As we discussed yesterday, it’s very possible that the brain trust over at Kensington Palace wants to see the Sussexes exiled at some point very soon. The story originated from a reliable outlet, the London Times, and the journalists had multiple sources confirming that yes, Prince William and his people have been talking to Buckingham Palace courtiers about the possibility of exiling the Sussexes for a few years or maybe just six months. Australia and Canada were thrown out, and apparently William now wants to exile the Sussexes in an African country, tbd. Hours later, the conversation shifted and suddenly all of the British tabloids agreed to frame the story as “Harry wants to move away and William agrees, but it will cost a lot and it’s all Meghan’s fault.” Or something. No one is buying that sh-t. So… it will be interesting to see what happens to this story in the days and weeks to come. People Magazine already has some coverage of it, with some new details:
David Manning — the former British ambassador to the U.S. and adviser to Harry and his brother Prince William — has proposed a plan for the couple to “take on an international position that could build on their work for the Commonwealth,” reports the Sunday Times.
The couple both hold roles within the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust — Harry is President and Meghan is Vice-President.
“This is a 1000-year-old monarchy overseeing a Commonwealth of 54 territories. Lots of people depend on its existence and continued success,” a source tells PEOPLE. “Eventually Harry and Meghan will be dispatched somewhere.”
While the Sunday Times says their move to Africa would be for two to three years, ITV claims that it would be more like a few months. The plan is in very early stages and a decision is not expected until 2020, which gives Meghan and Harry time to settle into life as a family of three at Frogmore Cottage. Claims that the Africa plan came about in order to put distance between the two couples has also been refuted. While there is tension between the brothers (they didn’t speak during Easter celebrations and arrived separately), the plan is likely more of a response to their different roles within the royal family.
“William and Kate are completely in transition as he prepares to take over as the Prince of Wales,” the source adds. “Their life together is all about preparing to be in charge, which is a significant reason for the wall between them and Harry and Meghan.”
“Their life together is all about preparing to be in charge, which is a significant reason for the wall between them and Harry and Meghan.” That makes zero sense. William and Kate aren’t preparing to be in charge, they should be preparing to be Prince and Princess of Wales, which A) they’re not doing sh-t to prepare for that and B) they still wouldn’t be “in charge” of the royal family. Even if they were keen to really prepare for the PoW roles, that still doesn’t explain why they’ve put up a “wall” separating themselves from the Sussexes. But this is ominous too: “Eventually Harry and Meghan will be dispatched somewhere.” Literally none of the Queen’s children lived abroad for any length of time (beyond military service). Edward, Anne, Charles and Andrew were never tasked with temporarily living in a commonwealth country, even though Charles reportedly wanted to spend several years in Australia when he and Diana were first married. Why would Harry and Meghan suddenly NEED to be sent to a commonwealth country to live indefinitely again? Because William is a f–king brat?
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