Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a joint statement and call to action on their Archewell website – you can read the statement and coverage here. Harry and Meghan not only expressed concern for the situations with the pandemic, the Haiti earthquake and the Afghanistan withdrawal, but they also highlighted a number of charities and organizations doing good work around those three crises. The statement was compassionate and productive, and it was the kind of statement which the royal family should have made. The Windsors would never, though. some of them will issue statements of condolence, none of them would use their enormous platforms to highlight charities in need of donations. So of course the unhinged stalkers of the royal press pack couldn’t wait to unload streams of bile at the Sussexes:
Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levin told FEMAIL: ‘I think Harry and Meghan’s grandiose, comfy and caring comments about the situation in Afghanistan, the disaster in Haiti and new Covid variants is another example of them trying to set up some sort of alternate woke royal family. Like most of their “compassionate” gestures there is no indication about what they themselves will do and whether any donations will be going through Archewell Foundation.
‘Their comment that they want to “alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet – that will prove our humanity,” sounds so similar to their recent comment we must be compassionate “to those we know and those we don’t know” that makes it sound equally phoney.’
Imagine what the reaction would have been if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had issued a joint statement about these crises and highlighted some charities on the ground. We would hear for weeks on end about how Will and Kate are the perfect Future King and Future Queen and everything they do is so regal and perfect. But since it was Harry and Meghan, we get… nitpicking like “there is no indication about what they themselves will do and whether any donations will be going through Archewell Foundation…” The Sussexes put links to charities and organizations so that people could give directly to those groups. It’s not like, you know, the Royal Foundation, which is just a middle-man group skimming donations and redirecting funds however they please. As for the Alternate Woke Royal Family… H&M are the Montecito Royals, thank you very much. If the Sussexes’ actions are so abhorrent, why is everyone on Dusty Saltine Island obsessed with them and obsessed with copying them?
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