it's interesting that their HRH titles are not being removed but they are simply agreeing not to use them. My thoughts about this is that if they were to divorce at some point then it allows for Harry to start using HRH again.
     
  4. dowie

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    Yup also if/when they get older - once the Queen dies or perhaps if Charles dies they have the option to step back into the Royal role, once they've done the independent do what they want, go make some money etc.. things.
     
  5. hominid

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    Or when after Megan cheats on Harry(she's got previous form btw), then Harry can, after devorce, slide his way back into the fam'..
     
  6. dowie

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    Oh how dare you, that's like racist or something.
     
  7. Malt_Vinegar

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    A good result all round.
    They get their freedom, the people moaning about the house are placated, and they can go about being not royal.
    I really have found the whole thing baffling, it's a massively overblown storm in a teacup, and I am pro-royal.
    I wish them both well, not that they need or care for my wishes.
     
  8. Greebo

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    I dont understand why everybody is getting so worked up on the titles. Beatrice and Eugene arent "working royals" and both have private jobs and both still use their title? So what if Harry still wanted to use his title.
     
  9. hominid

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    Mainly because they ARE going to use it to earn money! And before you say 'How do you know that?', They've set up a site called 'Sussex Royals', despite now having nothing to do with Sussex, or the UK for that matter now they intend to move abroad. Nor are they now 'Royals' despite keeping their titles.

    They will use their 'titles' for two things, privilege and making money.. If you don't think that then you don't know the type of person Megan is.
     
  10. Greebo

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    But Beatrice and Eugene use their titles to earn money? So why is this any different?
     
  11. hominid

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    To be honest it's probably the ONLY way they will earn money but that's another point.. They still are 'Royals' aren't they if only very minor at that? If they earn money from a gifted 'job', in the Hunter Biden sense, or from the dole, I don't care really.. I know they don't do any 'Royal' functions at all, so they don't get paid via the sovereign grant(basically the civil list of old), but I don't think their pedo' dad and granny are going to see them out on the street any time soon. I'm sure their family have a spare room somewhere they can use if needed.
     
  12. Malt_Vinegar

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    When did you meet her, and what dealings did you have with her to give you such a low opinion of her?
     
  13. hominid

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    I didn't say I meet her did I? I said the TYPE of person she is - it's a BIG difference that should be obvious.
     
  14. Malt_Vinegar

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    You sounded so sure, so I guessed you must have met her.
    What type? How do you know then?
     
  15. the_jetsetwilly

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    hopefully he'll get a job in the UK and payback some of the tax we've stumped up over the years and help those that need it.
     
  16. hominid

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    I AM sure, of the TYPE of person she is - that's exactly what I said and I stand by it. She's one of the Holywood elite, her father was an award winning lighting specialist if I remember correctly, the same father that she wouldn't speak to even though he was having a heart attack - and still hasn't spoken to him since well before the last wedding. She's a social climber, she's had superficial relationships with superficial people all her life whilst in the upper echelons on Holywood society. I've meet quite a few of these sorts of people and they are a type, boringly similar, they use and abuse people to get what they want and then dump them. That's not to say they can't have friends, but they are fickle and anyone friends, or partners for that matter, with people like this will wake up one day dumped.

    FYI, my sister is of the same type.
     
  17. Malt_Vinegar

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    I'm glad that misplacing your dislike of your sister is helping you cope with your jealousy and helping you deal with her successes also.

    It's just jealousy/envy. That's all I see.

    The fact remains, your opinion is just an opinion, and you have no way to prove she is like that.

    In relation to her father, if it's the guy I watched gushing about how becoming a princess is every little girls dream and pinnacle of female achievment, I'm not surprised she is distancing herself from him!
     
  18. dowie

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    I think there is a bit of both tbh... her family does seem to be a bit dysfunctional, the half sister seems to have a massive chip on her shoulder and they've collectively damaged any relationship they had with her beyond repair with their multiple interviews, slagging Megan off, leaking a private letter etc..

    On the other hand, while I don't think she's the evil harpee some elements of the press might like to paint her as it does seem like she's a bit ruthless with her ambitions at times - the previous apparent discarding of her first husband when she found fame in suits... the falling out with the best friend from childhood, she hasn't been a prolific media contributor like the Markle family members. She wanted her friend to set her up with Harry, William allegedly tried to caution his brother about rushing things etc..

    Things like the tension with "Kate"/making her cry during the wedding preparation, the way some of the Cambridge's household staff had been dealt with by her, the whole "what Megan wants Megan gets" thing and also the obvious turnover of staff from their household... multiple people quit - that sort of stuff can't be glossed over as smears and racism, that's real people in an otherwise highly desirable job getting so stressed they can't cope anymore.
     
  19. RoboCod

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    How did I miss this thread. Has the Republican/Anti-Royal spitting been up to the usual standard? (embarrassingly hilarious)
     
  20. Colonel_Klinck

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    Because she has already been divorced and there are family issues everyone thinks they know exactly what kind of person she is. Forgetting of course that we all know people who have been divorced and pretty much all our families have issues. But they won't let that get in the way of calling her a gold digging, social climbing, family wrecking ***** :rolleyes: