If the media bother Harry and Meghan so much, why don't they keep a low profile like Princess Anne does?
- 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵Lv 74 weeks ago
There used to be two models for royalty - one was highly visible, doing heaps of public engagements and having a "household" that included a private secretary who would manage you very carefully. There were rules to follow and the private secretary would ensure they were followed. The other model was almost invisible and involved mostly sitting in a palace apartment with a couple of servants, venturing out occasionally to attend a function run by a charity of which the royal would be a patron.
Harry and Princess Meghan seem to want the rock star lifestyle, enjoying the money, power and privileges but without the duties and the rules. This is not always sustainable. As many rock stars and actors have found, having a ton of money and nobody to stop you doing self-destructive things with it can end badly.
- Sir Prince KennyLv 74 weeks ago
There are other Royals out there, The Queen's, children, cousins, nephews and nieces, no one is really interested in them though, Of course everyone is interested in the heir and spare of Charles and if the media can manufacture a rift between the two, they most definitely will, they have to turn a profit. Good news about the Royals sells but, nothing sells more than sensational, often salacious news about them. It's no good telling people not to read the garbage that the gutter press churns out but, you are talking about the type of people who wouldn't really be able to read and understand real news.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Agree. Whingeing about how hard their lives are against a background of what is happening in Angola is absurd. Princess Anne had to suffer a fair amount of bad press when she was their age, but learned to rise above it.
- VerulamLv 74 weeks ago
Sadly Harry has played it wrong. From the outset he wanted to 'share' and went ott with that. Now interest in the two has increased to the point it has. It would be FAR BETTER to just shut up. Don't feed the media - as this documentary has, like the famous Diana interview. Thinking about his mother with every camera click is odd. Very odd. Diana encouraged the media to her own ends but Harry was too young to realise that. Perhaps his brother did. For Meghan to say 'we don't have that (the media coverage) in America' is simply untrue. And I'd lay odds a good percentage of the reporters over here ARE American, looking for anything to feed the American public with (and make money!!).
I truly think this documentary (which I've not watched, just recorded for, perhaps, later) was ill-timed given they are both suing the media. If they want the media to BACK OFF, then they simply, like with trolls, DON'T FEED THEM.
Bottom line - I think although they may be 'in love', the relationship is toxic. He has mental problems, clearly (and there is help out there for that) and she's clearly not comfortable living outside the US. Maybe she has some post partum issues as well but she seems to want EVERYBODY to love her and if they don't, goes off on one. He should have listen to his brother, and Meghan her friends, especially the British ones. I also believe that had the marriage been a strong one, and Harry had some balls, he should have taken his foreign wife to one side and told her he'd sort it out. As it is he's coming across as a weak, badly traumatised man with many problems of his own. And that's NOT what his wife needs.
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- staggmovieLv 64 weeks ago
Good question you should ask them that question, sounds like they are trying to, but media can always start acting like paparazzis.
- NancyLv 64 weeks ago
They are trying to. That's what going to Africa is all about.
By the way, the press doesn't jones for Princess Anne like it does for Prince Harry and his American bride. The two cannot be compared. Princess Anne is largely successful at being left alone because people aren't really interested. The Sun plastering Princess Anne on its cover doesn't sell even a tenth as many papers as plastering Prince Harry and/or Meghan Markle on its cover does. That makes the press incomparably more tenacious in their stalking of the young, beautiful, newly-wed Sussexes than tired, old Princess Anne.
Moreover, Prince Harry is a person who certainly perceives the press and the press's paparazzi as being significantly responsible for the tragic and traumatising death of his mother, so it is understandable why he would be especially reactant and especially protective of his wife when she is being hounded by the press and the press's paparazzi in the exact same way.
Keep in mind that the survival of the monarchy, an imperative that has been ingrained in him his whole life is his singular purpose to ensure, is incumbent upon him and his entire family. That singular purpose that has been fed to him every day since birth requires him to be a public person who carries out public duties that make a case for the monarchy's relevance and positive contribution to the British people, whose popular support is necessary to its survival. So simply dropping out of public life, which we can't presume the global press would even respect, isn't some simple thing as it goes against everything he's ever been taught and means abandoning a lifelong duty he has grown up swearing to never abandon but always fulfill.
Given his upbringing, given what happened to his mother, and given the utterly massive deluge of press attention and paparazzi he and his wife and child have been confronted with so far and are confronted with presently every time they leave the house, it's no wonder Prince Harry is at odds — or even in crisis — over doing what he thinks is right by being the good prince he was raised to be and doing what he thinks is right by being the good husband he has vowed to be, no wonder at all.
- Aster RhoidsLv 64 weeks ago
The media hires paparazzis.