Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ‘fame mad’ approach to their post-royal lifestyle is the reason they are criticised by Britons, a PR expert said, adding that on the other hand, Prince Charles’ TV appearance is a stark contrast.
Talking to The Daily Star, PR maven Lucy Hood opened up about why Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are allowed to appear on TV without garnering negative press but the same can’t be said about Harry and Meghan.
“Off the cuff straight away…. I think it is to do with the programmes. Both Eastenders and Coronation Street are hugely respected British institutions rather than the US based Netflix, they feel like sort of warm comfy blankets,” she explained.
Prince Charles has also earlier appeared on a 2000 episode of Coronation Street.
“People genuinely live and breathe those operas,” Hood continued, “and they don’t regard the characters as performers, but as people.”
“They regard Charles’ motivation as being entirely different from Meghan and Harry,” she continued, explaining why the British people think Harry and Meghan are “celebrity mad.”
“They think Meghan is dishonest because she was first and foremost an American actress, and she very much courted the celebrity life, which I don’t think Brits are very comfortable with,” she continued.
“We want our Royals to be Royals, with with all the pomp, ceremony, and tradition that entails. It’s terrific if they wish to come closer to us by making a guest appearance in one of our favourite British TV soaps. That’s how I believe the general people feels… honestly,” Hood continued.