As I was watching the Harry and Meghan interview last night, I was sorry to hear that Meghan was so unhappy within the Royal Family, but couldn't also help wondering a few things....
1) For all their talk about how bad the tabloid gossip is in Britain, why did they agree to such a public interview, where they in turn were bringing up issues that should have remained private? It seems like Meghan realized she didn't fit in with the Royal Family and just wanted to make sure her side of the story was heard, in order to fight back against an institution that treated her unfairly.
2) Meghan must have known that marrying into the Royal Family would be a different way of life for her. If she didn't like the institution or what it represents, she could have chosen not to marry into it. To me that's like being an advocate for gun control and then deciding to join the army and refusing to carry a weapon... if you know before joining you'd have to carry one, don't join in the first place... because you can't change what the military represents. Work for peace instead.
I admire the Queen and the Royal Family very much. IM0 the senior members of the family have given up and sacrificed many aspects of their privacy and personal lives in order to serve their country. And even though they probably wouldn't have chosen that life, it's what they were dealt and they followed what they felt was their duty to the British people.
The Queen has a 70% approval rating. Prince Charles has set up many charities and has tried to educate people about organic gardening and eating healthy, and saving historic buildings, etc. Members of the Royal Family are also patrons of many charities which raises millions of dollars for health care, military veterans and the arts, so not everything they do or represent is all bad.