The Royal family are always in the news, it is the nature of the beast. However, 2019 was a particularly interesting and contentious year for the Queen, Prince Andrew, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and of course Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their romance, wedding and birth of their son and heir, are controversially leaving the Royal family. Many remember and liken this to Edward VIII, who within a year of being king, abdicated the throne to marry his lover, Wallis Simpson.
Many have described Prince Harry as a rebel. A new piece of street art depicting Prince Harry as a ‘Rebel Without a Crown’ has appeared in London. This royal wall art, which is a play on the poster of James Dean movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, was created by the artist Pegasus.
Street art of 'Rebel Without a Crown' Prince Harry appears in London
A new piece of street art depicting Prince Harry as a “Rebel Without a Crown” has appeared in London. The piece, which is a play on the poster of James Dean movie Rebel Without a Cause, was created by the artist Pegasus. It appeared on Saturday morning in
What events led to this, that some people have described as, a constitutional crisis? Here are Harry and Meghan’s highlights:
- July 2016 - Harry and Meghan met in London
- In late October, news broke that Prince Harry had a new girlfriend.
- On 8 November, the couple's relationship was made official when Harry issued a lengthy appeal to the media on behalf of his girlfriend.
- December 2016 - Prince Harry and Meghan pictured together and a couple of weeks later, they were reunited when Meghan flew to London.
- February 2017 – Spotted holding hands in Soho, London
- Harry and Meghan snatched a kiss at the polo in May 2017
- March 2017 - Harry and Meghan in Montego Bay, Jamaica
- May 2017 – Spotted at Ascot and Pippa Middleton’s wedding
- August 2017 - Romantic holiday in Africa
- September 2017 - Meghan Markle in Vanity fair interview... "We're two people who are really happy and in love".
- September 2017 - Harry and Meghan made their official debut as a couple at the royal's Invictus Games, which were held in Toronto.
- November 2017 - The royal engagement is announced
- December 2017 - The Queen's Christmas celebrations in Sandringham
- February 2018 – 1st official engagement at Royal Foundation Forum in central London
- March 2018 - Meghan attends the annual Commonwealth Day service
- May 2018 - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry on May 19, 2018
- October 2018 - The couple reveal they are expecting a child
- May 2019 - Baby Archie Harrison born
When Harry and Meghan were first married, it seemed like everything in their lives would be perfect and enchanting. However, the Sussexes quickly learned that royal life would not be so kind to them. Meghan was heavily scrutinised from the moment she married into the family. Journalists and the wider media would dig through Meghan’s past to find anything they could about her, good or bad. The Duchess of Sussex was labelled a social climber, and stories were released about her reported ‘feuds’ with her own family, staff members and Kate Middleton. Meghan and Harry ultimately decided that the press treatment was too much for them to handle. You will remember that Harry was mentally scarred in the circumstances surrounding the media, connected with how his mother Princess Diana met her death. He was only 12 years of age at the time of her death. The two announced their departure from the royal family at the beginning of 2020.
Here is the perspective from, ITV’s ‘This Morning’:
The main details of their ‘Megxit’ is reported by Wikipedia as follows:
- “The couple will no longer represent the Queen. This was in contrast to the couple's earlier statement on their sussexroyal.com website that they would carry out future duties for the Queen.
- They will technically retain their HRH titles (unlike for Diana, Princess of Wales and Sarah, Duchess of York), but will not use them, and will be called Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
- They will be financially independent of the British taxpayer/exchequer (and will repay the £2.4 million renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage).
- Prince Harry would formally resign all British military appointments (including Captain General Royal Marines), and would no longer officially represent the Royal Family at military ceremonies.
- The couple will spend most of their time in North America.
- Frogmore Cottage would continue as their British home, but they would pay a ‘commercial rent’ for it.
- The couple would retain their private patronages and associations (e.g. Invictus Games), but not royal ones (e.g. Commonwealth Youth Ambassador).
- Prince Charles would continue to provide financial support.
- The couple's security arrangements were unclear, with the Queen's statement commenting only that ‘There are well established independent processes to determine the need for publicly-funded security.’
- It was not clear whether the ‘Sussex Royal’ brand could be used.”
Some may think that Prince Harry is a bit of a rebel. The Pegasus royal wall art, ‘Rebel without a Crown’ is a brilliant play on words and wall art concept.
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