Most of the time, I’m too involved in the day-to-day back-and-forth of royal coverage, focusing too much on “what did that commentator say” and “remember what so-and-so said a year ago.” Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and really think about how badly the Windsors have f–ked up the Sussex situation from the word go. Like, it’s mind-boggling that the Windsors were so short-sighted, so petty, so unable to see the whole chess board. It’s also pretty shocking that seemingly all of their courtiers have f–ked up so badly, that no one is a steadying hand, that no one was like “actually maybe we need to try harder to keep Meghan and Harry.”
It just keeps going too – after the Oprah interview, you would think that the Windsors would actually, you know, try to make some kind of peace with H&M so that everyone can move forward. But that didn’t happen. So now the Windsors are stuck in a similarly toxic holding pattern where they’re scared to say anything, lest Harry tell-all in his memoir.
Keeping calm? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle still aren’t on the best of terms with other members of the British royal family — and it may take some time before things are totally healed. Relatives across the pond are “still raw” in the wake of the Sussexes’ step down from their senior duties and subsequent revelations about life in the palace, royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, August 31.
“Over the year, there must’ve been some discussions, some sort of attempt at reconciliation,” the British journalist added. “But I keep saying that, you know … I’m not party to their private conversations, but I think it must be incredibly difficult to try and have those conversations because [other royals] must always be a bit worried about what Megan and Harry are going to reveal to the press or … in a new revised version of [Finding Freedom] or even in Prince Harry’s own book.”
According to Sacerdoti, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and more might be hesitant to dive into the healing process.
“I think that there’s perhaps a nervousness on the part of the royal family to say too much and to make too great in efforts to reconcile, even though I’m sure that they’d want to, if only for PR purposes, never mind for family peace,” he told Us.
[From Us Weekly]
So basically Charles, Liz and William are too nervous to attempt to reconcile with Harry for fear that Harry will rip them a new one because of their already-appalling behavior? If these people had the good sense god gave a goose, they would have realized that they should be actively trying to make it better with Harry specifically to avoid being ripped to shreds in his memoir. This isn’t some 4D-chess strategy: be nice to Harry and Meghan. Call off the attack dogs in the royal rota. Attempt to make peace. And that puts the ball in H&M’s court, and they have to react. Why is this so hard?
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