This column is an opinion by Alana India Anderson, a British-Canadian leisure journalist and editor at the moment dwelling in London, U.Ok. For extra details about CBC’s Opinion part, please see the FAQ.
In current days, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been branded an “ego-crazed” leech, “incredibly irritating,” and “insufferable” by esteemed members of the British press. And but they’re shocked that she’s made the choice, alongside along with her husband Prince Harry, to depart the U.Ok. for North America.
On Monday, the Queen launched a press release saying the Royal Household “respect” and perceive their want to stay a extra impartial life as a household, whereas remaining a valued a part of the establishment. “It has due to this fact been agreed that there shall be a interval of transition wherein the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the U.Ok.,” it learn.
For the reason that couple made their determination to “step again” from their roles as senior members of the Royal Household final Wednesday, the U.Ok. media has been thrown right into a frenzy. How may they do that to the Queen? What does this new “progressive function” imply? Who shall be paying for his or her safety prices abroad?
However most significantly, why transfer to Canada?
Having immigrated to Canada from London 20 years in the past for a greater high quality of life, I do know the attraction all too effectively.
The truth is, though I am at the moment working within the media within the U.Ok., I nonetheless often go to the nation that welcomed me and my household with open arms, so I am effectively conscious of…