The Harry and Meghan Thing

I didn’t watch Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah, though I’ve since read the transcript and seen excerpts.  It’s pretty much inescapable, no matter how much you try to avoid it.

I personally have no doubt that there were many elements of truth in the story that Meghan told. though I have a hard time believing that she went into her marriage as naively as she claims.  I also imagine there’s a good deal of truth in the recent spate of stories of Meghan behaving like a bully to her staff.  There’s a ring of truth to the accounts on both sides of this conflict.  There’s a tendency, especially in America, to try to break every story down to the good guy vs. the bad guy but I’m not sure that there are any truly good guys or bad guys in this story.  Instead, there’s a just a group of people who don’t really serve much purpose beyond providing the public with a distraction.

The real story here seems to be that Harry’s really pissed off at his father.  It’s interesting how many of the Royal scandals can be linked back to Charles being a complete and total flake.  It’s pretty much an open secret that Elizabeth doesn’t feel that Charles has what it takes to be king.  That’s the problem, of course, with a system that automatically gives power to the first born.  (Of course, as disheartening as the idea of King Charles III may be, it’s infinitely preferable to King Andrew or King Edward IX.)  Still, it’s possible to have some sympathy for Harry while also acknowledging that, if not for his family, no one would have the slightest idea who Harry was.  Outside of his family, Harry’s just not that interesting of a person.  Many people have conflicts with their parents and move away from home after they get married.  Only disaffected royals get interviewed by Oprah.

The British Royal Family is silly and antiquated tradition and it’s also one that everyone’s going to miss if it ever goes away.

Author: Jedadiah Leland

Film watcher, music lover, pop culture junkie. And you want to be my latex salesman?

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