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PRINCE HARRY, MISSING IN ACTION

By David Vance On January 12th, 2020

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is damaging not only the Royal Family but also his own reputation within the British military. Even as he prepares a showdown with the rest of the Royal Family later today, news has emerged that is deeply troubling.

Social Media is replete with a cringeworthy video clip of Prince Harry attending the London premiere of “The Lion King” and begging the Disney CEO Bob Iger for a voice-over role for his wife, Meghan Markle.

Now, this would be bad enough were it not for the fact that the Prince had chosen to snub a Royal Marines memorial service pencilled in for the same date so he could be at the Lion King.

“The 30th anniversary of an IRA bomb which stole the lives of 11 Royal Marine musicians will be marked with a concert on Walmer Green on Sunday. The Band of HM Royal Marines are expected to play to tens of thousands of people who will gather to pay their respects in Deal. Among the crowd will be residents whose memories have never faded of the morning which shook the seaside town to the core.”

Whilst the glitzy lights of a West End Disney movie premier may have more appeal for some than attending a solemn ceremony to mark the loss of so many young lives, the Prince is not JUST anyone. He has served honourably in uniform and carries a clear obligation towards his former brothers-in-arms. Such is his infatuation with Meghan Markle, however, that he now prefers to go begging for voice-overs for her from Chief Executives of large media organisations and that means the Royal Marines get the cold shoulder.

The details were reported in the press last year — but NOW we get the full context.

“The 34-year-old had been invited to a memorial concert for the Royal Marines held annually in Deal, Kent, but opted to be Meghan’s plus one at the celerity-flanked bash, which saw the American gush over A-list pals Beyonce and Jay Z. A spokeswoman from Buckingham Palace, who now manages the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after they split from Kensington Palace, said: “The Duke’s diary is set a number of months in advance and on this occasion he was unable to attend the memorial concert.”

It may have been no big deal for Prince Harry to go to Deal but others may conclude that his fall from grace is all but complete. And that really is a big deal for the Royal Prince and his showbiz wife.

89 Responses to “PRINCE HARRY, MISSING IN ACTION”

  1. That link does not work here

    But this does work

    https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/12/prince-harry-pitched-meghan-markle-voiceover-disney-bob-iger/

  2. As said previously, the venemous criticism reserved for Meghan Markle in some quarters is hilarious.

    How dare this commoner pollute the royal bloodline by marrying above her station.

  3. How dare this commoner pollute the royal bloodline by marrying above her station.

    That’s not the feeling in the country at all. When they met and married Meghan was extremely popular. The wedding was just 18 months ago.

    Since then Harry has become increasingly woke and distant from his family and country. It’s obvious that Meghan doesn’t like being here and spends as little time here as possible. The country took to her under false pretences. It looks more and more likely that she views her marriage as a career move. What she has done is an insult.

    I suspect that very many people are in favour of them losing their titles and disappearing.

  4. The country took to her under false pretences. It looks more and more likely that she views her marriage as a career move. What she has done is an insult.

    The case rests.

  5. //the Prince had chosen to snub a Royal Marines memorial service pencilled in for the same date so he could be at the Lion King.//

    Don’t say you weren’t warned, David.

    “Put not your faith in princes.”
    Psalm 146:3

  6. Paul McMahon,

    As said previously, the venemous criticism reserved for Meghan Markle in some quarters is hilarious.

    How dare this commoner pollute the royal bloodline by marrying above her station.

    There may be a minority who think that mate, but on the whole Megan seems pretty popular in the UK, especially with the public. And that’s coming from someone who really doesn’t give her flying sod about the royals either way

  7. I don’t know about the extent of her popularity in the UK Dave but I’ve seen some real venomous poison levelled at her from ‘retired major from Buckinhamshire’ types and wanted to qualify my comment above with the ‘some quarters’ caveat.

  8. The Queen is dealing with it:

    https://meme-generator.com/wp-content/uploads/mememe/2020/01/mememe_d0cf1ab041794acfd0ce6eb5bcc0103a-1.jpg

  9. LOL. That was funny Allan.

  10. Gotta agree, that is a good one 😁

  11. No wonder they want to drop out given this type of commentary. Tell us Dave, Allan and Pete, how was it attending the concert?

  12. David not Dave.

  13. They blew off the memorial for a movie premiere / side gig job search

    Was that the right move for a ( tax supported ) symbol of the nation?

    I think that’s the point that ‘David and Pete were making, and it’s a fair one

  14. I would not wish to be a royal for all the tea in China, but if you’re going to be a prince why not act like one

    Same thing for the wife – I wish her well, but …didn’t she have any idea what comes with the position?

  15. //They blew off the memorial for a movie premiere//

    Hardly a fortunate choice of words, Phantom.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deal_barracks_bombing

  16. There’s an easy way for Harry out of this, just convert to Catholicism!

  17. I hear one of the couple’s red lines in the ongoing Harrexit negotiations – seriously – is that they can trademark and market in the US a collection of clothing items and accessories, everything from socks to hoodies, under the “Sussex Royal” logo.

    This is probably part of what Harry means by becoming “financially independent” of British royalty.

  18. They can trademark and market in the US a collection of clothing items and accessories, everything from socks to hoodies, under the “Sussex Royal” logo.

    ‘Prince wants to financially capitalise on his birthline shocker’

    I’m sure the entrepreneurial pure free marketeers love the idea.

  19. Phantom – the Memorial didn’t receive any mention on ATW except for use as a means for attacking this couple. The snide references to the couple and their alleged motives tell you all you need to know about what is being written about them.

  20. But ATW doesn’t generally cover ( all ) memorials, or the royal schedule

    Wouldn’t this memorial be the type of thing that the queen and say Prince Charles have often attended in their roles as symbols of the nation?

    If these two took their role as royals seriously, which would have been the more important event to attend?

  21. Prince Harry has attended countless memorials and charity events, inludung one for that very Marine unit in 2019. He could literally attend one every day there are so many. This one was chosen by the complainers not because the event itself but to use it to attack his patriotism and his wife. She isn’t white enough for certain people on ATW.

  22. Prince Harry has attended countless memorials and charity events, inludung one for that very Marine unit in 2019. He could literally attend one every day there are so many. This one was chosen by the complainers not because the event itself but to use it to attack his patriotism and his wife. She isn’t white enough for certain people on ATW.

  23. There’s an easy way for Harry out of this, just convert to Catholicism!

    LOL Paul McMahon

  24. Even the article you cite Phantom, the intellectual TMZ says he “seems to say” certain words, not that he did. David decries Harry’s “infactuation” with his wife as if he is under a spell, and says he is “begging”. Prince Harry served in the military, unlike the ATW patriots. If Harry’s wife was a white English woman do you think she’d face the objections she faces here?

  25. Mahons,

    She isn’t white enough for certain people on ATW.

    you’re obviously seeing something I’m not because I have not seen any racist undertones in any of this post and discussion so far.

  26. Yes Dave, I am.

  27. Out of interest, have I posted any of these ‘racist undertones?’

  28. No.

  29. What bothers them is probably more the sense that Harry is leaving the Royals, and Britain, in a lurch.

    I think they had high hopes for Harry. He was after all in the military, and knew how to hold his liquor (or not) and how to give a gal a good time. He also wasn’t averse to getting into a few scrapes.
    In short, he was Their Harry, a man’s man.

    Now it looks like he’s going all liberal and has even married a black yank.
    Not only that, but he’s lately committed two unforgiveable sins – being “woke” and deserting the cause.

    Besides, any child to this multiracial union will be half-caste, or whatever term they now like to use. There is even a chance that a future British monarch would be half black or, worse, half American. There’s a strange tradition – from the American South in the old days – that even if seven-eighths white and only one eighth American-African, the child is still considered to be black.

    Liberal royalwatchers are obviously delighted at this turn of events, so our right-wingers naturally also have to be angry at all that liberal joy around.

  30. Some here are clearly racist. They admit it

    But they’re not the issue

    The royal institution, important to many, is cracking.

    I think that Colm or someone said that you should either be all in or all out if You are a royal

    Harry and Mrs Harry apparently don’t want either choice.

    If one likes this thousand year institution, that can be a problem

  31. I don’t even regard Megan as black

    She’s mixed race

    Why does anyone nowadays adopt the one drop rule from the most racist era in our countries

  32. I think he is trying to maneuver getting out of it without hurting his family or the institution. There is probably no easy or error free way.

  33. I presume she self identifies as mixed race but we have folks visiting here for whom one drop is enough.

  34. And I imagine that he wants to keep the taxpayer cash too

    Money is always high on the list with rich people

  35. I don’t know. I think his comes through what is actually given to Charles. It would certainly help him with PR if he disavows it.

  36. The Queen has announced she’said entirely supportive” of her grandson’s desire to forge a different life. And (wisely) that the details will be worked out.
    The tabloids, Piers Morgan and their followers won’t be happy.

  37. This one was chosen by the complainers not because the event itself but to use it to attack his patriotism and his wife.

    I suspect that that is the case, that this was the one memorial that he didn’t attend chosen because it coincided with him attending a film premier. Harry’s militay service was in the army with the Household Calvary and the army Air Corp as opposed to the Navy.

    She isn’t white enough for certain people on ATW

    Yep, indeed, some have spoken about it in the past but to be fair I don’t think that that’s the case in this particular thread. I think some are outraged that Harry has seemingly decided to foresake his royal heritage, (we’ll see how this plays out in practice), see this as somehow ‘unpatriotic’ and are looking at the mixed race Yank as an easy target for their ire, (she’s referred to three times above in an article about Harry missing a rememberance ceremony).

    I’ve said above that I find the wrath and rancour reserved by some for Meghan Markle to be hilarious. This is equalled by the hilarity of some who have never put on a uniform let alone been in a combat zone questioning Harry’s patriotism and his committment to his military credentials.

  38. Paul – I agree that there is no blatant attack on Markle based on race in the post itself, although it is pretty misogynistic. And if she were Grace Kelly would the showbiz background be as objectionable to the complainers here?

  39. Not going to say too much on this thread (because as an issue the whole thing bores the tits off me) but Geoff Norcott, a conservative comedian tweeted an interesting observation.

    Remainers: Harry & Meghan should be free to leave, no matter the financial and institutional implications.

    Leavers: Harry & Meghan should remain and work out the issues.

  40. Agreed on both points Mahons.

  41. Mahons
    “Misogynistic”? Really?
    I pointed out the fact that he ducked out of a significant military commemoration to push her career with Disney. End of,

  42. Mahons,

    Paul – I agree that there is no blatant attack on Markle based on race in the post itself

    [Dave]
    you’re obviously seeing something I’m not because I have not seen any racist undertones in any of this post and discussion so far.

    [Mahons]
    Yes Dave, I am

  43. Seamus,

    Remainers: Harry & Meghan should be free to leave, no matter the financial and institutional implications.

    Leavers: Harry & Meghan should remain and work out the issues.

    Excellent mate!

  44. Dave – I believe there is an undercurrent of racism in the attacks on Markle, but agree that the post does not expressly use racisim.

  45. David – I see it plainly, you are of course entitled to say I’m wrong on the miscongny claim.

  46. They gave Diana and Princess Margaret a hard time also

    Was that “ racism “ too

  47. I don’t recall a BBC presenter referring to their children as a chimpanzee or the Tabloid headline that either was Staight Out of Compton.

  48. Here you are Mahons:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3896180/Prince-Harry-s-girlfriend-actress-Meghan-Markles.html

    I’m not sure if it’s a racist dog whistle or just classist sneering at Markle’s middle class backgroung. However my favourite was

    Is Meghan’s favourite snack fuelling drought and murder?

    Who was that? Who else?

    https://twitter.com/Reeyuhh/status/1087967171496591361?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1087967171496591361&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FReeyuhh%2Fstatus%2F1087967171496591361

  49. I think it’s too easy and too lazy to assume racism in the criticism of Harry and Meghan. The implication is almost like Britain is still a 1950s society where black people are seen as ‘exotic’ and strange. Yes, a loud minority of cowardly racists express such comments online, but the vast majority of people and indeed the media for all their faults are not upset or disturbed or uncomfortable at the frankly mundane fact that Meghan is not of pure white stock. It’s far more likely any criticism is based on a sense of her Celebrity Hollywood ‘wokeness’ which always gets the tabloids riled up rather than her racial background at all.

  50. Yes, Paul… seems the press treated Meghan and Kate quite differently.

    Kate and William: “Prince William was given one of the green fruit – wrapped up in a bow – by a little boy who’s mother is suffering during her pregnancy too… ‘He said he’d take it to [Kate] and see what happens – and said good luck for [the boy’s] mummy.'” Express: Sept. 14, 2017

    Meghan: “The pregnant Duchess of Sussex and so-called ‘avocado on toast whisperer’ is wolfing down a fruit linked to water shortages, illegal deforestation and all round general environmental devastation.” Express: Jan. 23, 2019

    Kate and William: “Creating their own companies will allow William and Kate to bring out, should they ever chose to, myriad items of officially-endorsed merchandise from tea towels to coffee cups… Kensington Palace officials said they were doing the ‘sensible thing’ in protecting the couple’s rights.” Daily Mail: Jan. 17, 2014

    Meghan and Harry: “The Sussexes want to stamp their name on dozens of products including T-shirts, hoodies, journals and gloves for their newly-created foundation Sussex Royal… Experts said Harry and Meghan were actively preparing to quit the Royal Family months ago by filing trade mark applications to commercially protect their brand.” Daily Mail: Jan. 9, 2020

    Kate: “It was reported that new Duchess of Cambridge requested her favorite scented candles and toiletries from luxury fragrance brand Jo Malone be delivered to scent the Abbey. A selection of candles, handwashes and lotions was requested, specifically in citrus spring scents including Orange Blossom, Grapefruit and the ever-popular Lime, Basil & Mandarin.” Daily Mail: May 4, 2011

    Meghan: “‘Meghan wanted staff to go around with these atomizers, like spritzer guns, and spray the chapel with scent before anyone arrived. Royal Household staff stepped in and told her office politely, but firmly, that this was the queen’s chapel and it simply wasn’t appropriate. I don’t believe they said no because they thought it could affect the chapel in any way. It was simply the principle of the thing. This is a place that has held royal weddings, funerals and even contains the royal vault. I don’t believe a request of that nature had been made before.'” Daily Mail: Nov. 30, 2018

    There are plenty more examples if interested.

  51. Why should Harry stay? He’s not in line for anything, better he and his family go live a quiet life if that’s what they prefer.

  52. Colm – I’m not saying that racism is the sole basis of criticism of the pair or that they are above criticism. She faces far more criticism from those who hate women than those who hate her ethnic background.

  53. Has a scolding post been written on Prince Andrew and his close relationship with pedophile sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein or the accusations he slept with one Epstein’s teenage victims?

    Or a post on Prince William’s rumored infidelities?

  54. Daphne

    If they genuinely want to live a quiet personal life out of the limelight mist people would have no objection. The criticism is more about the idea that they may want to become a high profile money making brand, free from the restrictions of royalty but still subsided and privileged as Royals when they choose. It’s little to do with gender race or nationality. It’s public resentment at a ‘pick and mix’ attitude that seems to be what they are seeking.

  55. If these clowns – all of them – Are running around forming their own companies For officially endorsed nonsense etc then why is the British taxpayer giving them anything

    I’m no Royal watcher, I had no idea that any of the stuff was going on

  56. Daphne

    I think rumours of Prince William’s infidelities are definitely something that hasn’t surfaced even online on this side of the Atlantic yet, certainly. It something I have heard. As for Andrew, he has been roasted to a crisp both here on ATW and throughout the British media and public sphere.

  57. Daphne.

    They are good examples but I don’t know if that proves that the press has a negative bias towards Harry and Meghan. Are you sure you can’t find reverse examples? I’m pretty sure the Daily mail has published stories that were anti William and Kate.
    In my experience the press are just a bunch of c**ts.

    The Daily mail online is a classic example of this. Even today they were running stories that were contradictory, as well as Pro and anti Harry and Meghan on the same page.

  58. Colm, I think the general public’s reaction to their marriage and their leaving has been quite fine. I think it’s the press that’s the problem and right wingers wanting to have something to bang on about to virtue signal to their crowd.

    I miss many posts here, Colm. I hadn’t seen one about that dolt Andrew.

  59. Colm 8:35.
    Good post mate.

  60. Colm

    You seem well-informed on all this

    Have any individual royals Had side businesses selling officially endorsed products before now?

    Daphne

    Do you mean to tell me that Jeffrey Epstein partied with anyone else other than Bill Clinton?

    That is completely impossible, if that had been true that Pete and Patrick would’ve been all over that story

  61. Colm has this entire thing about right

  62. The attacks on Markle preceeded the story of their wish to walk away.

  63. Dave, the press are a bunch of cunts. They literally drove Harry’s mother to her death. I’m not surprised he wants his family out of the spotlight.

    The Daily Mail probably crapped all over Kate too, back in the beginning.

  64. My understanding is that the queen is not obligated to pay income tax

    Are the princelings obligated to pay income tax

  65. Daphne

    I miss many posts here, Colm. I hadn’t seen one about that dolt Andrew.

    I’m not sure if this is what you mean, but I think a couple of posts were made here recently about Prince Andrew.

    http://www.atangledweb.org/?p=80756

  66. Phantom,

    My understanding is that the queen is not obligated to pay income tax

    Are the princelings obligated to pay income tax

    Yes and no.
    And if you think that answer is contradictory, you want to have a look at the royal finances. In my opinion it’s deliberately obfuscated.

  67. Good on Pete Moore, Dave.

  68. I’m not sure if this is what you mean, but I think a couple of posts were made here recently about Prince Andrew.

    Just as well you put that up Dave, I thought Daphne was referring to AMcC’s latest eulogy to bitterness!

  69. I honestly don’t understand why you still have royalty. It seems archaic and expensive.

  70. You made me laugh, Paul.

    Your royals, aren’t they all actually German?

  71. D

    At its best, it Gives you beautiful pageantry that is unmatched

    Think of the Charles/Diana wedding and how the world watched that

    It’s an institution that has lasted centuries. A link to a glorious and interesting past

    I think that I understand why a substantial part of the British public wants the monarchy kept

    Plus, not for nothing, it’s really good for the tourist trade

  72. It is pretty, Phantom, I’ll grant you that, but it seems weirdly nostalgic and impractically expensive in modern times.

  73. Daphne 9:05

    Totally agree.

  74. So much in the world is pedestrian

    If we can save a little bit of what is magical and beautiful maybe we should do that

  75. Daphne

    I honestly don’t understand why you still have royalty. It seems archaic and expensive.

    For the same reason British drivers almost all have manual gearboxes. We’re f****** idiots. 😁
    I totally agree with you by the way I think the royal family is ridiculously outdated.
    I’m not anti the royals, but like out TV licence in this day and age they’re outdated.
    (And unbelievably expensive!)

  76. I’m not British, so they can do as suits them with my full blessing. Still think it’s odd though.

  77. Paul McMahon,

    Just as well you put that up Dave, I thought Daphne was referring to AMcC’s latest eulogy to bitterness!

    😁

  78. The Monarchy serves many purposes that suits many different interests. Politically, having a constitutional monarchy is a quite safe stable and successful form of governance which suits the U.K. fine. On another less celebrated point of political convenience “The Crown” allows all sorts of governmental privileges and powers to be exercised that are quite useful for governments. On a public level the Monarchy and the wider Royal Family are an endless source of media fodder and long running soap opera which suits the press and much of the public fine. The Harry and Meghan saga is just another chapter in the drama that brings a lot of entertainment and gossip level interest in a world than can be dull as well as depressing. When the Sussexes are no longer the hot topic, another batch of young royals will emerge into messy adulthood to keep the soap lathering along. It’s the gift that keeps on giving 😉

  79. Daphne,

    I’m not British, so they can do as suits them with my full blessing. Still think it’s odd though.

    I agree but then I’ve always thought I’m ahead of my time. 😁
    The majority of the British public support the royals, but this is falling year on year, at all the people who are the biggest supporters of the royals die off.
    I read a report a while ago that said support for the royals will drop to less than 50% of the population in about 15 to 20 years.
    Whatever happens I think the royal family needs a massive makeover. Which it looks like Harry and Meghan have kick started.

  80. Dave

    I say Save the monarchy…….. and the TV licence 😉

  81. Why does the monarchy need a makeover

    Wouldn’t a makeover be the last thing that is needed

    The fact that it is an anachronism is what makes it interesting

    They need to take a lesson from the great McSorley’s ale house from New York City. Make as few changes as possible, and make them as slowly as possible

  82. Well british royalty aside, I think all y’all are pretty fine company.

    (all y’all is a distinct Texas idiom that expresses a plural for y’all – we also call all soda coke, then ask you what kind you want…sprite, 7-up, pepsi, etc)

  83. Phantom – ironically the owner of McSorley’s just died .

  84. Sorry to hear that

    For those who are not familiar with it, McSorley’s is a pub in lower Manhattan that dates to the 1850s

    A long Time ago the owner, facing many changes in his life that were not positive, decided that there would be as little change as possible in his pub

    It Has had both Abraham Lincoln and John Lennon as patrons

  85. Colm,

    I say Save the monarchy…….. and the TV licence

    We can’t agree on everything mate, but that just makes the world more interesting place. I think the royal family will be with us for quite a while yet. 😁

  86. Daphne

    Well british royalty aside, I think all y’all are pretty fine company.

    Cheers. Same to you chuck.

  87. “I think it’s too easy and too lazy to assume racism in the criticism of Harry and Meghan.”

    True, many of them are misogynists, xenophobes, or just can’t cope with change.

    One thing is for sure, they are really scraping the barrel for something to whinge about.

  88. Frank

    That’s one of the important constitutional purposes of the monarchy….. providing a family we can all pick holes in 😉

  89. Colm.

    That’s one of the important constitutional purposes of the monarchy….. providing a family we can all pick holes in 😉

    I’m paying for them, I’ve every right to criticise. 😁

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