The Good And The Bad

I’m pleased to say that the people of Mallorca have stepped up and the help for the Ukrainian Church has been amazing. I visited twice last weekend and at that time they said no more clothes as they’d been inundated. By the time we’d reached Monday they had been offered space at the Fire station in Son Castello industrial estate, Palma as quite clearly their church wasn’t big enough. I’ve been twice this past week to deliver things that have very kindly been donated by various different people. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated something. I can’t mention everybody as there is so many but you know who you are. Suffice to say that the people who were volunteering at the drop-off points were very grateful for everything that was being delivered.  At the moment they need more than anything food and medical supplies. Every Saturday they are sending a lorry to the Poland/Ukraine border. 

The address for the fire station is C/ Gremi Picapedrers 1, Polígono Son Castello, Palma. 

A year ago this week we witnessed “that interview”. Come on you remember the one where Oprah Winfrey gave the former royals Harry and Meghan a free shot at the royal family. 

Now I can remember the shock and fallout in all the press at that time but gradually when you took each accusation by it’s merit it all started to fall apart. 

I don’t know if it’s me but aren’t they a bit quiet at the moment? 

More importantly which if any of their so called “bombshell allegations” have actually been shown to be true, exaggerated or unverifiable.

I’ll give you a few examples. 

Their secret wedding, which was actually a rehearsal. Disproven.

Archie has birthright to be a prince, but was denied due to the colour of his skin. He is not entitled to be an HRH or a Prince due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by King George V. He will be entitled to be an HRH or Price when Charles accedes to the throne. Disproven.

Archie wouldn’t get 24/7 security because he wasn’t a Prince. If they had stayed as working Royals no problem but by not wanting to be “working Royals” and moving to another country, security experts deemed it to be unworkable. Disproven.

Meghan claimed she’d not seen her half-sister Samantha for 20 years. Samantha said, “I’ve got photos of us together throughout our lives, the most recent from 2008”. Disproven.

Harry was cut off financially. Money was given to the couple by Charles after they announced they didn’t want to be Royals. Disproven. 

Meghan never researched the Royal family prior to joining. I couldn’t find anyone who believed what she said particularly in this day and age. You can’t disprove but it’s sounds exaggerated. 

They said they witnessed racism in the monarchy. This was denied and since then nothing has been proved. Unverifiable 

No help for mental anguish. Once again this was denied and I find it very hard in this and age that no help was as offered and if it wasn’t why didn’t someone shout from the rooftops? Unverifiable.

Remember this was a couple that said they wanted out of public life because of press intrusion but then courted it at every opportunity that suited them. The interview was recorded which meant they probably knew what was coming and had answers prepared. Taking into account that Oprah Winfrey was a guest at their wedding. They signed mega money deals with Spotify and Netflix, hardly keeping a low profile. At the time the message from the Royal family was “While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.” 

The Queen herself has kept a dignified silence whilst also dealing with the sad death of her husband, the fallout from Andrew and her own health problems. 

The silence for me is enough but I’d love to see Piers Morgan do a follow up interview!

Take care everyone and enjoy your Weekend! 

Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday 07.00-10am on 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online at on mobile through their free App for IPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers. If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance! 

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