Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made the shocking decision this week to step down from their royal duties, become financially independent, and live in Canada for part of the year. There has been mixed reaction to the news, but one person who certainly does not approve of it is the former chef to Queen Elizabeth, Darren McGrady.
McGrady took to his Twitter account to rail against Markle and Harry in a series of angry tweets.
“Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It’s all about Meghan!” he said in his first tweet.
“People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay,” he continued.
Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It's all about Meghan! https://t.co/SNAij6yWz7
— Darren McGrady (@DarrenMcGrady) January 8, 2020
“I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ … ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it,” he wrote in a third tweet.
“Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now,” McGrady concluded.
There were sharp responses to his opinions. “Wow. This man is bitterly trying to hold on to toxic patriarchy. He’s losing his grip over two people choosing freedom. Well, hope he gets over himself. Freedom is far stronger than appearances. Diana would most certainly be proud. She understood this in marrow of her bones,” one person wrote.
“They are getting what they want. Attention. Everyone should ignore them,” another wrote.
“It’s apparent your motives speaking out are from a true care for Diana’s memory. Thank you for speaking out,” someone else said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their announcement on Instagram on Wednesday.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the post read. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.”