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I figured out the Royal problem

Maybe this isn’t important to anyone here. It took me a few days to marinate on the Harry, Meghan interview. Here’s what I’ve got:

Charles is a narcissistic parent, William is the Golden child (literally), Harry was supposed to be the scapegoat but he refused to play along, Charles retaliated and essentially disinherited him, the tabloids are flying monkeys, Meghan is the proxy scapegoat and collateral damage. Classic narcissistic family dynamics.

Don’t believe me? Check out the narcissistic family roles with Dr. Ramani.

Does Charles have NPD? I dunno. I’m not a shrink. But I’ve seen enough to know he’s the narc in the family and he’s on the high side of the scale.

This is what makes him unsuitable to be the next king and why the Queen doesn’t retire even at the age of 94. The Queen’s role is to be self-effacing. She sacrificed her personality to become Britain. Charles is anything but self-effacing.

It’s a problem.

Anyway, that’s my take. Discuss. Or not. I just think we need a break from politics every now and then.

One more thing: since a narcissist is shallow, seeks attention and praise, and is all about protecting his image, Charles may have become more than a little perturbed that Archie would physically resemble him least of all his grandchildren.

Charles made the racist remark.

6 Responses

  1. Man attacked by savage dogs. Film at 11–oh wait, we have it now.

  2. I don’t know why people are so surprised that a member of the British Royal family (a flock of inbred German “aristocrats” which is not only the most elitist institution on the planet but also an anachronistic remnant of honest-to-God colonialism and imperialism) just might be a bigot. I also fundamentally don’t care (thank you, Thomas Jefferson!). If the British people want to subsidize a clan of ceremonial parasites that’s their business. Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy, as the Polish proverb goes.

    As for Harry and Meghan: we don’t have titles of nobility in this country. The Constitution says so. While they certainly have the legal right to call themselves anything they want (as long as there’s no intent to defraud) I think they ought to respect the traditions and principles of their new homeland, drop the ridiculous titles, and just be Mr. and Ms. Mountbatten-Windsor. Or Mr. and Ms. Muntbatten-Windsor-Markle, for that matter. I think they should also get jobs and start pulling their own weight. Maybe they can make something of themselves. I wish them every success.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if Charles were a complete jerk in person. If you were a 72 year-old man whose entire life had consisted of waiting for your mother to die, you might be a tad cranky yourself.

    • Should have responded to this sooner. I kinda disagree about dropping their titles. The royals at their best, do a lot of charitable work. And in Diana’s case, became a genuine humanitarian, lending her persona to causes such as the international Campaign to Ban Landmines. Could she have done this quietly as Diana Spencer Windsor? Sure. But it’s more likely that no one would have paid much attention.
      Harry and Meghan are broadly known as Harry and Meghan and we know them also as the duke snd duchess of Sussex. It’s actually a perfect platform to work for causes they believe in and get a lot of media attention. They both eat up the camera for different reasons. She’s extremely photogenic, he emanates a quiet strength. It comes across the screen. So, to be successful on what they plan to do, which sounds like picking up where Diana left off, they should use every advantage they have access to. And that includes keeping their titles. It would also signal to the British people that they haven’t been abandoned and that they are dedicating their lives to service – because they can.

  3. Well, I will gingerly advance my opinion on this, which is that however else one judges Meghan, it was so unfair for her to set out (I don’t know if she actually said this, or it was inferred from what she said) that one of the Royal Family is an “r,” or at least uttered the remark about the color of her forthcoming baby. Now everyone guesses this one or the other. I even saw some social media people calling William a “r” because he said that the family was very much not, so they concluded that is what people say who are. This is terribly unfair, and Meghan set this in motion because she could not help wanting to have the last word. She left the country with her husband and cute baby, she is going to have another one; she is living in the very wealthy enclave of Montecito, she and Harry are going to make hundreds of millions as a brand, and yet she just had to make these comments which everyone gets to interpret as they will.

    Queen Elizabeth, who of course is not perfect, and has the particular way of looking at the world which is specific to the Crown, has been heroic in her life, worked as a mechanic during WWII. She and her father, King George VI, were urged to flee to Canada when it looked like The Nazis were going to take over England as they had France, but George would not go, he wanted to stay to give heart and courage to the populace. By some accounts, she is heartbroken over all of this, and she did want to point out that she assigned a senior advisor to help Meghan, who said on Oprah that no one would help her. There is almost no way to unravel all of this, because it is impossible for the royals to respond. Certainly some of the royal family behaved in a very uncaring and even cruel fashion regarding Diana, and it almost meant the end of the monarchy. i am no great fan of any monarchy, but i think that William and Kate are caring people who are trying to do good, in small and large ways William is dedicated to trying to save the planet from global warming. So they did not need any of this, and there is no way they can respond to it without being attacked, and that must be very hard, as it of course is for Queen Elizabeth, who is 95, and her husband Prince Phillip, who is still in the hospital after a crucial surgery, and is 99.

  4. The royal children got to each ask a question of David Attenborough, the esteemed natural historian, who had done a series on animal extinction. George asked, “What do you think is the next animal to become extinct?” Attenborough said, he did not know but that he hoped that none would. The adorable but “cheeky” Charlotte, who so much looks like a very young Elizabeth, who probably thinks that she should be the next in line for the throne, who is very intelligent, and knows it, said, “i like spiders! Do you like spiders?” Attenborough said he did indeed. And little Louis endeared himself by asking “What is your favorite ammimal?” That is how he said it! Attenborough said that he had many, but i think he mentioned lemurs.

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