I COULDN’T help but applaud the Daily Star for its fantastically astute front page in the wake of Meghan Markle’s global announcement of her second pregnancy from the confines of her new life of privacy in California.
The double standards involved with her and Prince Harry are hard to ignore. The couple made a huge fuss when they suddenly announced they were off to America to seek more privacy and specifically suggested the allegedly racist British media as having been instrumental in their decision to up and leave.
Since then, from their nine-bedroom, 15-bathroom mansion in Santa Barbara, Meghan and Harry have been anything but silent, or enjoying the privacy they once said was so paramount.
Instead, they have popped up everywhere, whether it be virtually in fundraisers, or giving candid confessions to newspapers, (I refer to when Meghan openly told the New York Times – and therefore the world – about her miscarriage), to honouring Black History Month in a school classroom.
They have also launched their own podcast. And this week, it’s reported that the two are to sit down with chat show host Oprah Winfrey for a 90-minute cri de coeur in which Meghan will discuss ‘everything’.
Add to this all the rumours communicated via various ‘close sources’, and it is fair to say that the couple who wanted to have their cake and eat it have found a way to do just that.
Sources have suggested that the chat show announcement may well be the final straw for the Royal Family, who are said to have decided there can be no way of weaving Prince Harry and his wife back into the world of official duties.
That remains their business and their decision. But is it time for the Press to boycott them?
Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.