How does Harry and Meghan’s decision affect the monarchy? - BBC Newsnight


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  • Imani Leach
    Imani Leach  9 hours back

    Can someone explain to me what the royal family actually does for the everyday person in the U.K. for ya'll to care like this? Cause people are acting like they own Meghan and Harry.

    • ellie larkin
      ellie larkin  11 hours back

      What about Andrew and Epstien.

      • Ivan J. Conway
        Ivan J. Conway  14 hours back


        • E Gerard
          E Gerard  1 days back

          I seriously think MEGHAN is all about and full of herself and she wants all to be focused around her, she was not ready to give up her hollywood lifestyle.. as a mediocre famed actress, she just used the royal famed platform to uplift her branding to another level..that was her intention all the while.. SHE WAS not ready to accept royal life and sacrifice.. very selfish gesture and victimized her husband and son. She at her age, know very clearly what she was getting into when she decided to marry into the royal family, the protocols, the rules and everything. it was not-as-if she was blinded and forced to commit invulnerably. All she ever wanted was HER FAME, HER POPULARITY, GLAM , STATUS and a SIGNIFICANT BRAND NAME for herself. This was why respect for her is lost.

          ( It was very significant she wanted more than just be a royal and serve the people, if not why was SUSSEX ROYAL trademark for apparel, and a list of other products.) I think she orchestrated everything to get what she actually wanted from the start.

          The monarchy, the press, tabloids and social media I dont think is the one to be blame. and i DONT think she would have received as bad black lash if she just played her role as should and
          regally dignify her royal status life..) maybe it might have been of racisim to a certain extend, but I a lot has to do on reflections of herself .

          The mornachy is a strong established brand name by itself in its own rights and i feel they have the modern era, new royalty that we see in HRH Prince William and HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. They are the perfect image for modern royalty as they have a great balance of the past and current instilled to be the new king and queen consort of Britian. ( Catherine, is also
          about the same age as Meghan, but we can see how she handles her royal life compared to Meghan.. it defines how much u are willing to give up if u seriusly love a man.. Princess Grace of Monaco is another another fine example.. she was even more famed than Meghan Markle
          before she entered royal life.)

          I look forward to see Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge take the throne, they will be the change to the new Britian.. And as for Meghan Markle, she was not kicked out, she wanted her Hollywood glam oppose to royal life from the start and orchestrated , manipulated everything to make her look as a victim.. totally lost respect for her. She is the best example for misusing royalty for her self benefit and cravings.

          I have not prejudice against them wanting to live a quiet life.. but being half in and half out.. its wierd.. they still want to make use of the royal status.. in rightfully even the SUSSEX title should
          be taken away.. and is either u in or out.. ( I only feel sorry for Harry not MEGHAN.)

          • Lisa Della Ratta
            Lisa Della Ratta  1 days back

            THERE IS NO RACISM IN OUR HATE FOR MM!!! She's just a narcissistic, royal home wrecker! NO one cares about the color of her's her controlling, self promoting personality that's the problem!

            • Jacqueline Peterie
              Jacqueline Peterie  1 days back

              I am always ‘entertained’ by the notion of ‘new feminists’ promoting feminism from a limited position of their own experience. No one could do more as an example than the Queen herself...

              • I'M GoneWithTheWind! FABULOUS!!

                Well i guess republicans are just waiting for the queen to finish her reign... After that a full blown protest and eventually referendum to abolish the monarchy

                • LaDonna Huckaby
                  LaDonna Huckaby  1 days back

                  I know! Let’s just say that Charles and Diana only had one child that is obligated to serve and produce an heir. Harry has known almost his entire life that he was a spare and as time went on his value to the monarchy has only decreased. He has great value as a human being and he should set out on his own. He should not retain titles or money. If Charles and Diana had had 12 children,not all of them would have gotten a Frogmore cottage. As far as racism goes, I don’t see it. Meghan Markle was after all a D list actress without a good reputation. In my book, an actress isn’t exactly the caliber of person I would want as a royal. She is certainly not a Grace Kelly.

                  • Gloria Bort
                    Gloria Bort  2 days back

                    The Africans think They are always being discriminated ! Why??? A food For thought!

                    • Gloria Bort
                      Gloria Bort  2 days back

                      It was Off balanced. I knew it was coming. Meghan knew She was marrying a Royal together with the duties. In The photos they were always with Africans. She is also half white. Harry was too much influenced with this " African Virus " if i may say. Sad To hear them leaving England And Their duties . If They want To be out, they can take care of themselves. They wanted to be out. Not half, half.

                      • Jazz Lace
                        Jazz Lace  2 days back

                        she is not a person of color, that change when her mother had a baby with a white guy, she can no longer call herself color sorry

                        • I Ditarod
                          I Ditarod  2 days back

                          Sad these blackies still clamoring for more affirmative action. Uk gave up slavery when? 1833? 200years ago? Self-respect is a state of mind.

                          • Me me
                            Me me  2 days back

                            MONARCHY is WHITE MENS HUNGRY SICK POWER from the last MILLENIUM!!! Thank you Harry! You are SMART!! Monarchy is DYING BREED!!!! :) P.s.: Prince ANDREW you are a FILTH!!!!!! Your royal ass is A FILTH!!!! You should be HANGED!!!!

                            • John Cassim
                              John Cassim  2 days back

                              Prince harry and meghan made the right choice in stepping away from the firm. British media and its people made this family suffer terrible racism and media tortue so what must Prince harry do he has a family of his own.. British are the worst racists on earth.. so prince harry had to do something his wife and babys lives were and is still in danger he know how it will end like his mothers death so what must he do sit back and loose his family .. why are you all saying he made a mistske how british media and the people wanted them gone taxpayers shouting every second of the day about frogmore and paying their allowances they wanted the monarchy trimmed down to only Queen Charles and willuam and kate only so they gone now why you carrying on and on they got you all won the markles the family the Brit media the Brit people so now what more do you want enjoy your william and kate let canada enjoy Meghan Harry and Archie...

                              • John Bowles
                                John Bowles  2 days back

                                Bangs on about racism and then moans about 'old white men'. Self awareness is obviously not this silly race baiting cow's strong point.

                                • Cameron Shirley
                                  Cameron Shirley  2 days back

                                  I think they are getting the hate because harry is ginger. it must be because I said it is.
                                  comparing the UK to any other country in Europe and North America we are the least racist and most accepting of other cultures. hence Jamelia had a career. Now she gets to use her privilege to go around screaming racist without evidence.

                                  • Derk Doys
                                    Derk Doys  2 days back

                                    All the royal man are so bussy with pussys, a Pethatic adiction

                                    • Derk Doys
                                      Derk Doys  2 days back

                                      Think about normal people, how they suffer. What a bunch of spoiled parasites. Ooooh I am so silly, I can not fly every week to Parish to buy shoes.

                                      • The Sussex Way Podcast

                                        Harry and Meghan have opened up so many taboo topics for the media to talk about and shine light on them but no one has chosen to do so. Out of pure frustration I've set up this podcast to tackle taboo topics like postnatal Depression, death, marrying into a family of a different background... Let's start the discussion

                                        • Sharon Violino
                                          Sharon Violino  2 days back

                                          With all this publicity I haven't heard once that Megan is going to be staying home and looking after that child that she has just given birth too. Most likely they will have more seeing that she is getting close to forty.All you hear about is that they want to make their own money. I am really starting to resent Megan. I wanted to like her for him, but she is starting to look like a reeking ball.

                                          • MariJu Lomeli
                                            MariJu Lomeli  2 days back

                                            I think that both Harry and Meghan should of had a longer dating period.
                                            And this or deal would have never happened.

                                            • Charlotte Phillippe
                                              Charlotte Phillippe  2 days back


                                              • Renee Gaudier
                                                Renee Gaudier  2 days back

                                                Harry is NOT "leaving any throne" just saying FUCK OFF TO THE RACIST MEDIA AND MONARCHY!!!

                                                • Brenda Warwick
                                                  Brenda Warwick  2 days back


                                                  • Brenda Warwick
                                                    Brenda Warwick  2 days back


                                                    • Carolle Enkelmann
                                                      Carolle Enkelmann  2 days back

                                                      Well now, are we not all glad that Wallace didn't come to the throne? Is Megan another Wallace Simpson? No, definitely not. Wallace appears to have had more class.

                                                      • Lisa Hertel
                                                        Lisa Hertel  2 days back

                                                        Buh bye 👋. Go live in private anonymity

                                                        • Cher Johnson
                                                          Cher Johnson  2 days back

                                                          I feel sorry for Harry the 8th

                                                          • timothy george
                                                            timothy george  2 days back

                                                            It's values and Tradition

                                                            • timothy george
                                                              timothy george  2 days back

                                                              It's not racism!

                                                              • timothy george
                                                                timothy george  2 days back

                                                                Her majesty is an example of a modern monarchy

                                                                • timothy george
                                                                  timothy george  2 days back

                                                                  It's not about colour!
                                                                  It's about duty

                                                                  • Andrew Campbell
                                                                    Andrew Campbell  3 days back

                                                                    Meghan is not of royal blood and Henry was a whore. He married his mama and is going to regret this decision.

                                                                    • vmdw dunn
                                                                      vmdw dunn  3 days back

                                                                      so did they step back the baby as well???will he loose any advantages he may have had? since he was never titled does that make him a Canadian anchor baby???

                                                                      • jessie ann
                                                                        jessie ann  3 days back

                                                                        Die MOnarquie ist veraltet hat keine Berechtigung mehr.

                                                                        • Lyndora Burroughs -Robinson

                                                                          The Queen needs to die on the throne. Prince Charles is not ready😥

                                                                          • Elva Rodriguez Rodriguez

                                                                            My question is: who truly cares? How will their leaving the family, change the world, or for that matter, the UK? It will not improve global warming, taxes, gas prices, world hunger and poverty!! NOBODY CARES!! 😡😡😡😠😠😠😠☹☹

                                                                            • Da -gama DA -gama
                                                                              Da -gama DA -gama  3 days back

                                                                              Wow, the king removed he’s grandchildren to downsize the people inside the kingdom! What a shame!

                                                                              • Diane Dorney
                                                                                Diane Dorney  3 days back

                                                                                I was touched by what Harry. Said....the Queen leader of the firm wins always win....she is dam old but still mean

                                                                                • Manayse 17
                                                                                  Manayse 17  3 days back

                                                                                  That sound good if Royal family have ambbasador in commonwealth country.

                                                                                  • Thịnh Lại
                                                                                    Thịnh Lại  3 days back

                                                                                    Meghan Simpson 2 🐍 🐍 👆vì f 💰

                                                                                    • petrocism
                                                                                      petrocism  3 days back

                                                                                      I think Megan sees how ridiculous and archaic the royal family is. It is stupid that these stuffy, uptight people should be commerated in the most grandiose of ways every minute of their life for simply existing. They are really horrible people that think they have the right to tread on you.

                                                                                      • Mari Sol
                                                                                        Mari Sol  3 days back

                                                                                        Let them loose with NO funding...let's see how they thrive and revel in their independence. Meghan is selfish to purse her movie career; too bad Harry had to be dragged into this.

                                                                                        • Crafts on the Cheap
                                                                                          Crafts on the Cheap  3 days back

                                                                                          WHO CARES?????

                                                                                          • Alexander Lock
                                                                                            Alexander Lock  3 days back

                                                                                            RHESES POSITIVE COMMONER BLOOD GET OUT OF THE ROYAL HOUSE!!!

                                                                                            • Brent FU
                                                                                              Brent FU  3 days back

                                                                                              Prince Andrew is still a child molester.

                                                                                              • Wonder Wonderful
                                                                                                Wonder Wonderful  3 days back

                                                                                                Meghan and Harry moving good! The media won't use them as an scape goat anymore. Media can find someone else to pick on... If you've never been discriminated again, you won't understand it. People will never move forward until they stop putting little emphasis on the matter of racism. People that have had discussion always want to call it something else, or be in denial.

                                                                                                • cosmicVox13
                                                                                                  cosmicVox13  3 days back