Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex were
walking to the beat of their own drummer from the start. It all began
with their very unusual
marriage celebration and continued until they offered their roles
as senior royals Goodbye. Recent rumors of a revealing book in preparation
shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone.
Potential book compared to Princess Diana’s bomb
collaboration with Andrew Morton, Diana: her true story. But there is
a major difference between Diana’s decision and that of Harry and Meghan.
While Diana had the left
the royal family for good and cared nothing about their heavy traditions
more, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex try not to sever ties completely.
However, in the meantime, they are breaking the cardinal rule of being royal.
Queen Elizabeth takes the motto “never complain, never explain”
The origins of “never
complain, never explain “Go back to the 1800s and were used by it
Majesty for all her queen’s mandate. It’s really impressive to see how
and the beloved Queen Elizabeth is but no one knows exactly how she feels
on the most conflicting political issues.
Queen welcomes foreign presidents and dignitaries from both
across the political spectrum and treats them all equally. She very rarely
comments on public scandals and does not defend herself against critics. In
In short, it takes the road of silence to obtain the defense repeatedly.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a lot in common with the princess
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex complained a great deal, as when they publicly expressed disgust for unfair treatment by the press during their royal tour of South Africa. They went further when they brought charges against the worst offenders.
This is not how Queen Elizabeth manages the
be careful though. “There is a long tradition in the British royal family
to ride the criticism and keep your head down and see in the long term “,
royal biographer Penny Junor Told
People. “Crises come and go, and people are criticized – often for five
minutes by the media, which then pass. “
A royal who hasn’t followed this unwritten rule? Prince
Harry’s mother, Diana.
A revealing book could be the end of Prince Harry’s good relations with his family
Harry and Meghan reached an agreement with the Queen that they would reassess their new positions a year after they left their senior royal duties. But if they do publish a revealing book in 2020, that relationship could be damaged beyond repair.
The queen would have been furious with Diana after her book
has been freed. No matter what Harry and Meghan’s book says, even if it takes a
neutral position, it will always be a one-sided account of what happened and
will almost certainly portray the royal family in a negative light.
Book takes opposite approach to royal protocol
to “never complain, never explain” and once Prince Harry and Meghan
words to publish, there is no return possible.