Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are following in Princess Diana’s footsteps regarding their policies regarding the media.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been accused of having double standards as they sometimes seek attention and at other times cry out against being victimised.
A royal expert has claimed Meghan and Harry are playing a “dangerous game” in a bid to regain their reputation in the US.
In an op-ed for the New Zealand Herald, Daniella Elser claims that despite the Duke of Sussex tearing down the firm for playing media games, he has done the same with the promotion of his memoir Spare, which has given him a number Revealing interviews with mainstream media outlets.
Elser wrote: “This week’s Lily’s christening story was broken by most of the headline tabloids, and by a London-based journalist who frequently covers the royal family and Welsh towns reporting on the Princess of Wales’s outings I spends gray mornings, no less.”
“To be clear here, the actual story does not directly quote the Duke or Duchess – but does include confirmation and details from a spokesperson about when the incident occurred (Friday, March 3) and by whom (“The Episcopal Bishop in Los Angeles Diocese of, Rev. John Taylor”) with a plethora of intimate details,” she said.
The author continued: “Yet there has been no outcry by the Duke and Duchess about their privacy being breached, about the press poking their ruthless noses into the family’s private lives.”
Elser claimed that Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, had a similar relationship with the press, sometimes seeking attention and sometimes crying out against being hounded.
On the other hand, some royal commentators have called for the Sussexes to still stick to the royal tiles, even as they publicly criticize members of the royal family.