While the members of the Firm were enjoying a warm reunion on Tuesday, December 8, Prince Harry was accused of deliberately eclipsing the royal family.
Exiled in California, Prince Harry has been a constant thorn in the side of the monarchy. And the anonymous are no exception. The Duke of Sussex was reportedly targeted by virulent critics accusing him of trying to overshadow the Windsor-Mountbatten clan.
Explanations: in a press release made public on Tuesday, December 8, little Archie’s father congratulated a recent decision of the British Ministry of Defence. The latter announced that two new training courses will soon be available for the armed forces, one physical, the second devoted to mental health.
“I love the way it happened the day the whole royal family got together. So predictable”, “I knew he would have to issue a statement about something”, “I bet if the royal family hadn’t made a big deal of it today, he never would have said anything”, thus deplored several Internet users quoted by our colleagues across the Channel.
Because, by speaking as a former soldier, with a decade of service on his record, and militant against the taboo reigning around mental disorders, Prince Harry has, no doubt involuntarily, overshadowed the reunion of the Firm which took place at the same time in front of Windsor Castle and without the presence of the Sussex family.
For the first time since the beginning of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus, Her Majesty Elizabeth II was able to consult with Kate Middleton and Prince William (freshly returned from their tour of the United Kingdom), Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex, new assets of the monarchy.
All for a good cause and with respect for the barrier gestures (let’s remember that the Prince of Wales and his eldest son both suffered from Covid-19): the crowned heads were keen to praise the efforts of the Salvation Army and the volunteers on the front line in this crisis context.
Sussex responds to criticism
Its supporters, just as present as its detractors on the Web, can do nothing against the critics. For it is not the first time that Prince Harry has been accused of wanting to eclipse the initiatives of the royal family, which has given his wife unquestionable support following her miscarriage.
On Sunday, December 6, the tabloid The Sun revealed that the Crown rebels wanted to launch an unexpected project. Namely, a series of awards inspired by that of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. Under the fire of criticism and speculation about the remaining tensions following Megxit, the lovebirds nevertheless tried to set the record straight. “We look forward to sharing more of the results of Archewell’s work in the coming weeks, but any allegation that this work is intended to rival the list of British honours is false,” said the Archewell Foundation press officer, initiated by Sussex.
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