Prince Harry Had “No Option” But to Ditch The Firm
Well, the cat is out of the bag, and the truth apparently, is that no one forced Prince Harry to cut and run from the British Royal Family. That said however, Prince Harry did reportedly feel that, based on the level of unhappiness he was experiencing, it was time for him to leave. Indeed, according to insider information, as Prince Harry watched his chances for a career of his own slowly evaporate he became more and more dissatisfied with his role within The Firm.
Now, Richard Fitzwilliams, a British public relations consultant and commentator on royal issues has come out suggesting that: “It was perfectly obvious they (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) didn’t think being royal in the conventional sense was suitable for them. They wanted a situation where they were doing some royal duties and becoming independent financially and that would have involved commercial endorsements and there were problems there.”
Mr. Fitzwilliams continued, noting that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: “felt unhappy, pressurised, they felt press intrusion and felt the courtiers were a hindrance not a help and had problems, it seems, with other members of the royal family.”
Many of those who have been keeping up with Harry and Meghan’s drama as it’s played out over the past year and a half or so know that Mr. Fitzwilliams does seem to be correct about a few things, but definitely wrong about some others. The British commentator seems right when he notes that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did appear to want to have their cake and eat it too. In other words, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted lighter royal duties, the ability to receive their own salary and make money apart from whatever they received from the Sovereign Grant, and have no one from the media question them on any of it.
On the other hand, suggesting that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle felt they had “no other option” but to step back from their royal duties, and step back as senior members of the British Royal Family due to the intrusion of the press is patently absurd. Indeed, many feel that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were lying through their teeth when they banged on about wanting privacy. After all, since moving to Los Angeles in the United States of America, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex seem to have worked overtime at pushing their faces into whatever media they possibly could.
Not only that, but fans who have been keeping up with developments know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed with one of the world’s most prestigious public speaking agencies. The Harry Walker agency in New York, which also represents former presidents Clinton and Obama (along with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton) signed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle not long ago. According to reports, Harry and Meghan are set to receive somewhere in the same fee range as the aforementioned former presidents.
In any case, many believe that if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s words to Queen Elizabeth and the British public were the truth, then they both ought to have found a humble cottage (and no, not something like Frogmore Cottage) somewhere far from the prying eyes of the media. Moreover, that place that should have been off the beaten path ought to have been something that Prince Harry and Meghan could afford without having to rely on money from Prince Charles’s Duchy of Cornwall.
Instead, Harry and Meghan are living in the lap of luxury as two of the most privileged people on the planet. Whether they “had no option” but to leave the British Royal Family or not is a personal matter for them … but let’s not pretend that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left because they were so mistreated or because they wanted a private, quiet life with no media exposure elsewhere.