No stripping of Sussex titles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle/The haters will not win!

No stripping of Sussex titles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle/The haters will not win!

zaterdag 21 december 2019 20:52
NO STRIPPING OF SUSSEX TITLES OF PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE/THE HATERS DID NOT WIN!
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WHAT WENT BEFORE:
Dear Readers,
Recently I wrote an indignant letter to the Brighton Council about a petition, which was launched by a man named Charles Ross, with the aim to strip Prince Harry and hsi wife ms Meghan Markle from their titles ”Duke and Duchess of Sussex”, which were given to them by the Queen on the occasion of their marriage
SEE THE LETTER
The reasons for the petitions were [I quote]
”“The petition aims to establish a precedent that Brighton and Hove Council will no longer afford official hospitality to those with Royal or aristocratic titles nor make usage of those titles in official documents as these titles are arbitrarily and unfairly acquired.”
Further there was written
”We, the undersigned petition to reject the usage of the title ”Duke of Sussex”and ”Duchess of Sussex” by the individuals Henry [”Harry”] Windsor and Rachel Meghan Markle as morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex.As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite.” [1]
So it seems just an uttering of republicanism or cry for social equality, which is the full right of the petitioners, of course.
But I have the grisly suspicion that those were not the reasons for the petition, but the real reasons were on racial issues, with other words:
Because the wife of Prince Harry, ms Meghan Markle, is black.
Of course my assumtion is not out of the blue, but based on a nasty smear campaign against Meghan Markle by parts of the press!
See
Not only that:
A repuslive racist remark has been made against ms Meghan Markle and  Prince Harry’s son, Lord Archibald Harrison!
LETTER TO THE COUNCIL OF BRIGHTON AND ANSWER
So I wrote the Council of Brighton about this matter of the petition, since I had learnt
that the Councillors would debate the question of stripping the royal titles from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and I did them the request NOT to grant those petitioners!
To my delight I received an answer of the Council within a short time with the announcement that it was not in their power to decide about the matter and that they voted to simply ”note” the petition
See their answer here
”Dear Astrid Essed,

 

Many thanks for your email. While we are obliged to debate any petition with more than 1,250 signatures at Full Council, the issue raised is a matter for the Crown rather than local authorities. We do not have the power to remove titles and, therefore, the council voted to simply ‘note’ the petition. No further action is being taken.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Richard Watson | Customer Feedback Officer | Performance, Improvements and Programmes | Brighton & Hove City Council

 

I was, of course, delighted about their reaction and wrote them back to mention that.

Since I want to share that with you, readers, below [under note 1], fiirstly the reaction of the Council [in email], then my answer and below my initianal mail to the Council

ENJOY READING

Astrid Essed

[1]

BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL

REJECTION OF THE USAGE OF THE TERMS ”DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX”

Rejection Of The Usage of the terms ‘Duke and Duchess of Sussex”

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to reject the usage of the titles “Duke of Sussex” and “Duchess of Sussex” by the individuals Henry (“Harry”) Windsor and Rachel Meghan Markle as morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex. As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite. Neither will Brighton Council invite or entertain these individuals nor afford them any hospitality or courtesies above and beyond that of an ordinary member of the public.

The petition aims to establish a precedent that Brighton and Hove Council will no longer afford official hospitality to those with Royal or aristocratic titles nor make usage of those titles in official documents as these titles are arbitrarily and unfairly acquired.

Started by: Charles Ross

This ePetition ran from 01/07/2019 to 18/12/2019 and has now finished.

3881 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The petition is due to be presented to the full Council meeting on the 19th December 2019.

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MY LETTER TO THE BRIGHTON COUNCIL

COUNCIL WILL DEBATE STRIPPING MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY, OF SUSSEX TITLES/SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST MEGHAN MARKLE CONTINUED/LETTER TO BRIGHTON CITY COUNCIL

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ANSWER OF THE BRIGHTON COUNCIL ON MY LETTER

On Friday, December 20, 2019, 04:05:50 PM GMT+1, CustomerFeedback <customerfeedback@brighton-hove.gov.uk> wrote:

Dear Astrid Essed,

 

Many thanks for your email. While we are obliged to debate any petition with more than 1,250 signatures at Full Council, the issue raised is a matter for the Crown rather than local authorities. We do not have the power to remove titles and, therefore, the council voted to simply ‘note’ the petition. No further action is being taken.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Richard Watson | Customer Feedback Officer | Performance, Improvements and Programmes | Brighton & Hove City Council

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MY REACTION ON THE ANSWER OF THE COUNCIL OF BRIGHTON
Astrid Essed
Dec 21 at 6:22 PM
THE COUNCIL OF BRIGHTON CITY
TO MR RICHARD WATSON
Dear Mr Watson,
Thank you  for your quick reaction on my letter, which I appreciate very much.
Thanks to you I better understand the procedure about debating petitions with more than 1250 signatures by the local authorities.
And I am glad to hear, that stripping The Duke and Duchess of Sussex [Prince Harry and his wife ms Markle] of their royal  titles  is only a question to be decided by the Crown and I think in advance to know, what the outcome will be, since it was [of course] the Queen herself, who granted her grandson Prince Harry the title of Duke of Sussex [and after his wedding, his wife Meghan Markle also]  [1]
I am very glad to learn, that the anti Duke and Duchess of Sussex petitioners will not have their way!
And let’s hope this is a serious blow to the anti Meghan Markle smear campaigners!
Thank you again
Kind greetings
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[1]

PRINCE HARRY AND MS MEGHAN MARKLE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF TITLES
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle: Announcement of Titles

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle: Announcement of Titles

The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex…

Published 19 May 2018

The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.  His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

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MY ORIGINAL MAIL TO THE BRIGHTON COUNCIL
Dec 20 at 4:43 AM
TO THE COUNCILLORS OF BRIGHTON CITY
Subject: Debate about stripping the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their royal titles
Dear Councillors,
Although I am not a British national, yet I take the liberty to write you about your debating the petition of stripping Prince Harry and his wife Ms Meghan Markle from the royal titles ”Duke and Duchess of Sussex”, which were given to them by Queen Elisabeth at the occasion of their wedding. [1]
Shortly said:
I think this petition is an outrage, a sign of disrespect against the Queen and especially Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle and I urgently request to you NOT to grant this nonsense petition;
I quote the petition, then give my opinion, why I am fiercely against it:
”We, the undersigned petition to reject the usage of the title ”Duke of Sussex”
and ”Duchess of Sussex” by the individuals Henry [”Harry”] Windsor and Rachel Meghan Markle as morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex.
As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite.
Neither will Brighton Council invite or entertain those individuals nor afford them any hospitality or the courtesies above and beyond that of an ordinary member of the public.
“The petition aims to establish a precedent that Brighton and Hove Council will no longer afford official hospitality to those with Royal or aristocratic titles nor make usage of those titles in official documents as these titles are arbitrarily and unfairly acquired.”   [2]
MY OPINION AND REQUEST TO YOU:
When I read this petition thouroughly I see passages that it is ”morally wrong” and ”disrespectful to the County of Sussex”, that Prince Harry and ms Meghan Markle use the titles ”Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Then I see the following sentence
”As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite.”
Then my last sentence quote:
”“The petition aims to establish a precedent that Brighton and Hove Council will no longer afford official hospitality to those with Royal or aristocratic titles nor make usage of those titles in official documents as these titles are arbitrarily and unfairly acquired.”
Those sentences suggest that those who undersigned the petition and the petition campaigner Charles Ross, are either Republicans or perhaps radical socialists, who want to end unequality in this world and in this case, in England, to begin with the Royal Elite.
That the petitioners are republicans, is confirmed by Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, founder of the British Monarchists Society, who remarks
[I quote the Daily Mail]
”’We are utterly dismayed that said petition has been signed by so many.

‘This certainly highlights that Brighton and Hove is a hotbed of Republican dissidents and is now proven to be so.” [3]

AS I SEE IT/MY OPINION

Now it may well be, that those petitioners are republicans, who, of course, have a right to their opinion.

After all, the monarchy is a remnant from old times, especially the Middle Ages, when, in the feudal society, the king, with his liegemen, the nobility, had this function of ruling the country and protecting the country against foreign invaders, which functioned well, in this case in England, untill members of the royal branch started to kill each other [4] and other groups like merchants [also called the third class] demanded their position, which, in France, led to the French Revolution, centuries later. [5]

So for a part the monarchy is no more than Folklore, but in my view, most British people still value it and it has a binding function too.

And as far as the petitioners are radical socialists, I agree with them about social injustice, but why taking this on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

When you want to fight social injustice, take the big multinationals first, which are the heart and bones of capitalism.

ENOUGH ABOUT HISTORY AND SOCIAL STRUGGLE [hahaha]

MEGHAN MARKLE

Because I have a grisly suspicion, that the petition against Prince Harry and ms Meghan Markle is NOT about the legitimacy of the monarchy or social injustice, but based on racial issues.

And I don’t say this out of the blue!

Firstly:

Why now?

Why this petition is coming now, since the Queen already granted her grandson and his wife their titles on the occasion of their wedding, nearly two years ago? [6]

That is strange.

And secondly:

You are of course aware of the fact, dear Councillors, that from the beginning, from certain sides [especially parts of the press] there has been a smear campaign against Meghan Markle, which, according to me and many others, is closely connected with the fact, that she is black.

There were some remarks in that direction [7] and at a certain point the smear campaign went that high, that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, sued the paper Mail on Sunday and Prince Harry launched an attack on the tabloid press. [8]

As I commented then, I admired Prince Harry’s stance, calling it ”the only honourable thing to do. [9]

And now this nonsense again.

It seems like a nasty pattern to me.

EPILOGUE

Councillors, you have just read the reason, why I am very upset by this petition, trying to strip the royal rights from Prince Harry and ms Meghan Markle and although it seems that it is only republican or social warrior like motivated, yet I have serious doubts and concerns about it.

I can’t prove it, of course, but seen in the light of the inferior smear campaign against Meghan Markle, which has even resulted in repulsive remarks about her and Prince Harry’s son [10], I fear that this petition is, again a token of racism, direct or indirect, against ms Meghan Markle and that is what I can’t and will not accept!

Therefore I implore you to seriously consider NOT to grant the petitioners and remain loyal to the decision of the Queen to grant her grandson and his wife the title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

And if you don’t believe me, or disagree with my point of view:

Please ask yourself this question:

Do you think there would have been a similar petition, when it concerned Prince William and his wife ms Kate Middleton?

Do the right thing and don’t grant the petitioners

Kind greetings

Astrid Essed

Amsterdam

The Netherlands

NOTES
[1]
PRINCE HARRY AND MS MEGHAN MARKLE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF TITLES
Published 19 May 2018

The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.  His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

[2]

””We, the undersigned petition to reject the usage of the title ”Duke of Sussex”

and ”Duchess of Sussex” by the individuals Henry [”Harry”] Windsor and Rachel Meghan Markle as morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex.
As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite.
Neither will Brighton Council invite or entertain those individuals nor afford them any hospitality or the courtesies above and beyond that of an ordinary member of the public.
“The petition aims to establish a precedent that Brighton and Hove Council will no longer afford official hospitality to those with Royal or aristocratic titles nor make usage of those titles in official documents as these titles are arbitrarily and unfairly acquired.”

THE DAILY MAIL

BRIGHTON HOVE CITY COUNCIL DEBATE STRIPPING HARRY AND MEGHAN OF SUSSEX TITLES

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7806619/Brighton-Hove-City-Council-debate-stripping-Meghan-Harry-Sussex-titles.html

[3]

”Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, founder of the British Monarchists Society, slammed the campaigners’ views, telling the Mirror: ‘We are utterly dismayed that said petition has been signed by so many.

‘This certainly highlights that Brighton and Hove is a hotbed of Republican dissidents and is now proven to be so.”

THE DAILY MAIL

BRIGHTON HOVE CITY COUNCIL DEBATE STRIPPING HARRY AND MEGHAN OF SUSSEX TITLES

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7806619/Brighton-Hove-City-Council-debate-stripping-Meghan-Harry-Sussex-titles.html

[4]

THE WARS OF THE ROSES/CAUSES OF THE WARS OF THE ROSES/A TRAVEL TO THE PAST

ASTRID ESSED

3 FEBRUARI 2015

https://www.astridessed.nl/the-wars-of-the-rosescauses-of-the-wars-of-the-rosesa-travel-to-the-past/

[5]

WIKIPEDIA

FRENCH REVOLUTION

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution

[6]

PRINCE HARRY AND MS MEGHAN MARKLE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF TITLES
Published 19 May 2018

The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.  His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

[7]

BBC

DANNY BAKER FIRED BY BBC OVER ROYAL BABY CHIMP TWEET9 MAY 2019

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48212693  

[8]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has taken the unusual decision to sue the publisher of the Mail on Sunday after the newspaper published a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father.”

THE GUARDIANMEGHAN SUES MAIL ON SUNDAY AS PRINCE HARRY LAUNCHES ATTACK ON TABLOID PRESS

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/01/meghan-sues-mail-on-sunday-for-publishing-letter-to-her-father

[9]

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE SUE TABLOID/PRINCE HARRY DEFENDING HIS WIFE/THE ONLY HONOURABLE THING TO DO

ASTRID ESSED

2 OCTOBER 2019

https://www.astridessed.nl/prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-sue-tabloid-prince-harry-defending-his-wife-the-only-honourable-thing-to-do/

[10]

BBC

DANNY BAKER FIRED BY BBC OVER ROYAL BABY CHIMP TWEET9 MAY 2019

Baker fired over royal baby chimp tweet 

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