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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:03 PM

'Rogue royals'? Pundits furious over Harry and Meghan's step back

Source: The Guardian

'Rogue royals'? Pundits furious over Harry and Meghan's step back

Announcement by pair that they are stepping back from public life brings hysterical response

Matthew Weaver
Thu 9 Jan 2020 15.05 GMT
First published on Thu 9 Jan 2020 12.23 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from public life has provoked vitriolic attacks on the couple and hyperbolic predictions on what it could mean for the monarchy.

The announcement came after Prince Harry and Meghan criticised media intrusion and launched legal action against the Mail on Sunday. This, along with reports that the couple’s decision has upset the Queen, appears to have fuelled the ferocity of the reaction.

Meghan and Harry are “the two most spoiled brats in history”, according to broadcaster and former Mirror editor, Piers Morgan.

After the news broke on Wednesday night, Morgan launched a Twitter tirade against Meghan and Harry that has continued on Thursday. He said the death of his mother Diana did not give Harry “licence to treat the Queen so appallingly”


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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/09/prince-harry-meghan-two-most-spoiled-brats-in-history-pundits-provoked-by-royal-rupture

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:05 PM

1. Piers Morgan... once an asshat, always an asshat.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:07 PM

2. Fuck you Piers Morgan

Who the hell is he to judge Prince Harry and his feelings for the loss of his mother and his decisions for his wife and family

I hated him before but reading that tweet makes me just repulsed by that vile asshole Piers Morgan and that he should just shut up and go away

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:08 PM

3. Piers Morgan more douche than pundit.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:10 PM

4. I heard a woman on msnbc this morning refer to Harry, as the "spare" and William as the "heir"

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:13 PM

5. They have always been referred to that way.

I'm surprised you haven't noticed it in all these years.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 02:42 PM

15. He's a human. Not a spare.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:21 PM

8. There is almost always an heir and a spare.

In the distant future, Prince George will be the heir and Princess Charlotte will be the spare.

Princess Anne, and later Prince Andrew, was the spare until Prince Charles had children.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:18 PM

6. Fire them all

no country needs 'royals' anymore
(amazing that we even call people 'the royals,' isn't it?)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:21 PM

7. Meghan can't do anything to make the U.K. happy

She’s an American, an actress and a woman of color.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:21 PM

9. Why would they want to associate with Prince Andrew and his enablers/protectors?

A lot of people stepped away from the Catholic Church because they didn't want to associate with sexual assailants nor assailant-enablers. IF, hypothetically, that was a motivating factor (and I am not really claiming it is), wouldn't they be totally justified in doing so?

Besides, with the change in inheritance rules, Harry is now way, way down the line: Charles, William, each of William's kids, then Harry.

The "spoiled brats" in this scenario are the weirdo Brits who think they own these people as pets, who think it is their business who they breed with and when, where they live, etc.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:23 PM

10. Is it any wonder that Harry & Meghan want to get away from vile scum like Morgan?

He is an evil person. Fuck him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:30 PM

11. Rec'd for the comments.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:45 PM

12. Possibly they have been getting threats

due to the current political climate in the UK.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 02:09 PM

13. 'Pundits' are meant to be actual experts, not rent-a-gobs like Piers Morgan and Sarah Vine

I was expecting an proper reason to be "furious" from someone, not an excuse to fill space and pretend the writer is superior.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 02:14 PM

14. Rent-a-gob is all that it means to be a political pundit these days

The prevalence of gobshites like Piers Morgan and Fraser Nelson is a major part of why I haven't brought a newspaper in a very long time.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 03:03 PM

16. I don't get it.. Why publicize your intentions if you KNOW its gonna do what you hate?

Invade your privacy and cause a kerfuffle in the brit press?? If you don't want to be in the spotlight and step back...... just don't say anything and just step back? I bet it would be some time before the press would notice that Meghan and Harry weren't hanging around the castle much.. Would not notice "we don't hear from them much". Keep you trap shut and just do it.
To me it's like people leaving a forum and making long winded posts about the why's and wherefore..... JUST GO... Then again that's me... YMMV..
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 03:57 PM

17. The News Quiz just pointed out the Mail calls them the "Rogue Royals", while Andrew breathes a sigh

of relief. 17 pages. The Mail's problem is if they do step back, the paper will lose a couple of reliable love/hate figures to fill up its pages with.

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