Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex popularity was not a threat to heir position. The institution, didn’t HAVE to do any of smear campaign, they CHOSE to.
The sussexes popularity threat wasn’t just to William. But the entire establishment. The Sussexes led with compassion and were able to demonstrate significant impact without the Royal Rota and a lot of the red tape. That would have led to scrutiny of exactly how the Firm is run down to its expenses.
How much does it really cost to be a “patron of Patronages”. How many Patronages actually benefit from having a member of the Royal Family? Exactly what impact do the Royal Family have as a whole on the community and does this impact justify its existence and the money spent on it?
The Royal Family rely heavily on the British media to prop up its existence. The Duke and Duchess of Sussexe did not. Their brand was popular on social media alone and they were already not only globally recognisable but charities actually WANTED to work with them.
To add insult to injury, Meghan’s brilliance and easy communication skills with young professionals meant that the old fashioned senior aides’ jobs were threatened. What exactly is the point of these aides lurking around in the palace?
To add insult to injury, the Duchess of Sussex was not only shining but “shining while black”. And her husband the Duke wanted the whole world to know it. His love for her was the final nail in the coffin for the firm. Love in the Royal Family isn’t exactly celebrated.
The Firm needed to reestablish its relevance but it also needed the media to divert the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attention back to who it was originally intended. But the British media is a beast that needed to be fed. Rumours of an affair made the situation more desperate.
So Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex was offered up as the sacrificial lamb. The British media began to sing from the same script – while she became ungrateful, non-conforming and disrespectful siting unconfirmed sources and without corroborating events, William wife became the “saviour”.
This ofcourse was an easy narrative to spread by the British media- they knew they could rely on the ignorance and racism of some of its followers to do its work for them. Alas, they did not succeed. The entire world isn’t stupid or racist, Thank God for that.