Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have quite a few worries these days. Harry’s long-awaited memoir is due out later this year, Meghan’s upcoming podcast series is on the way, and they’ve both attended double and solo performances. Not to mention, they are raising 3-year-old son Archie and 1-year-old daughter Lilibet at their home in Santa Barbara. One piece of news the couple has yet to face is the accusations in the new royal book – and their lack of action alone speaks volumes.
An excerpt from a new book by Tom Bauer. Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors, the author portrays the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as a couple obsessed with online comments regarding their actions. “Every night they scoured the Internet, reading newspaper reports and social media troll posts,” Bauer writes. Us weekly, about the time leading up to their resignation from royal duties in 2020. “Irrationally, they grouped the two together and fueled each other’s media frenzy. Convinced that as champions of good they were being pursued by lies and racism, they felt they were the victims of the mildest criticism.”
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Indeed, in March 2021, Harry and Meghan spoke at length with Oprah Winfrey about how such scrutiny has taken a toll on their mental state. Harry also remarked in passing that he was watching his wife deal with the deluge of unsubstantiated comments she had experienced. But with this new book, which paints the couple in a less-than-flattering light (author Bauer even said, according to Newsweekthat he hopes the book will “accelerate the downward trend” in the Sussexes’ popularity), Harry and Meghan choose not to make contact.
In fact, they don’t seem to be bothered by the book at all, and according to royal expert Gareth Russell, that might make sense. “You can’t answer all of this,” the author said. us weekly. “If you go out answering every book or accusation, it will consume your entire day. You will not have free time to devote to your own mental health and well-being.”
To be sure, Meghan and Harry have definitely taken the time to separate themselves (even physically) from the negativity they’ve experienced in the UK by keeping everything under wraps on the Santa Barbara front and not responding to this new royal book, choosing instead to focus on their own affairs, new beginnings and young family, Harry and Meghan may simply demonstrate the strength to go on a high road.
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