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Only our silliest republicans are excited by Megxit. Are the others wising up?

13 January 2020

2:26 PM

13 January 2020

2:26 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s announcement to step back as “senior royals” has predictably drawn fierce speculation – former palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter has called it “unprecedented” and a “breakdown in the royal family”, while another source notes the Queen is supposedly “upset” and “incandescent with rage.” 

While speculation brews, however, it’s hard to deny the past 12 months haven’t been a more than eventful at the intersection of royal life and relentless media pressure – Westminster log jam around Brexit, Prince Andrew, Phillip’s car crash and, of course, the intense fever surrounding every move of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

Indeed, the Queen’s short statement on Harry and Megan’s “geographic balance” does not...

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