The longer that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle remain in Los Angeles, the more out of touch they will be with the British public back at home.
At least, that’s what Princess Diana’s former aide believes, as many are criticizing the Duke of Sussex for losing touch with “real people” are forgetting what is really important in his role as member of the British Royal Family. Here’s what you need to know.
According to Britain’s Express.co.uk, Princess Diana’s long-standing private secretary Patrick Jephson recently suggested that while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are trying to follow in the footsteps of Princess Diana, they still have a long way to go, especially when it comes to being loved by the public.
Jephson said though that the Sussexes will find themselves in a similar position as Princess Diana after she divorced Prince Charles and was forced to rely on outside help to continue maintain her lifestyle and of course, her influence around the world.
British Royal Family News: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Have ‘Lost Touch’ With The British Public
Jephson recently wrote in a column for the Daily Mail, “Once outside the royal fold, Diana would increasingly rely on billionaires for jets and bodyguards, for photo opportunities and speech platforms. People whose agendas and publicity instincts began and ended with their own interests. The temptation for some of today’s Royal Family is to live like Diana after Panorama: no longer anchored to the humdrum concerns of British subjects, preferring the ego rush of the world stage and the shallow flattery of the international rich and famous.”
The royal expert also pointed out that sooner or later Prince Harry and Meghan Markle risk crossing a line to the point of no return.
Jephson continued, “As perhaps her younger son Harry has discovered, you can escape the Palace but finding relevance and respect as just another celebrity is much, much harder. So much easier to take the shortcut: keep lawyers and PR wizards on retainer and preach platitudes to the unenlightened masses. Pretty soon, you have crossed the line from setting a good example — all a member of the Royal Family really has to do — to setting yourself up as an expert in public policy without the trouble of winning an election. It’s surely not what conscientious princes (and dukes and duchesses) intend, but it’s the risk they run when they lose touch with real people’s everyday concerns; when their personal enthusiasms take priority over the much less glamorous traditional royal work of healing and encouraging that needs to be done every day.”
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