Harry and Meghan are making the rounds in New York City on an inexplicable and utterly ridiculous pseudo royal tour (i.e. self-promoting photo opportunity) despite not representing a monarchy nor country. It’s the latest example of how the couple, though they kicked themselves out of the British royal family, are publicly identifying themselves King and Queen of America.
Be afraid my fellow Americans, be very afraid.
In 1776, the founding fathers of the United States signed a document stating that they are throwing off the tyranny of King George III in exchange for democracy.
Little did they know that almost 250 years later a relatively minor royal and his c-list actress wife are trying to finagle a monarchy back into the United States, with them as the king and queen.
Harry and Meghan are conducting a mini-pseudo royal tour of New York City. Parading around with about 20 security officers as if they are full-fledged royals who are really movers and shakers in the world.
At this point, they’re not.
They’re a self-exiled sixth-in-line to the English throne and his hustling wife—but the last two days scream of desperation, a narcissistic self-importance and, perhaps most annoyingly, local politicians indulging their delusions of grandeur.
What can they really offer? Word-salad platitudes of sympathy, encouragement or destain to the highest international bidder?
They don’t own a multimillion or billion dollar corporation that can donate huge sums or create products that change the world.
Will Meghan prancing around in outfits and accompanying jewelry worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, including a badly designed suit worth $7,500, to visit low-income children in Harlem world changing. If she spends more, will that single-handedly pull people out of poverty? Is that the idea?
No. It’s also very annoying, as an American, to see Mayor Bill de Blasio and the recently installed New York Governor placating their delusions.
But it’s clear, that Harry and Meghan really think they’re something special. Since they can no longer be royals in the U.K., they’re going to do their best to emulate Harry’s relatives with a pointless “diplomatic” tour and several well-planned photo opportunities.
Showing Americans that, hey, wouldn’t it be fun to have your own royal family? It’s happened before. After all, a prince of Denmark was given the Norwegian crown.
What’s so different about this?
With smiles, word salad, and plenty of hugs in front of an awaiting gathering of press, America will suddenly embrace Harry and Meghan’s ambitions for a nonexistent throne and they can finally realize their full potential.
Yeah, it’s a ridiculous notion. But how else do you explain these last couple of days?
Meghan believes that she and Harry can really become the most important people in the world.
But instead of following the path of Napoleon, who emerged from the French Civil War as the self-proclaimed Emperor of France, will she become the next Elizabeth Holmes.
I’ve been listening to podcasts on Holmes and the implosion of her company Theranos over the last couple of days, and I’ve been struck by the similarities between the two women.
Holmes had an idea that led her to becoming the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, only for her company and net worth to completely collapse overnight after it emerged that she lied to investors for years and her product didn’t work.
She was charismatic, ruthless, ambitions, a visionary vindictive and had this ability to pull one over on people and trick them into giving her hundreds of millions of dollars. But she couldn’t keep up the charade, Reminds me of Meghan.
Holmes is currently in trial for defrauding investors. Meghan is unlikely to end up in prison if in a court room, unless it’s over her and Harry’s eventual divorce, but she will eventually have a similar fall from grace.
A house of cards can only last for so long, and Harry and Meghan do not have enough substance to go as far as Holmes.
The question is, when will this fall come? Their use of the victim card, specifically the race card, works in their favor but it only lasts for so long. The display this week is frustratingly annoying, but they’ll eventually fall flat on their faces.
But in the meantime, Harry and Meghan, please stop acting like America’s royal family. That requires empathy, kindness, support and sacrifice, which you are both unable to do.