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« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 15:39:32 by BeyondTheNow »
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Re: Harry and Meagan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 14:38:05 »
Good for them, I hope it works out especially for the sake of the little guy!!
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Re: Harry and Meagan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 15:12:49 »
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Re: Harry and Meagan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 15:15:21 »
Governor General of Canada?

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Re: Harry and Meagan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2020, 15:39:02 »
I can’t say I’m overly surprised. However, I think they, especially Meghan, will have a rather large uphill battle to climb in terms of staying away from the press and not allowing gossip to bother her, since they’ve already been having issues with being incessant British tabloid fodder since her introduction into the family. They can’t shield themselves entirely, regardless of where they move...unfortunately.

I’m pretty confident in assuming the hardcore, British royal family fans will now be dumping on her even more, and blaming her further for essentially splitting up the family/interfering with British monarchy traditions, common rolls and ‘turning’ Harry. Even though he was already much less into the whole shtick of it all while growing up, Meghan will be held responsible for officially veering him away. 

‘Can’t say I blame them though. It’s not a life I’d want to be born into, and the sensationalist articles/paparazzi over there are far more intrusive and constant than the typical US/North American culprits.
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Re: Harry and Meagan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 15:41:31 »
Governor General of Canada?

I rather doubt that. Can you hear the voices "harummphhing we are turning into a colony again".
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Re: Harry and Meagan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 19:42:08 »
I rather doubt that. Can you hear the voices "harummphhing we are turning into a colony again".

I’d have no issue with it.

With that being said, I wish them nothing but happiness going forward and would be glad if they decided to settle here.

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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 21:06:01 »
I think this is being done for Meghan so she could pursue her financial interests , she is I believe a millionaire with a cosmetics line which of course is frowned on for a Royal.

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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2020, 21:13:58 »
TMZ is saying that when they mean moving to North America they mean Canada.
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2020, 21:33:44 »
The Daily Mail is dumping all over them for this and making them out to be near to traitor status.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7866007/Harry-Meghan-step-senior-royals-financially-independent.html

Personally, I think it's a brilliant move on their part. There is now a Queen and a whole chain of succession set up that doesn't include Harry. Why stay around and become like some of the other second, third and so on tiers of Royals occupying space in Kensington and other palaces without any real occupation of consequence other than chilling for some charities?

Harry does more with and for Invictus than most of the rest of them put together and Meghan has potential as well.

I wish the two of them the best and do hope they settle down in Canada for half their year and get out of the spotlight the way they hope to.
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2020, 21:54:18 »
Maybe they could create the office of GG for BC.  ;D

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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2020, 22:03:36 »
Maybe they could create the office of GG for BC.  ;D

Provinces do have heads of state representing the crown for provincial legislation and other matters. They're called Lieutenant Governors.

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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 23:01:53 »
Harry should become the King of Canada.
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 23:58:59 »
I wonder if anyone remembers the pejorative "Remittance Man"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remittance_man
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2020, 00:01:10 »
He can join the CScotR since they are likely to reside on the Island, where they were just house hunting ...
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2020, 07:07:06 »
I wonder if anyone remembers the pejorative "Remittance Man"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remittance_man
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2020, 07:51:11 »
He can join the CScotR since they are likely to reside on the Island, where they were just house hunting ...
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2020, 11:18:18 »
...The Daily Mail is dumping all over them for this and making them out to be near to traitor status.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7866007/Harry-Meghan-step-senior-royals-financially-independent.html
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As I touched a bit on also—sad, and it’ll get much worse, especially if these reports are to be believed and the family itself didn’t have any (or very little) inclination of the plans to leave in their entirety. I’m not really a fan of this style of article, but multiple sources are reporting the same.

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The statement from the Queen's office reads, "Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through." It also just broke that no one in the Royal Family was consulted about the break and they are apparently "disappointed." ...

https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a30448022/queen-statement-harry-meghan-resignation/?utm_campaign=likeshopme&utm_medium=instagram&utm_source=dash%20hudson&utm_content=www.instagram.com/p/B7Gcg2zAMDV/


 

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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2020, 11:28:19 »
As I touched on also—sad, and it’ll get much worse, especially if these reports are to be believed and the family itself didn’t have any (or very little) inclination of the plans to leave in their entirety. I’m not really a fan of this style of article, but multiple sources are reporting the same.

https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a30448022/queen-statement-harry-meghan-resignation/?utm_campaign=likeshopme&utm_medium=instagram&utm_source=dash%20hudson&utm_content=www.instagram.com/p/B7Gcg2zAMDV/

Barring a tragedy to William and his family, its pretty safe to assume that Harry and his family can fade into the Commonwealth with little or no impact on the ongoings of "The Firm".

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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2020, 11:36:34 »
Why be a Duchess when you can be a Queen

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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2020, 11:38:04 »
Just more  immigrants......meh
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2020, 11:41:26 »
Barring a tragedy to William and his family, its pretty safe to assume that Harry and his family can fade into the Commonwealth with little or no impact on the ongoings of "The Firm".

Yes...and the family will move on, but the tabloids will take much, much longer, drawing things out, not letting both sides have their peace, sadly.

I know they’re used to it to a degree, and I typically haven’t paid too much attention beyond knowing when a new little one was added to the brood. But when Harry started speaking more recently about the past and treatment of Diana, both within the family and from the press/paparazzi, I started reading a bit more here and there. (I still recall the day of Diana’s death well, and have often thought of the toll in must’ve taken on the boys. If Harry felt he was being constantly reminded of her fate and the circumstances surrounding when he began a formal relationship with Meghan, then I don’t fault him for wanting to take—what others may seem are—drastic steps.)

I hope they’re able to settle into a life better suited for themselves and the direction they’d like to take, apart from “The Firm”, (love that, btw) smoothly.
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2020, 14:05:42 »
Prince Harry the next GG?

60% of CDN's recently polled, said 'yes' to the idea.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/a-majority-of-canadians-want-prince-harry-to-become-governor-general

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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2020, 14:10:54 »
Prince Harry the next GG?

60% of CDN's recently polled, said 'yes' to the idea.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/a-majority-of-canadians-want-prince-harry-to-become-governor-general

If their plan is to step away and do their own thing, being GG is likely not a good fit.
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Re: Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2020, 14:21:15 »
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