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What does a working royal mean?. Is it the number of hours spent working for the Royal Family?

I find these discussions very interesting. It speaks to the assumptions about how the Royal Family, essentially a family business using taxpayer money works. We have made assumptions on what a “full time” working royal means. Is it the number of hours spent working for the Royal Family?

Is it the location/property where the duties are carried out? Is there a full that someone who works “full time” cannot undertake any other personal engagements? Example as an NHS worker, could you not own a private business on the side generating separate income?

It is naive to think that the way the Royals work is set in stone. It is not. It boils down to money and control. Basically prince Harry wanted to earn his own money and still work for the Queen. Which normal person wouldn’t want that? Earning his own money came with issues.

Would he be funded only for royal engagements? He would need security for both private and public work, was there an option to split this? Especially if he was going to be at another location. More importantly he would be making his own rules regarding media involvement.

We all know prince Harry’s intention was to not work with the Rota. Was all this possible? Hell yes! Any business person would have negotiated the hell of that deal before letting Harry, “chief impact officer” go. An entire cash cow, your money maker, your key player. Nah. They fumbled.

They played to the gallery. The Queen was busy shielding Andrew, the media were crying out for blood and they fed prince Harry to the wolves. Then the media coined this “half in, half out” terminology to convince us that prince Harry was asking for the moon to do the work he was already doing.

They said he wanted to have his cake- this same cake that they were all eating. Nah. Because Harry and Meghan eating that cake, being free to roam the world, doing good would make them unstoppable. And in so doing, open the Firm to further scrutiny with respect to funding

If Harry can do it- make his own money, make impactful changes in the world, work for the Firm, then why not all Royals? The public could want more financial transparency. The media would descend again. And ofcourse there’s the argument about “popularity envy”

The palace indeed fumbled and have been trying to pick up the pieces since then. They lost a key player and cannot really justify why.

Prince Harry Working On ‘Intimate And Heartfelt Memoir’

Prince Harry Working On ‘Intimate And Heartfelt Memoir’
Random House expects to release the book, currently untitled, late in 2022.

Prince Harry is writing an ‘Intimate And Heartfelt Memoir’.

Random House expects to release the book, currently untitled, late in 2022.

“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” the Duke of Sussex, 36, said in a statement Monday.

“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story — the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”

Financial terms were not disclosed. Prince Harry will donate proceeds to charity, according to Random House.

“Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him,” Random House announced.

“Covering his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father, Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story.”

Monday’s announcement comes four months after Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, made worldwide news during their interview with Oprah Winfrey near the couple’s home in Montecito, California.

“There is a lot to work through there,” Harry said about his relationship with his father, who was divorced from Diana, Princess of Wales, at the time of her fatal car accident in 1997. “I feel really let down. He’s been through something similar. He knows what pain feels like. And Archie (Harry and Meghan’s son) is his grandson. I will always love him, but there is a lot of hurt that has happened.”

Harry told Winfrey that he felt trapped by royal life and that his family cut off him financially and took away his security. He also acknowledged his relations were strained with his brother, Prince William.

“I was trapped, but I didn’t know I was trapped,” Harry said, before adding, “My father and my brother, they are trapped.”

Last month, Meghan published the picture book “The Bench” through Random House Books for Young Readers.

Oprah’s Revelation Interview With Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Scores Emmy Nom The Duke and Duchess of Sussex delivered revelation after revelation during the two-hour interview.

Oprah’s Interview With Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Scores Emmy Nom
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex delivered revelation after revelation during the two-hour interview.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’ interview with Oprah Winfrey is now a contender for a coveted Emmy Award.

“Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” scored an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special category on Tuesday.

The highly anticipated two-hour interview, which included concerns of racism and admissions of suicidal ideation, and drew eventual responses from Buckingham Palace and Prince Harry brother, delivered revelation after revelation during its original airing on March 7.

Those included in the nomination are producer and host Oprah Winfrey, Winfrey’s Harpo Productions company, executive producers Tara Montgomery and Terry Wood, co-executive producers Brian Piotrowicz and Brad Pavone, and producer Lindsay Flader.

Tune into the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 to see if the interview wins its category, and revisit some of the breakout moments from the powerful special below.

Revelations from Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah:

Meghan says there were racist concerns over Archie’s skin color ― before he was born.

The Duchess of Sussex said she contemplated suicide and was denied help.

The palace reportedly wouldn’t “tell the truth” to protect the Sussexes.

Harry says he felt “trapped within the system” of the royal family.

Meghan says Kate Middleton made her cry, despite reports saying the opposite.

Harry heartbreakingly compared his wife’s plight to that of his late mother, Princess Diana.

Italy dedicated their win of Euro 2020 to Meghan Markle

Can’t say I saw this one coming, but it is true that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. As you’ll recall earlier this year Meghan Markle, who made an L from the British Royal Family, pointed out just how epidemic racism is in the United Kingdom.

Meghan opened up about the racism that is omni-present within the Palace itself, and as you might have guessed, the royals were in denial about it. As Italy took on England in the Euro 2020 they embraced Markle as one of their own, and if watched the match yesterday with Italy fans, it was not uncommon to hear some of them dedicate their victory to Meghan Markle.

It’s a circuitous route to this destination, sure, but it’s totally logical. The Duchess of Sussex was proven right about the plague of racism that exists within the UK. After the loss, we saw lots of people racially abusing Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho online (all black members of the England national team) simply because they missed their penalty kicks in the shootout.

Rashford’s mural was even defaced. Prince William spoke out against the “racist abuse” being directed at the players.

“I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match,” said a post signed by the Duke of Cambridge shared with his wife, Kate Middleton.

“It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable.”

This led to Meghan Markle trending on the platform as users questioned why Prince William hadn’t defended his sister-in-law (Markle) and denounced the racism she said she endured during her time living among the royals.

Prince William performative ally ship . His words would have legitimate credibility right now if he had condemned racist abuse towards Meghan Markle and Archie . His silence and complicity fuelled what he condemn today.

Prince William Condemns ‘Racist Abuse’ Toward Black English Soccer Players

The English football team lost to Italy in Sunday’s Euro 2020 match

Prince William spoke out Monday against the “racist abuse” being directed at Black English soccer players following Sunday’s loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 match.

“I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match,” said a post signed by the Duke of Cambridge shared with his wife, Kate Middleton. “It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable.”

Three Black players missed penalties in Sunday’s big game, contributing to Italy’s win. They were targeted with brutal social media posts from fans.

Prince William’s sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, trended on the platform as observers questioned why he hadn’t spoken out as forcefully against the racism she said she endured during her time living among the royals. Her public call-out of her time there was made alongside her husband, Prince Harry.

Even before she wed Prince Harry, Duchess of Sussex , Meghan Markle was subject to racist coverage in the UK press that Middleton was not subject to.

Meghan Markle was among those who supported Naomi Osaka

Meghan Markle was among those who supported Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka has thanked Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama and Novak Djokovic for their support after her withdrawal from the French Open.

The Japanese star, who has won four Grand Slam titles, also confirmed she had suffered from ‘long bouts of depression’ since winning her first major in 2018.

Many sports stars backed Osaka’s stance at the time and she has now wrote in a blog for TIME that she hopes she has shown that ‘it is OK to be not be OK.’

The 23-year-old also thanked the likes of Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, former first lady Michelle Obama, tennis world number one Novak Djokovic, Olympics legend Michael Phelps and basketball star Stephen Curry for their support since the backlash over her French Open exit.

‘I want to thank everyone who supported me,’ the former US and Australian Open champion said.

‘There are too many to name, but I want to start with my family and friends, who have been amazing. There is nothing more important than those relationships.

‘I also want to thank those in the public eye who have supported, encouraged and offered such kind words.

‘Michelle Obama, Michael Phelps, Steph Curry, Novak Djokovic, Meghan Markle, to name a few. Furthermore, I am eternally grateful to all my partners.

‘Although I am not surprised as I purposefully chose brand partners that are liberal, empathetic and progressive, I am still tremendously thankful.

‘After taking the past few weeks to recharge and spend time with my loved ones, I have had the time to reflect, but also to look forward.

‘I could not be more excited to play in Tokyo. An Olympic Games itself is special, but to have the opportunity to play in front of the Japanese fans is a dream come true. I hope I can make them proud.

‘I feel uncomfortable being the spokesperson or face of athlete mental health as it’s still so new to me and I don’t have all the answers.

‘I do hope that people can relate and understand it’s O.K. to not be O.K., and it’s O.K. to talk about it. There are people who can help, and there is usually light at the end of any tunnel.

‘Michael Phelps told me that by speaking up I may have saved a life. If that’s true, then it was all worth it.’

It’s clear Meghan Markle experienced a cocktail of sexism, classism, and racism but the main issue with the Duchess of Sussex is her own personality. Her strength, beautify and charisma was a threat on its own.

It’s clear Duchess of Sussex experienced a cocktail of sexism, classism, and racism but the main issue with the Duchess of Sussex is her own personality. Her strength, beautify and charisma was a threat on its own.

“On sight”- the palace would have seen that Meghan’s ability to outshine anyone in the Royal Family was inevitable. Prior to her arrival, royal engagements were mediocre at best. Much as I believe racism to be a factor, I do not think it may have been the main factor.

The Royal Family hierarchical system means that only the direct heirs are worthy of the spotlight and it was important that Meghan’s light be dampened so as not to expose the Monarchy’s inadequacies. The Sussexes should never have lived in Kensington Palace.

Moreover, Harry and Meghan were clearly in love and made little effort to hide this. Harry was happy to let Meghan be herself and in so doing further highlighter the deficiencies in most of the relationships in the Monarchy, including William’s.

Harry and Meghan were everything a King and Queen should be – it was too evident, it was too much to bear, because if it was just case of sexism, classism, racism, the palace would have stopped by now. After all they have left. Isn’t that what they wanted?

Why haven’t they called off the hounds? Well, because as long as Meghan remains the Duchess of Sussex with her innate ability to “outshine”, she remains a threat. It’s why the titles matter, why the media keep talking about divorce. They need Meghan to disappear.

Invisible contract ?Prince William Got Footage Cut From TV Documentary About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle LAST-MINUTE

Another sign that the British royal family are prepared to show their ‘invisible contract’ has emerged in the dramatic last-minute edit of a British television documentary Sunday night, reportedly at the behest of the royals.

British terrestrial network ITV dramatically cut footage of journalist Omid Scobie claiming that Prince William’s staff at Kensington Palace planted a media story questioning the state of Prince Harry’s mental health. Scobie had claimed that William’s team planted the story after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interviews with journalist Tom Bradby in South Africa in 2019. In the course of that interview, Meghan famously thanked Bradby for asking if she was OK, saying “not many people” had asked her that. Harry, in his interview with Bradby, confirmed there were tensions between him and his brother, saying they were on “different paths.”

The Daily Mail reports that ITV ditched a key phrase from an interview with Scobie, the journalist who wrote the sympathetic biography of the Sussexes, Finding Freedom, in the show Harry and William: What Went Wrong?

It had previously been reported that the show featured Scobie saying: “I would say that it was no coincidence that it was shortly after that aired, even the next day, there were source quotes that came from a senior aide at Kensington Palace saying that William was worried about his brother’s mental health.”

In the actual version of the show which screened last night, Scobie’s comment was cut and the words, “about his brother’s mental health” were excised.

The Mail says that Kensington Palace, on seeing advance reports of Scobie’s comments in show, “contacted the producers in relation to… Scobie’s suggestion that William had expressed a ‘concern’ about his brother’s mental health, which the author had no evidence to support.”

The Mail adds that after “carefully considering” the request, ITV “chose to remove any reference to mental health from the sequence, although they chose to keep in Mr Scobie’s comment about an alleged briefing from Kensington Palace relating to Harry.”

The Mail suggests that Kensington Palace hinted at legal action, telling ITV “that such a suggestion, if it formed part of the ITV program, would be defamatory in that it was substantially untrue.”

How the Former Chief of Staff to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Gets It Done .

Catherine St-Laurent is a philanthropic and strategic communications adviser who has worked with everyone from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Melinda and Bill Gates. She recently transitioned to serve as a senior adviser to the Archewell Foundation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charitable organization, and formerly worked as the chief of staff for the duo.

In April 2021, St-Laurent launched Acora Partners, a boutique philanthropic advising and social-impact consulting firm (working with individuals, families, not-for-profits, and corporations on giving back) with her business partner, Rebecca Goldman.

Here is how she had to say on working with Megan and Harry:

It was an incredible experience. They are incredibly talented and creative leaders. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to do that, to be able to be with them on their journey. The time that I spent with them was incredibly fulfilling. I think they have the potential to be very influential leaders in the social-impact space. I look forward to continuing to be a part of that.