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Harry and Meghan? Care factor zero

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Being a Republican doesn't mean one has to dislike the British royal family. Her Majesty, despite my views on our constitutional arrangements, is the most powerful example in my lifetime, male or female, of someone committed to duty, loyalty, service and responsibility.

I've been to a few rodeos in my life, meaning I'm no spring chicken, and with that experience comes the assessment that she is the best.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex at Government House in Melbourne last year. Picture: Shutterstock

Not so her grandson Harry and his wife, Meghan. Unless there's a terrible tragedy that wipes out Prince William and all his three children, Harry is never going to ascend to the throne.

He will, therefore, never be our head of state. Consequently I care not what he and his wife do on a daily basis.

Why do so many Australian news websites run ridiculous stories about him and his wife?

My care factor is zero. Seriously, these stories add nothing to our lives.

For people in Britain it is different. Harry and Meghan are there.

They're on the public payroll. They're expected to go out and support good causes. They're not on our payroll: so I don't care.

Actually, that isn't a fair........

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