Royal Experts Warn Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: The End of Their Lucrative Victimhood Brand is Near
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been advised by royal experts to stop playing the victim card and to build resiliency and humor into their public brand.
The couple has become a source of mockery for entertainers, who have been making fun of their criticisms of the royal family and the monarchy. The animated series "South Park" turned the couple's decision to leave their royal duties and move to the USA in their quest to lead a private life into a parody, and stand-up comic Chris Rock poked fun at the Duchess of Sussex's claims of racism against the royals in his recent Netflix special "Selective Outrage."
Royal expert Kinsey Schofield said the public is getting tired of the Sussexes' constant whining. "I think victimhood has been a very lucrative brand for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but there is no longevity in victimhood. People are tired of listening to two privileged individuals complain about the mundane," she told Fox News.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams added that comics and comedians have made jokes out of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-alls. Fitzwilliams referred to the contents of Harry's memoir "Spare," which he said the 38-year-old was "ill-advised to write."
Fitzwilliams also claimed that the Sussexes have accused the royal family of racism and caused enormous damage by saying that questions were asked by an unnamed royal about Archie's skin color.
Fellow royal expert Shannon Felton Spence suggested that instead of using victimhood, the couple "should have built resiliency and humor into their public brand."
Spence claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "have proven themselves time and again to be thin-skinned and litigious." She thinks that the couple did not anticipate "being a public laughingstock."
Despite what the experts and the public think, Prince Harry said in his recent interview that he does not see himself as a victim. He wrote "Spare" not to look for sympathy but to "help empower and encourage others" to share their own experience of trauma. However, the couple has reportedly turned themselves into a laughing stock, and their popularity is in free fall.
In conclusion, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's days of using victimhood as a lucrative brand seem to be numbered. To gain public favor, they should work on building resilience and humor into their public brand instead of complaining about the mundane.