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.

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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?

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