Royal Fan Points Out the Ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Lives Are ‘Full of Contradictions’
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex decided the royal spotlight wasn’t for them when they made the announcement that they wanted to step back from their royal duties. While they may have needed a break from the negative media attention, one fan is taking aim at how the Sussexes continue to live a life of contradictions.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle weren’t able to have it all
Prince Harry and Meghan perhaps wanted the best of both worlds when they pitched their plan in January to split their time between the UK and North America. Queen Elizabeth offered her support but couldn’t fully execute the roadmap they wanted — instead, they left behind their royal duties completely and gave up their HRH titles and public funding to pursue the next chapter in their lives.
Prince Harry addressed the decision during a speech at the time, explaining that they hoped to “continue serving the queen, the commonwealth and my military associations but without public funding.”
That arrangement, however, was not approved. “I’ve accepted this knowing it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am, but I hope it helps you understand what it had come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life,” he explained.
The book Finding Freedom, written by Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, explains how the couple had hoped to make the arrangement work. “He and Meghan didn’t want to completely walk away from the monarchy,” the authors write. “Rather, they wanted to find a happy place within it.”
One royal fan finds Prince Harry and Meghan are living a life ‘full of contradictions’
Even though they exited the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan continue to be criticized for their decision and one royal fan took to Tumblr to explain all the ways the couple’s “lives are literally full of contradictions.”
The Tumblr user makes some compelling points about the Sussexes. The post, via Express, shares that the Sussexes “didn’t want or need help and advice offered to them by members of the royal family about being together in the Firm, but they are angry that they didn’t get help and advice about being together in the Firm.”
“They are happy to organize pap shots, but they hate the paparazzi hounding them,” they continue. “They want privacy to live private lives, but they constantly release PR articles and worked on the most detail-heavy novel about their lives, Finding Freedom, and started to plan Megxit when the Firm refused to allow even more journalists and publications have access to them.”
Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hypocrites?
The Tumblr user goes on to express annoyance with the Sussexes’ hypocritical stance on sustainable travel, noting, “but they defend the use of private planes for themselves and chose to live in massive homes that eat energy and water.”
They also take aim at the way Prince Harry and Meghan hoped to escape the media but moved where it’s “filled to the brim with celebrities that attract the most press and paparazzi.”
“I could go on and on, but most importantly, they don’t need or want the monarchy, but they constantly use their titles everywhere they go to remind everyone about how linked they are to the monarchy,” the Tumblr user adds.