The personal is political when resentment is baked into a monarchy whose instinct is to protect the heir at all costs, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff
Siblingly rivally will n ot be good in any family, b ut even more so when everything is within the stoplight.
In years gone by this would generally have not been noticed by the public at large for it would have been behind many doors and many when it did surface would have been confined to imprisonment, mainly in the Tower of London or even worse the death of one who was not as powerful as the other. But these days we have the media in many ways and it is so accessible. So, when one wishes to speak out there are many ways to do it and the establishment tends to go into a ‘veil of secrecy’, or it is so assumed, but then there are the leaks from, apparently, unknown sources, but are they?
Now, while the popularity of the UK Monarchy is diminishing, now much more so than previously, there is still a very loyal section of the UK community for whom the Royal Family can do no wrong and anyone who casts otherwise is severely put down.
Now I don’t know if Harry and Meghan are saying as it is or as they believe it is for in many instances we are only hearing one side, except for the, supposed leaks, from supposed royal sources.
Now, while what they say may not be truly true, there is much that could be be, b ut many just dismiss what Harry and Meghan say without any reaL proof what is true and what is not.
Over the years, when archived information is released either intentionaly or not some of what is being said by Harry and Meghan has occurred many times before in one way and another.
In recent years we have had the spares Prince Andrew and before Princess Margaret, both who were not allowed to be with their so believed first loved, could this have led to behaviours that one would not have expected from Royal persons, but we do tend to forget that even with all the wealth and privileges they are when it comes down only human, with the usual human feelings, no matter how they have been brought up to not do.
Love, after all is love and being denied to love can have serious consequences on anyone.
Harry was brought up in a much freer age and Diana was also not that endearing to Royal life and we all kn ow, to a large extent what happened to her and much is still well unknown, for what occurred happening in the area of wealth, power and much secrecy and very much unanswered.
These two young boys have had to contend with, within the trappings of Royal traditions, secrecy, power, privilege and much more so is it not surprising that some problems could have well occurred.
Harry is coming forward with his version, but The Establishment is keeping quiet, which they have the right to do, but is it because what is being said is true, partly true or not true to some degrees. None of us will really know, but some are acting as they really do out of their feelings for the Monarchy, they maybe right and maybe not.
But, like it or not we do have, to much concent, the Right of Free Speech which Harry and Meghan are exercising. We have no knowledge of their health and certainly thier mental state, but from what I do see, I know that, I for one, would not have wished to be there and feel I am so lucky that I will never be.
Source: Harry’s allegations are not just about a royal fist fight – but the very real dangers of hereditary power | Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian