Meghan Markle is teaching us something about a family who has long sought to have the public believe they are any different from the rest of us.
As one of the oldest institutions in perhaps all of mankind, the monarchy in its various shapes; forms, and historical contexts has been a lurking symbol of colonialism. Colonialism that for centuries has defined itself right up to this very moment right now where The Queen and the Royal Family currently sit in the Palace.
It’s yet another shining example that if you don’t fit into the antiquated standards of the palace, you otherwise aren’t quite welcome in their circles. Evidenced many times throughout history, the palace has always maintained this sort of perpetual-victim like state. Meanwhile ensuring that the public believes that they are any different than Susie and Sarah down the block.
It has defined itself against women like Meghan. It has defined itself by means and solutions that often attack others but play the victim in itself. The monarchy ‘s policies and protocols are both antiquated as they are problematic because the monarchy acts like we don’t know they’re real people themselves.
Buckie has had no shortages of scandals in the past few years or so most notably that of Prince Andrew. A prince that by all accounts, is being shielded by the Royal Family including Queen Elizabeth who has gone to extensive lengths to protect him. Protection that has not been afforded to the Duchess of Sussex, a woman who essentially has done nothing wrong not in the eyes of the Monarchy nor the worldwide literal public.
You can argue all day that one may not like Mariel or that she is supposedly being dishonest. But let’s keep it entirely real — Prince Harry is a born and bred member of the firm. He has seen; heard, witnessed, and likely even endured the things they’re talking about his entire life. A life that existed long before his current life with Markle.
It’s unsettling that Buckingham Palace is giving a freebie to Andrew though he has credibly been accused of very serious crimes. Crimes that if they were anyone else — they’d most certainly have been extradited to the Americans and called it a day.
It’s a battle the palace is desperately trying to win because in reality we’re seeing a longtime saga now play out before our eyes. We’re seeing the palace attack a woman that by all accounts does not appear to have ever stood to their standards and protocol.
It is unclear why the monarchy nor the family apparently dislikes Meghan to the point of obviously creating so many falsehoods that perpetuate their centuries-long victim mentality. One could probably infer why that is though we won’t print that here to avoid a run-in with the palace.
When the saga ends, it may truthfully be time to examine how the royal household works. Because even as someone who is not in any way political, these folks and their family may be a historical context in itself but beyond a symbol of national identity — they serve no purpose.
The monarchy is like that term they used to coin socialites in the early 2000s.
Famous for being famous at this point.