This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

 

January 23, 2020



It’s been all over the news for the last week, so I’m sure you know by now that everyone’s favorite prince has flipped the bird to Queen and country and fled for the safety of Canada. Or, to set aside the histrionics, that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be stepping back from their royal duties and splitting their time between Britain and North America.

You might be wondering why the reaction has been so extreme. Even my mild-mannered mother was livid and, if you haven’t managed to forget Piers Morgan as though his time in America was just a bad dream (I’m so sorry we let him...



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