Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are “embarrassing themselves” due to their move to the U.S., Netflix deal, and advocacy, National Review columnist Madeleine Kearns opined. Specifically, she claimed that the pair have an “insatiable” hunger for power.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not retreated into a quiet life of relative obscurity after resigning as senior members of the royal family and moving across the Atlantic Ocean, first to Canada and later to Santa Barbara, California.
They have inked a multi-year contract to produce content for Netflix and continued to advocate for causes that they believe in. Last week, the couple appeared in a video in which they encouraged Americans to vote, although they didn’t reference any candidate or issue specifically.
To Kearns, that video was a thinly-veiled endorsement of Joe Biden.
She juxtaposed the “endorsement” of a political candidate with the rules under which they previously lived as members of the British monarchy, in which they were to stay out of politics at all costs. She compared their actions to a hypothetical scenario in which a couple rejected their former rules in favor of something that is the opposite of what they previously represented.
“What the couple have done here… is rather like the Kushners (Ivanka having converted to Judaism in order to marry Jared) suddenly revoking their religion, publicly breaking every rule in the book, then moving off to join a hippie colony. It’s very unseemly, shall we say?” Kearns wrote.
Kearns then went on to address the couple’s advocacy for climate change and social justice issues in light of their own personal wealth and privilege. In particular, she noted that the Sussexes spent about $3 million of British taxpayer money to renovate their Frogmore Cottage estate, and then used other public monies to jet-set around the world.
Further, she wrote that the pair fed the homeless around Vancouver, making sure the cameras were rolling while they did so. They then went on to spend $14.7 million on a Southern California home and pen a multi-million-dollar deal with Netflix.
“What’s behind all this? Raw ambition and an insatiable hunger for power,” Kearns opined, pointing to a claim, as reported by The Inquisitr, that Meghan has designs on running for president.
At the end of the day, it would be best for the couple, and for America, if the two simply retreated into their mansion and kept quiet, Kearns obliquely hinted.
“They leave us alone. And we leave them alone. With a palace, prince, and pool included — I’d say that’s a pretty good deal,” she said.