The royal family's continuing soap opera

Pity poor Nancy Pelosi. When she finally gets around to delivering the impeachment to the Senate, she’s upstaged by the World’s Most Dysfunctional Family, the British Royal Family.

It seems that Prince Harry and his bride, Princess Meghan, have decided that they want to slow their royal roles and become financially independent of the crown. This has displeased the queen, who is supposedly in charge of the family. She’s had a bad year, with Prince Andrew stepping back from his royal duties, also, because of his friendship with the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. So Harry and Meghan won’t be around to fill up the slack royal duty-wise.

Although it’s been agreed that Harry will still perform his duties, just at a lesser pace. I don’t know what this means, but I suppose he won’t wave as vigorously or he’ll only meet with five lepers in the hospital instead of 10. He will still get millions of dollars for his duties from British taxpayers but apparently not enough.

He, of course, along with his wife, blames the press for putting an unfair burden on them, and they seek a quieter life in Canada and in Hollywood. Jetting into global hotspots to give speeches, occasionally, on how to Save the Planet. This follows a continuing theme we see over and over again. First, a person wants to be famous, then they want to be wealthy, and finally, they wish to be taken seriously. He wants to hang with Al Gore, Bill Clinton and Greta Thunberg. She wants to hang with Oprah, George Clooney, Beyonce and Jay Z. People you don’t normally associate with Buckingham Palace. And apparently they’ve never heard of the various U.S. scandal sheets and TMZ.

They should probably heed the advice given by comedian Ricky Gervais at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. He said, “You’re in no position to lecture the public ... about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you have spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.”

Harry may be on to something with Al Gore showing the way to making hundreds of millions of dollars while spouting out global warming nonsense, or Bill Clinton making hundreds of millions of dollars while heading up a “nonprofit” organization that no one is sure what it does. Or maybe he’s been talking to Uncle Andrew about how to afford a private Treasure Island like Epstein.

The marketing possibilities are endless for the Duchess of Sussex. She could star in her own show called “The Desperate Housewives of Buckingham Palace” or brand everything from dinnerware to feminine hygiene spray.

One disturbing note in all of this is that Meghan has now alienated 1. her father 2. her mother 3. the queen 4. Prince William 5. Princess Kate and 6. Prince Charles. This looks almost like a pattern developing that Harry should maybe be aware of. The queen, if she becomes too displeased, can snatch back their titles and Meghan becomes Fergie, hawking Nutri-Systems on late-night television.

I’ll admit to being a fan of the royal family’s continuing soap opera. I suppose a bit of schadenfreude is involved, but mainly I’m just happy we got rid of them 250 years ago.

It’s time to get back to our own dysfunctional form of government.

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