Prince Charles leaned a lesson from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to leave.
Before we dive into what exactly he learned, let’s go over the details of Megxit (Prince Harry and Meghan leaving the monarchy). First, according to BBC in an article published on January 19, 2020, Harry and Meghan will no longer use their formal HRH (His Royal Highness) titles, e.g. ‘Prince.’
This change takes effect in the spring of 2020. While the headlines of various articles online, and even this article, use ‘prince’ when talking about Harry, soon he will technically no longer be a prince.
Prince Harry's departure from public life has 'brought Prince Charles and Prince William closer together' https://t.co/ZSMt9Y5jsW
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) February 18, 2020
As of the spring in 2020, the correct term when referring to Harry and Meghan will be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. So, in just over a month, March 31 to be exact, it’ll be ‘Duke Harry.’ It doesn’t have as nice of a ring to it as ‘Prince Harry.’ Sigh
All joking aside, what exactly did Prince Charles learn from Megxit? drum roll please. Any guesses? He learned to be ‘more relatable.’ Gasp. Us ‘regular people’ have difficulty relating to those born in and married into monarchy?! So, so shocking.
With respect, Prince Charles, that's simply scaremongering.
— #PMBorisJohnson Brexit + 80 maj #DomCummings⬆️ (@BeeAHoney_) February 18, 2020
Apparently, the affection that Meghan and Harry show one another has made Prince Charles realize that he too could in fact be more relatable.
An article published on February 12, 2020 by Express Newspaper’s website detailed an appearance on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ by Royal Editor Camilla Tominey to talk about the changes the Royal Family is making to ‘become more “relatable” and “touchable” instead of “cut off and cold”.’
They want to be seen as people to the people of the UK and the rest of the world.
Prince Charles Heartbreak: William's Father Allegedly Paid Meghan Markle, Harry 'Millions Of Pounds' Before 'Megxit' https://t.co/y88xbWQWYr
— arvis martinez (@arvismar) February 12, 2020
This lesson is, in fact, a good one to learn. Society wants leaders that they can relate to.
Last month, at the World Economic Forum 2020, more commonly known as Davos 2020, Prince Charles made a speech about the environment. This comes decades after his last attempt at addressing the topic in 1970.
In the speech last month, Prince Charles said, ‘Global warming, climate change, the devastating loss of biodiversity are the greatest threats that humanity has ever faced and one largely of our own creation.’
So many younger siblings are such pains-in-the-ass! Speaking from personal experience! LOLs! https://t.co/Vw4oDS5xHs #MeghanMarkle #PrinceHarry #PrinceWilliam #KateMiddleton #QueenElizabeth #PrinceCharles
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) February 14, 2020
So, Prince Charles cares about the environment and always has. That is a pretty relatable cause, as we all live on this planet together regardless of our differences.
If Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to leave can make the royals decide to try to be even more relatable to the general public, that’s great. The positive change would have a positive effect on everyone.
In the speech at Davos, Prince Charles went on to say, ‘“What good is all the extra wealth in the world, gained from ‘business as usual’, if you can do nothing with it except watch it burn in catastrophic conditions?”’
Let’s all embrace the changes taking place in the Monarchy. If it results in a positive change from lessons learned, so be it. That’s a good thing.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have plans to appear alongside Prince Charles and Camilla in their first appearance together since "Megxit."| @thisisinsider @MikhailaFriel #megxit @chrisshipitvhttps://t.co/Gn8Y1ZKijB
— MSN Lifestyle (@MSNLifestyle) February 10, 2020