No time to Spare in Finding Freedom as Titles Deprivation Axe sharpens in UK
A Pretender is of the blood royal yet who has somehow found themselves sidelined from the royal line of succession and who insists on maintaining their right to the throne. Paramount is their own Restoration and in Harry’s case this recovery manoeuvre will be by proxy.
It is achievable by his wife Meghan in the mooted bid to enter United States politics probably as a congresswoman in a Democrat-run city such as New York or Los Angeles.
This chimes with the Hanoverian succession because Britain acquired and then lost the United States while ruled by this same dynasty now known as House of Windsor.
King Charles meanwhile will be advised that if the stormy pair get on the Coronation invitation list it inflates their value for another round of media stunts at the monarchy’s expense.
The couple’s alternative trans Atlantic option has been made more intense by the threatened re-activation of the Titles Deprivation Act originally applied after World War 1 to prevent the German-based branch of the Hanoverians from flaunting their titles and Honours in Britain.
Applied to Harry and Meghan this is serious because by law they could be restricted to just plain Mr & Mrs with the consequent evaporation of their mass media value.
This sector’s formula is an inverse one. Low doings in high places.
The lower the doing and the higher the status of the person doing it, the greater the demand and thus the value
The Danish monarchy (pictured) in the last few months picked up on the problem of princely titles becoming lightning rods for excitable institutional commercial media prurience and reduced Its own surplus familial title-holders to the more manageable rank of Count.
In the United States, a republic, titles are only applied to those in elective public service.
This means that upon election Meghan would forever be known by her highest ranking obtained such as Congresswoman, Senator, or given fevered speculation, Madam President.
Harry meanwhile would be endowed with the title Ambassador once he becomes a United States citizen and officially represents it overseas.
Historically the Pretender has gathered around them a court which proclaims the justness of their cause and which also served as a focal point to exhibit the force of arms ready to expedite the restoration.
As a modern Pretender Harry has combined the roles of a princely court and men-at-arms.
He uses as propaganda and attack arm various media institutions such as broadcasters, live streamers, newspaper chains, book publishers and assorted hagiographers.
In the will-he-wont-he? Around whether or not he will attend his father King Charles’ coronation he may decide for example to turn up as a commentator for a United States broadcaster.
Family feuds it is said start at weddings and are resolved at funerals.
The high hatting of Meghan began at their royal wedding as we are constantly and confidently informed.
The wrath instead of cooling only heated up upon the funeral of Her Majesty head of the family that Harry declares must be “saved from itself” and upon which Harry has imposed a standing order for an “apology” of imperial dimensions.
In Germany the Pretenders remain socially rather than politically prominent. Residual Hanoverian Pretenders are the Dukes of Brunswick and Cumberland.
Yet within living memory there lingers an experience leading to an impression that highly entitled and disaffected Hanoverians pose a threat to stability.
An evolving body of documentary evidence supports the suspicion that following his Abdication King Edward V111 and his consort now the Duke and Duchess of Windsor intrigued with Nazi Germany about becoming puppet rulers of Britain and its Empire in the event of a German victory in World War 2.
Harry and Meghan are hardly in this league, to be fair.
Commonwealth governments were consulted prior to the Abdication of Edward V111.
As Duke and Duchess of Sussex there can be no royal parade without them raining on it. Their white anting of the monarchical structure imperils the Commonwealth and as the Coronation draws near Commonwealth leaders will advocate sterner measures than the existing hope-for-the-best ones.