On 1.8 Meghan Markle (the Duchess of Sussex) and Prince Harry (Duke of Sussex) announced they would step down as “senior” British royals. Because Meghan had decided she couldn’t handle being called a shameless opportunist and Kardashian wannabe by the British tabloids. Markel quote: “When I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great, but you shouldn’t [do this] because the British tabloids will destroy your life.'”

What did Markle think would happen when she and Harry decided to marry? That the British tabs would respect boundaries? Empty as the whole British Royal charade is, it’s a responsibility that Markle accepted when she agreed to be Mrs. Harry. And now they want to parade around, spend half their time in North America and presumably make money off their fame. Perhaps Meghan may even try to resuscitate her acting career. Megxit reminded me of Sarah Palin‘s decision to quit the Alaska governorship, which was all about salivating over big money.