Meghan and Harry resigned as senior royals last year and have been critical of the institution they left ever since. They have been harsh on the Firm’s structure and individual members. The Royal Family, on the other hand, has stood firm and united, refusing to submit to the attacks and responding in the most minimal manner possible.
Following the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Royal Family issued a brief statement expressing concern about the allegations, particularly those regarding race.
However, Prince William insisted that the royal family was “completely not” racist, and they have made no direct response to any of the allegations.
While Meghan and Harry’s popularity in the United Kingdom plummeted following their interview, the couple has received a mixed reception across the pond, according to YouGov.
Meanwhile, support for the Royal Family has remained relatively stable, with Ipsos MORI reporting a small two percent shift in support for abandoning the monarchy immediately following the interview.
Royal commentator Robert Taylor wrote in The Telegraph that the Sussexes are engaged in a “unwinnable public relations battle” against the British Royal Family’s colossal and ancient structure.
Not only do the royals have a thousand years of history and ingrained support in Britain, they also have more money and staff dedicated to public relations, as well as an entire infrastructure dedicated to self-protection.
He argued that, rather than lashing out from the sidelines, Meghan and Harry should focus on obtaining the necessary mental health care.
“One thing we’ve learned over the last few months is that both Harry and Meghan have suffered significant setbacks to their mental health,” Mr Taylor wrote.
“Suicide has been mentioned in Meghan’s case. And regardless of their privilege or wealth, they have my undivided sympathy.
“However, rather than focusing their efforts on obtaining the assistance they clearly require, they appear to be waging an unwinnable public relations battle.
“Williams versus Sussexes? For the love of God, it’s Real Madrid vs. Ashby-de-la-Zouch.”
Additionally, Mr Taylor argued that the Queen’s refusal to support her grandson in his latest spat with the BBC is a “watershed moment.”
According to a report from the corporation, Harry did not seek permission from Her Majesty before using her personal nickname as the first name for his newborn daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Sussexes, on the other hand, have vehemently denied this and even threatened legal action against the BBC, calling their report “false and defamatory.”
Mr Taylor described the Queen’s refusal to publicly support Harry’s version of events as “jaw-dropping.”
He emphasized that this is the same BBC that Prince William and Prince Harry recently attacked following Lord Dyson’s findings about Princess Diana’s 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.
“This represents a new low in relations between the Sussexes and the wider royal family,” he wrote.
“If there is one thing the Firm excels at, it is collaborating. However, no longer.
“It’s mind-boggling that the Queen would support the BBC over her grandson.”
He argued that this has all occurred as a result of Meghan and Harry’s decision to abandon the monarchy’s mantra of ‘never complain, never explain,’ and instead spill their stories to the media in an attempt to share their side of the story.
According to Mr Taylor, Harry has not fared well.
“How has it benefited him?” he inquired. Falling public respect and a growing divide with his own family.”