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Open Post: Harry's Resignation Speech

Two hundred and twenty four years after George Washington made his 1796 Farewell Address, it is still remembered as an example of great statesmanship and a noble farewell to a lifetime of service.

Harry, Duke of Sussex, made his farewell speech to the British people yesterday evening. As the Spectator UK put it, "the Captain General of the Royal Marines is resigning his post in order to spend more time on Instagram."

What do you think of Harry's farewell address? How will it be remembered?

Last-minute conversations Harry had two significant meetings before his departure to Canada.

What do you think Harry and Boris Johnson had to say to one another?

What about Harry and William?
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Open post: The Sussex Settlement

According to a settlement with the British Royal Family, Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will repay 2.4 million pounds of public cash spent on Frogmore Cottage. They will no longer formally represent the Queen, and receive no more public money in return for Royal duties.

The Queen's Statement was as follows:

Statement from HM The Queen 

Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.

I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family. 

It is my whole family’s hope that today’s …

Here comes Trevor

If you're a Beatles fan, you'll know that in the fifty years since the group went its separate ways, almost everyone involved with them has sold his or her story.

Only one major figure has not: Jane Asher, who was Paul McCartney's girlfriend for five years during the heyday of the group, and accompanied him on the famous trip to India in 1968. An actress, Jane went on to become a TV personality and famous cake-baker. She has never spoken about her time with McCartney and dislikes being asked.
Until recently, the Sussex saga had included a similar figure: Trevor Engelson, Meghan Markle's ex-husband. 
Trevor has never spoken about Meg. But he has done well for himself: he married a wealthy woman, continues to work as a producer, and seems to have a loyal (and multi-racial!) circle of friends, unlike some people we know. 
He appeared to have excused himself from the whole soggy mess. 
Until yesterday, when he was papped.
Driving his black Porsche to Beverly Hills
The Dail…