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Entertainment

Web Desk
November 17, 2020

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle asked to learn from Princess Diana’s tragic life as a royal

Entertainment

Web Desk
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

All those getting to know the tragic life story of Princess Diana may be finding some similarities in the way Meghan Markle is being treated currently.

However, some people have come forth to issue a warning to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about them treading forward cautiously and learning from the mistakes that the Princess of Wales had made during her tumultuous time as a royal.

Patrick Jephson, the former private secretary spoke to Daily Mail, and said: “The temptation for some of today's Royal Family is to live like Diana after Panorama: no longer anchored to the humdrum concerns of British subjects, preferring the ego rush of the world stage and the shallow flattery of the international rich and famous.”

"As perhaps her younger son Harry has discovered, you can escape the Palace but finding relevance and respect as just another celebrity is much, much harder,” he said.

“So much easier to take the shortcut: keep lawyers and PR wizards on retainer and preach platitudes to the unenlightened masses,” he went on to say.

"Pretty soon, you have crossed the line from setting a good example—all a member of the Royal Family really has to do—to setting yourself up as an expert in public policy without the trouble of winning an election,” he continued.

"It's surely not what conscientious princes (and dukes and duchesses) intend, but it's the risk they run when they lose touch with real people's everyday concerns; when their personal enthusiasms take priority over the much less glamorous traditional royal work of healing and encouraging that needs to be done every day,” he added.