Meghan and Harry: Newswatch host discusses BBC’s ‘allegations’
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plans to step down as senior members of the Royal Family last January and in the months that followed they decided to make a new home for themselves in California. This year has seen the couple make a number of TV appearances, which has seen them openly discuss their time as royals and throw criticism at how the Firm operates. The public attacks on the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family has been heavily condemned in the UK, with many laying the blame on Meghan’s door.
However, a commentator has sought to remind the British public that Meghan cannot be responsible for all of the Sussexes’ joint decision.
Karren Brady, a British business executive and television personality, said their recent public attacks cannot just be blamed on the Duchess.
Writing in a column for THe Sun, she said: “We, the public, might need to stop blaming Meghan for all of this.
“It’s easy to see her as the problem rather than Prince Harry.”
She added: “It can’t be just Meghan engineering all this drama.
“Harry was clearly a damaged soul when they met and she has helped him in many ways, including helping to create a new family of his own.”
The outspoken advocate for women’s rights said parallels can be drawn with the criticism of Carrie Johnson, the Prime Minister’s wife, and shows people are quick to point the finger at the wife, rather than the husband.
Ms Brady added: “Just like the many criticisms that are levelled at the Prime Minister’s wife Carrie Johnson, chief among them that she is ‘meddling’, there is a sexist element to blaming the wife.
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But despite defending Meghan, the business woman did say she thinks the couple have “taken things too far” in recent months.
Ms Brady refers to Meghan and Harry’s choice to name their baby daughter after the Queen’s nickname, Lilibet.
She said: “It’s very hard to see their decision as anything but inflammatory.
“If they had wanted to pay homage to the Queen, they could have called their baby Elizabeth, Lili or Lilibeth.
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“Instead, they decided to hijack a very intimate name for the most important woman in the country.”
She fears Diana’s statue unveiling on July 1 could be “another episode in the Harry and Meghan show”, but hopes the couple will have learned from recent events.
It comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ damning interviews of late.
During their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, they accused an unnamed royal of racism, claimed Meghan was unsupported when she was feeling suicidal and Harry claimed his brother and father are “trapped” within the institution.
More recently, Harry publicly criticised his royal upbringing, which saw him attack the parenting styles of Prince Charles and even the Queen and Prince Philip’s.
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