“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.”Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have continued making headlines around the world after their Megxit from the British Royal Family in 2020 to now as a Hollywood power couple. Deceptively starting gossip, to cause division in their families, social media and the world’s stage, they have become a stain on society.
By playing victim and the race card, they have alienated themselves from family whilst continuing to air their dirty laundry in a never-ending series of paid tell-all media endeavours. We have seen so far Meghan’s Spotify podcasts, the couple’s 6-part Netflix documentary and now Harry’s ghostwritten autobiography Spare.
At the risk of defaming the beloved, late people’s Princess Diana, mother of Prince Harry, it would be disingenuous not to mention the scandalous similarities. As one who had her own fair share of shameless public attention, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. She divorced the then Prince Charles, to go forth and publicise sordid details of their marriage, their infidelity, her bulimia and own struggle with the Royal Family in general. Only to tie it all together by gallivanting around with known Muslim, millionaire playboy, Dodi Al-Fayed. One could say her behavior was less than unbecoming of a princess. One might even argue, she paved the way for Prince Harry and his own wife.
The British Royal Family are no stranger to drama or public scrutiny. Their entire lives are under constant pursuit by ravenous paparazzi, lying in wait to publicize yet another sensationalized piece for the baying masses. As with all families, they certainly have their fair share of skeletons in the closet. Though they have the unfortunate privilege of having their dirty little secrets aired on the world’s stage. Everyone wants a piece of the skeleton pie with all the toppings, even Harry and Meghan themselves.
Claiming to be victims of institutionalized racism, they shamelessly accused the Royal Family of speculating on the skin colour of their firstborn. Having a mixed-race family of my own, we used to speculate all the time about what colour each of our babies would be. It’s not racist, stemming from our unconscious bias. It’s reality. Life is full of colourful people, are we no longer allowed to mention a person’s skin colour? Harry and Meghan need to drink some concrete, harden up and move on. They should try living during Jim Crowe laws to know what racism and its effects really are. Those people who fought for equality and desegregation must be rolling in their graves.
Instead of gratitude for those who made it possible for her to break through glass ceilings, Meghan Markle a semi-black, divorcée, B-grade actress from midtown USA turned Princess, would rather spit in the face of the Royals to capitalise on them to the highest bidder. If money is to be made, why not make it with royalties, pun intended. People actually watch their series and will buy their book, as they bought Princess Diana’s. For the masses, it’s become the latest talking point around the dinner table, because sadly, we live in a society that thrives on other people’s drama and misfortunes. Laced with a touch of 21st-century victimhood status, it’s been royally entertaining.