Sussex fans the world over are finding themselves battling intense emotions since Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down as Senior Royals and working to become independent of the British Royal Family. As a collective, let us explore those emotions and plan our support for the next installment of the Sussex Saga.
The Fist Pump
How many of us threw our hands in the air in triumph, proud of them for this bold move? We have watched in pride how Harry and Meghan continue to touch the lives of millions. With dedication, compassion, integrity and grace, they have never let us down. Despite the chaos surrounding them, they have stood tall, even while breaking. Now today they are standing up for themselves and for us. With measured calm and tactical efficiency they are plotting the course of their lives themselves. No longer allowing centuries old customs to dictate what they can and cannot do, or how they do it. Our collective love and support in them has never waned and now they have validated our support, openly acknowledging how it has strengthened them to take this leap. Our hearts are swelling with pride as we prepare to take this leap with them.
The very fact that they had to take this step to begin with has also reignited our anger at elements of the British Media and the British Royal Family. These two forces have made it clear that Harry and Meghan’s popularity was an issue to be dealt with in the cruelest ways possible. The obvious campaign to tarnish their reputations has been waged on two fronts. 1. Palace aids doing their Master’s bidding by feeding rumors to the tabloid press. 2. The press themselves who feel slighted because Harry and Meghan aren’t playing along with the way things have been done for years. ie;kissing their asses in exchange for good press. These two beautiful people have been put in an untenable position that has forced them to re-write their roles. We expect the backlash to be historic. Those same journalists who beat them down for every action, inaction or perceived slight, yet now have the nerve to be angry that Harry and Meghan are walking away from their control. The behavior of the British media is likened to the abuser who feels he has every right to abuse you, yet feels betrayed, screaming retribution when his victim runs away. In addition, the War of the Windsors is not a backroom secret anymore, and the major players have the press on their side. We have already seen the claims that the Queen is ‘hurt’ and ‘disappointed’, insinuating she had no clue this was in the works. Already there are calls for them to renounce their titles, give up their home, pay back the cost for their wedding, the renovations, etc, etc. Royal correspondents are losing their collective minds in effort to persuade the public that the Royal Family are the victims and Harry and Meghan are behaving like spoiled children. Brace yourselves, it’s going to get even uglier before it gets better.
With the launch of sussexroyal.com we truly get to experience Harry and Meghan speaking to us directly. It is their voice, their words that tell us the truth regarding upcoming plans and the reasons behind them. We no longer have to parse through news stories to filter out the full picture. No longer need to challenge reporters for their false stories. Harry and Meghan have refused to allow tabloid press and dishonest reporters to cover their events, or any aspect of their lives. They are giving access directly to us, freely, openly, making it clear that we are invited to help with the work they have chosen. Any press they choose to provide access will have reputations of integrity and objectivity. Facts will no longer be up for grabs, distorted, ignored. Any reporting by the outside media will now be reduced to opinion pieces if they do not conform to what the legitimate sources are telling us. The control they are taking as Senior Royals is unprecedented and thrilling. They have heard us, US, our collective voices cheering them on, feeling their pain and outrage, celebrating their successes. They have noticed the works we have done on their behalf. How we are a people from all over the world giving what we can to the causes they believe in. They are educating us on how this new path will work, not only inviting us to be a part of it, but showing us how. This is definitely an exciting time to be a Sussex follower and more important than ever that we show our support. If you have not visited their website, please do so. Show your love and support by visiting sussexroyal on instagram and drop them a note.They’ve invited us in, let us show them that we are answering the call. Sussex Squad let’s show our continued support for Harry and Meghan