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HarveyS 01-09-2020 06:09 PM

Prince Harry -
 
Looks like the good Prince is joining the FIRE movement. I hope he can maintain the FI part:coolsmiley:

Nemo2 01-09-2020 06:12 PM

I just knew that, eventually, there'd be a thread that I really don't give a crap about. :laugh:

cbo111 01-09-2020 06:23 PM

You might be surprised to learn just how many people would eagerly pay big $$ just to look those two royals in person. I am related to some of those devotees.

CRLLS 01-09-2020 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by HarveyS (Post 2352259)
Looks like the good Prince is joining the FIRE movement. I hope he can maintain the FI part:coolsmiley:

I think the Queen Mother is negotiating for OMY.

W2R 01-09-2020 06:53 PM

I feel like with privilege comes responsibility. Prince Harry has lived a life of privilege. By that I mean, for example, he has never had to get up at 6 AM to walk across town in order to work a full shift at McDonald's. I think he has a responsibility to not just quit like that, whether he wants to or not. IMO he needs to keep a stiff upper lip and force himself to go to all those balls, banquets, and fox hunts, or whatever royals are supposed to be doing. It's a tough life but oh well, whatcha gonna do? ;D

Teacher Terry 01-09-2020 07:01 PM

I would think that they are going to lose their big royal allowance that goes along with royal duties. They are selling items online which must be embarrassing to the family. I wouldn’t walk across the street to see them.

timo2 01-09-2020 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Teacher Terry (Post 2352276)
I would think that they are going to lose their big royal allowance that goes along with royal duties. They are selling items online which must be embarrassing to the family. I wouldn’t walk across the street to see them.

Markle has been successful in the past, so she will be fine. Harry, on the other hand, I bet he keeps the gravy train from the UK citizens intact.

Moemg 01-09-2020 07:15 PM

The british press are ruthless . I don't blame them for wanting some space. I love Harry .He is my favorite royal.

gayl 01-09-2020 07:21 PM

He's 5th in line in an over bloated line. And she's wealthy. They'll be fine

marko 01-09-2020 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by W2R (Post 2352273)
I feel like with privilege comes responsibility. Prince Harry has lived a life of privilege. By that I mean, for example, he has never had to get up at 6 AM to walk across town in order to work a full shift at McDonald's. I think he has a responsibility to not just quit like that, whether he wants to or not. IMO he needs to keep a stiff upper lip and force himself to go to all those balls, banquets, and fox hunts, or whatever royals are supposed to be doing. It's a tough life but oh well, whatcha gonna do? ;D

I don't see the connection between being born to privilege and being forced to do something you dont want to do.

Born to privilege isn't something you should be punished for...at least when and where I grew up. Heck, growing up I never knew anyone who worked at McDonald's; still don't...but that doesn't mean I need to do things simply because its expected of me.

Extra Medium 01-09-2020 08:45 PM

I love the idea that anyone can see the appeal of freedom, even if it means giving up a complacent life of comfort.

I suspect he’s had to work some in his career as an army officer. Should be interesting to see if they make it stick.

CardsFan 01-09-2020 08:47 PM

I am always confused by the folks in the US obsessed with the ROYALS. I think we dumped them a few hundred years ago.

Who cares?:facepalm:

Bestwifeever 01-09-2020 08:58 PM

She has such an odd family situation the press can’t let go of and that will never get better, and the paparazzi are ruthless. Harry is never going to be king so why not leave the castle and create a better life? They are already a brand unto themselves—I’ll be interested to see what they do next.

Calico 01-09-2020 08:59 PM

When he was 13 years old, he watched his mother hounded to her death by paparazzi. He has vowed he would not allow his wife to suffer the same fate his mother did at the hands of the press, subject to constant scrutiny and attacks for no reason.

He served 10 years active duty in the British military, including deployments to the Middle East.

He founded the Invictus Games in 2014, and through this venture has done and continues to do incredible, inspiring work with wounded and disabled service members around the world.

He has done a lot of charity work in Africa focused on combating HIV/Aids in children (carrying on his mother's legacy).

He has spoken publicly about his own mental health challenges in an effort to fight the stigma, and to encourage others without the benefit of his platform, to get help.

Since joining forces with his wife, they have both focused on charity work around the world.

He is not a lazy or "layabout" royal like some in his family.

He has seen his wife and his child both subjected to vicious, nasty attacks on multiple occasions in the British tabloids, and received little if any support from the extended royal family when this occurs.

He and the Duchess are human beings with a new child to raise. I admire them for putting their child first, and for wanting to follow a path where they can contribute to the greater good in the world while at the same time giving their son a healthy, balanced life away from the prying eyes of the British press.

JDARNELL 01-09-2020 09:10 PM

I happen to like Harry. Combat vet puts up or shuts up not to mention going to a Halloween party dressed up in a non politically correct uniform. I was extremely sad that once he got hitched I would never have a chance to party with him, Dale jr, and Kid Rock. Party on Harry :)

davebarnes 01-09-2020 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by CRLLS (Post 2352272)
I think the Queen Mother is negotiating for OMY.

She’s dead, Jim.

UnrealizedPotential 01-09-2020 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Nemo2 (Post 2352261)
I just knew that, eventually, there'd be a thread that I really don't give a crap about. :laugh:

You know I am part English and could just care less what happens in England. I don't have anything against England or its people at all of course, there are a lot of fine people from there , but I just don't get the fascination with it.

Nemo2 01-09-2020 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by UnrealizedPotential (Post 2352325)
You know I am part English and could just care less what happens in England. I don't have anything against England or its people at all of course, there are a lot of fine people from there , but I just don't get the fascination with it.

I was born there...escaped 60 years ago....and I agree.

audreyh1 01-09-2020 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by W2R (Post 2352273)
I feel like with privilege comes responsibility. Prince Harry has lived a life of privilege. By that I mean, for example, he has never had to get up at 6 AM to walk across town in order to work a full shift at McDonald's. I think he has a responsibility to not just quit like that, whether he wants to or not. IMO he needs to keep a stiff upper lip and force himself to go to all those balls, banquets, and fox hunts, or whatever royals are supposed to be doing. It's a tough life but oh well, whatcha gonna do? ;D

Well he did serve in the military, didn’t he? So I think he did have to get up early to go to work.

mystang52 01-09-2020 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Nemo2 (Post 2352261)
I just knew that, eventually, there'd be a thread that I really don't give a crap about. :laugh:

I agree. Not ina nasty way, but I just don't care. I'm with Lt. Drebin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdE83FX-Mto&t=22s


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