“When did the fairy tale go sour?” reads the plaintive headline in the New York Times. For some people, the curdling may have commenced the first appearance of “Megxit” to describe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step down from their roles as “senior royals” and split their time between Canada and Britain. (Yes, their joint decision, even though “Megxit” points the finger at her alone. I suppose “HarMegXit” lacks sufficient sizzle.)
For me, admittedly a cynic about royal fairy tales, not to mention the whole concept of royalty*, it all came thuddingly to earth when I checked out Harry and Meghan’s website, Sussexroyal.com, and encountered the word workstream, as unromantic a bit of corporate jargon as you can ideate.