Couple’s royal reboot
HALF THE WORLD’S POPULATION WANTS TO BE CATHERINE AND MEGHAN, THE OTHER HALF JUST WANTS TO NAME THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM. IT’S BEEN A MEDIA FRENZY SINCE THE NEW SUSSEXES — OR SUCCESSES — CAME TO TOWN.
Harry and Meghan and their young hipster family members have changed the image of Buckingham Palace forever. Well, until the next toe-sucking scandal at least. Wrinkle-free, carefree, debt-free, fatfree. Luscious locks, Colgate smiles and catwalk wardrobes. Half the world’s population wants to be Catherine and Meghan the other half just wants to name their children after them. It’s been a media frenzy since the new Sussexes — or is that Successes — came to town. I was working in Brisbane this week when the momentous announcement came that the couple were expecting their first miracle. Four months pregnant. All forms of media went into meltdown. Lucky we only have five more months to prepare for the arrival of another royal.
Diana who? The reality is that Australians love this new generation of royal from Tassie to The Tip. The Cairns Post’s website and social media channels go off the charts every time one of them does something ... anything.
I’ll confess, I’m not the biggest fan of the royal family — I love my own far more. But even I can appreciate the Harry and Meghan Effect and what they can teach us all. Sun safety
He’s perhaps the most famous redhead on the planet. Prince Harry is a ringing endorsement for why you should cover up — even with facial hair. If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.
The world got to know Meghan’s family, warts and all, in the lead-up to their wedding. Instead of picking at the warts every time a sister or father went rogue, the couple travelled the high road. I guess you wouldn’t expect anything less from first class.
Only use good stationery
Meghan proved this when she touched down in Sydney this week clutching two purple folders. Many think she was hiding her pregnancy with them, but I think she just knows that pretty and functional stationery is the secret to any business woman’s success. (Purple folder sales have surged by the way.) Pack well for your holidays
While most of us work out what to take based on the number of days, these two do costume changes several times a day. That could work in the Far North. Pink bikini with pluggers in the morning, one-piece with slides at lunchtime and a red tankini with Havaianas at night. Be happy
In a world where keyboard warriors strike at every screen the Duke and Duchess are using their profiles to raise awareness, make a difference and spread a little joy and prosperity wherever they go. What’s not to like about that?