COLLINS – Enough about the non-Royals, please!

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I HAVE A BIG Christmas wish. I don’t know if Santa can fulfil it or not. My one wish this Christmas is that I never have to see another six hours of drivel about Meghan and Harry.

The Netflix documentary that concluded the other night was a wasted six hours of my life. It was time I could have spent watching a real documentary put together by real journalists talking about real issues. I would have been better watching a sappy Christmas show.

* SEE ALSO: Editorial – Pity Harry and Meghan; all they want is their cake and to eat it too

I have always been a Royal watcher. My mom had some souvenir glossy-finished books when Elizabeth became Queen. Meeting the Queen and Prince Philip when they visited Terrace in the 1950’s made me a fan.

And with my English father-in-law and Welsh wife, how could I not follow along? But Meghan and Harry have made Royal-watching a farce. If we want to watch Royalty, let’s watch the King and Queen-consort. Or the heir to the Throne and his wife.

Meghan and Harry have mastered the arts of pouting and martyrdom to the extreme. They’ve been spurned, they’ve been humiliated, and just decided they had to pack their bags and go. But not quietly by any stretch.


Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column. In 2019, Doug was awarded the Freedom of the City.

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1 Comment on COLLINS – Enough about the non-Royals, please!

  1. Not that there are many documentaries put together by real journalists about real issues. But would you then complain that those documentaries are far too left-wing for you to watch, learn and enjoy? Which would then prompt you to clamour having wasted your time when you could’ve been watching “real” documentaries put together by “real” journalists about “real” things?

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