Daniela Elser, a royal expert, pointed out that the Queen has never given an interview and that one lesson the monarch can teach us – as well as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry – is the power of silence…
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry accept the President’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards in February. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry missed a crucial lesson from the Queen – the power of silence, according to a royal commentator.
Daniela Elser noted that the Queen has never given a single interview, and she believes the monarch can teach us the power of silence.
“And if ever there was a time in royal history when the 95-year-old took that philosophy to mind-boggling effect, it has changed in the past 365 days and,” Ms. Elser wrote in a piece for news.com.au.
This approach, according to the royal commentator, is similar to Meghan and Harry’s famously all-encompassing interview with Oprah last year, in which they discussed everything from the Duchess’ suicidal thoughts to damaging claims of racism.
Mrs. Elser wrote that the world then waited to see how the Queen would react.
She emphasized how the Queen issued a brief statement following the interview but has since remained silent.
“It took nearly two days for courtiers to release a 61-word statement of truly breathtaking economics that infamously read, in part, ‘some memories may differ,’” Ms. Elser wrote.
In their all-encompassing interview with Oprah, Harry and Meghan really put the cat among the pigeons.
She went on to say that it was remarkable that a year later, not a single word had been uttered.
She did, however, point out that Harry and Meghan have given several interviews since then, including Harry’s podcast with Dax Shepherd, and that after their March 2021 TV interview, they “have only just begun to speak their truth.”
“At the time,” Ms. Elser continued, “the palace seemed hopelessly short-sighted, clinging to their time-honored modus operandi of impenetrable silence, rigidly refusing to participate or consider doing things differently in the face of even these unprecedented rubbish.
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“But in hindsight, that turned out to be a smart approach to a feverish situation.”
Ms. Elser went on to say that she was not suggesting that Meghan and Harry did not have legitimate grievances that needed to be addressed.
But she said the “repeated, self-righteous repetitive airing of the family’s dirty laundry has basically just dealt them a PR blow.”
“Both Harry and Meghan have told Oprah how much they respected Her Majesty, but they both seem to have missed the crucial lesson she could have taught them about not only the power but also the dignity of silence,” Ms. Elser added.
There are now fears that Harry will “disdain” Kate Middleton in his life-spanning memoir, which is set to be published later this year.
There has been much speculation about what he will include in the book and how members of the royal family will be depicted in it, with the previous comments implying that the book has caused a “tsunami of fear” in royal circles.
The 37-year-old prince is expected to open up about his life in the book, which will be published by Penguin Random House, including his time in the military, marriage, and fatherhood.