Here comes ‘The Royal Scandal of the Decade’

Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry renounce their titles, duties


It is quite sensational isn’t it? I had no idea this had ever happened in the history of the royal family. Who would have even thought it was possible for Meghan Markle, the former Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Harry, the former Prince of England, to move out of the royal palace?

Well, it happened and it is being referred to as the “Royal Scandal of the Decade.” It even trumps the 2017 Hallmark movie, “The Royal Scandal,” and the 2001 Sherlock Holmes series, “The Royal Scandal.”

The drama and the mystery is intensely captivating. Despite the impressive nature of this story, it is true that Markle did move out of the royal residence with her family. Harry and Markle gave up their official titles and no longer work as members of the royal family.

This situation has caused mixed feelings for readers all over the world. Some people even pointed out how similar Markle’s situation is to the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, and the Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII.

Simpson was a divorced American, like Markle, who married into the royal family. As a result of the uproar this caused, Simpson’s husband was forced to abdicate the throne.

Many would insist that Markle was hardly racially attacked. The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, dug up Markle’s family tree and referred to how she went from a family of “cotton slaves” to “royalty,” according to Minda Zetlin, co-author of “The Geek Gap.”

This is only one of the many attempts at racially discriminating  against Markle. There was also the incident where Danny Baker, a former BBC commentator, tweeted a picture of Harry and Markle’s baby as a chimpanzee.

The British community seem to understand and agree with Markle on her decision because of the various counts of racial attacks she has experienced since her relationship with Harry became known.

Zetlin also said there seems to be no support from the royal family of the racist comments Markle has received.

According to Dominic Barrera, an author at Showbiz Cheat Sheet, with Harry and Markle stepping down from the royal family, Markle can now pursue what she was doing before she married royalty — acting.

Cutting the ties with the duties of royalty may be a breath of fresh air for Harry, Markle and their baby, but hopefully we will hear more from them and their new adventures.