Richard Kay: Prince Harry is ‘woefully out of touch to the problems faced by Britons’

Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, attends the launch of the team selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games The Hague 2020

One of our top stories yesterday was about Prince Harry’s 36th birthday and the messages various royal households sent to Harry on social media. Clarence House, Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace all chose photos of Harry without Meghan, and some of the photos were even from years ago, before Harry even met Meghan. I thought it was worthy of comment, for sure, but I thought all of the photos chosen by various social media directors were quite nice, actually. But for Richard Kay at the Daily Mail, dissecting the photos chosen was worthy of a lengthy screed about how Harry is obviously quite miserable and he needs to come back to Britain, etc. You can read the piece here if you want, but I thought these were some of the stupidest points:

Why wasn’t Meghan included in any of the photos? However compelling the narrative of brothers at war may be, insiders dismiss suggestions that Meghan was purposely not included in the Cambridges’ photo. According to aides there is a protocol surrounding royal birthdays, just as there is for any other Palace-sponsored event. Spouses are never included.

Where were Camilla and Philip? All the same it is intriguing that the other two official pictures released to celebrate Harry’s birthday, from Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, show the Duke of Sussex with Prince Charles and the Queen alone. In the first there is no Prince Philip and in the other no Duchess of Cornwall. It is tempting, therefore, to wonder if this picture, with Kate running alongside the two brothers, was designed to tell us something about the status of the relationship between William and Harry and the wider one between their wives.

Harry never smiles anymore? And consider also the photos chosen by his father and grandmother. In both there is a smile on Prince Harry’s face. How extraordinary to learn that they too are not recent photographs but several years old. The one of Harry and the Queen was also taken in 2017, while the endearing picture of a father brimming with pride at his son is six years old – not only predating Meghan but also the growth of Harry’s beard. It does seem astonishing that three separate households of the Royal Family should each, independently, have to hunt through their archives to find a picture of a happy Harry.

“The dependable brother” in the KP photo: Behind the smiles it was also a moment which offered such a reassuring glimpse of the future of the monarchy. Here were the heir in line to the throne, the wife who will one day be queen and the dependable brother. He was no longer the ‘spare’, but Harry still occupied a uniquely important role as his brother’s sounding board and the one figure above all others who understood the enormity of the destiny and daunting responsibility he faced. It was taken on a February day in 2017 and it radiates the goodwill and competitive affection that existed between the three.

Harry is out of touch?? Fast-forward to 2020 and Harry has exiled himself from that future, turning his back on his family, his friends and his country. As for the brothers, once so close, they now barely speak. Meanwhile, his homilies delivered from his luxury home, set amid an enclave of California celebrity, seem often woefully out of touch to the problems faced by modern Britons. This, of course, allows for one other possibility thrown up by the photographs chosen for yesterday’s anniversary. There simply are no recent pictures of Harry with a smile on his face…

[From The Daily Mail]

Harry smiles all the time. The idea that “Harry never smiles now that he’s with Meghan” is so absurd and really just… false. Once again, we have royal commentators acting like Harry dumped them personally – “He’s not happy with her, he’ll come back to us!” Don’t get me wrong, I do think it’s noteworthy that all of the palaces chose photos without Meghan, and that they all went through the photo archives to choose pre-Sussex, pre-marriage photos of Harry. Of course it was done on purpose. Of course the palaces are full of some of the pettiest, dumbest people around. But no, Harry is the one who is out of touch, right??

Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex arriving at Mansion house

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  1. Sunshine says:

    Wow. The hate is deep. Harry hasn’t smiled since 2017? Marriage, first child, etc? Is this really the message William wanted to send to his brother?

    • Kalana says:

      Honestly, it’s frighteningly delusional. It’s purely cold racism and it’s frightening how strongly the message is being pushed out there. Reality simply doesn’t matter.

      • Zazu says:

        I would be near a breaking point if my reason for existence was to be my brother’s sounding board and shoulder to cry on when the weight of his destiny just got too much! It’s clear that Harry wasn’t supposed to be his own person, with his own needs and… destiny. He existed to support his brother.

        The hate he faces for choosing to be his own person, and for choosing a partner who challenges the system he was raised in, is disturbing. Meghan validates his feelings and needs (as he does for her too). Choosing someone like her, who represents everything they ‘other’, over the monarchy, makes him a “traitor” – an independent woman (feminism), a woman of colour with a mixed heritage from America (anti-racism, inclusion), ambition (meritocracy), social justice, and individual self-determination.

      • Kalana says:

        Yes! How can William have any credibility about mental health if he felt justified expecting Harry to live an emotionally unhealthy life?

    • Ginger says:

      Harry himself has said that even though he was smiling and playing around while doing events he was struggling and at a near breakdown. This was pre Meghan. The press miss that. It’s sick.

    • Jess says:

      lol this is just noise from the BM to cover up the fact that Barbados decided to officially remove the Queen as their head of state next year 😂 soon other commonwealth nations will follow (has been simmering for awhile now) making this small island more irrelevant, especially after brexit, while Harry is living his luxurious lifestyle in California 😍

    • mytwocents says:

      it’s their new narrative because they’ve run out of things to say. It’s how he’s miserable and Meghan keeps him as a prisoner, chained up in their cellar… this is from the comments, but it goes to show how people will say anything to fit this narrative.

    • Myra says:

      Every picture I have seen of Harry and Meghan together had Harry smiling and laughing with Meghan. It’s one of the many things I like about them as a couple. They look at each other with love. The few times I’ve seen him look pissed, the other brother was around.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Do these people hear themselves?? He’s actually saying that Harry hasn’t smiled since he met Meghan? Do they not remember how giddy he was when he announced Archie’s birth? The man is the happiest now he’s ever been.

    And “out of touch” with the problems of modern Britons – I mean, that’s just laughable. How is he out of touch compared to Ms “which diamond brooch should I wear today” Petty Betty, Ms “I need more botox and jewels and dresses before I’ll do any more work” Kate, Mr “I’m not going to work more and you cant make me” William……I mean……come on now.

    • S808 says:

      They went all the way back to 2017. There was PLENTY of photos of Harry looking elated at Archie’s birth announcement. That tells me not only are they not happy with Meghan, they’re not happy with Archie’s existence either but we already knew that.

      • Sunshine says:

        S808.. ok then. They are trying to simply wipe away their existence.

      • ShazBot says:

        I think the point really is that there aren’t (happy) pictures of him with any of his family members.
        I think it’s something a lot of people go through when you go to post a pic for a family member’s birthday and realize that you don’t have a good pic with them that isn’t a few years old. That’s why so many wedding pics get used – people are together and happy!
        I think it’s just generally telling of the situation behind the scenes – they don’t see each other enough to have good pictures taken that they can share. It’s just a symptom.

      • Nessa says:

        The gag is, he was with Meghan in 2017…

      • Pat says:

        The royals are Not just out of touch they are selfish and greedy as well. They aren’t concerned with the plight of the real hand to mouth working class. If they were they would stay out of their pockets and give some of the money back by putting programs in place especially for underprivileged children coming from low income homes. The constant question’s about Archie are really strange. Myself and many American moms are weary of strangers constantly asking about or trying to be around our children when there’s no real reason for it. A lot of celebrities don’t post pictures of their children because it opens up a chance for kidnapping/ ransom situation. You have to be cautious when posting pictures of adults and even more so children. A child hearing an adult calling their name and pretending to be a family friend is a dangerous situation. I believe immediate family, close close friends can share photos yearly but all this snapping constantly and putting an innocent child out there just makes them more vulnerable in my book. And personally that’s the Sussex baby why would the BMand their public act so entitled to see Archie and receive regular photos? I don’t know you and you don’t know me. Stop acting like we share a family bond of my child. It’s Creepy as F###. Sorry, just my thoughts on the matter. By the way is it a cultural thing ? Honest question!!

    • Godwina says:

      Yes, he’s out of touch, absolutely, as much as the rest. To suggest the other RF members aren’t OOT is ridiculous, but to suggest Harry Windsor has anything beyond academic understanding of middle or working-class life is a massive reach.

      The “he hasn’t smiled in a year” thing is ,,,, wow. Those reporters are made of lies.

      • Feeshalori says:

        They’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel here and are now embarrassing themselves. The BM are now a joke and have lost all credibility.

      • Becks1 says:

        I mean, Harry is obviously privileged and out of touch, but when you compare him to the rest of the family, its a ludicrous charge to make. I don’t see Richard Kay ranting about how out of touch the queen is.

    • kelleybelle says:

      Richard Kay is another lying, delusional version of Dickie Arbiter. Harry left the royal family. The “problems of Britons” are not his first priority, his family is, his REAL family. Go home, Richard.

      • lanne says:

        poor little Richard. No more Prince Harry documentarys for you! Why are people always so angry when you give them exactly what they asked for? They told Harry if he didn’t like the royal family, then to leave. So he left. And they’re still angry. Petulant toddlers, all of them.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Can we replay the video of Harry announcing Archie’s birth and the horse neighing in the background? I could use that today.

    • L84Tea says:

      I was just coming to say this. Out of touch? The Queen is literally the Queen of the out-of-touch’s!!

    • BlinkBanana says:

      He is out of touch. Let’s not forget he’s royalty and upper class. I despise how he and Megan are treated in the British press, but all that aside I don’t see why anyone should be celebrating him as a Royal??!! He is literally the epitome of white privilege. Please take a step back and see who you’re defending so vehemently. He can be a good dad and love his wife but also represent a system of oppression.

  3. My3cents says:

    This is hilarious. As opposed to Normal Bill and Kate who consider two zoom calls a week buckling down and taking on a bigger work load?

  4. Kalana says:

    The RRs are embarrassing themselves by sounding like bitter exes. Have they no dignity?

    William is such a crybaby. “Harry! You’re the only person who could have supported me!” Nah, you’ve got Kate, Carole, and Boris Johnson. Be happy with them and stop clinging to your brother.

    Ted Talk speech is coming. William could easily have handed out Earthshot prizes via zoom. Let’s see how much of an empty suit he will be for his speech.

    • Jegede says:

      Even crazier The London Times, – The Times!! – did a front page write-up on this.🥴🥴

      It’s one thing when the likes of NY Post/Daily News turn a twitter exchange into a story, but imagine the NY Times, or Wash Post, doing the same.😶

      • Kalana says:

        The London Times is royalist trash. They lost all credibility with the tiara story that made no sense. Every Cambridge stan who tries to criticize the Sussexes minimizes the race but the Times’ editorials have been particularly awful.

      • Jess says:

        I disagree. The New York Times would never report on something so dumb. Theyre actual journalists #Petty

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        NYT did a 2 page op-ed of those who supported Trump and ran a story about your Mighty Fine Nazi next door. Don’t give too much credit to this paper which helped to normalize Trump and White Supremacy.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      @Jess, I think that’s what Jegede is saying.

  5. Sandy says:

    Wow. I wish I knew what stuff he’s on because those are IMPRESSIVE projections based on those pictures. Even for the British media. Daym.

    • anotherlily says:

      A quick look back at previous birthday pictures shows that there is nothing unusual about these photos for Harry’s birthday. Spouses are sometimes included but often the photos show the subject on their own or with the senders of the greeting. E.g Meghan’s birthday last year included the ‘Fab Four’ Sandringham photo from the Cambridges. This year they posted a picture of Meghan on her own talking with a child. Last year Charles and Camilla posted a slideshow of three photos: one of just Meghan, one of her smiling with Prince Charles, and the last of her giggling with Camilla.

  6. Traci says:

    They are not just a little mad. They are big mad. Whew.

  7. Louise177 says:

    I have to laugh that the media keeps whining how Harry and Meghan live in a mansion but skates over that the RF live in multiple palaces across the country.

    • Britt says:

      This is why they’re ignored. You can’t bash rich people but then kiss the asses of an outdated institution that has no place in the modern world.

    • sa says:

      Yeah, that gets me too. I have a tendency to take things at face value, so I often think that people are reading too much into things and seeing imagined slights. But those digs about their “luxury” house are too blatant even for me to miss. And I have trouble figuring how they think they’re making some kind of point about excess when the alternative is actual palaces.

      • Emmitt says:

        Harry was not supposed to have such a nice home without the BRF paying for it. The reason the RR keeps bringing up the luxury home and the 16 bathrooms is they are agog Harry & Meghan can live just as well as the rest of the royal family without depending on royal family money. They were not supposed to do that. They were supposed to be dependent on Charles’ money and when Charles got tired of them playing house in America, Charles would pull the plug in March and Harry would be forced to come back to Britain with his tail between his leg.

        That’s not going to happen, so the royal reporters and royal family are in a tailspin…

      • Izzy says:

        Emmitt, I will go out on a limb and say Harry and Meghan are living better. They’re in charge of their lives and decisions, and the house they live in is a lot newer than the old places the RF live in that apparently need continual renovations.

    • molly says:

      I was going to say the same thing! “His luxury home”? The RF lives in literal castles. CASTLES! Plural!! Google Royal Lodge and THEN we can talk about luxury homes.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Yeah, palaces that they didn’t even pay for! I don’t know why the British people put up with their racist, sexist, outdated “God wants my bloodline to rule” royal family. Or maybe I do know why — for the same reason Donald Trump can be elected president. There are enough racists in the world who want to see white supremacy reign.

  8. Snazzy says:

    He’s basically repeating all the comments on the Insta posts sadly — that’s what you read over and over again. He’s so unhappy, doesn’t smile anymore, etc etc. Utter nonsense

  9. vexa says:

    “Harry is out of touch with common people.”

    The other royals live in palaces, Richard.

  10. Talie says:

    This line in the piece stuck out to me: “And it is certainly striking that of all the pictures they could have chosen of Harry, they settled on a selection from an era when he was at his uncomplicated best.”

    The fact that Harry has shown any kind of growth at all is the biggest offense to any royalist apparently. They wanted him in a box forever. But he didn’t want to play second fiddle for his whole life and let’s be honest, he has the same amount of worldwide fame as the future king – mostly thanks to being the sons of Diana. Why squander it when he can do so much more?

    • MissMarierose says:

      I don’t even think it’s true that Harry was ever “uncomplicated.” That’s just the box the British media put him in for their own purposes.

  11. Noki says:

    He is a Prince who was born into extreme privellege,so ofcourse he is out of touch. However he is certainly more clued up and interested in exploring and helping people who are not in his bubble.

    • Züri says:

      Exactly. I’d say of anyone in that family, he is the last member who is “woefully out of touch.” Too many examples to show just how engaged, understanding, and willing to learn he is, unlike his family.

    • sunny says:

      100% this. All the royals are deeply out of touch in a bubble of their own privilege. However, Harry has more empathy, seen more through his military service, and married someone who has exposed him to learning about things outside his bubble(racism).

      This is such a wildly trash take that I am sort of impressed. Like the royal family and reporters are so petty and sad and you think the bar cannot be lowered but nope they continue to reach for new lows. Well at least they are good at something.

    • Tealie says:

      This! He’s out of touch but that’s what they WANT if they want since they support royalty (and also want him to go back into the fold) – the ‘divinely claimed’ inherited privilege – the words Richard speaks really be taken from a republican, you can’t complain about up about the product of what you asked for.

  12. S808 says:

    I see they’re still deluding themselves. Harry smiles all the time. He seems to really come alive with Meghan. I still say she gave him a sense of confidence he didn’t have before. He said during their engagement interview that they’re a brilliant team and they ARE. He’s not gonna trade that for people who don’t have a care for him except being a human shield. RRs and BRF I’m looking at you. And to say Harry is out of touch while capping for William and Kate and the BRF in general…….I have to laugh.

    • Ginger says:

      An Australian journalist said on their 2018 tour that Harry was grumpy when he wasn’t with Meghan but came alive and was happy when he WAS with her.

  13. KellyRyan says:

    Dear RK, Harry lives in America, hopefully soon to be an American citizen. Briton is not his problem. Sincerely, Humanity. Anyone catch the news blurb this morning on Barbados? Removing the queen as head of state and selecting one of their own.

  14. Seraphina says:

    Harry may not be smiling as much because he sees the spite coming from the BRF towards his wife and family. Instead of applauding a man who is taking his family’s happiness into consideration and choosing a life that will bring them all happiness – the BRF and the courtiers decide to play the cards they play. Maybe, just maybe, his blinders are off and he is a mature young man who has changed from the happy go lucky party boy third wheel of PW and KC (Kate Consort). And yeah, when one finally sees how toxic one’s family really is – it tends to wipe the smile off your face. Maybe he realizes just how much those rumors behind his mother’s unhappiness were actually true – all at the hands of the BRF.

  15. Florence says:

    This is getting quite evil now.

    I have little doubt that if they could “persuade” Meghan to leave they completely would. By any means possible. It’s so sinister.

    Also, the happiest he’s ever looked was the deliriously joyful press thing after Archie was born, with the horses in the background. Archie and Meghan ARE his happiness in so many ways.

  16. Merricat says:

    It doesn’t matter what the Brit tabs say–they’re talking into a vacuum, because H & M have left the building. Dick Kay is a hack and will never write a word worth remembering. Kate can buy all the faces she wants, but they will all wear the same petulant expression.

    • Feeshalori says:

      “Kate can buy all the faces she wants, but they will all wear the same petulant expression.”
      That is such BURN!🔥 I love this comment!

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Yeah I’m thinking there won’t be any recent photos of Will and Harry together smiling or even his dad and Harry laughing. LOL. He’s done with you fools.

    • Tealie says:

      Yep, at this point I hope Harry doesn’t come back for any of their funerals, especially Charles. This is BEYOND putrid and acceptable, they deserve to burn.

  17. Sofia says:

    Harry hasn’t smiled? His engagement announcement? His wedding? The tours? Archie’s birth? I can probably find 10 pictures from google of Harry smiling after 2017

    • starryfish29 says:

      The photo of him smiling as he got off the plane in Canada after finally telling that family to shove it probably wasn’t high on Kay’s consideration pile.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        My favorite the picture of him holding Archie in Canada that used a lot. That was pure joy on Harry’s face. But we shouldn’t even be giving notice to this nonsense. All sensible people knows that Harry is happier being outside of that system, especially the rota than he was in it.

    • equality says:

      Royal photographer, Chris Jackson, managed to find many pictures of Harry smiling with Meghan. Many twitter and Instagram users managed to find pictures of Harry smiling after his marriage. I feel sorry for the people silly enough to buy into the BM narrative. Do the people ever research or think for themselves or only see what they want to see?

  18. Britt says:

    This is peak desperation everyone. You had some journalist writing that Harry should come back because they need him to help with Scotland. Barbados is leaving the commonwealth, so that means others will follow and the RR’s are losing money because the don’t have access to the Sussexes and the rest of the royals are boring. They’re traumatized, lost and deluded and blaming/ignoring Meghan is not helping the situation because again, they’re showing themselves to be racist and nasty to anyone with common sense. Let them keep doing it. I knew the public begging would come eventually but these fools are continuing to disrespect his wife and son. They’ll clearly never learn.

    • Alexandria says:

      Why do they need him? Make use of William and Charles.

      • Britt says:

        William and Charles have no charisma and are boring. Yes, that shouldn’t matter to monarchs but if Harry wasn’t so important and irrelevant like the media said he was, why do you have people practically begging for him to return. The firm knows Harry was vital especially to the commonwealth. You already have Barbados leaving. Harry is more Statesman than his father and brother.

      • Ginger says:

        Harry has more power than all of them
        Combined. He is the only one that can save the monarchy ( according to the British media) They need him. They are so screwed without him.

      • Tealie says:

        Ideally ur right they do have William and Charles, but the truth is, just as Britt said, as much as they might embiggen them and pretend they are the almighty saviours and the ‘real’ popular royals, they do not hold or bring in the clicks, nor are people interested in them, AT ALL.

      • Alexandria says:

        Too bad UK. You pay for William and Charles so make them work. No charisma? Then get rid of first borne entitlement and hierarchy.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Now that one horse has escaped from the barn, look to see what other countries start deciding the Commonwealth is a bunch of baloney.

      • Lady D says:

        And I repeat, come on Canada.

      • Tealie says:

        I’m praying for Scotland to be next, Since the awful handling of coronavirus, stop the Scottish independence vote is almost 60%, and especially high up to 70 to 80% in the under 30s, if not in the next few years, when the Queen dies there likely to leave shortly followed by Wales and Northern Ireland (which because of the Brexit hard boarder plan, decide to reintegrate into a United Republic)

    • Tealie says:

      Yep one rr photographer ‘Rookie’ on Twitter was composing yesterday that there aren’t any more gigs since Harry and Meghan left and he is getting cut out for private photography agencies loll!

  19. Snuffles says:

    This whole thing is fascinating. I feel like each Royal reporter is at different stages of grief:


    It’s just SO strange how PERSONALLY they are taking this. How DEPENDENT they all are on Harry. The media and the family. But at the same time so determined to treat him like sh_t and try to convince him he’s not worthy.

    I think they are slowly realizing that Harry was literally the linchpin that kept that whole royal ecosystem afloat. They are slowly realizing what they have lost and with each move that Harry and Meghan are making, they are realizing that are not going to get Harry back. At least not in the way they want him – which is towing the party line.

    They are watching everything they built unravel. The “magic” of the royal family is fading and people are starting to see they are not the “value for money” they claim to be.

    Harry literally has a textbook abusive relationship with The Firm and the media. Quite frankly it’s a miracle that Harry has pulled himself out of it and still be such a good man. Because they did their damndest to destroy him.

    Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Harry was still in therapy as a psychological abuse survivor.

    I am SO thankful he’s on the other side of the world and has the pandemic as an excuse to not go back to the U.K. for the foreseeable future. I’m picturing him just detoxing and healing on his beautiful estate.

    • Britt says:

      I would be surprised if the media hasn’t been threatening the Royal family, particularly William to help get Harry back. They want Meghan and Archie too but they won’t ever admit that. They know Harry and Meghan are solid and strong team and wherever one of them goes, one will follow no matter what. That picture screamed desperation and telegraphed, “We need help and our scapegoat back”. It backfired of course.

    • Kalana says:

      Harry absolutely has needed therapy for the emotional abuse from his family. They blatantly used him while telling him they were rescuing him from his own incompetence so they could keep his self-esteem low. Meghan probably helped enormously with supporting him because she has her own abusive family members.

      Harry had the courage to talk about seeing a therapist and one of the darkest things I’ve seen through all this are all the Royal Watcher Karens using that as a stick to beat Harry with by gaslighting him about his own decisions. Commenting that Harry is too stupid and crazy to make his decisions and pretending to be very concerned. I bet many of them think they’re liberal but I wonder if they realize how much they have in common with people on Fox News like Tucker Carlson.

    • Izzy says:

      I feel like they’re all stuck in anger and denial

    • Tealie says:

      Neither would I, if they feel brazen enough to treat him and a baby (Archie) like this in public, I can only imagine what they’re doing to him in private it’s revolting.

  20. Tessa says:

    Harry had to tag along with his brother and his wife, with Kate flirty with Harry. Harry looked uncomfortable and also bored. Did they want him to be the third wheel forever?

  21. Alexandria says:

    Hahahahahha! Hey Richard he’s not the heir!!!


  22. Tessa says:

    THere are bots who say this same thing over and over that Harry does not look happy. I thought William said that he’d like to meet the woman who put the smile on Harry’s face (meaning Meghan) so the spin is contradictory.

  23. Canadi-Anne says:

    For goodness sake…there are few pics of him smiling in public over the last 6 months because he‘s doing the socially responsible thing and wearing a mask whilst out and about!

    And the last time he was in England he seemed to be pretty damn happy under that umbrella in the rain with his fabulous wife…

    • GuestWho says:

      And I think we all remember the look of unbridled anger on his face at the giant public snubbing by his brother and his boring, petty wife. THAT is how his relatives make him feel.

  24. February-Pisces says:

    The happiest I’ve ever seen Harry look was on his wedding day when Meghan was walking down the aisle and the day archie was born when he did that brief interview.

    Richard kay AKA willies fix-it mouthpiece, literally can’t even let harry have a f*cking birthday. And the fact that Kay wrote this article to about the photos that were chosen, only prove that Willie and Co pick their photos deliberately just so this could be written, and once again Willie is labelled as a ‘dutiful future king’. Disgusting 🤮

    • Tessa says:

      I hope more about the Rose situation is leaked. William probably will get his own karma

      • Britt says:

        I think they’ve been threatening William with the secret to help get Harry, also therefore Meghan and Archie back. That home purchase, Netflix money got all of them shook. They weren’t supposed to pay for anything and thrive this quickly. They know the possibility of them returning is not happening. This is public desperation and a poor attempt at emotional blackmail, that is very easy to see.

      • lanne says:

        but what incentive do they have? What power does the RF have to “force” the Sussexes back? They already took the use of HRH–they don’t have the authority to take the titles, and if they try that, they will open a larger can of worms that could affect the existence of the peerage itself. Cutting off the Sussexes means they have no authority over them, and no means, other than kidnapping, of bringing them home. The Sussexes can tell them to back off, or else they’ll tell the world how things really went down for them. H and M have really shown how classy they are by simply walking away. They haven’t gone the Princess Diana scorched earth way–has the RF realized what a disnct possibility that is if they push the Sussexes into a corner? If I were the Sussexes, I’d be recording all of my conversations with family. Hopefully they’ll never need to go that route, but purely for insurance.

    • Nyro says:

      It says so much that they can’t even wish him a happy birthday and leave it at that. Yesterday, that bitter cow Camilla Tominey made a whole nasty video about how Harry’s “worst years are yet to come”. Like WTF?! These people are truly vile and have an actual hatred toward the Sussexes. Like who does that? “I know it’s your birthday, so here’s a video of me wishing failure and misery on you and your wife, for today and years to come!! ” It’s disgusting.

    • Tealie says:

      Same, The laughs and smiles I saw before that were courtesy laughs to make other people feel comfortable even when he was interacting with the public and especially with Kate, they didn’t seem like laughs and joy that was FOR HIM. He seems like the sort of person that will go along with things to make people happy, but those sorts of people, once the snap they truly snap and form an unbendable back bone.

  25. Libellule says:

    TBH they are all out of touch. If Harry is woefully out of touch, then Willyleaks is probably out of scale

  26. ABritGuest says:

    I cannot believe the Times did an article on the birthday posts (talk about pathetic for a broadsheet as well as thirsty) and KP’s spokesperson actually commented on it because they were getting some blue ticks comments on SM. Whilst saying nothing about the racist abuse in the posts. Again so much for never complain never explain when it comes to anyone except Meghan who was meant to keep quiet when it was suggested her project is funding terrorism etc.

    The likes of Kay are awful. They know people in the Firm and their smears etc have caused a schism& why Harry might not be as sparkling when the press is around and they are blaming Meghan for it. This couple have been under non stop attacks since getting married& even before and they’ve done well that it’s rarely shown when they were doing royal duties.

    It’s really horrible that the Firm seemingly endorses this message that they prefer time before Meghan & Archie by not pushing back. I hope this is remembered during the next cycle of ‘family misses Archie’ stories.

    Yes Harry is a Prince with lots of privilege& cannot relate to us 9-5 folks in the struggle. But he spoke more sense than most in the royal family about covid during that rugby call when he acknowledged his privilege and fact he has lots of space but recognised others don’t and effect lack of space etc has on mental health during lockdown.

    • Britt says:

      Harry and Meghan may not be popular with “royalists” but everyday working people, including the Brits probably do not care especially about this institution. Richard Kay is a drama Queen and him talking about out of touch nonsense is funny coming from a man who is a cheerleader for an institution that is so insular and outdated. It’s frankly embarassing.

      I can only imagine the one year review for next year and the foolishness that will come from the media.

      • Merricat says:

        I doubt H & M will submit to an actual review. Harry might call Charles to confirm they won’t be returning, but I can’t see it happening the way the tabs think it should.

    • Tealie says:

      @Merricat agree, especially after they keep trying to play with his son, which is a clear drawing line for Harry. They’ll be lucky if they got more than an email telling them to piss off!

  27. KL says:

    He looks pretty happy whenever he’s hanging out with his hot, awesome wife…. But of course it couldn’t possibly be the awful royal family that makes him look miserable!

  28. JT says:

    It seems like Harry was the one keeping not only the RF together, but the entire BM together as well. Both entities are seeming to fall apart since he’s left. Why do they put so much pressure on Harry, the spare, and not William or even Charles? It seems like everyone believes Harry is the answer to all of the problems in the U.K.

  29. ABritGuest says:

    Also didnt think much of the Bday photos but it’s hogwash that spouses aren’t included as a rule. For Camilla’s bday KP posted picture of the Cambridges and Cornwalls together and think they had group photo with Edward for Sophie’s birthday too. Fact these papers are making a thing of it makes me wonder if there was coordination to make this a story..

    • Britt says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised. The family is overshadowed by Harry and Meghan because the interest is through the roof and them being the idiots that they were, thought exiling them would put the media spotlight back on them. The media might be pressuring, more like threatening them to get Harry, therefore Meghan and Archie back to the UK because they need money or the family really can’t read the room and thought publicly blackmailing and buying into that media talking point that Harry was happy before Meghan would somehow work. Whatever it is, it’s downright desperate and pathetic.

    • Tealie says:

      Yeah, they really pull that one out of their arse lmao, and are just relying on people to not research it!

  30. Chartreuse says:

    Just more gaslighting. When will it stop from these people?

  31. KW says:

    The video of Harry’s stills from the Getty photographer (can’t remember name) shuts down this narrative and the bs drivel this idiot is trying to push out. Those photos of Harry show a human being, touching people, hugging people, smiling, having fun, one might even say, thriving. In the days of Meghan. The article is pathetic and, imo, quite scary because of the fixation. If William and this pos are figuratively in bed together, then Williams walking, talking pwt goes perfectly with Richard talking out of his ass. Embarrassing but also obsessively frightening.

    • Snuffles says:

      If Richard Kay is William’s mouthpiece then I will take this as a direct insight into what William is thinking.

      And he clearly blames Meghan for everything. Convinced that Harry was happier pre-Meghan. When in reality, the family, The Firm and the media chose to ignore just how miserable Harry was as long as he played along and did “his duty”. Curse Meghan for making Harry see there is more to life than just surviving and carrying on with a stiff upper lip!!

      Meghan laid it out in that interview in Africa “It’s not enough just to survive. You’ve got to thrive.”

  32. sara says:

    THE QUEEN HAS A GOLD PIANO. A literal gold piano. And an entire basement full of precious gems, most of which were probably stolen from the people England colonized. AND HARRY IS OUT OF TOUCH??????

    • sunny says:

      I screamed when I read this comment. The accuracy!

    • L4frimaire says:

      It’s so ridiculous. She probably has the largest private jewelry collection in the world, as well as one of the world largest private art collections, very little of which is actually put on display or on loan for the public who funds their upkeep. Yes Harry is incredibly privileged but that doesn’t preclude one from being a decent person. As for his luxurious home, if they had even bought an upscale house in the $3-4mil range, they’re be mocked as coming down in the world and having to deal with gawking neighbors. Whatever.

  33. MsIam says:

    Is it Richard Kay that is William’s mouthpiece or the other Richard? At any rate, this “out of touch” prince inspired hundreds of people to part with their hard earned cash to help a bunch of strangers. Not too shabby I’d say!

    • Nic919 says:

      Kay wrote the Rose article that made everyone realize that Rose and William were having an affair and that’s why Kate froze her out. So Kay is William’s mouthpiece but seems to always do a poor job of it.

  34. Lucy says:

    They had to go that far back for pictures of him happy *with* the BRF. They tell on themselves again without knowing. It’s almost like he’s not happy around the BRF since he found out they who they were.

  35. Oh says:

    I really don’t understand the point of these articles, they want Harry to divorce his wife and leaving his child behind him and then harry come back to the racist island and be the third wheel for W&K again and the funny uncle for their children! LoL this will never happen! NEVER EVER. even if Harry divorce Meghan (god forbid )he will never be the third wheel for his brother again

  36. TheOriginalMia says:

    Lawd. Stop it, Richard Kay. Harry is happy with his family. He’s happy with Meghan & Archie. Periodt! He wasn’t fulfilled being the third wheel and scapegoat to his dear brother, William. He wanted more for his life and he’s gotten it. Y’all gonna have to deal with this fact. He’s never coming back.

  37. Nonartistic Diane says:

    The willful delusion with which they say these things. No sense of self awareness at all. The mind literally boggles.

  38. Sherry says:

    I don’t even think that the likes of Richard actually believe what they write most of the time. The reality of the Harry and Meghan’s situation is in stark contrast with the vitriol they spill every week. Harry and Meghan seem to be in a really good place, are surrounded by people who are invested in their growth and are building something that fully aligns with their values whereas 9 months later the RR’s, trolls and racists alike keep regurgitating the same vitriol over and over again because that is a more comfortable place to be than facing the fact that Harry and Meghan were able to succeed beyond the confines of the Royal Family. What Richard is selling here is a fallacy encased in racism because he understands that there are people who are truly invested in Harry and Meghan’s failure and will read anything that reinforces that reality.

  39. Islandgirl says:

    I am sorry……do they want him to come back? This kind of article is why he left. Do they actually feel that writing this article which dismisses the happiness that Harry has found with his wife and family, the success with the Netflix deal and his ability to purchase his own home will make him miss his pre-Meghan life.
    Really, they really are so rattled by Harry moving on and showing that he doesn’t plan on coming back that they don’t know what to do.
    “Keep doing what made Harry leave to encourage him to return”…smh

    • Feeshalori says:

      These RRs have rocks in their heads for brains if they think these type of articles will entice Harry to ever come back. This is not the honey you attract bees with.

    • Tealie says:

      I think they’re trying to play on Harry’s mental illness in hopes of him having a breakdown and blaming Meghan when them so that there is some sort of divorce. In fact I can even see them trying to pull a James Spears and for some kind of conservatorship over him so that they can control his life

  40. Veronica S. says:

    I mean, of course he’s out of touch, but so is everybody else in that tax bracket. Why would you ever believe that’s a point of superiority for the rest of the royal family lol.

  41. Jay says:

    It’s interesting that they were obviously watching how the photo selections landed, and are reacting so defensively.

    As others mentioned above, it is bittersweet to see these photos of supposedly “happy Harry” when Harry has spoken so openly about how his smiles covered his inner mental health struggles.

    Also, absolutely NOBODY in the BRF, but especially not those who make tasteless jokes to frontline workers about Covid, gets to call Harry out of touch.

  42. PPO says:

    Chris Jackson. He has taken beautiful photos of the entire RF. When Chris would post photos of Meghan on his IG Account, he would have to turn off the comments.

    • Nonartistic Diane says:

      Chris having to turn off comments when posting pics of Meghan just speaks volumes. That they think Harry and Meghan want to run back to this type of vitriol. Oh sorry, I mean Harry as they don’t want Meghan or Archie back. I repeat…the delusion is real.

  43. Snuffles says:

    I think, in the past, the allure of the royal family was utilized by politicians to charm other countries and governments into staying a part of the Commonwealth.

    Got a country itching to leave? Send a Royal over to make them feel special and show them what they will be missing if they part ways.

    But, the bloom is off the rose now! The heir and his wife are not only epically lazy, they completely lack any charm. But, they had Harry! He’s got Diana’s touch! Send him over! And it worked! Harry was a wonderful ambassador. The people loved him! Every where he went he was treated like a rock star. Then Meghan came and the people loved her too! Finally someone the black and brown people of the Commonwealth could relate to.

    But they became too popular. Will and Kate got jealous. Harry and Meghan was making them look bad. So they tried to put them in their place within The Firm and via the press. But they overplayed their hand and lost everything.

    Now they are left to deal with their own messes and realize they are not up to the task. They realize they need Harry and Meghan but they still have too much pride to admit they were wrong so they are trying to guilt trip and gaslight them. But that’s hard to do when they are on the other side of the world in their luxurious estate overlooking the sea and signing mega bucks deals. Finally living life on their own terms.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Pretty much this is what went down in a nut shell. I would love to be a fly on the wall for some of the passive aggressive calls/text/emails/whatsapp Harry is getting from different members of his family. You just know they’ve dispatched everyone he likes to convince him to return to England and his family and in a quiet voice, “you can bring Meghan and Archie too, it will be different.”

    • Tealie says:

      Yep that’s what I was thinking I have no doubt they would’ve tried to send Harry and Megan over for a Royal tour to Barbados if they were still here to try and the charm the country into not leaving, similar to what they did in Morocco to get a trade deal.

  44. starryfish29 says:

    Says an old white man in defence of an institution run by an even older white woman. Thank God we gave the 70+ crowd facebook accounts, how else would we keep our finger on the pulse?

  45. tolly says:

    “According to aides there is a protocol surrounding royal birthdays, just as there is for any other Palace-sponsored event. Spouses are never included.”

    This is a great example of how aides invent “protocol” on the spot to cover for their own bad behavior. How can there possibly be a set, prescribed method for posting birthday pics on instagram, which was invented ten years ago? And why the hell would William’s spouse be included on Harry’s birthday, but not Harry’s spouse?

    • Tealie says:

      EXACTLY! Someone tried to say that on Instagram saying yeah but it’s not Megan‘s birthday and I said ohh, so it’s Kate and Williams is it??

      Who includes the persons stepsister, and not their wife and child??

  46. Nyro says:

    I am convinced that Richard Kay has an anti-Meghan burner account and that he regularly interacts with that while mugxit cesspool . He is now officially mugxit level crazy, in par with that Angela Levin weirdo, a supposed journalist whose Twitter timeline has devolved to the point that it is almost identical to Murky Meg’s. This article is simply insane. The sheer hatred that these reporters have for Meghan, and yes baby Archie as well, is frightening. And yes, I do think disengagement them harmed and ultimately dead. If you feel the need to completely deny their existence as a family and the source of joy in Harry’s lifd, then the only thing that could ever please these people is for Meghan and Archie to no longer exist. So no, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to believe they want to see them dead.

    • lanne says:

      I can’t imagine a company that would allow a person to act on their personal vendetta on the job. For that Angela shrew, for Pers Morgan, for Kay, for all of these reporters, their hatred of Meghan is absurdly personal. It strikes me as so incredibly unprofessional that these people can openly pursue their personal vendettas as work, and it makes me side-eye the whole of the British media for it. Legit seeming newspapers and TV stations enable this drivel. They really are no different from garden variety abusive spouses and stalkers. Are they at the “if we can’t have Harry, nobody will” stage yet? Because they are getting awfully close. Two dead ex royals in a generation would be impossible to overcome. Dead Diana wasn’t the end of the monarchy, but dead Diana plus (I don’t even want to type it) would be a scandal beyond any the RF faced before. Charles should be paying for secret bodyguards to watch over the Sussexes. If anything happens to them, I’m not sure he’ll have a throne to sit on.

      • Tealie says:

        They already are remember when we are reporters were having a performance with that tantrum after getting the letters of not engagement saying “Fine!! 🤬 But if we don’t report on him/her YOU WILL BE IRRELEVANT and no one will want you” but then after two days of getting zero traction on their posts they started Writing those up at on why they weren’t going to write about Harry and Megan whilst writing about Harry and Meghan, so they could eventually segway into writing about them again.

  47. Vanessa says:

    Harry is never coming back he happy with his wife and his child he finally has everything he ever wanted . The Cambridge’s wanted Harry back because they need Him to keep the Firm going they don’t care about his happiness The Cambridge’s and the Royal reporters are refusing to let Harry go that why we have this asinine article about how unhappy he is even though his married to someone who values him and he has a adorable baby and a brand new house and him and Meghan just got a brand new deal with Netflix but we’re all supposed to believe that Harry is unhappy and miss being the third wheel with Kate and Willam and being thrown under the bus to make others look good . If anyone is out of touch it’s the Cambridge’s and the royal reporters who refused to see that Harry truly loves his wife and son .

    • Tealie says:

      Exactly, and EVEN IF Harry and Meghan did get divorced, I don’t think he’s coming anywhere near that Island, or those people. They really showed him how much they care about him (Not at all), and it must be interesting to him although I’m sure he knows to some extent how much they think of him as a doll to nod and jiggle to make them happy. Harry is not going to trade on his humanity to become a sock puppet for them to feel better.

  48. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    The buckets of bitterness will never end. I was speaking with a friend from Scotland who said this is just the media greasing the palms of the masses for Harry being removed completely. At this point, I truly think Harry will be removed from the line of succession at this supposed one year review. If not then, he will definitely be stripped when William takes the throne. I doubt Harry will cared about any of it after they stripped him of military titles. No matter what they do, Harry will always outshine them.

    5 years ago, if someone asked me which royal house in Europe would be next to fall I would have said Spain but I truly believe the UK is done at this point. Their rigidity killed them.

    • Sofia says:

      It takes… a lot to remove someone from the line of succession. I could be wrong for all I know and they might remove him but HM can’t just wave her wand and go “you’re out!”. Just like the titles, it takes an act of parliament (and they’re a bit busy right now) and I don’t think the BRF want to start setting a precedent for removing people for no real reason (and yes getting a Netflix deal is not a good enough reason). And even if it is, it might trickle down to everyone else. Andrew took deals so he might get removed. Edward had his own production company. That might get him removed.

      I know people think anything can happen and yes, anything can still happen and yes there’s a Tory government but the peerage and the BRF don’t want to start setting a precedent in removing someone for no reason. And besides he’s 6th in line and unlikely going to be King barring some massive tragedy. There’s no /real/ point in removing him because he’s pretty far away anyways.

      Removing Harry is going to end up being bigger than the BRF and they’ll either be told that or realise that when people start looking too closely and they’ll ask parliament themselves to stop bothering with the whole thing.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        I actually would believe that UK Parliament would be all for it if it meant that they could remove Andrew at the same time. But this is why I think the courtiers will ask Harry to abdicate and stand down rather than strip him. I think they intend to make a deal with Harry to convince him. The best deal I can think of is to give him all of Diana’s possessions in exchange for abdication

        Something is going on behind the scenes. The focus is on Harry but the tone over the last few weeks would lead me to think that discussions are being had about what next steps are. Also, the media sentiment around Andrew is now almost an acceptance that the idea of his titles being removed is only a matter of time.

        Also “dear sweet” Wills has shown he’s willing to go the additional mile to be petty and holds grudges. So if Harry doesn’t lose his titles now, William will likely ensure it.

      • Sofia says:

        But this will end up going beyond Andrew and Harry. Plus they haven’t even removed his titles, made any hint that they will nor have they said “please don’t use their HRH”. I’d believe it if we got some hint of all that but they haven’t. All that’s done is getting him to step down from royal engagements. He’s still got his place in the line of succession.

        And like I said this will go beyond Andrew and Harry. What’s to stop George from removing Louis (in the future) if he wanted to? or Charlotte? Or Anne? Or Edward? Or Louise? Or James? Or Beatrice? Or Eugenie? After all, a precedent will have been created.

        And I honestly don’t think they’ll be any formal proceedings. Sure Harry can say “I don’t acknowledge the throne” but legally still be in line for it. And even if it does, it’ll create a constitutional crisis. Nobody wants that – especially with Brexit still likely happening next year. It’ll shine an ugly spotlight on the BRF. And any changes to the line of succession has to be done with not only parliament’s permission but also with the guidance and agreement with CW nations. CW nations were involved with the abdication of Edward VIII. The PM at the time had to ask them.

        And even then I don’t think Harry will. He’s paid off Frogmore but he’s made it clear they’ll use that when they visit the UK. The Sussexes have not dropped a single one of their UK patronages and have made it clear that they’ll still visit the UK. Finding Freedom also highlighted how Harry doesn’t seem to have any ill will towards HM and Charles. That may have changed though. He’s got no real reason to do it nor do the BRF have a genuine reason to do it – it’ll be a mess all around.

        There’s laws for this stuff. The monarch can’t do whatever they like for the sake of being petty. See the play King Charles III to see what happens when they do.

    • Nic919 says:

      I don’t think they will change succession because it involves an act of parliament not only in the UK but also in all other countries where the Queen remains head of state. Removing Harry won’t sit well especially if Andrew isn’t in the mix as well. And then why not just scrap most of it if you are going to do this. It wasn’t an easy process to remove male primogeniture from the succession so this would be more of a mess.

      • Sofia says:

        Thank you! Like I’ve said above Liz can’t just wave her wand and remove Harry. It’s a legal process that not only involves parliament but CW nations too. They’re going to want a good reason as to why they should support this and it better be something better than “They’ve got a Netflix deal”.

      • A says:

        This is why it’s the perfect thing for the media to screech about, now that Harry and Meghan have repaid the Frogmore Cottage costs in full. I truly don’t think they expected that Harry would do that, largely because they’re so used to the British royals + the aristocracy behaving in an entitled manner that this really did surprise them on some level. They expected they’d be able to screech about the costs and the bills forever more, but Harry nipped that in the bud right away.

        So now this. They’ll go on about this, because they need the material. It has to be something that never really goes stale. I don’t think they want Harry and Meghan to lose their titles. The British tabloids want something they can use as a cudgel against them. This might be a good one for them to take up, because of how difficult it is to accomplish. They can milk this angle for all its worth, up until the end of Harry’s days.

    • equality says:

      What reason could they use? Others in the line have jobs outside the royal “work”. Some have even profited while supposedly being “working” royals. Anne has had events at her farm and profited. Even the Queen is turning Sandringham into a drive-in theatre. Since she personally owns that estate, is that not her profiting? Others in the line, such as Beatrice, have lived and worked in the US. The hypocrisy in the BM is astounding.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        My best guess is they’ll say he broke the rules of the agreement made at Sandringham. They’re petty. They will come up with some excuse that is ridiculously transparent.

      • Kkat says:

        Breaking an agreement made at sandringham would not be in any way shape or form enough for parliament and the whole of the commonwealth nations to strip Harry from his place in succession or his titles.

        And anyway what exact”rules” did he break?
        That’s right, zero.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        Kkat Do you think the royals care whether or not Harry and Meghan have done? Do you think they actually have a reason? They will still try because they are petty and don’t know when to quit. I suspect parliament would let them be petty about Harry if it meant Andrew lost his titles too.

        Harry crossed them and was insubordinate. He “abandoned” them. Do you really think that put of vipers won’t get the last word in?

      • Tealie says:

        @ NotSoSimpleTaylor exactly, which is why they keep the rules and the truth vague, so they can mould it how they want.

      • Nic919 says:

        The canadian parliament, the Australian parliament and so many other countries have to approve any change and they aren’t going to accept “Harry broke some invented rules” as an actual reason. Only the UK has people who obsessively hate Harry and Meghan to this degree so they will need real reasons for his removal. You know you does have real reasons for removal? Andrew.

    • Nyro says:

      They’re done. I don’t believe William will be sitting on anything other than the one in his bathroom. People think this is going to just last forever and survive anything just because they’ve been around for 1000 years. Well, out of those 1000 years, it’s only been the last 100 years that they’ve ever even interacted with the general public. And it’s only been in the last 10-15 years that that public has been able to talk back to them and their propaganda arm in the British media. The world is changing for everybody. The they treat women and people of color is not going to fly anymore. People are done grinning and bearing it. Barbados is just the beginning. I hope she sees Jamaica and one of the big wealthy white nations break away before she dies, Australia maybe. She deserves it. And the day she dies, I hope the commonwealth crumbles within days. That’s what they deserve. Waity had better prepare her kids properly and raise them to have a career. Because this thing is done. They’ve been riding solely off of the star power of Diana and Harry for the last 40 years. They won’t last 20 years without that star power.

      • Tealie says:

        Ditto Nyro, the day the Commonwealth and the Union falls I will laugh harder than I ever laughed before and throw a party in good thanks. I hope they all weap. What could only be better is these countries also banned them from doing that propaganda royal tours within their countries, that would be another great puncture to the heart. Death by a thousand cuts.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Yup! When it comes to abolishing the BRF (and other monarchies for that matter), I’m always of the “never say never” mindset. Because while this institution has been around for centuries and has lasted through numerous crises, there is *always* the potential for an event to get the ball rolling towards a republic. Doesn’t even have to be another crisis either–it could be a ‘death by a thousand paper cuts’ scenario, or even an outwardly benign occasion that somehow triggers the monarchy’s downfall. But the point is that the ‘right’ circumstances could easily topple a seemingly stable monarchy.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        There won’t be a monarchy or even a commonwealth in the next decade. I’m sure they’re all blaming Harry on that when it’s the fact they’re all useless.

    • Tealie says:

      Me too, first the commonwealth, then the union, and then whatEvers left of Little Britain’s monarchy.

  49. Lizzie says:

    You don’t see Harry unhappy or missing home OR turning his back on his country. Just made up drivel by ‘reporter’ desperate to be relevant.

    The RF want him back badly and now they know he won’t be crawling back at the review. I’m not sure what kind of offer they can make for him to come back part time since William is never not in a rage. There have been a few articles saying Charles is not required to make Will POW and he could make him wait for years, so that might be the carrot that will get Will to agree whatever Charles might offer Harry.

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      Lizzie your comment is too smart and I don’t see them starting now. These people are so stupid so I think they will wash their hands of Harry completely at the one year review and force him to abdicate everything: His place in the line of succession, all of his titles, Frogmoore, all of it. They can’t have him back? They will break all ties instead and royal reporters will justify it by saying that he has no need for “hierarchy” and titles in his new life. There is no way they will allow this to stand and they know there is nothing they can do to bring him back. Harry will likely just shrug his shoulders and become a US citizen.

      • Tealie says:

        Harry’s seems to have great fore sight a comedicall timing, so I hope he sees this and drops that he is renouncing his uk citizenship in exchange for an American one the months before the summit comes.

      • Lady D says:

        They say you are never in more danger than the period right after leaving your abuser.

    • tcbc says:

      I don’t think it will be his country for long. He’ll probably wait until George is 16 and then apply for US citizenship.

      • Tealie says:

        Yep with the way it’s going, I hope they drop another bomb and find out he’s applied for duel citizenship! 🤩🤩

      • lanne says:

        He still has a role of counselor of state, I believe. He would also be regent for Prince George should anything happen to William. If not Harry, then the next regent would be Prince Andrew. Do people really prefer the pedo to Harry? That’s why this whole title stripping business is so silly. It goes to the heart of the monarchy, and peerage. Do they really want to endanger the monarchy because some racists hate that Prince Harry married a black woman? How will that look in the eyes of history? I thought legacy mattered to these folks.

      • windyriver says:

        Am not sure he’s still eligible to be a counselor of state. Believe he has to be considered “domiciled” in the UK, and with the amount of time he’s been gone in the last year, he may no longer meet that qualification. Not to mention the fact that they just bought their own home in CA…

      • wisdomheaven says:

        They still have an official residence in the UK, which for the purposes of the law means ‘domiciled’ so yes he is still a CoS.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        And if you take both Andrew and Harry out at the same time, who would be your most likely candidate? My money is o. Edward. So why not offer 2 heads on a platter since one will be forced? That is true pettiness.

  50. paddingtonjr says:

    From pictures, it looks like the only time Harry hasn’t smiled since meeting Meghan is when he has to deal with W&K or similar nonsense. Both he and Meghan GLOW in each other’s presence and Harry has been practically giddy since they announced Meghan’s pregnancy. Yes, he may be out of touch, but less so than most other members of the BRF. Given integration, mobility and the “middle-class” having more access to schools, jobs and opportunities reserved for nobility and royalty 25 years ago, chances are that at least one of the Cambridge kids will have friends and/or a significant other who is a middle-class POC. The BRF and the BM have shown how they feel about that. Meanwhile, H&M are enjoying life with their sweet boy and continuing to work on their new foundation and income opportunities while being involved with organizations in the UK/Commonwealth and US.

  51. Sarah says:

    I see your ‘luxury home’ in California and raise you a GOLD PIANO in a CASTLE.

    How do these people not hear themselves??

    • Tealie says:

      Ditto I too see that and raise them a palace worth likely 12 billion plus (Not including furnishings)

    • A says:

      Gold piano in a fcking castle + unimaginable amounts of jewels, artwork, and other treasures, multiple real estate properties, etc etc etc.

  52. minime says:

    They are not only racist, they are super stupid if they think they are doing anything else than showing everyone how racist, petty and horrendous people they are. So they never choose fotos with the spouses but what about the children? To me is mostly stricken that no foto was with Archie, his son, their grandchild/great-grandchild/nephew and latest reason of greatest happiness for Harry!! I’m so glad for the three of them that they just left this toxicity. I was very skeptical of Meghan in the beginning (being such a big feminist and joining this outdated family) but I think she really showed everyone that she was not playing games. I’m a huge fan and wish them to succeed in everything they do… And hopefully royals will be out of work in the next decade at least… Let’s see what they can do without public money.

  53. Traci says:

    He’s out of touch because he’s making speeches on video from his luxury home. So wth have will and Kate been doing? Talking from their luxury homes. Duh. This is so stupid. So so stupid.

  54. Sorella says:

    He still smiles a lot, that is such a stupid thing to say, they really dig deep to label him unhappy. Is he out of touch with what Britons are going through now. Possibly. That happens when you move to another country. And no offense to Americans, but whenever we have travelled to the US, we RARELY hear news about other countries on the US news channels. We are often amazed how US centric the news is there (as opposed to Canada anyway) and there is very little news on other countries. I’ve been in the US when we have Canadian elections on and they barely mention that and if they do, it’s in passing. When in the US, you often have to google/search for news of ANY kind about your own country – so don’t hate but I don’t doubt he doesn’t hear much about day to day newstories about England now.

    • Karmak says:

      My mother watches BBC America all the time. Yes, she is American. You can find world news on cable or dish networks.
      It is harder to find world news now in the USA then about 15 years ago. I do watch Nightly World News on NBC.

      On 911…. I watched world news reports on the World Trade Centers being attacked. The footage shocked me. Many countries showed people jumping to their deaths. They did not show these scenes/ pictures on American networks. Most other countries did not censor any of the coverage on their channels on U.S. cable markets.
      This could be one reason for less World News channels. And the
      fact that US TV programming is based on ratings and advertising.
      Another reason is , the US is not part of the Commonwealth. And the last reason is, the USA is huge. Out west there fires burning down whole towns , neighborhoods, forest…… millions of acreage destroyed many deaths . In the East we have hurricanes baring down on us causing evacuations , flooding, and deaths
      If something major happens in the world Americans get the news on the major networks, cable or the internet.

  55. Le4Frimaire says:

    Why did this guy even put anything out there? What is this supposed to achieve. Harry has been smiling a lot and when he wasn’t, it was the Royal family that took his smile away. Continually attacking Meghan and his marriage and family is not going to endear him to these loons. None of his nasty articles make any sense and have no grounding in reality. Such convoluted writing and what exactly is the point, because I can’t find it. As if the royal family have any clue about the lives of ordinary people in their palaces with footmen and servants. If Harry started directly commenting on the current problems the U.K. is grappling with and calling out the government responsible for much of it , there would be an uproar. He gives his support as he can and on his own terms. They rejected his offers of any official role. Why do they continually act as thought the monarchy rests on Harry’s shoulders. They didn’t want him as he is and as he’s grown, but only as they thought he should have remained in their own imaginations.

  56. equality says:

    The “enormity of the destiny”? Talk about gross exaggeration. The royals are figureheads and not actual rulers making decisions in running the country. I thought, according to Tatler, Kate is the “kingmaker” anyway. Why would he need Harry?

  57. Mariane says:

    lol I’d be embarrassed to publish this if I was richard. The guy is acting like a dumped ex who’s in denial about losing his lover denying the obvious (that they moved on).
    Whatever lies they print, most people will see its false. Nearly every zoom call harry did he was beaming with happiness and proudly sharing it by sharing how Archie was running around and him planning to teach him rugby in their home.

  58. Valiantly Varnished says:

    The gas-lighting is on TEN with these people. There are literally HUNDREDS of photos of Harry smiling since he’s been with Meghan.

  59. Boy says:

    This is how propaganda worked before new media democratised access toninformation: there were a few mass media outlets, which decided what the narrative would be, and repeated it ad nauseam until it was so ubiquitous that few even questioned its authenticity. What you see here here is an indicator of how slow the UK has been in adopting new media. They are still using the old tricks, and are baffled at why they don’t stick as they used. They actually put out a story last year that Sussex fans were likely Russian boys. This was a story in a mainstream paper, not a tabloid, and it used data by a consulting company. This is actually pretty fascinating to me.

  60. SJR says:

    The entire BRF is out of touch!
    Actually, everyone in the 1% income level is out of touch with everyday people, nothing new under the sun.

  61. Ginger says:

    The British media are REALLY stupid if they think bullying Harry will bring him back. They don’t know who they are messing with. The bullying may work for most royals but not Harry. He said he isn’t going to play their game.

    Just yesterday this site had an article from Omid that said this is the happiest Harry has been. He is very happy personally and professionally.

    • A says:

      It’s bizarre, because, what is the purpose of all of this abuse from the media, really? What are they hoping to accomplish? They heap this constant barrage of shit on people like Harry and Meghan all the fucking time, and for what? What do they want?

      • CC says:

        I think they want Meghan to think that this is too much trouble. Or Harry to snap and so they can claim Meghan. We already see them blaming her when it’s clear that he’s angry at the family and the media, not at her.

        Also, I think they’re aware of the psychological effect they have. If you keep repeating a narrative, people will believe it. Maybe they’re hoping Harry one day would, but any dimwit can tell that this nonsense only works on the dumb public.

  62. portobadisco11 says:

    Out of touch? Literally the only member of the royal family earning a living 🤣🤣

    • Lizzie says:

      and the only senior royal not living in a palace.

      • Tealie says:

        And the only one who has never elected to do so. Choosing to live in a small 2 bed cottage instead of huge maisonette in the palace like his brother.

      • A says:

        Literally the only senior royal who has BOUGHT a home, and is PAYING for a mortgage. Which we all know about, and can access through public records! Imagine knowing that sort of information about literally any of the rest of the royals?

  63. Tealie says:

    LMFAOOO he moved to America, he doesn’t want to be in touch with y’all!! 💀💀 Go and look after paedo prince

  64. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    We can please stop using that picture of the three of them running? My joints hurt just looking at it. Clearly none of these people ever took P.E., because they haven’t a clue on how to run.

  65. Mia says:

    Out of touch? Yet Baldy was the one joking about the COVID virus…..okay

  66. Snuffles says:

    I feel like the Royal Family, the courtiers in The Firm and the British Media are in some sort of eternal circle jerk and literally can’t see beyond their own noses. There is a clear ecosystem and economic system that every party benefited from.

    From day 1 they were treating Meghan like an invasive species that was destroying their ecosystem and needed to be purged. She was purged but took a big part of the ecosystem with her and now it’s breaking down and having trouble adapting with out it.

    But the thing is, now that Harry has been out in the new world, his world view is expanding and permanently changing him. He is happily adapting to his new life. Trying to rip him from his new life and dropping him back into the old one won’t return things to how they were before. They need to realize and accept that.

    Adapt or die.

  67. Tiny says:

    Sounds like Richard Kay is the one who’s out of touch…

  68. yinyang says:

    How come Harry is out of touch, but the rest of the royal family is not?

  69. Tashiro says:

    But doesn’t the BRF live in much more luxury than the Sussex’s in England? Just saying 😁

  70. Its just me says:

    I really think Harry is enjoying it all now.

  71. blunt talker says:

    I am truly elated to see Harry make his own decisions about himself and his family. The only the royalists and the royal family are worried about is-Harry and Meghan outshining the other royals and their work-It is said the Queen is very bothered with this happening-All these hem and haw about Harry is ruse to keep him in his place with no voice or capability to do things on a much bigger scale-that is the reason these people keep talking about Harry’s mental stability-THEY WANT TO SHUT DOWN HARRY AND HIS FAMILY-plain and simple so the other senior royals above him don’t feel neglected or ignored-MORE POWER TO THE SUSSEX FAMILY WITH GOD’S SPEED AND HELP.

  72. Jen says:

    He is completely out of touch. Remember the time he gave a speech about hard times while standing in front of his gold piano? Oh wait…. that wasn’t him. Who was it again?