Royal commentator Melanie Bromley warned that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could take “attention away” from Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their documentary choice.
Earlier this week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared about the difficulties they have due to increased public scrutiny on their conduct as royals.
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed about the attention they received, the decision to discuss the issue in an ITV documentary spurred commentator Melanie Bromley to warn their hope for privacy will backfire and distract from the work of other royals.
“Prince Charles had a documentary airing on Thursday in the UK that no one is talking about.
“The same with William and Kate being in Pakistan – there’s been little press coverage on that because Harry and Meghan have taken the attention away from that, too.
“That’s been, in the past, seen as a no-no. You allow each member of the Royal Family, they have their time, they’ve each their own causes and things that are close to their heart,” said the E! News chief correspondent.
Melanie Bromley said that the royal family has usually sought to give all working members the same amount of attention to raise awareness of issues they care about.
She added: “It’s kind of, now it’s your turn, now you go on a royal tour, now you will, and Harry and Meghan have really taken over.
“There is a source quote from CNN that said Harry and Meghan feel like they are single-handedly modernising the Royal Family. That’s really got people upset.
“That source quote, which usually don’t get a lot of attention, has been covered everywhere because it’s upset the Royal Family that Harry and Meghan yes, they are the rockstars right now, but they are taking attention away.”
The royal expert also suggested that the spotlight should be given to the work of Prince Charles and Prince William since they are closest in line to the throne.
Bromley added: “Harry’s work is important but for the stability and the future of the Royal Family, it could be argued that Charles’ work, as well as William’s work, is more important.
“Because this isn’t a family that is in power because they’ve been voted in but because they are just there.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex discussed the struggles they have faced due to public scrutiny they received since their wedding in May 2018 in the ITV documentary ‘Harry and Meghan: An African Journey.’
The speculation of the fall-out with brother Prince William has been confirmed by Prince Harry who said that their relationship had “good days and bad days.”
He said: “We are brothers. We will always be brothers.