I get the idea that they wanted to stop being Royals
in order to make money in order to be able to speak out on divisive issues:
Striking a familiar tone with the fully vaccinated crowd in New York, the Duke, dressed in a suit jacket and open necked shirt, said: “Guys, we have what we need to vaccinate the world.
“But the experts told us: here’s what’s getting in the way. They said many countries are ready to produce vaccines back home yet they aren’t allowed to because ultra-wealthy pharmaceutical companies are not sharing the recipes to make them.
“These countries have the means, the abilities and the workers to start manufacturing. All they are waiting for is the vaccine intellectual property to be waived and the vaccine technology to be transferred over.
“And by the way, many of these vaccines were publicly funded. They are your vaccines. You paid for them.”
The Duchess asked people to think about the vaccine doses that have expired and been thrown away.
“That’s like throwing away life vests when those around you are drowning,” she said.
The astonishment is that they wrong about everything when they do speak out.
Take the Duchess there. Getting vaccines into arms is, everywhere, a government thing. Making vaccines is, most places, a private sector thing. If there are vaccines being wasted in the process of getting into arms then that shows that the private sector is making more vaccines than governments can deal with. This is not evidence of a failure of the private sector now, is it?
As to the Duke. No. Every factory that is capable of making these vaccines is making these vaccines. Everyone who can use the intellectual property has access to it. The lack is in manufacturing capacity, nothing else.