Why do we care about the royal family?

Emily Merlin, Social Media Editor

Why are people so interested in the lives of the royal family? I asked myself that very same question when I agreed to write this piece.

It’s kind of hard not to realize that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, are leaving the royal castle. It’s understandable that they want to depart, because of the severe amount of discrimination that Meghan has received from the British population. But why do we care about it? Well, according to Hailey Griffin, the Arts Editor for The Clarion, “They’re like the Kardashians for Britain.”

I never understood the appeal of watching rich people flaunt about their daily life with an excessive amount of drama. Why do we care what other people are doing? For me, I don’t care. I don’t care what people do in their lives. I don’t care if people wear a face full of makeup. I don’t care if someone gets plastic surgery. I don’t care if someone leaves a monarch. It’s not my problem, and if it makes them happy, so be it.

There are many people that feel the need to meddle in the businesses of other people. That, unsurprisingly, causes drama. Is that what they wanted to happen? Are there people who thrive off of drama? Is that why people enjoy keeping up with the royal family? Or do American College students enjoy the Kardashians more because they seem relatable? How are rich people relatable to students at a technical college? I wish I had an answer to all of these questions, alas, I do not. I don’t know why people want to create drama. For me, it gives me too much anxiety that I already have enough of.

It is none of our concern what Harry and Meghan do, and we should leave them alone. I understand people are concerned about the types of information that Harry has regarding the royal family. There seems to be a saying that Harry, “knows where the bodies are.” To be clear, no, he has not killed anyone. This saying is relating to the skeletons in the closet that the royal family has. They have secrets that should not be released into the public and are attempting to keep it that way. If these secrets are going to hurt someone, then please, Prince Harry, you keep your secrets. If not, then why hide them?

Overall, the complication of Harry and Meghan leaving have people on edge.

Over here in the U.S., it doesn’t seem to affect us and I’m sure there are people who don’t even realize the duke and duchess are leaving. Meghan and Harry are adults and they can handle themselves. We need to be aware that we cannot do anything about their move to Canada and we should let them be. It’s their lives and we should not meddle with it.