Why Harry And Meghan’s Gambit Endangers The Throne


If you haven’t been productive this week while gluing yourself to Twitter or The Daily Mail watching the drama unfold in the aftermath of Meghan and Harry’s bombshell Instagram announcement, you’re not alone.

The only story being talked and texted about in the United Kingdom is the shocking news that the duke and duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, want to “step back” from their official royal duties, “carve out a progressive new role” in a most intransigent institution, the British monarchy, and become “financially independent” from the state’s coffers.

Every talk show, radio host, and journalist in the British press has written or tweeted on this. No one can remain silent. All the front pages of the major British newspapers have had it as their headline for the last several days: “Harry Up and Go,” “Megxit,” “Queen Calls Family Crisis Meeting,” and “They’re Orf Again!”

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