Prince Harry is likely boiling with frustration as he battles for his pride and his wife. Upon the release of a letter penned to the father of the beloved Meghan Markle, the prince is outraged and wants justice for the invasion of privacy. He refuses to continue to stand by as media-based attacks are thrown towards his wife. Many are questioning what Queen Elizabeth would think of the situation while the prince himself is responding with his own defense.
Would Queen Elizabeth approve of Prince Harry’s so-called outburst?
According to Penny Junor, English journalist and author, the prince’s statement is “ill-judged” and would leave Queen Elizabeth quite unhappy. Junor blatantly stated that not only would the queen not approve of the statement, but also his own brother — Prince William — would more than likely disapprove of it.
Warning that the statement could cause damage to the relationship the royal duo shares, Junor believes the reaction was driven by emotions and could leave the two in even more distress. She has compared the situation to the years the Prince of Wales handled attacks from the media focusing on himself and his loved ones.
Junor has also reported that she believes undoubtedly the queen would neither be happy with the prince’s reaction nor would she think advisors have let a statement so broad and open go out.
What exactly did Prince Harry do?
On October 1, 2019 the beloved Prince Harry released a statement regarding legal actions he intends to take against the media. Starting off with the simple declaration on their belief of, as a couple, “media freedom and truthful reporting,” the statement quickly explained the reasoning behind the case.
The letter threw claims to “relentless propaganda” and even described emotional damage due to the repetitive attacks from the media. The statement pens a double standard and calls out the dishonest and manipulative work that the Mail on Sunday has continuously released. Prince Harry has clearly had enough and wants to put an end to the journalism themed war.
Throughout his statement, it’s made clear that this has been an ongoing battle for quite some time and the lawsuit has been a lengthy process in the making. Stating that bullying is uncalled for and will not be accepted, it’s made clear there will be no tolerance for any form of continuation when it comes to skewing and scattering the truth about the lives of his family, especially Meghan Markle.
The statement even offers up a humbling statement regarding the lawsuit being the right choice regardless of whether it’s the safest.
Could a media war impact Prince Harry’s family and their image?
While the declaration of a lawsuit has been made public, Prince Harry has also made it fairly clear that he feels the unfair and misrepresented reports have been damaging and of wrongful doing to his wife during her pregnancy and throughout the birth of Baby Archie. Exploiting his family daily and relentlessly, Duchess Meghan is unafraid to send her own message during this time of injustice.
The Duchess of Sussex is seen wearing a bracelet to showcase the infamous evil eye, which is known for being a symbol of strength during hard times and protection from the negativity that life brings.
As journalists and viewers from afar watch, the admirable couple seems to be disregarding caution and aiming to put an end to the ruthlessness from the media. Needless to say, the royal family is not afraid to stand their ground regardless of suggested opinions on what other family members would think or choose to do in the same situation. The duo is sending their own message and continuing to live their lives as happily and drama-free as possible with their precious Baby Archie.