Melanie McDonagh Melanie McDonagh

The puzzling thing about Harry and Meghan’s big announcement

Let’s not get carried away. The Queen’s younger grandson may be decamping to North America with his lovely wife and baby but the Queen herself is very much in business; life goes on. It may certainly have been odd, not to say ill advised, for this headstrong couple to have announced their departure from Britain without a by your leave to anyone, including the Queen, but that does seem to be their modus operandi, all the while professing regard for the royal tradition in which they will be raising baby Archie.

Personally, I haven’t felt that life has been greatly diminished...

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