Meghan and Harry ‘hit target’ to win over celebrity and young fans with ‘calculated’ risk

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Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti explained that the support for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was not based on the simple UK-US divide. While speaking to US Weekly’s podcast Royally Us hosts Molly Mulshine and Christina Garibaldi, he insisted their choice to do the Oprah interview was a “calculated” move. He added that the royal couple had won the sympathies of those who are fans of celebrities and young people, regardless of whether they are from the UK or US.

Mr Sacerdoti said: “I think it would be easy to say that this was a US, UK split of opinion on Meghan and Harry’s interview.

“That the people in the UK were more team royal and more team Meghan and Harry but I don’t think that is the case.

“Some of the press and popular conversation around here has been of that nature, indeed they have been dubbed “ginge and whinge” to give you an impression of how much people took this to heart.”

The Royal expert highlighted the different groups that Meghan and Harry were able to appeal to.

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He also hinted that winning the sympathies of those in the US could be beneficial for the royal couple’s future.

He said: “Younger Britons were more likely to sympathise with this couple and the things they were saying.

“I think that is very key to understanding this problem this whole incident.

“I think they made a very calculated decision in giving that interview.”

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He continued: “It is a very public thing to do with some very private issues from a couple that said they wanted to step out of the limelight and regain their privacy.

“They have done anything but that, there is no question in anyone’s mind that giving a two-hour-long interview is not the act of somebody who wishes to regain their privacy and who wishes to deal with private things in private.

“But by getting the sympathies of some younger Britons and those internationally, perhaps those that look more fondly on celebrities than archaic royalty and royal families.”

The royal expert added: “They have hit their target because they have some British younger people who are their target market, on their side, and many people in America where they are trying to live and work, on their side.

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“So I think opinions are split but largely speaking, in the UK, people are much more cynical and sceptical about what they said.”

Mr Sacerdoti also suggested that it was unlikely that Harry and Meghan wanted to repair their relationship with the Royal Family with the interview.

He noted that regardless of being royalty, discussing private issues on a public stage and making accusations would make things more difficult.

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