As she leaves toxic ties behind, Meghan Markle becomes patron saint of brown girls everywhere

Can the couple truly live outside of the shadow of what seems like the world’s most dominating, controlling susral?
Updated 29 Jan, 2020

This has been a big month so far in the world of celeb news. In the event that you’re just now coming out of a coma or were deep in the Amazonian forests sans-WiFi or following more highbrow news, allow me to bring you up to speed.

On January 8, via their royal Instagram account, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced that they would be “stepping back” from royal family duties. Naturally, the Internet collectively lost it making their declaration of independence probably a far bigger deal than the original Declaration of Independence.

Things have since reached Meray Paas Tum Ho-level fervour (i.e. everyone’s obsessed).

For brown girls, the obsession with this much more fun Brexit is on a whole other level. That’s because the couple’s decision to so boldly break free from their khandaan and bravely deal with the corresponding fall-out (the Queen immediately called for a family meeting) has pretty much permanently catapulted Meghan to Patron Saint of Brown Women Everywhere status.

Here’s some questions currently weighing heavily on my foggy, nine months pregnant brain: Did Meghan always plan to Megxit... even pre-wedding?! Because if this was her long game, then that’s truly a level of plotting and scheming no local Hum TV drama actress could outdo.

Secondly, can one of the world’s most popular couples truly and really live outside of the shadow of what seems like the world’s most dominating, controlling susral? If such freedom truly and really does exist, then ladies, REJOICE, because this is the modern day fairytale ending we have all been waiting for, the kind of ending where we simultaneously bag the prince and ditch the joint family dramarama.

Of course, since the news broke, a lot of column inches (and Piers Morgan tweets) have been dedicated to analysing how the poor, unassuming Prince Harry has been rendered into a voiceless, puppet-like dunce thanks to his malicious, scheming wife who is forcing him to split from both family and country.

By telling the Queen aka the world’s most overwhelming and controlling saas “so long, sayonara”, Meghan has shown us anything is possible.

Never mind the fact that Harry is an adult man fully capable of making his own decisions, not to mention that we have years of evidence that prove Harry has long contemplated ditching his royal baggage (you know, the one he’s been carrying since he was a little boy who lost his mother to the overly zealous and critical paparazzi).

Indeed, in a 2017 interview with Newsweek, Harry said he longed to be “something other than Prince Harry” describing his life as “living in a goldfish bowl”. Considering goldfish spend most of their lifetime floating around in their waste and have a lifespan of like, two weeks (at least this is how my pet goldfish lived), it’s safe to assume that what Harry was implying is that the life he lives is really no life at all.

Of course, that isn’t to say that our dear Duchess has no role or say in all of this. After all, Meghan, who is already a bona fide badass, has busted out perhaps one of the most bold moves I have seen in recent times (ranking up there with the time when Mehwish boldly took a risque day trip to Islamabad with Shahwar in MPTH).

By telling the Queen aka the world’s most overwhelming and controlling saas “so long, sayonara”, Meghan has shown us anything is possible.

By walking away not just from all those boring, pesky royal duties but also leaving behind a bottomless purse funded by the so generous UK taxpayers, Meghan has motivated us all to, at the very least, consider what it would mean to leave behind the cushy two-kanal bangla, bank balance and car that so often keeps us tethered slave-like to a sometimes toxic joint family.

Which is why, no matter what your thoughts are on the royal couple’s decision, you gotta give it up for Meghan. In one fell swoop, she’s proven to brown girls worldwide that, maybe, we can dare dream about having it all.

This article is categorised as humour/satire. Its content is not meant to be read literally, and the views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the writer or the views of the IMAGES editorial staff.


Farooq-NY Jan 18, 2020 12:14pm
Why so much commotion in Pakistan? Brown girls born with silver spoon in any part of the world can have fun.
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Neelum Jan 18, 2020 12:22pm
Well written
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Sadaf Jan 18, 2020 12:34pm
It's a personal affair and the British Media showed it's true colours this time
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Changez Khan Jan 18, 2020 01:39pm
Meghan was never accepted in Royal family and treated fairly due to her color.
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Raza khalid Jan 18, 2020 05:53pm
Loved reading your article. V refreshing.
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ExPat Jan 18, 2020 06:04pm
Very well written!
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Truth Prevails Jan 19, 2020 12:19am
Congratulations to author for a great humorous article that captures the sentiment of many Pakistanis
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Saira khan Jan 19, 2020 01:02am
The truth is that the British Royal Family is overrated
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Illawarrior Jan 19, 2020 05:50am
Meghan could have left any time - the palace has minimal interest in her. The big issue here, is that Harry is backing his wife against the establishment, and that is certainly to be applauded, and certainly a valuable lesson for cultures that frown upon independence from the family.
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Illawarrior Jan 19, 2020 05:55am
Was it really her colour? Don't under-estimate the social snobbery of British royals. Regardless of colour, they were never going to welcome a divorced, American, Hollywood actress into the fold.
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Amy Jan 19, 2020 01:07pm
A great article. Very thought provoking. Way too go Meghan. You go, gurl!
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Sherri Jan 19, 2020 08:10pm
Piers Morgan and the press will now have to move on and find someone else to pick on. Who's the next poor victim?
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Happy Jan 19, 2020 08:25pm
They are a fine couple, each one having a tale of their own. They have chosen to be as ordinary as they can and raise their child accordingly. Prince Harry was particularly devastated losing his mom so tragically. But his mom's legacy is what the brothers and family will build on. Diana, the princess has given the world true worth of a human being. RIP dear Princess. Harry and Meghan, wish you well and honor your strength.
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Anas Iqbal Jan 19, 2020 08:31pm
In addition to all this, the couple also wants to live a quiet common person life, I think this is probably the biggest reason. They want to move to a small town in Western Canada, called Victoria. It is a charming town which has drawn riches towards itself before too.
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isha Jan 19, 2020 09:25pm
meghan isnt brown though
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Random Indian Jan 20, 2020 04:48am
Meghan is self-made. She was not born with a silver spoon.
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HMac Jan 20, 2020 03:46pm
We don't yet know where they will live. Most people would be quite happy with the approx 60mill. they have between them. Also they still want someone else to pay for their security so its hardly 'financial independence'.
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HMac Jan 20, 2020 03:49pm
And how many of the British upper class do you know?
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Miketer21 Jan 21, 2020 02:41am
Thank you for a good read.
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Zee jay Jan 22, 2020 04:16pm
Nice #Megxit.... Bold move of Harry in pursude of Meghan..
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Mary L Brown Jan 30, 2020 09:40pm
That might be true, but these two are truly in love. At the wedding it was felt through out. You could just feel and see the emotions they shared with each other.
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