The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been urged to ‘walk away’ from the royal family. It comes following a wave of online conspiracy theories and media scrutiny.
This news regarding Harry and Meghan has come as a big shock for the royal fans. The call was made by academic and royal historian, Kate Maltby.
Last week, five of Meghan Markle’s friends attempted to counter the negativity in an interview with The Royal UK magazine. Ms Maltby argued the British monarchy cannot be made truly inclusive. Writing for a tabloid, she said: “The simple solution is to abolish an absurd and anachronistic system”.
Kate Maltby added, saying:-
“If Meghan and Harry want to be truly radical, perhaps they should walk away totally. They could have no greater influence on the royal life than by denouncing it”.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married last May in a star-studded ceremony at Windsor Castle. Five months later, in October, the couple announced that they are expecting their first child. Ms Maltby argued it is particularly difficult to integrate Meghan into the royal setup.
She says its due to her former life as a successful American actress.
Kate said: “The heart of this problem is the fact that Meghan Markle has a personality and a prior public footprint. Neither of which royals should have. Traditionally, British royal strategists have decreed that the members of the royals family should cultivate as much distance as possible from the public”.
In her academic role, Ms Maltby has focused on the Elizabethan era. This includes Her Majesty’s intellectual pursuits. She has also written about politics and culture for a variety of publications.
However, Ms Maltby did agree that much of the media scrutiny is legitimate. She wrote: “The real problem is that much of this scrutiny is reasonable. But, only within the tortured logic of British royal family’s very existence”.