Here in Australia we are very fond of the UK Royals, especially Prince Harry and his new wife, Meghan.
There has been a bit of a hiccup since they got married and had baby Archie. We did expect they would ‘share the love’ and wave the new baby in front of us for a quick photo, not hide him away. Bit miffed.After all we (ok maybe the royal ‘we’ meaning me), were just as excited as they were.
They unwitingly have then got the British press against them, and the servants (according to the gossip mags), as it seems Megs, as we call her, has got ,’a bit up herself’ while settling in to her new life.
It hasnt helped that the poor girl is an American (!), and Americans moving into the Royals and landed gentry have always shaken them up, which never went down well. They are a stuffy bunch.
The press forget that these are two children from dysfunctional families. They have been through more than the average young couple, and have found love and solace in each other, and Archie.
Everyone makes mistakes in a new job. We usually learn from our mistakes and move on.
This young couple has been verbally battered, and no longer wish to perform for us as expected.
Here in Australia we are as a nation are more accepting and laid back. If you try to speak the language, and make an effort to fit in, you will gain respect and friendship. If you are going to complain, just go back to where you came from.
Above all, as a nation, we are known for our laconic sense of humour, and disrespect for authority.
Which is why the local paper yesterday had a bit of fun at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s aka Harry and Megs expense, but with affectiion.
It was actually highlighting the plight of one of our beaches that has recently been destroyed by severe storms.
There is a strong feeling here that Harry and Megs should up camp and come to live among us. So long as they dont expect ‘the royal treatment’.
My Associate, jornalist Damon Cronshaw, together with Lisa McLean,came up this this:
To which I just had to respond: Damon, what a hoot the Harry and Megs story was. Totally credible not. I think Harry and Megs should move into my retirement village in Belmont with me. Nice and peaceful but never dull. After all I have the famous Topics chandelier in the garden. Pretty royal that
Even a screaming baby wouldnt matter. We just switch our hearing aids off.Megan would find peace here with our kind old ladies. She likes making cakes. She could fashion shop at Mt Hutton where nobody would bother her, and remember she gets two free donuts (US spelling) with a coffee there. Harry could go kayaking on the lake at Warners Bay with my son Richard. He’s not a chatter but no paparazzi would get close. And our Andrew could introduce him to local soccer, having been both player and coach of Singleton Strikers! Harry could wander into any pub in the Hunter and people would just say ‘Oh yeah, that’s Harry. “What are you drinking? (what would you like to drink).And, Big Finish, Megan could join our little church drama group and star in our annual comedy performance. She could even play in The Importance of Being Earnest as Lady Bracknell, or even dress up as a princess. One main thing though. No point Harry and Megs coming if they expect to be treated as someone special. Here in the Hunter we are all pretty special. We just get on with it.RegardsEunice