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Tom Bower on Good Morning Britain debate on Sussex Royal title Meghan and Harry

The biographer of Prince Charles, Tom Bower, today called Meghan Markle “hateful” and accused her of “commercializing the royal family” without thinking about the queen.

The recent statement by the royal expert described the recent statement by her and Prince Harry as a “threat” that risked “destroying the 93-year-old sovereign of this beautiful country.”

He also said Meghan had “no status outside the royal family” in a furious Good Morning Britain debate about the use of her Sussex Royal brand name.

Mr. Bower, 73, said the Sussexes’ choice of words was “rude to the queen,” and Meghan, 38, wanted to “commercialize the royal family” without regard to the prince.

He appeared today alongside fellow journalist Afua Adom on Good Morning Britain, who struck back and said the duchess was “a successful actress before the royal wedding.”

It comes after Harry, 35, and his wife said that the monarch has “no jurisdiction” over the use of the term “royal” outside the UK, but they have agreed not to use it.

Mr. Bower told the program: “The statement was really hateful rage from Meghan, which Meghan wants Meghan to get.

“It was rude to the queen. What is hateful is that she married and saved in the royal family not so long ago. But she wants to save her terms.

“The most important thing for this country is to protect the reputation of the royal family.”

His debate rival Afua Adom said it was hateful of Mr. Bower to assume that the couple would continue to use “Sussex Royal,” even though they promised not to.

But Mr. Bower replied, “What you really have is that this couple is led by Meghan who wants to commercialize the royal family.”

Mrs. Adom asked how he possibly knew that Harry was “led by Meghan,” to which he replied, “It is the truth.

‘She has a whole life, a whole career of commercial exploitation of herself. She has absolutely no status except to be connected to the royal family. ”

Biographer Tom Bower (left) has labeled Meghan Markle as 'hateful' and says she 'has no status outside the royal family' in a furious debate about the use of her Sussex Royal brand name on Good Morning Britain today. Pictured on the right: Journalist Afua Adom

Biographer Tom Bower (left) has labeled Meghan Markle as ‘hateful’ and says she ‘has no status outside the royal family’ in a furious debate about the use of her Sussex Royal brand name on Good Morning Britain today. Pictured on the right: Journalist Afua Adom

Meghan and Harry are pictured during their tour through South Africa in October 2019

Meghan and Harry are pictured during their tour through South Africa in October 2019

Meghan and Harry are pictured during their tour through South Africa in October 2019

Mrs. Adom and host Susanna Reid interrupted to point out that Meghan had a successful career as an actress in the Suits TV show before meeting Harry.

She was also involved in charity work and had her own blog.

But Mr. Bower insisted: “If she hadn’t married in the royal family, she couldn’t have set up a charity, she couldn’t sell Meghan’s shoes and everything else.”

Mrs. Adom lashed out at Mr. Bower and said again, “Before Meghan Markle married Harry, she was a successful actress in herself.

“She was known for doing a lot of charity work. It is completely unfair to say without Harry that she would have no status.

“And it is hateful for you to say that you continue to use it.”

Mr. Bower said they had agreed “reluctantly” not to use their Instagram savvy Sussex Royal branding.

Mr. Bower, 73, said the Sussexes’ word choice was “rude to the queen,” and Meghan, 38, wanted to “commercialize the royal family” without regard to the prince

He also claimed that Meghan’s acting career was “over” by the time she got involved with the prince.

He added, “They are trying to make money with the royal family.”

Put under pressure why media coverage was sometimes negative, he said: “Because of the hypocrisy. In the beginning she threw herself into it. She started campaigning for the environment and then took all these private jets.

“When she didn’t tell the truth about Archie’s birth, when she deliberately tried to confuse people about the time of birth.”

But Mrs. Adom replied: “When it comes to Harry and Meghan, there seems to be no way of seeing that it’s good for them.

“It’s not all about Meghan, it’s about Meghan and Harry and Archie and what’s best for them.”

His debate rival Afua Adom (photo) said that it was hateful of Mr. Bower to assume that the pair will continue to use 'Sussex Royal', although they have promised not to

His debate rival Afua Adom (photo) said that it was hateful of Mr. Bower to assume that the pair will continue to use ‘Sussex Royal’, although they have promised not to

But Mr. Bower said, “it is not about what is best for them,” but what is best for the queen.

He added: “If they do something to damage the 93-year-old sovereign of this beautiful country, they must start questioning themselves.

“It’s a selfish, victim-like approach to the world.”

Harry and Meghan announced on Friday evening that they will stop using their Sussex Royal brand when they step down as senior royals on March 31.

But hours after releasing a carefully worded statement through Buckingham Palace that confirmed the move, the couple posted an “update” of 1114 words on their personal website.

They claimed that the queen had no “jurisdiction” over the word “royal” abroad and said that the prince and the government would have been powerless to stop them if they had continued to use the word abroad.

The statement of Harry and Meghan on their website in full

AS AGREED AND IMPLEMENTED IN JANUARY 2020:

  • It has been agreed that the beginning of the revised role of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take effect in the spring of 2020 and will undergo a 12-month review.
  • The royal family respects and understands the desire of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to lead a more independent family life by removing the alleged justification of “public interest” for media intrusion into their lives. They remain a valued part of Her Majesty’s family.
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex become privately funded members of the royal family with permission to earn their own income and the ability to pursue their own private interests.
  • The preference of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex was to continue to represent and support Her Majesty The Queen, albeit in a more limited capacity, without using the Sovereign Grant.
  • Although there is a precedent for other members of the royal family to look for work outside the institution, an evaluation period of 12 months has been set for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
  • Under the agreement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex understand that they are obliged to give up royal duties and not to perform representative duties on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.
  • As agreed and recorded in January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex retain their “HRH” prefix, making them formally known as his royal highness the Duke of Sussex and her royal highness the Duchess of Sussex. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer actively use their HRH titles, since they will no longer work in the family from the spring of 2020.
  • As the grandson of Her Majesty and second son of The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex remains sixth in line with the throne of The British Monarchy and the Order of Precedence is unchanged.
  • It was agreed that the duke and duchess would no longer be able to perform “official duties” for The Queen or represent the Commonwealth, but they would be allowed to retain their patronages (including those classified as “royal” patrons) ).
  • It has been agreed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to require effective security to protect them and their son. This is based on the Duke’s public profile based on his birth in the royal family, his military service, the Duchess’s own independent profile, and the shared threat and risk level that has been specifically documented in recent years. No further details can be shared, as this is confidential information for security reasons.
  • Regarding the army, the Duke of Sussex will retain the rank of major and honorary rank of lieutenant commander and squadron leader. During this 12-month period, the Duke’s official military appointments will not be used because they are in the possession of the Sovereign. No new agreements are made to fulfill these roles before the 12-month evaluation of the new arrangements is completed.
  • Although according to the agreement, the duke will not perform official duties related to these roles, given his dedication to the military community and ten years of service he will of course continue his unwavering support to the military community in an unofficial capacity. As the founder of the Invictus Games, The Duke will proudly continue to support the military community around the world through the Invictus Games Foundation and The Endeavor Fund.
  • Based on the desire of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to have a limited role as members of the royal family, it was decided in January that their institutional office should be closed, given the primary funding mechanism for this official office in Buckingham HRH Palace The Prince of Wales. The Duke and Duchess shared this news with their team in January as soon as they knew the decision and worked closely with their staff to ensure a smooth transition for each of them.
  • For the past month and a half, the duke and duchess have remained actively involved in this process, which has been understandably sad for the duke and duchess and their loyal staff, given the proximity of their Royal Highnesses and their dedicated team.
  • As the duke and duchess will no longer be considered full-time members of the royal family, it has been agreed that the use of the word “Royal” should be reviewed as it relates to organizations associated with them in this new context . More details about this below.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • As shared on this website at the beginning of January, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not about to start a “foundation,” but rather about developing a new way to bring about change and the efforts of so many excellent foundations worldwide. to fill.
  • The creation of this non-profit entity will, in addition to their cause-driven work, for which they are still committed. Although the duke and duchess are focused on plans to set up a new non-profit organization, given the specific UK government rules on the use of the word “Royal”, it has therefore been agreed that their non-profit organization will not be named use ‘Sussex Royal’ or another version of ‘Royal’.
  • For the above reason, the trademark applications filed as protective measures and reflecting the same standard trademark applications as made for The Royal Foundation or The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been deleted.
  • Although there is no jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word “Royal” abroad, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to put “Sussex Royal” or any repetition of the word “Royal” on any territory (either in the UK or otherwise) when the transition takes place in the spring of 2020.
  • While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex continue to develop their non-profit organization and make plans for their future, we hope that you will use this site as a source for factual information. In the spring of 2020 their digital channels will be renewed while they present you the next exciting phase.

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