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Harry and Meghan resigning Act 4: the Price of Freedom.....?

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CurlyWurlyTwirly Tue 14-Jan-20 07:23:59

So the saga continues
Thé Canadians are not happy about paying for the Sussexes security

I think that will be their downfall. They can’t actually fund the cost of their «freedom»
Other security experts saying that the cost of 24/7 private security is about £4million per year.

Problem is; they have skipped the a Royal fold, and have to pay the real cost of their security and accommodation . They will have to sell every aspect of their Lives to fund this.

WendyMoiraAngelaDarling Tue 14-Jan-20 07:28:41

I do think all the freebies have given them false expectations. Once they're out and not "victims" anymore I suspect their wealthy buddies will tire rather quickly of providing support.

AllTheWhoresOfMalta Tue 14-Jan-20 07:30:00

Thanks for starting a new thread.

Planeplane Tue 14-Jan-20 07:40:18

I do think Harry will miss it. I don't think he hates us. I think he just believes he does at the minute.

I was just thinking earlier of that episode of DIY SOS with...all slightly awkward banter with the builders and having a bit of a go with it all. I watched that with my ILs who are big royalists and I remember really enjoying it and thinking that they seemed like really nice men and seemed so happy to be there, helping out, meeting people and doing something wonderful for an ordinary family. I think it was the first time I really felt like the RF might have a place as my parents are republicans and just hate them all. Just seems quite sad now. I really don't believe that a life of celebrity is what Harry wants. I know it's been mentioned before but he really sounded like he thought they might move to Africa. I'm certain he's been played here.

PineappleDanish Tue 14-Jan-20 07:40:47

Saw Trudeau interviewed on the news this morning - he was quite clearly saying "We are chuffed that they want to live in Canada and we'd love to have them. But we're not paying for it".

And that's fair enough.

Dozer Tue 14-Jan-20 07:42:33

Yes, fair enough, neither country’s taxpayers should pay!

Article in Times says annual security for all the royals requires 450-500 officers to be trained. Not cheap!

Planeplane Tue 14-Jan-20 07:43:20

Once they're out and not "victims" anymore I suspect their wealthy buddies will tire rather quickly of providing support.

Yeah, they've managed to ride the wave of all this attention but we know that Harry isn't the sharpest tool and I also suspect from her writing that she's bright but not super clever. There's no way they'll be able to compete or just to exist within the sphere of the Obamas and the Clooneys who are genuinely intelligent people. They'll be hangers on but I think they think they'll be in the same world.

bevelino Tue 14-Jan-20 07:45:34

Don’t believe everything you read in MailOnline.

wowfudge Tue 14-Jan-20 07:45:42

Fgs - the mean-spirited garbage goes on.

astrogirl99 Tue 14-Jan-20 07:46:33

Whoa. Check out Alexia Ohanian’s tweets from yesterday! Re ppl who use ‘strategic sycophancy’, ‘charlatans’ and the importance of being ‘kind.’tcrshock

Dayam.

Big Serena fan here, and she ain’t no fool.

Hearhoovesthinkzebras Tue 14-Jan-20 07:46:48

I would be utterly terrified form a security point of view if I were them. Harry and Archie's status as members of the RF must make them huge targets for various terrorist organisations plus other line fanatics. They can't just pull in security from the local Thugs R Us outfit can they? How many people will they need to provide round the clock security for 3 of them and their house and presumably these people need to be armed? Is that allowed in Canada? Can private citizens carry guns?

Selfsettling3 Tue 14-Jan-20 07:49:07

They also have no where near as much money as the Obamas and Clooneys.

user1467892870 Tue 14-Jan-20 07:50:15

Personally I’d give it six months, PH won’t be able to stay away from his family for longer than. He needs his support unit around him and I don’t think she is going to support him

Ashtower Tue 14-Jan-20 07:52:27

Is George Clooney considered intelligent?

MrsBrentford Tue 14-Jan-20 07:54:22

That pitchfork comment was wasted at the end of the last thread grin

LaMarschallin Tue 14-Jan-20 07:56:08

Ooh! New thread - thanks, CWT.

wowfudge
Gosh! You got here early; well done!
I've only just arrived and I was quite enjoying following the last one.

To keep an eye out for continuation of threads you don't like is true dedication.

LaMarschallin Tue 14-Jan-20 07:57:20

That pitchfork comment was wasted at the end of the last thread grin

I know.
Bugger.

wink

Rosehip10 Tue 14-Jan-20 07:57:39

Does Harry really want a life geared to flogging tacky "sussex royal" goods to Americans?

WineOrGinOrBoth Tue 14-Jan-20 07:58:52

Well she’s got PH over a barrel hasn’t she? Archie is her pawn. She won’t go quietly.

TriangleBingoBongo Tue 14-Jan-20 07:59:40

*Saw Trudeau interviewed on the news this morning - he was quite clearly saying "We are chuffed that they want to live in Canada and we'd love to have them. But we're not paying for it".

And that's fair enough.*

Yup. I fully understand their want to be independent but they must be just that independent. What they actually want is Co dependence.

StartupRepair Tue 14-Jan-20 08:01:17

Still finding it all riveting.

willothewispa Tue 14-Jan-20 08:01:29

* Saw Trudeau interviewed on the news this morning - he was quite clearly saying "We are chuffed that they want to live in Canada and we'd love to have them. But we're not paying for it".*

And that's how it should be. If a couple want to emigrate they have to be able to cover the costs of their lifestyle.

OVienna Tue 14-Jan-20 08:04:57

Signing in, lol. The funny thing to me is this is like a repeat of the Downton threads. In so many ways.

Selfsettling3 Tue 14-Jan-20 08:05:15

* Ashtower* I don’t think George is thick and his wife is an international human rights lawyer.

DeeZastris Tue 14-Jan-20 08:07:00

They really can’t expect the Canadians to fund their security.

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