Former Royals Harry and Meghan’s staggering monthly payments

Timing wasn’t the best for the couple’s move across the pond. With Meghan looking to revive a career and Harry looking for hefty speaking engagement payouts, COVID-19 derailed their aspirations leaving them with eye-popping monthly expenses and little income. Perhaps Oprah can front them a few Euros. Brad Johnson gives you the lighter side of the news.

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brad johnson this is august 21st of 2020
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and
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you want to do an update on uh uh
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harry and meghan markle and what’s
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become yeah i mean since
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since the setting at this conference is
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poolside and everything’s casual
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i i thought it was appropriate to to
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maybe do a little
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update on prince harry and his bride
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meghan
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markle who’s the california actress uh
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it it just it’s as as i said the the
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train wreck
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continues uh to to get closer and closer
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as they head down the tracks
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and uh what just kind of the latest two
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bits out of all of this
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are that uh they finally of course
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bought their home in california we all
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knew what they were going to do
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they were originally given a home back
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when they were still
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you know royals uh and uh given this
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home and had it all refurbished and
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and nicely done and spent a lot of money
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on that and then moved to canada which
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uh in fact in conversations with you you
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were pointing out that is not going to
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last they’re clearly on their way to
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california
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and that is exactly what’s happened
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they’re now in california they’ve now
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bought a house
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uh 21 million in some change i believe
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is what they
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invested in that and it’s uh uh the
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house
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a couple little interesting silly points
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on the thing the house was owned by a
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a wealth and wealthy russian who had it
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would have this house
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built to his specifications it’s nice
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i’ve seen the photographs of it
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from online that uh you know pool and
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tennis court and
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you know really nice nice property
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multi-acres
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of on this property and in a very
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wealthy area of a lot of other
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you know actors and hollywood people
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that are that are in that area it’s
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considered kind of the more
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mellow you know family can live their
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sort of neighborhoods
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versus some of the other very well
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hollywood sort of
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party areas so in that sense it’s a
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little bit different
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but good security rich people live there
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there’s no you know
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hundred thousand dollar shacks out there
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anywhere and uh
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so it’s not like they’re living in some
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out of the way god forsaken place
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and uh the 21 million the father you
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know prince harry’s father gave him the
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5 million
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down payment okay getting the down
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payments you know from a parent is not
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so unusual so that’s nice
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and uh the security that they have which
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is fairly expensive
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is also paid for by the security but
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they do have their own expenses and part
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of that
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is uh you know they even with five
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million dollars down on 21
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million dollars you still got 16 million
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dollar mortgage
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and uh you know that’s that’s a hefty
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payment and plus they’re
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they do have some expenses they have
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staff to help them at the house i mean
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this place is beautiful the gardens and
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everything are huge so i mean it’s not
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something you could possibly do by
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yourself and not that they would
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consider it
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anyway but so they have a staff and this
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mortgage payment all this and so
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according to news reporting they’re in
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the uh you know five hundred thousand
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dollar
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half a million dollar range monthly to
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cover these expenses
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in addition to that that castle this
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beautiful country mansion castle that
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they were given
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by the queen to live in that they had
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refurbished
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lived there a month or maybe two
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something along those lines and then
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moved off to canada that really got them
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a lot of negative
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press and so they were they uh they were
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forced into a
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paid all back situation so they also
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have that monthly expense i think i saw
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that that was a couple hundred thousand
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dollars a month
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too so also they’re you know they’re not
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sitting at home doing nothing they do
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have a son and they
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fly around i think that they’re you know
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quite the jet setter so i wouldn’t be
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surprised if
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you know at that level you usually have
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another couple hundred thousand in
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monthly expenses so i i suspect that
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if if it doesn’t exceed that their
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monthly expenses with all of this put
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together
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are in getting close to a million
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dollars or you know if not more like i
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said
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so uh just to break even you know
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they’re they’re probably going to need
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to bring in around 12 million a year now
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prince harry was cut off
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meghan markle does not come from a you
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know hugely wealthy family
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at that level and so uh they’ve got
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uh some income stream problems starting
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to develop now which is kind of what
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i’ve
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been talking about and uh
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you know including this this payback i
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think is a three or five year
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term so it is a shorter term that they
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have to take care of
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uh but they this foundation that they
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had planned on doing was going to be
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called the royal
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sussex which is i think he was the
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prince of sussex or something like that
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but
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that was what they had intended and
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we’re going to have you know big amounts
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of money come into that
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the queen put the kibosh on that and
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said you know you can say sussex if you
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want but you can’t say royal
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you’re no longer royal you resign so you
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know good luck
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so there that has been cut out from
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underneath them
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and uh the speaking fees and all these
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things of course they had the
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you know unlucky timing to do this when
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kovitt hit
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and they’re in california and as
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everyone knows just
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kind of leans towards the extreme on the
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left so
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uh all of that has been cut off so most
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of their income where they expected to
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make money
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uh where megan was supposed to be doing
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acting and he was supposed to be doing
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public speaking
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both of which i long ago have said
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aren’t going to work out very well for
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them
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there’ll be some initial interest but
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after a while it’ll it’ll go out because
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one she’s not that great of an actress
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and two he’s not that great of a speaker
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so
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uh the the shininess has has already
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gone
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interestingly enough now this is rumors
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stuff so not don’t you know again it’s
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not particularly important either but
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rumor is too that they’re they’re you
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know they aren’t getting a lot of their
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phone calls returned
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by the hollywood elite so uh it looks
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like this they’ve
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dug this hole from for themselves and
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are now sitting in it
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and most of their income stream has
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dried up and yet they have these
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expenses now
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but not able to sort of see
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what’s coming down the line i think that
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there’s so
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much arrogance involved in this that you
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know any normal person would look at
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this and go well
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you know my my my income stream is not
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what i expected
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i don’t know when it’s going to come
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back or if it will come back
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and so you know that’s not the time to
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buy
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an enormous house that kind of exceeds
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what i’m able to afford
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uh without help from my parents or
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somebody so
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i i think it’s one of those things where
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they just like i’ve said i think they’re
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completely oblivious to how
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the real world works prince harry has
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never stepped foot in it
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meghan markle has stars in her eyes and
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you know she’s manipulated this prince
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harry into doing whatever she wants and
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certainly wherever she wants which is
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now back in her hometown of california
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so the train wreck is getting closer and
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closer i would you know before was
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predicting out a couple years maybe i
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would say that
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timeline is shortening so that’s that’s
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the update on on
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prince harry and megan and and uh and
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the and the
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wall that is that the train is hurtling
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towards
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so what you’re saying in essence is that
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nobody should expect to run into them at
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costco
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well i i don’t know what they’ll do
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it’ll be actually
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it’ll be kind of a study in human nature
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too once they do hit that wall and the
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whole thing falls apart
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will the old man bail him out i will
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prince harry’s father bail him out and i
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would say
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almost certainly you know he’s you know
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the royal family is worth a billion plus
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so uh these amounts of money by their
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standards
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aren’t that great so i’m sure that the
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father could
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write a check and pay off the mansion if
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he wanted to and things like that so
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i suspect that that’s what’s going to
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happen and they’re going to live out
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their lives in this place in california
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but
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uh being shocked by just not having
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anyone be very interested in them
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i think i think that that will be
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something where they’ll be in denial
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forever kind of like
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how hillary clinton is on the election
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you know there’s always some reason why
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it’s somebody’s fault
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i think that’s what we’re going to see
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out of them in the future is like you
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know well we weren’t able to get this
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going because so and so screwed us over
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or this or that or the other
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i think it’ll be that full full-scale
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denial will be the way it turns out
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