Marie Louise McConville: I'm sick, sore and tired of hearing about Meghan and Harry - enough already

I'm fed up reading about Harry and Meghan and their private jets and family fall-outs. I don't care. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Marie Louise McConville

Enough already.

I am absolutely sick, sore and tired of hearing about flipping Meghan Markle and Harry and honestly, if I hear their names one more time, I will not be responsible for my actions.

Everywhere I turn, there's photos of them, stories about them, protests about them, criticisms of them. I'm fed up.

To be honest, I really could not give two hoots about the pair of them but somehow, because of the media's absolute fascination with them, I feel like they are part of my life.

Don't get me wrong, when the pair's engagement was first announced, I was really happy for them because it's nice when people find love and happiness.

Then, of course, when the wedding arrived, I was keen to see the dress and when the pregnancy and birth were announced, they were congratulated - and after that, the hype should have calmed down.

But oh no, not with this pair.

Whether it be through their own actions or others, they have continually courted controversy about everything.

The latest bump in the road is the couple's decision to take private jets while travelling.

This became an issue due to the couple's outspoken views on the environment as the pair have encouraged others to play their part to save the world and cut their carbon footprint.

Then Harry refused to apologise, instead claiming that "99 per cent" of the time, he flies commercial.

This in turn prompted crucial analysis across the country which found that six out of ten times he travels, it is by private jet.

So, he has double standards. Now we know. Let us all move on.

I just don't understand why the public and the media are so fascinated with this pair.

Their behaviour and actions have so far failed to impress and I think the fact that so many of their staff have come and gone in recent months speaks volumes.

And don't even get me started on the fall out between Meghan and her father.

Yes, it's awful and yes, it would be nice for it all to be sorted but is it really any of our business?

As for Mr Markle - do you really need to do interviews about how you wish your daughter would speak to you and let you see your grandson?

It's starting to feel a bit like you like the attention.

Enough already.

Go live your lives like we all do.

Simply, quietly and behind closed doors and for goodness sake, would it hurt you guys to take an Easyjet flight once in a while?

Now give me peace.


It's been an emotional week.

While Abbie has settled in brilliantly at primary school, I had to face up to James - my baby - starting nursery school.

He looked gorgeous in his uniform and after posing for the customary front door picture, I walked him hand in hand to the front door of the school. After a quick hug, off he ran, no issue.

I counted down the minutes until I got to pick him up again and my heart just burst with pride when the teacher told me he had been a "model child".

We're so proud of you wee man, go chase your dreams.



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