There's one in every family
Hal and Megs commemorated Remembrance Sunday in Los Angeles, probably because there is a pandemic raging and that is where they happen to live. So they made a personal visit to Los Angeles National Cemetery. Chris Ship of ITV told that “Harry and Meghan laid flowers picked from their garden at the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers - one from the Royal Australian Airforce and one from the Royal Canadian Artillery. And Harry laid a wreath. He wrote ‘To all of those who have served, are are serving. Thank you.’”
Some photos were later released via the couple’s office. There was the routine outpouring of bile that was not racist at all, honestly, by those wanting to express their disgust at a very personal act of remembrance, not that any of them had been conditioned or radicalised by gratuitous abuse from our free and fearless press.
That may be what spurred Grimes into action, attempting to take the moral high ground and failing spectacularly. “There’s something really quite tasteless about Prince Harry and Meghan at a cemetery in California, with a photographer that just happened to be there, to make sure they can get in on the action too”. Darren is too stupid to realise that, had there not been a photographer present, he would have said they didn’t really make the visit.
And it soon became clear that this was a campaign destined to develop not necessarily to his advantage, as comments like “There’s something really quite tasteless about criticising a veteran paying respects on Remembrance Sunday especially when British legion encourages people to do their own commemoration events & you have no problem with his relatives having photos of them doing exact same” came back in response.
There was more. “There’s something really quite tasteless about Darren Grimes criticising an actual veteran paying respects at a cemetery in California and remembering his fallen comrades … The man served in the British army for 10 years and continues to support veterans through the Invictus Games and Endeavour funds, if he wants to bring a whole film crew he can, what have you done lately for veterans besides insult one of them?”
One Tweeter included a photo of Harry with his comrades out in Afghanistan, and put Grimes straight in short order. “Regardless of anything, He was a serving soldier. He, unlike you, served on the front line, he has brothers-in-arms who have died whilst serving our County. Whatever we may think of his current situation he is a VETERAN! Give him that respect”. Dazza tries to be smart and ends up being handed his arse.
Darren Grimes may not be totally useless. But you can see it from there.
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