Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are struggling to find their footing in their roles as non-royals after making “missteps” as celebrities, royal commentators have claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have recently been following a hectic schedule in their new working lives as non-royals, and have visited the UK and Germany to promote some of their charitable interests.
Meanwhile, Meghan has also seen the release of her long-awaited podcast series Archetypes, and there is an expectation that the couple will increase their media profiles by releasing a Netflix documentary in the future.
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But, despite taking on a wide range of new ventures, Royally US podcast host Christine Ross has suggested that the couple have shown evidence of struggling to cope with avoiding behaving like royals.
“I even saw today when they were in Dusseldorf, they did a walkabout, which is a very royal thing to do, you don’t usually see that. In one of the clips I saw, Meghan said that she wasn’t allowed to give out autographs.
“So there was this weird blurred line, if they were just normal people, you see celebrities giving autographs all of the time.
“I feel like they haven’t found their footing in being non-royals but also being non-celebrities.”
The podcast’s co-host Christina Garibaldi agreed that the couple had found themselves in a predicament without having any clear role models to follow.
“Nobody has really done this like them before, nobody has tried to be celebrities and royals, and yes they are trying to find their footing, but it just seems like they keep making mistake after mistake, and misstep after misstep, and it’s just not really hitting and not really connecting with a lot of people,” she suggested.
Offering one example, the podcast’s hosts referenced Meghan’s recent podcast episode with Mariah Carey, where she appeared shocked to be called a “diva” by the pop superstar.
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Christine said: “For Meghan to be totally not self aware and be taken aback by that, especially since she said, ‘what have you read about me? What have other people been saying about me?’ That really jumped out at me as she’s really not taking ownership for her own actions.
Christina agreed, and claimed that the Sussexes are too “wrapped up” in what other people think about them.
“It’s just a disconnect. The image that they are putting out to the public just doesn’t seem real, it doesn’t seem genuine to me at times,” she added.
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