There is no modernizing the monarchy. It is an outdated concept made even more useless by spending too much time managing court intrigue that shifted into tabloids and then the internet.
I wasn’t interested in getting married and only did it because it was important to my (ex)husband. I started out with few opinions and ended up a) throwing a fit over the bouquet and b) threatening to kick my sister out of the wedding day-of. Am I proud of this? No. But it all spiraled and the one thing I really did… Read more
22k. Probably 13k if they provide room and board. Fucking despicable.
I think Harry knew exactly how Archie would be treated at school, where he would have encountered the likes of Piers Morgan’s kids.
I hadn’t thought about the accident that way. Thanks - this adds another dimension to Harry’s concern about security.
And it is seldom remembered that the palace (ie: the queen) took away Diana’s HRH status, and thus much of her security detail, in what can only be described as petty and mean-spirited. Diana took up with a man far wealthier than her former husband probably believing she’d be protected by all that wealth. Instead she… Read more
I listened to misinformation and was influenced to believe that she had made Kate cry and mistreated staff, and generalized that to her character. I even made a comment on this site saying that. I feel really bad now. There’s such racism and misogyny, set within this trope of the sexualized, fetishized African woman,… Read more
After realizing that my local CBS wasn’t airing the interview I panic-signed-up for “Paramount Plus” whatever tf that is, and I thought the interview was good TV, A+ would make a reminder to cancel free trial again. Oprah is an unparalleled interviewer. I also enjoyed yelling at my husband to shut up when he came in… Read more
Honestly, when she said they took her passport and IDs and would tell her to lay low and not leave even though she had only been out twice in 4 months with a not-very-present husband - I get the Diana comparison. Isolated without a way to get out is some pretty heavy shit and the solitary confinement was a massive… Read more