Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are a sweetheart couple that the world loves to admire. While the British press scrutinized Meghan’s every move the public loved her altruistic spirit. Meghan brought a breath of fresh air to a stale institution. Some critics call Meghan and Harry’s exit disrespectful. Others speculate the couple may soon regret the move. The British royal family should consider what they have lost in their two most popular and relatable members. Meghan was an asset, not a liability.
The world was shocked when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be stepping down as senior working members of the royal family. It was unconscionable for many to walk away from so much wealth and power. Meghan and Harry were slammed for their decision. Many called it disrespectful to the queen. Their announcement was made on Instagram and forever changed the landscape of the Royal family. What few realize is just how valuable Meghan was to that trusted institution.
What some have dubbed a disrespectful blunder others have predicted will be a time of sadness. They may have been criticized harshly but the couple’s engagement was joyous news celebrated around the commonwealth. The royal wedding between Harry and Meghan was also an occasion of celebration around the world. Though the couple endured unfair press scrutiny there was a time that they were public darlings and they remain popular with many members of the British public and the others around the world.
Prince Harry has always had a special place in the public’s eye. His reputation even survived some very rough patches while he was sowing his wild oats. As soon as Harry settled down his kind and generous heart became naturally evident to the public. Harry is very much his mother’s child and has even invested himself in many of the causes dear to his mom’s heart such as the landmine crisis in Africa. Harry is one of the most popular royals.
Meghan Markle was an incredible addition to the royal family. Her incredible style and eloquence made her someone to look up to that the younger generation could admire. Meghan also made the royal family feel more accessible to a large portion of the British population. As a woman of color and a divorce Meghan felt like a down to earth figure that people could relate to. Her kind and giving heart caused many to compare her to Princess Diana, the people’s princess.
The royal family has a journey ahead of them that they may not be prepared for. Public opinions and attitudes are changing. Many have become critical of what they see as the queen’s lack-luster approach to climate protections. The younger residents of the commonwealth are becoming more and more disenfranchised from a privileged royal family. As time passes, losing the two members of the royal family who were the easiest for young people to look up to is a massive hit.