Prince Harry and his wife Meghan live Tuesday, their last day as active members of the british royal family and launch, the United States and already in the controversy, in a new life.
As soon as the news of their move from Canada to California noised abroad, the american president Donald Trump was quick to make it known that he didn’t want to finance their protection. And the conservative daily the Times has denounced in an editorial avenging their indifference to the fate of the British, which was severely affected by the pandemic.
Harry, a 35-year-old, sixth in the order of succession to the throne, and Meghan, 38 years old, will cease on Wednesday to be active members of the ” firm “, less than three months after you have shaken the institution by proclaiming their desire for independence.
In practical terms, they will not be able to use their titles of royal Highness, nor officially represent the queen. They will be free to live far away from a straightjacket royal that weighed. And earn money as they wish thanks to their status as celebrities, under the close supervision of the royal family, and of a press that is suspicious that they don’t abuse their link to the monarchy.
On Monday, the couple said goodbye to the 11 million subscribers of their account @sussexroyal on Instagram, in accordance with the directives of the Palace not to use the adjective ” royal “: “You do not we may see more here, but our activities continue “.
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After a time installed in Canada, the couple moved last week in California, where the ex-american actress has an address book and where he saw his mother Doria.
According to the biographer royal Penny Junor, this is a move that the United States is not surprising given the past of Meghan, but opens a period of uncertainty for Harry, ” a member very special to the royal family “.
“In the United States, they are not person, they are just celebrities and the celebrities are out on the streets,” explains Ms. Junor to the AFP, noting that the couple had, however, “left the door ajar” for a return within the bosom of the royal.
The agreement concluded with the family will be reviewed in a year.
“They must pay “
Prince Harry has denounced on multiple occasions the destructive pressure of the media on his marriage, which his mother Lady Diana was herself a victim. She was killed in 1997 in a car accident while she was being pursued by paparazzi.
The “Sussex” have been the main reason for their withdrawal, saying want to sink peaceful days with their son Archie, who will celebrate his first birthday in may.
Their marriage, in 2018, had raised the hope of a modernization of a monarchy often compassée, with the arrival of a new entrant divorced, mulatto, American and actress.
The timing of their move, at a time when the borders are closed because of a pandemic, has attracted the wrath of the Times, which charges the couple with his lack of “tact” and ” solidarity when the country needs it “. The daily reproach them also their installation in Los Angeles, in the heart of the film and video industry and show biz, ” not to the shelter of the projectors, but in the thick of it “.
Since they no longer benefit from public funds, the two thirty-somethings are free to forge trade agreements and monetize their status as ” people “.
Disney revealed Thursday that the duchess of Sussex has lent his voice to a documentary dedicated to the life of a family of African elephants, the output of which is scheduled for Friday.
If Meghan has lent his voice to the film from Disneynature, in exchange for a donation to an association for the protection of elephants, the Times saw in it a form of “hypocrisy” and a way of ” exploiting the royal status “.
Another topic of controversy: their security fees. “The United States will not have to pay for their protection,” tweeted Donald Trump, ” they must pay ! “A question that had already created the discomfort during their stay in Canada.
Harry and Meghan have this time ensured, through their spokesman, that ” security arrangements financed by private means have been put in place “.