Brother knows best

With the pending nuptials of the ginger-haired younger Windsor royal to the Half-Blood Princess coming up, Meghan Markle's half-brother has penned a rather dire, and probably quite timely, warning to Prince Harry:

Dear Prince Harry,

It’s not too late, Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.

As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history.

I'm confused why you don't see the real Meghan that the whole world now sees.

Meghan's attempt to act the part of a princess like a below C average Hollywood actress is getting old.

What kind of person starts out by using her own father until he's bankrupt, then forgets about him in Mexico leaving him broke, over mostly all her debts.

And when it's time to pay him back she forgets her own father like she never knew him.

My father will never recover financially from paying Meghan’s way, nor emotionally from disowning him. Meg is showing her true colours.

It's very apparent that her tiny bit of Hollywood fame has gone to her head, changing her into a jaded, shallow, conceited woman, that will make a fool of you and the royal family heritage.

Not to mention, to top it all off, she doesn't invite her own family and instead invites complete strangers to the wedding. Who does that? You and the royal family should put an end to this fake fairytale wedding before it's too late.

Her own father didn’t get an invite, whom should be walking her down the aisle.

She forgets if it wasn’t for my father she would be busing tables and babysitting to pay her old debt off.

The whole world is watching Meg make bad decisions and choices, it’s not too late Harry.

Meghan is still my sister. She is family. So whatever happens is up to her, whether she wants to forget knowing me or the rest of her family, family comes first.

Also, you would think that a royal wedding would bring a torn family closer together, but I guess we're all distant family to Meg.


Tom Markle Jr 

Normally I do not particularly concern myself with who and what any ordinary man chooses to marry. That is between him and the Lord. (Or at least, it used to be, before governments got involved and turned marriage into an incredibly dangerous three-way contract between a man, a woman, and the state.)

If an ordinary man wants to get married, more power to him; I personally am a strong advocate of traditional marriage, though I have a pretty good idea what a lethal minefield it can be these days and have written quite a bit on the subject.

Prince Harry Windsor is not any ordinary man.

He is fifth (I think, at this point) in line to the throne of the British Empire. And while the English monarchy's power is almost completely ceremonial these days, it still serves as a healthy reminder of what the English could do when they really put their minds to it. The pomp, circumstance, ritual, and pageantry exist to remind both Britain and the world of the immense achievements of the inhabitants of a cold, dark, damp, foggy, moss-covered lump of rock in the North Atlantic, whose people are drunken and morose and grumpy and incomprehensible.

And yet it is these same people who created the greatest empire, the greatest civilisation, that the world has ever seen.

It is these same people whose ingenuity and drive and unrelenting curiosity about the world led them to push the rest of humanity to heights of wealth, comfort, and achievement that their ancestors could never even have dreamed of.

It is these same people who spawned the Anglosphere, a collection of nations with a common ancestry, values, and history. Without the British and their empire, the great force for good that is America would never have existed.

It is these people who came to the Indian subcontinent and conquered it, divided it, and ruled over it with a civil administration of just 100,000 or so Christian bureaucrats and troops - in the midst of 300 MILLION pagans.

That is the incredible legacy to which "young" Mr. Windsor - he's actually pretty much the same age as me - is an heir. It is not one to take lightly.

Prince Harry has every right to marry whoever he chooses. It is his decision and his life.

But, like the rest of us, he is not free to do so without criticism or consequences.

And about the kindest criticism that can be leveled at him is that he is a brave, decent, kind-hearted, well-meaning idiot.

Seriously, that is about as charitable as it is possible to be in this particular instance. Let us consider how many core tenets of game he is violating here, in ascending order of seriousness, in marrying a woman who is:
  1. Not of his own race;
  2. Not of his own social circle;
  3. Older than he is;
  4. From a "mixed" family;
  5. Described in many interviews as "sassy" and "strong-willed";
  6. An actress;
  7. Divorced once already;
At every stage he has conceded frame, value, and therefore power, to his bride-to-be. He has let her impose the terms of the marriage, instead of making it clear that he is the prince and can have any woman that he wants as long as she is willing to put up with the discomfort and lack of privacy to be found in the royal family.

Those mistakes would be dumb enough by themselves. The worst mistake, though, is that Prince Harry is getting married without a pre-nuptial agreement.

That, right there, is insanely stupid. He is marrying a woman who has already been divorced once, and who already has an extensive history of dating other men, without a pre-nup.

The only appropriate analogy that comes to mind goes something like this:

There was a time, about eighty years ago, when getting married with a pre-nup made about as much sense as taking a shower while wearing a raincoat.

Nowadays, and especially in this specific case, getting married without a pre-nup makes about as much sense as taking a shower while wearing a plugged-in toaster.

With respect to Ms. Markle's issues above, it should be noted that not all of these points are deal-breakers. It is possible to have long and happy marriages between people who are of different races and social strata, as long as those marriages are formed on the basis of shared values and a true, serious commitment to each other.

My own parents are of different races. I myself am technically of mixed race, though I have never bothered to think of myself as such. My mother is light-skinned, my father is dark-skinned. They have been happily married for nearly 40 years and still genuinely like being around each other - even their bickering mostly just amounts to the good-humoured japes of two very strong-willed adults who have known each other for fifty years.

I have grown up alongside married couples who came from significantly different social backgrounds too. Where I come from, "caste" is a very big deal, even today, and there were cases of people from very different castes who got married, and which resulted in severe ruptures within one family or another. Yet the two people involved made it work - because they wanted to.

I must also point out that my own record on the subject of predicting the outcomes of royal weddings is pretty poor.

Back when Harry's older brother William got married in 2011, I said to several friends and family members that I would be amazed if the marriage lasted more than five years. This was back when I was first beginning to discover "the red pill". I had been to Hawaii earlier that month - it was April 2011 - to witness the marriage of one of my closest friends from college, and in my hand baggage was a copy of Neil Strauss's seminal book, The Game. I read it two, maybe three times during my trip, and it completely changed my understanding of the world and of socio-sexual dynamics.

So at the time, when I saw Prince William marrying a commoner, and especially given the way that Prince Charles's wedding to Diana Spencer bombed out so spectacularly, I figured that a balding royal marrying a girl with a chin like the prow of an ice-breaker was a sure-fire losing proposition.

I was very clearly wrong. More than eight years later, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had three children together and appear to love each other even more than they did when they got hitched.

And that is because the two of them clearly share similar values, interests, ideals, and desires, and truly enjoy being together with each other. It also helps that Kate Middleton is herself a very elegant, refined, and poised young lady who has, as far as I know, never once challenged or ridiculed her husband in public. That speaks very well indeed for her character and womanly grace.

Given that track record, it could very well be that I am horribly wrong, again, and that Prince Harry is going to be just fine in marrying Ms. Markle.

But I rather doubt it. All we have to do is look at the young man's past to see a very clear pattern:

It was August 2016. Not for the first time, Harry had fallen headlong in love. Nobody would have bet then that in the glamorous divorcee three years his senior, he had met the woman he’d marry.

But he knew it. He had been poleaxed by the sassy American. For her part, the ease with which Meghan blended into his life suggests that, with one failed marriage behind her, she had at last found her ideal man.

Not only did she take that holiday with him after just three dates, but two months after their first meeting she accepted his invitation to Balmoral, the Queen’s most private home, where they celebrated his 32nd birthday.

When she had to return to Toronto, where Suits was being filmed, he was on the phone to her all the time. She flew back and forth between there and London — and sometimes, so was he.

They had been seeing each other for just five months when Kensington Palace issued that extraordinary statement reprimanding the media for their over-enthusiastic interest in Meghan.

‘This is not a game — it is her life and his,’ it declared. That said it all about the future.

‘She has everything he could possibly wish for,’ says a royal cleric who has known Harry since he was born. ‘She isn’t only beautiful and intelligent but was already involved in humanitarian and charity work, a made-to-measure royal wife. And I can tell there is one other crucial factor — intuitively, he knows this is the woman his mother would have said a resounding yes to.’

That, right there, says it all.

The younger Windsor has many sterling and highly admirable qualities. He is tough and courageous. He wanted to be the first royal in 25 years to fight in the front lines against the enemies of his people and his civilisation in the Rockpile. He served his country with honour and distinction in Afghanistan as an attack helicopter pilot. He has grown up tremendously from the hard-partying teenager who so embarrassed himself and his family. He is a dedicated philanthropist who truly loves his brothers in arms and has a fierce pride in his country's wounded veterans.

This is a young man who suffered terrible tragedy at the age of 12 with the death of his mother, who had to grow up in the harsh and unforgiving light of the public eye, and who has since done a tremendous amount of growing up to become a real inspiration and a role model for younger men everywhere.

He is undoubtedly socially successful - the dude is a prince of England, for Heaven's sake. You can't get more blue-blooded than that.

He is unquestionably sexually successful; the DM link from above shows the very long list of his former girlfriends and lovers, and they are (or were) all tall, slim, and very attractive.

Yet for all that, he is still merely a situational Alpha who tends to get involved with older women who are a couple of ranks below him on the ladder.

And now he has gotten himself engaged to marry a woman whose own half-brother thinks is nothing more than a very bad actress.

This is not likely to end well, at all.

And that is before we get into the fact that, by marrying an American citizen, Prince Harry may well have exposed the entire Royal Family to the un-Constitutional abomination and perversion of law known as FATCA.

If ever there was a more classic case of thinking with the little head instead of the big one, I am hard pressed to think of it.


  1. There's a long history of Brit aristocracy and even one royal marrying American women with fairly dire and miserable consequences, from Churchill's tramp of a mother to Consuelo Vanderbilt to Wallis Simpson. Mind you, it was usually a fairly impecunious them marrying into a wealthy ours for American money.

    I am, myself, quite skeptical of the wisdom of this go around, too.

    1. On top of all of that - she is a confirmed carousel rider.

      Oh yeah, this marriage is going to go splendidly...


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