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The Sussexes & Hypocrisy

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Sparklefizz Fri 05-Apr-19 10:04:41

Prince Harry said earlier in the week that social media is as addictive for kids as drugs and alcohol. They can be bullied and become anxious and depressed.

Instagram seems to be the worst apparently, although he didn't mention that by name.

However, AIBU to expect Harry and Meghan with all their virtue-signalling, to be less hypocritical? The Sussexes have just set up an Instagram account and already have over 3 million followers apparently !!! Is this not blatant hypocrisy?

Before this, Harry's topic was a climate change lecture to young people while he and Meghan zipped about in private jets for her baby shower and his trip back for Valentine's Day.

I have always been very fond of Harry but since he has become New Agey and got on various soapboxes, they both have had a marvellous chance to practise what they preach..... but are not doing it.

I'm disappointed in him.

Anniebach Fri 05-Apr-19 10:29:57

He really is a prat . Wonder when he will lecture us on the dangers of eating meat . Seems Megan is vegan yet was eating chicken a year ago.

lemongrove Fri 05-Apr-19 10:33:16

I get beyond fed up when any celebrity chooses to pontificate on aspects of life, but they all do it now.
Ignoring it all is the best option.

merlotgran Fri 05-Apr-19 10:41:29

He's a full blown celebrity now. Treating Meghan to a £33,000 three night 'babymoon' at a luxury hotel in Hampshire is the latest attention seeking stunt. I hope the security team get a decent billet.

Having spent his life being schooled in how to be a royal he has now gone over to the dark side. grin

Lily65 Fri 05-Apr-19 10:45:14

What is a babymoon?

Caledonai14 Fri 05-Apr-19 10:47:16

I don't think you can blame either of them. They both have advisors who are not realising the problems caused by the conflict between what they actually do and how they come across.

The young Royals all did/do well highlighting issues of mental health because everyone recognises no amount of wealth would protect you from those problems.

Harry has been wealthy and famous all his life. Meghan ditto (to a lesser extent) for much of her adult life.

It is quite possible neither of them sees any irony in addressing climate change while needlessly nipping about in aeroplanes; massively oversubscribed baby showers for one child when so many are living in poverty or pointing out the dangers of Instagram etc to people who cannot afford the protections and online security afforded to the well-off.

However, somebody at a lower level should be advising them from a real-life perspective that Do As I Say Not As I Do is OK if you've earned the right to say it or have the hard experience to back it up.

They are not the first to be caught in this conundrum.

Highly-paid TV stars who get kudos for urging us all to "give what we can" could probably afford to donate much more of their own cash to solve the hunger, poverty and need that they highlight for 5 minutes on appeals, while being wined, dined and cossetted in the backstage Green Room, for example.

And most of them should really know better unless they were born into massive inherited wealth.

crazyH Fri 05-Apr-19 10:53:08

I liked Harry but not now. He has turned into a besotted little puppy dog....not a good look for a manly Prince

Anniebach Fri 05-Apr-19 10:59:33

I doubt they would listen to advisors, Megan’s advisor , security officer and several members of staff have resigned

Urmstongran Fri 05-Apr-19 10:59:39

The UK taxpayer forks out £3mn on their renovations for Frogmore including a £50,000 eco management system. Then they spend this amount of money on themselves? Why can't they pay for their own renovations and grow up for a change. Stick that on a banana.

lemongrove Fri 05-Apr-19 11:02:35

grin Urmston ? well said.

EllanVannin Fri 05-Apr-19 11:12:41

He's a changed man. It's no wonder his brother is giving him a wide berth. I would too if both him and Meghan think that celebrity status is acceptable in a Royal household.
You've only to see how his brother and Kate compare !

Forgoodnesssake Fri 05-Apr-19 11:14:28

I totally agree with all of the above. The nonsense from the pair of them must stop. And soon. His mother would be mortified by his actions. And his choice of wife.

ditzyme Fri 05-Apr-19 11:15:50

Caledonail14.. Well said!

Maggiemaybe Fri 05-Apr-19 11:16:58

Well the good news is that the Long Room is available right now for a last-minute break, still only £10,000 a night! Don’t all rush at once....

I’m hoping the fact that it’s not booked up for months to come shows that there aren’t that many people with more money than sense.

I forgot to check whether breakfast’s included. I’d guess just a continental buffet for that bargain price?

Stick that on a banana - love it, Urmstongran! grin

Khan Fri 05-Apr-19 11:17:01

I agree with all the comments made about Harry and Megan. They are costing the British people a lot of money. What do we get in return ? enough is enough.

sodapop Fri 05-Apr-19 11:17:34

I am usually sympathetic to the Royal Family but Harry is behaving like a love struck teenager. He has been brought up to be aware of his responsibilities and shouldn't need advisors to tell him he is being a prat. Hopefully he will settle down soon.
Like 'Meghan the vegan ' anniebach

annsixty Fri 05-Apr-19 11:23:20

He is said to have wanted to give her a treat.
Aren't they having treats every single day of their lives?
Most young couples would be happy and delighted to be moving into a new home ( semi or terraced) with enough money to afford a mortgage.
They are moving to a multi million pound property, brought up to luxury standards, and still want a 3 day break costing £30,000.

Razzy Fri 05-Apr-19 11:23:41

I don't see a problem - Harry is an adult, and is bringing up the subject of kids with addictions to social media. Social media has caused a decline in kids mental health, and he is a big supporter of mental health issues and recognition.

Adults can do what they like. So no, I don't think it is hypocritical. Yes, they did have 1 private jet for a party. They didn't travel alone though, and they do also use standard flights where possible (or trains, etc. in this country).

I think they do what they can though - eating less meat and dairy makes a massive difference to the environment, ecosystems on the house renovations, great idea, they go years between renovations, and if you have to replace heating/ water systems etc. then you might as well go for the environmentally friendly ones.

I think alot of people are interested in the royals. Obviously William and Kate have to be more conservative, whilst Harry and Megan don't as it is unlikely Harry will take the throne. I think of him as comparable to Prince Andrew. He can let his hair down a bit, why not? He also has a lot of restrictions on his life, and every part of it scrutinised.

knspol Fri 05-Apr-19 11:24:49

'Stick that on a banana' - LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Alexa Fri 05-Apr-19 11:25:07

I'd really like for the royal family to be welfare socialists instead of landed aristocracy. They cannot be both. The public shows , horses, processions, palaces, and posh clothing, are necessary for the mystique but shooting animals for fun, excessive travelling , and showy off hotels are so lower middle class.

ditzyme Fri 05-Apr-19 11:25:15

I think Prince Harry has lost a lot of supporters since his marriage, and I am amongst them. This blatant waste of money on fripperies, the talk of climate change and so on yet as has been said, they dash here and there in private planes and so on. And the way she has always grabbed hold of his hand makes her look weak and a bit immature. Compared to William and the beautiful Kate, who look regal and composed whilst still having a fun side to them, they look immature. They have a chance to do a lot of good, let's hope they get some good old fashioned common sense advice sometime.

Shortlegs Fri 05-Apr-19 11:25:37

A member of the royal family being hypocritical? No, surely some mistake.

merlotgran Fri 05-Apr-19 11:26:55

He also has a lot of restrictions on his life, and every part of it scrutinised.

I'm only playing a teeny weeny violin.

EllanVannin Fri 05-Apr-19 11:33:46

I think he's a defiant brat showing what HE can do and at the same time knowing that what he does is going to irk some people.

Whether this " show/circus " will last is yet to be seen.

Craftycat Fri 05-Apr-19 11:35:14

I used to like him too but as soon as she came on the scene it was obvious she would call the shots & TBH I suspect she is a very shallow person. What a shame he couldn't have found another Kate.
But hey ho - in the grand scheme of things it doesn't make a jot of difference to my life.