Making Sense By Michael Reagan
So what was the big point of Oprah’s “bombshell” interview?
Was it to watch Meghan Markle throw her husband’s family under the bus as a bunch of racists?
Was it to prove Meghan was woefully ill-prepared to marry into the British royal family?
Was it to prove she and Prince Harry were spoiled brats who wanted to keep all the pounds, perks and privileges of being royals without having to accept the responsibilities and hard work that goes with the job?
How about all of the above?
Meghan’s claim that she seriously considered suicide because of the racism she encountered and the constant attacks of bigoted tabloids, hit the UK media like an atom bomb.
British newspapers and TV are still going nuts trying to decide who the most evil characters or greatest victims are - the Sussexes or the royal family they chose to leave left behind.
Meghan shocked Oprah when she said certain unnamed members of the royal family had wondered how light or dark her unborn child Archie’s skin was likely to be.
Oprah immediately believed Meghan’s charge of royal racism, of course.
But why is it automatically racist for the royal family to wonder about the skin color of a baby that would be born to mixed-race parents?
When about 17 percent of America’s new marriages are between people of mixed races, as they are today, it’s a pretty common question.
For instance, my granddaughters are Latina. My family all hoped that they’d be born with the same beautiful olive-brown skin as my Latina daughter-in-law. Did that make us racists?
I don’t know which of the Whining Royals exposed themselves as the stupidest Sussex, Duchess Meghan or Prince Harry.
Mehan dated Harry for several years. Yet there she was on Oprah whining because Harry had to teach her how to curtsy in the back seat of a car on the way to her first meeting with the Queen.
It was a real tear-jerking moment, but I don’t buy it.
Meghan was a mid-30s-something actress from LA who never learned how to curtsy? My wife’s a farm girl from Nebraska and she knows how to curtsy.
Meghan had plenty of time before her marriage to study up on what is expected of British royalty, and how to address the Queen, but she apparently was too busy to even do a Google search.
Meanwhile, where was Harry? Playing strip pool in Vegas again? Couldn’t he have prepped Meghan a little sooner on how to meet the Queen?
Racism made the big headlines, but Meghan also whined to Oprah about how the couple has to pay for their own security and how her son Archie doesn’t have a royal title - without having a clue how the titles actually are given out.
And I’m sure Meghan made the 17 million Americans watching her interview weep when she spoke about the hardship of being cut off from financial support by the royal family while they live in their $10 million palace in Santa Barbara.
She and Harry will just have to scrape by on the reported $100 million production deal they signed last year with Netflix - a sweet deal Harry got only because he’s the Queen of England’s grandson.
Harry is most at fault in this Anglo-Brit soap opera because he apparently never explained to Meghan that being a royal is a real job with real responsibilities. It’s why they call it “The Firm.”
While he and Meghan were playing with Archie on the beach in Santa Barbara and hanging out on their neighbor Oprah’s patio, for instance, Harry’s father Charles and brother William were in London earning their royal keep by helping COVID-19 victims.
If you don’t want the job, I understand. Walk away. But don’t point fingers back at your family, call them names and whine.
Also, before the next British prince marries an American who hopes to be the Queen someday, he should at least make sure she watches a few seasons of "The Crown.”
Copyright 2021 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan.” He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Follow @reaganworld on Twitter.
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