Prince Harry used to be thought of as the jolly good royal, a “game” guy who never let his quest for adventure get in the way of family loyalty. The ginger prince had no fear about leaving the palace and engaging in edgy military endeavors — even if he occasionally slipped into occasional ‘bad boy’ behavior.
The UK public easily forgave him these slips of impropriety, never forgetting perhaps that he was left motherless as a young boy and that perhaps his bad behavior was due to emotional scars.
While many then might have questioned Prince Harry’s maturity, there was never a question about his sanity — until he met Meghan Markle, an obscure Hollywood actress who at some point in her career had sold her soul to woke forces and who then set about transforming Harry into a kind of leftist (but castrated) Chuckie Doll to do her political bidding.
In 2022, Prince Harry is a very different kind of bad boy.
He’s on a mission to save the world and that has caused the once happy grandson of Queen Elizabeth to believe he’s some kind of Messiah.
Pride and narcissism often come with a Messiah complex, as does a personality change. In Harry’s case, he’s become unhappy and grumpy as his woke wife pushes him further and further into political black holes.
Markle, of course, has made no secret of her desire to be the most famous woman in the world. To meet this goal, she’s even employed a public relations agency, Hollywood’s Sunshine Sachs, to see that she’s constantly in the public eye.
“Positive publicity never gives sufficient column-inches to fame-hungry people. The only thing that keeps the flame of fame flickering brightly is variability. The narrative has to have twists and turns, negativity and positivity,” Lady Colin Campbell wrote of Markle’s quest for fame in her book, Meghan and Harry, The Real Story.
It’s obvious that the change in Prince Harry since his marriage can no longer be laughed off as if it was a Bill Maher joke on woke inanities.
In fact, the time has come for the Royal Family to immediately apply full brakes on Harry by eliminating all of his titles and categorizing him as a former royal. The time for indecision and waiting is over, as evidenced by Harry’s address at the United Nations on Nelson Mandela International Day.
What the former prince has become was on full display in that nearly empty UN room as he began to pontificate, albeit in a rather clunky way, his views on climate change, the pandemic, the Ukraine war, and — what was most unsettling to him — the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe vs Wade, which he termed a grave threat to democracy and a misreading of the Constitution.
In that UN speech, Harry broke a cardinal rule for royals that they must never comment publicly on geopolitical decisions.
Then again, Harry wants to exist in both worlds, the royal one (when he desires a speaking platform), and the non-royal one, when he wants to be a Californian while working as an activist revolutionary to align the world with the New Agenda we see being promoted 24/7 in school boards, television advertisements, churches, the legacy media, Pre-K classrooms, universities, corporations, and even in local neighborhood associations.
You cannot serve two masters, however, without cutting off the arms and legs of one, which in Harry’s case means that in his mind the Royal Family is on the chopping block.
He made his choice clearly known during his 20-minute UN speech in which he mentioned “weaponizing lies and disinformation at the expense of the man,” a vague leftwing cult phrase that dubs any fact or narrative outside the woke narrative as false.
When he referenced, “Africa being mired in poverty” — a phrase that anyone can say to prove any point whatsoever — he showed a schoolboy intellectual shallowness, as if Africa being mired in poverty was somehow the world’s fault and that solutions could be found if only we — with the UN’s help — invest in the Biden WH brain trust to “end poverty.”
One is reminded of an 8th grade teacher reading essay submissions from students in which a quarter of the class says that their goal for the world is “to end poverty.”
Since it was Nelson Mandela International Day, it was of course Harry’s “duty” to mention Africa, in conjunction with the photograph he was referencing of his mother, Princess Diana, posing with Mandela, a special gift to him by none other than Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
This icon was the Holy Grail, his blessing from Heaven as it were to continue where he thinks his mother left off in her various social justice crusades before her death.
The Spectator aptly noted that the zeitgeist of Harry’s speech had its roots in the fact that the speaker was “clothed in the enduring righteousness of Mandela,” that gave it “an importance that, based on its contents, it once again doesn’t deserve.”
Especially galling was hearing the woke prince expound on diminishing freedoms in the United States because of the Court’s Roe v Wade decision, while completely ignoring any mention of the UK’s draconian laws on free speech whereby one can be imprisoned or questioned by the police for seeming to say something that might be interpreted by someone as possibly inciting feelings of hate or discrimination.
In 2019, the crackdown on free speech throughout the UK was so widespread that the head of the National Police Chief’s Council there warned that the focus on investigating hate crimes was putting a strain on police resources at a time when the country was dealing with rising levels of violence.
And yet here was Harry, his hair thicker and curlier than it appeared in former photos, his beard a lot scruffier while he also seemed to be sporting a significant weight gain — the privileged life of an activist ex-Royal — pretending to know more about the U.S. Constitution than the average U.S. citizen.
Tom Bower, in his book on Harry and Meghan Markle, Revenge, agrees with nearly every other Royal watcher that much of the blame for Harry’s “transition” can be laid at the feet of Meghan Markle.
Bower describes Markle as “scheming and clever,” and states quite bluntly, “This woman is doing something dreadful to Britain,” and that she poses “a real threat to the Royal Family.”
This is an understatement, to say the least.
Bower, for instance, recalls an incident when Harry got together with his old school chums when the group was severely reprimanded by Markle when she overheard them “making fun” of trans people and feminists.
Markle, despite her pious virtue signaling, has destroyed the unity in her own family by perpetuating schisms among relatives and then walking away without attempting any sort of reconciliation or redemption.
The ex-Hollywood actress apparently cannot help herself as she chips away at the unity of the royal family via manipulations of Harry, while her own family smolders in ruins.
To that end, she continues to ignore pleas for reconciliation from her father, Thomas, who lives alone in Mexico, and continues to ignore her sister Samantha, who once said of Markle: “She broke up one family; she’ll break up the Royal family.”
What to do?
The Royal Family needs to finally take off the velvet gloves and give this woke couple their due: excommunication, Pennsylvania Amish-style.
Thom Nickels is a Philadelphia-based journalist/columnist and the 2005 recipient of the AIA Lewis Mumford Award for Architectural Journalism. He writes for City Journal, New York, Frontpage Magazine, Broad and Liberty, and the Philadelphia Irish Edition. He is the author of fifteen books, including ”Literary Philadelphia” and ”From Mother Divine to the Corner Swami: Religious Cults in Philadelphia.” “Death in Philadelphia: The Murder of Kimberly Ernest” will be published in 2023.