Prince Harry’s appearance on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert Podcast” is going down like a lead balloon, with his comments criticizing the parenting of the Queen and Prince Charles shocking and angering many, but it’s the comments and decisions that he attributes to wife Meghan Markle that are the most interesting and revealing.
For a woman who says “you don’t need to be a princess,” she sure does love to shove her title, The Duchess of Sussex, down the throats of the public.
The comment was made as part of some “words of wisdom about Royal life” given to him by his wife, who was so inflexible and demanding that she couldn’t even make it two years in royal life.
The fresh prince of Montecito said, “My wife had the most amazing explanation.
“‘You don’t need to be a princess, you can create the life that will be better than any princess.’ It’s something like that.
“And that’s coming from her own lived experience.
“We got together and she was like ‘wow, this is very different to what my friends at the beginning said it would be.'”
So why is Meghan Markle still obsessed with her “Duchess” title? If she can supposedly create a life “that will be better than any princess,” then why doesn’t she do that on her own merits?
Well, it’s because she couldn’t. Despite her hustling, and she really did hustle, she just never had the talent or the skills to become an A-list celebrity without marrying royalty, whether that be Hollywood or actual royalty. (How she managed to snag Harry is still a bit of a mystery.)
They’ve only created their own fairytale life by continuing to trade off his title to secure multi-million-dollar bill deal after multi-million-dollar deal, even though neither of the two have any experience, skill or talent for their new work. No one would have looked at Meghan Markle twice without this duchess title that she has, and Prince Harry would still just be a low-tiered enlisted soldier or working at McDonald’s if his grandmother wasn’t the Queen of England.
In addition to experiencing his wife’s revelations, Harry also shared how his entire life seemingly changed after meeting Meghan. While romantics could see that as a reflection of a strong relationship, it could also be a sign of a rather controlling situation as Meghan has reinterpreted Harry’s understanding of his life and his role.
For example, in the interview, he said that he started therapy after “Meghan ‘saw he was angry.’” But what was he angry about? Was it his life or a particular situation? And wasn’t he in therapy before he met Meghan?
The decision to go to therapy should be made by that individual person, and not pushed on them by someone else.
Harry was also asked if he felt like he was “in a cage.” He responded, “It’s the job right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early twenties and I was thinking I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this. Look what it did to my mum, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again.”
If he wanted freedom from royal duties, then that should have been his decision.
During that time, he was in a relationship with Chelsy Davy, who seemed to really love him and not his title. Though she probably wanted to go to therapy and perhaps even leave the royal family, she didn’t demand it. The decision with was his and his alone, and he didn’t. He was seemingly thriving before Meghan, in public and in private, but since she arrived it’s like history has been rewritten.
Based on her Instagram, she’s living an enviable life of luxury in Africa. It’s a lifestyle Harry appears much better suited for then living as a puppet for his conniving American wife.
The couple could have had that low-key wedding they talked about on Oprah, but then they would not have gotten the titles or attention Meghan needed to make it back in the United States.
Harry and Meghan could have also thrived in the royal family, but that would have required Meghan to take a backseat, adapt and follow the simplest of royal protocols, like not walking in front of your husband, the blood royal.
But she couldn’t because Meghan, in her own mind, is the star. She’s finally received the attention she believes she deserves and doesn’t understand why people aren’t falling at her feet to tell her how fantastic she is.
This interview doesn’t make Harry sound enlightened, but highly controlled. This Hollywood world wasn’t his dream or their dream as a couple, but her’s. And he’s followed it hook line and sinker.
Unfortunately for him, his wife doesn’t have much talent and things aren’t as easy as they thought, so they must lower themselves to these tabloid fodder style interviews to continue to drum up the publicity machine by continuing to exploit the royal name.
It seems like Harry is just too dumb to realize what a fool she is making of him in her pursuit of a modicum of Hollywood success. Hopefully, he will wake up before it’s too late and she ruins his life and ability to rejoin the royal fold once she’s done.
Photo from People Magazine.