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Colette Fitzpatrick


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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart after visiting Taronga Zoo on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart after visiting Taronga Zoo on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan walk down the stairs of Sydneys iconic Opera House to meet people in Sydney on October 16, 2018. - Prince Harry and Meghan have made their first appearances since announcing they are expecting a baby, kicking off a high-profile Pacific trip with a photo in front of Sydney's dazzling Opera House and posing with koalas. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan walk down the stairs of Sydneys iconic Opera House to meet people in Sydney on October 16, 2018. - Prince Harry and Meghan have made their first appearances since announcing they are expecting a baby, kicking off a high-profile Pacific trip with a photo in front of Sydney's dazzling Opera House and posing with koalas. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

Chelsy Davy arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Chelsy Davy arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Chelsy Davy (Jamie Wiseman/PA)

Chelsy Davy (Jamie Wiseman/PA)

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talk with Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Garrett Emmerson during a visit to the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon, Britain March 19, 2020

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talk with Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Garrett Emmerson during a visit to the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon, Britain March 19, 2020

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart after visiting Taronga Zoo on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia

The following are hashtags on Twitter relating to Harry and Meghan: #sodoffsussexes, #Megxit and #IhateMeghan.

These are some of the words and phrases used to describe the couple before and after they officially quit as senior royals this week – irrelevant, grovelling and ungrateful. The tone of the posts pretty much reached pandemic levels of vitriol as the official end date neared.

Royal commentator Penny Junor even volunteered: “Prince Charles has got Covid-19, so he’s in there with us all.”

What does that mean? That Meghan is selfish and less likeable because she hasn’t become infected?

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Chelsy Davy arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Chelsy Davy arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Chelsy Davy arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The press has always had a problem with Meghan and deemed her too thin, too pushy, too American, too biracial, too crude, too common, too independent.

Looking back, that “never complain, never explain” attitude the royals have was never going to suit anyone with a brain in their head, an opinion or a passion for life.

In an era when everyone is kept on such a tight communications leash, it’s refreshing when someone gives up so much and shoots straight, knowing it will trigger even more abuse.

Of course, Harry has form with the girls he likes, so marrying an articulate, confident woman who refused to let her destiny be decided by an ancient institution should be no surprise.

Chelsy Davy, his previous girlfriend, was way more brazen than Meghan ever was. Meghan is bright, a laying hen (makes her own money) and a passionate advocate for women’s rights.

How could she, in all sincerity, stay in the royal family and do what she was told and continue to advocate for women’s voices to be heard? Kate Middleton seems to be a major beneficiary of Meghan’s exit, “single-handedly carrying the royal family”, we’re told.

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The nonsense being spun in the press about Harry and Meghan being broke and homeless is laughable.

The fact that the newspapers are continuing to write about the couple and obsess over their every little move shows interest in them is still at fever pitch.

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Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talk with Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Garrett Emmerson during a visit to the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon, Britain March 19, 2020

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talk with Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Garrett Emmerson during a visit to the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon, Britain March 19, 2020

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talk with Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Garrett Emmerson during a visit to the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon, Britain March 19, 2020

They could command a massive figure for any role/appearance/endorsement or job. The news this week that reviews of Meghan’s voiceover work in a Disney documentary are average comes, at best, as no surprise.

Well, they were hardly going to give her an Oscar straight off – that doesn’t make for a really good Hollywood script.

She’s no David Attenborough, and they may be social distancing from the royal family right now, but we’re promised the situation will be reviewed in 12 months, leaving the door open for a return in case of a change of heart.

Who’ll pay for large expenses like their security remains unanswered.

It feels like scriptwriters are still mulling over the final chapter of this real-life drama. One thing’s for sure – this laying hen will have the sign-off on how it ends.


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