Sunday, 12 January 2020

Lets talk about it . . .

As a Canadian Ex Pat living in the UK, and as someone who is a huge fan of the Royals and who has been over the moon about Harry and Meghan since the beginning I thought I would pop in my two cents worth this morning on what is starting to become Queen Elizabeth's second Annus Horribilius. 

Like everyone else I was thrilled to bits when, first William and Kate, and then Harry and Meghan were allowed to get married. I truly believe that these are two love matches, and I, for one, was really pleased that finally some Royals had been allowed to marry for love rather than Protocol.  We have all seen what happens when that isn't allowed to happen, first with Princess Margaret and Captain Townsend, and then with Prince Charles and Diana.  Arranged marriages work for some, but not for all.  

This is a young couple who have clearly loved each other from the start. When I look at this photograph taken when they announced their engagement I see love, utter blatant, smitten love for each other.  Most of us enjoyed the Royal Wedding to the hilt and then were also pleased as could be when it was announced they were expecting a baby.  It has been really clear to me, however . . .  that  over the past year or so that someone wasn't happy.   

It has become increasingly clearer that Meghan has not been very happy with the way things have played out. Some might argue that she knew what she was getting into when she married a Royal.  Did she really?  Is anyone ever totally prepared for the fish bowl that is the lives that the Royals have to live in?  If you haven't been brought up that way, I say no.  Not everyone can stand up to that kind of scrutiny day in and day out. 

What I see now is a young man and woman who clearly love each other and their beautiful little boy making some changes to their life so that they can live their happily ever after as anyone deserves to. Could it have been managed a bit better???  Surely.  But what's done is done and I say leave them alone and let them get on with it. 

The chances of Harry and his progeny ever sitting on the throne are very slim.  His wife was clearly not happy with life as a Royal.  If he feels the need to go to such measures as to step away from the front lines of being a Royal to protect his wife and his marriage . . .  his family  . . . I say bully for both of them.  Go. Love each other. Be happy. Whether they live in the UK, or they live in Canada, or they live in Timbuktoo, what does it really matter in the scheme of things?    

They are both wealthy in their own right and have made it clear that their intention is support themselves through whatever independant means they can, rather than to rely on the British Taxpayer's pounds.  I say just leave them alone and let them get on with their lives.  Let them be happy, in whatever way they choose to be happy.  I know that it is complicated and a bit messy, but lets not make it overly so.  I wish them all the luck in the world with whatever choices they make. 

A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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Don't wait for things to get better.
Life will always be complicated.
Learn to be happy right now,
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In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Swedish Pepparkakor Cookie Butter Croissants . . .  oh my goodness. These are evil. 

 Have a wonderful Sunday. I hope my lesson goes well in Relief Society.  I have done my best to prepare it.  Don't forget! 

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And I do too!  



  1. I agree..just let them be happy.The press has been awful towards her.Clearly Kate is on a pedestal.
    Would you want to live in that neither.So much pomp and circumstance and so much show.
    The Queen has a lot on her plate.At her age I would want to do something else.
    Apparently the UK papers have been abominable.

  2. I so agree, Marie...leave them be...hasn't poor Harry suffered enough, the poor little boy, with all that came when his mom was cruelly snatched out of his life?? He no doubt worries about something like that happening to his wife. Rightfully so. There are plenty of intelligent people who have LOTS of questions about HOW Princess Diana died. Also rightfully so. Meghan maybe isn't the best choice for the royals...but then who is?
    Elizabeth xoxo

  3. I agree with you completely. Let them live their life on their own terms. I just don't see why it has to be so complicated. And all those memories of how his mother was relentlessly pursued by the press makes Harry determined to protect his own little family. I say go for it! The British press (and some of the public) have been cruel to Meghan.

  4. As much as I would wish them happily ever after, in reality can they ever truly step away from royalty. Some one in that position has it tough and to change what happened with birth, seems impossible.

  5. I agree, Marie. Let them live their lives out of the limelight. They deserve a place to call home without all the celebrity nonsense. I think Harry's fear for his family after what happened with his mom is very real. There must be some kind of compromise they can all agree on. Hopefully the Queen can be more grandmother than Queen at the meeting tomorrow to decide wh at happens. Afterall, they are not dealing with wayward teenagers. Hope your lesson went well. Hugs, Elaine

  6. Hi Marie~

    Such a sad thing! They are an adorable couple who should be raising their child and living their lives...where they choose. I don't know very much about, Royalty, or the life of a Royal, but I can tell that need their own space, away from the lens of a camera and I don't blame them. I can't say much though, our own country is a mess. I just keep praying for peace. :0)

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my you tons!!

    Hugs and Love,

  7. I agree absolutely. I think Princess Margaret's life was ruined by the rigidity of the Crown, and so was Diana's. She should never had married Charles, who was already in love with someone else. People's lives should be their own, with their own choices to make. I feel bad for everyone involved, but especially for Meghan and Harry. The press, as with Obama, is beside themselves that someone of color has been successful. They should be ashamed, as should everyone who supports them.

  8. Well, the news on this side of the pond sounds like perhaps things will be ok for Harry and Meghan...hope so!!
    Elizabeth xoxo


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