Bette Midler, "The View" Hosts, and More Voice Their Support For Harry and Meghan
As the two "step back" as senior members of the Royal family, support for the couple and their decision pours in
In a fateful Instagram post, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their decision to "step back" as senior members of the Royal family, working “to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.” It’s an announcement that shocked many—including, it’s been said, the Queen herself—and has been the subject of many conversations all over the world.
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“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. 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. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
On Thursday’s The View, hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, Sunny Hostin, and Joy Behar voiced their support for the couple. Hostin cited the racist attacks and remarks on Meghan, as well as the palace’s lack of support and protection towards the Duchess that probably made this decision a bit easier. Goldberg joked, “And [Harry’s] not going to be king so what are we hanging for? Let’s go to Canada!”
“If there’s one thing we can all agree on at this table,” Hunstman said, “is that when you have a child, things change. You want to give them the best life you possibly can.”
Other celebrities have also expressed their support for Harry and Meghan, including actress Bette Midler, activist and actress Jameela Jamil, celebrity gossip commentator Perez Hilton, and Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel.
Bette Midler remarked that it’s a “sad story.”
What a sad story. They hounded and bullied her until it was no longer tenable to stay, just like Diana. They'll never learn until it hits them in the wallet. I hope she bankrupts them all.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) 8 January 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan to ‘Step Back’ From Royal Family https://t.co/SsNiyDQv2N
Jameela Jamil said that that is “what power looks like.”
And that folks, is what power looks like. 👑 https://t.co/2uLihXRnsn— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) 8 January 2020
Bethenny Frankel of Real Housewives of New York fame “loves” the Harry and Meghan news.
I love the Harry & Meghan news..Everybody wins, unless I’m missing something.— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) 8 January 2020
Celebrity gossip commentator Perez Hilton said that the couple is already making changes.
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