Want to tell you all a story that’s very personal about greed. When my mother passed a few years ago, I had a sister that lived a short distance from where mom lived. I was on the other side of the country.
For whatever reason, it was going to be a month before mom’s memorial service since she was going to be getting cremated. I was only able to stay in town for a few days after mom died to help get the ball rolling on some estate stuff.
Now, mom didn’t exactly have a whole hell of a lot in terms of stuff to sell, but when I came back up for the memorial service, it seemed that all of the really expensive stuff was gone. My sister had sold everything and pocketed it for herself. Which, when you deducted the cost of the funeral and cremation I was left a hundred dollars. My sister made off with thousands.
Her rationale was that she had done all of the work….
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has revealed her rift with the British Royal Family stems in part from her frustration that they would not bend royal rules to make her son a prince against normal convention, claiming inaccurately that the title was his “birthright”.
Conventions laid down over a century ago by the Queen’s grandfather, George V, stipulate that as a great-grandchild of the monarch and child of the second son of the heir to the throne, Archie has a right to father Prince Harry’s subsidiary title, which would make him Lord Archie, Earl of Dumbarton.
In a tell-all interview with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey, however, former Suits starlet Meghan Markle strongly indicated that she did not think this prestigious title — which she and Prince Harry have declined to use — was good enough for her son.
“How did they explain to you that your son, the great-grandson of the Queen, wasn’t going to be a prince? You certainly must have had some conversations with Harry about it, and have your own suspicions as to why they didn’t want to make Archie a prince. Why do you think that is?” asked Winfrey — as if the question could not be answered clearly and easily with reference to the long-established rules mentioned above.
“They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, which would be different from protocol,” Meghan said, apparently in error.
“This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I was going, hold on for a second,” she continued, alleging that this happened “in tandem with concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”