Finding the balance between commercial contracts for financial independence and the implicit contracts between his family and the media.

“One insider said: ‘The view is very clear — either you are in or you are out, and any form of ‘hybrid’ role is incompatible with representing the head of state.’” (Daily Mail, ‘You can’t be half-in, half-out’, February 3, 2021)

But, what if it wasn’t?

Imagine a member of the (white) British Royal Family. Though a blood prince, he is outside the direct line of succession, several steps removed from ever reaching the top job. Married to a foreign-born divorcée…


A biracial woman enters the top of the pyramid by marriage. Because she lacks the birth and blood prerequisites, she’s considered unworthy. Because she’s proud of her own heritage and regards herself as equal to others at the top of the pyramid, she’s considered ungrateful.

Go back and read the first article in the House of Windsor series: Will The House of Windsor Turn into a House of Cards

One woman reigns supreme, but for most at the top of the pyramid, birthrights are still passed down through the male line. This paradox is the Pandora’s Box of being a royal bride. The Prince had “to up [his] game” to win her and convince her to be his wife. But remember, her elite status was conferred by marriage not by birth and by blood. So while he wanted a “teammate” to walk beside him, the…


Harry chats about life in America and why a good waffle maker is the perfect gift for every foodie no matter how old they are.

An Afternoon Carpool with Prince Harry and James Corden was everything we didn’t know we needed. Not quite a Carpool Karaoke, falling just a little shy on the karaoke part. Harry might have rapped sixteen bars but not much more. Still, it was equal parts revealing interview, slapstick buddy comedy, and American Ninja Warrior thanks to the Spartan obstacle course.

We got nicknames (Hi Haz and Meg!), endearments (my love), and a look into Harry…


What happens to British society when the class structure that underpins it is challenged?

Artistic representation of white bodies forming a pyramid in a black triangle in front of a fiery red backdrop by Mauro Lirussi

Imagine a society founded on a class structure with the (white) British royal family at the top as determined by birth and by blood. A biracial woman enters the top of the pyramid by marriage, negating both the birth and blood requirements society had previously been told were preconditions. Because she lacks those prerequisites, she’s considered unworthy. Because she’s proud of her own heritage and regards herself as equal to others at the top of the pyramid, she’s considered ungrateful.

The town criers called out from the lower tiers of the pyramid. “I’ve never met her — but I look…


The year 2020 was a reckoning. A reckoning for a world faced with what Prince Harry described as “a global crisis of hate, a global crisis of misinformation and a global health crisis.” It was also a reckoning for Harry and Meghan. Could they prove their working model and create the “progressive new roles’’ that they had envisioned? Because regardless of the agreements from the Sandringham Summit, that’s exactly what they were doing — carving out a new role. But instead of doing it within the institution, Harry and Meghan were challenged to create a role outside of it. …

R.S. Locke

Personally I love a great love story. I found one following as Meghan Markle left the role of Rachel Zane to marry Prince Harry & become The Duchess of Sussex.

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