Expert thinks the Royal Family made a “very unfortunate” error with Meghan Markle.
According to one expert, the Royal Family made a “very unfortunate” mistake with Meghan Markle shortly after she became engaged to Prince Harry.
In November 2017, Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, announced their engagement. However, an expert claims that once the news became public, the Royal Family failed to present the future Duchess of Sussex to royal journalists in the same way as Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 39, was introduced to royal media when she got engaged to Prince William, 39.
Expert and editor Camilla Tominey, writing in this week’s Telegraph royal newsletter, calls the Firm’s reluctance to treat Meghan the same as Kate “very disappointing” and claims it may have contributed to Harry and Meghan’s current “anti-press” position.
Ms Tominey cited a recent interview she did with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, when discussing the royals’ thorny relationship with the media.
Despite the negative criticism the Duchess of Cornwall has experienced in the past, Ms Tominey emphasized that she remains nice to journalists.
“I’ve just written a piece on the Duchess of Cornwall, which will be published this weekend, in which a former aide commented on how much she loves speaking with us hacks,” she wrote.
“This is despite the tabloids vilifying her as ‘the most loathed woman in Britain’ and ‘public enemy number one’ for the majority of the 1990s and early 2000s,” Ms Tominey noted.
“‘She loves a good narrative, and she knows journalists are innately intriguing people,’ the source insisted.”
Ms Tominey claims that Camilla’s treatment by the media pales in comparison to what Harry and Meghan had to endure.
“What Camilla endured makes Prince Harry and Meghan’s treatment by the press look like a stroll in the park – and yet the Sussexes remain the most anti-press of all,” she continued.
Ms Tominey believes Meghan and Harry’s anti-press posture could have been avoided if Meghan had been introduced to royal journalists from the outset, as Kate was.
“I’ve always thought it was terribly disappointing that the palace never properly introduced Meghan to the royal press pack, as they did when Kate Middleton got engaged to Prince William,” she continued.
“When the Royal family and journalists meet face to face, both sides realize there is probably more that unites them than divides them.”
The conflict between Meghan and Harry in the “Brinkwire Summary News.”