Can the media be biased? Yes! At least the Duke and Dutches of Sussex- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle believe. And they have their reasons to substantiate this. The couple has been in the top news since the past few days when they decided to step back as the senior member of the royal family. However, along with this, they’ve also made it clear that they will no longer participate in the traditional royal press system that grants exclusive access to a select group of UK outlets. They’ve now released their own website.

Further, Prince Harry and Meghan, announced that their plan to become part-time, financially independent royals and divide their time between Britain and North America, NYT reported. This caused an uproar and soon both of them had to issue a statement saying they planned to “step back” from their royal duties and elaborated their plans on their newly launched website.

Key Takeaways:

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped back as the senior members of the royal family this week. 
  • They’ve also made it clear that they will no longer participate in the traditional royal press system that grants exclusive access to a selected group of UK outlets.
  • The couple believes that the royal press system was biased and had unfair coverage.
  • They’ve hence released their own website which has a personal message from the Duke and Dutchess and more about their lives and initiatives. 

Incidents That Illustrate How Royal Press Shows Double Standard

Cheetsheet reported that Harry and Meghan have said publicly that they believe they have been treated unfairly by the UK press since the moment news broke of their relationship — that they are bullied, that there are racist undertones to coverage of them, and that they have been held to a different standard than Harry’s brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton).

“The pregnant Duchess of Sussex and so-called ‘avocado on toast whisperer’ is wolfing down a fruit linked to water shortages, illegal deforestation, and all-round general environmental devastation.”

Here are the incidents that substantiate this double standards:

Kate: “Bumping along nicely! The Duchess was seen placing a protective hand on her tummy as she exited the event.” Daily Mail: March 22, 2018

Meghan: “Personally, I find the cradling a bit like those signs in the back of cars: Baby on Board. Virtue signaling, as though the rest of us barren harridans deserve to burn alive in our cars.” Daily Mail: Jan. 26, 2019. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are cutting off royal reporters

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are cutting off royal reporters

 

Kate and William: “Prince William was given one of the green fruit – wrapped up in a bow – by a little boy who’s mother is suffering during her pregnancy too… ‘He said he’d take it to [Kate] and see what happens – and said good luck for [the boy’s] mummy.’” Express: Sept. 14, 2017

Meghan: “The pregnant Duchess of Sussex and so-called ‘avocado on toast whisperer’ is wolfing down a fruit linked to water shortages, illegal deforestation, and all-round general environmental devastation.” Express: Jan. 23, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are cutting off royal reporters

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are cutting off royal reporters

Kate and William: “Creating their own companies will allow William and Kate to bring out, should they ever chose to, myriad items of officially-endorsed merchandise from tea towels to coffee cups… Kensington Palace officials said they were doing the ‘sensible thing’ in protecting the couple’s rights.” Daily Mail: Jan. 17, 2014

“As far as bridal bouquets go there was nothing particularly regal about Kate Middleton’s modest arrangement of simple, seasonal flowers. Like the bride herself, the bouquet was effortlessly elegant and understated.”

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Meghan and Harry: “The Sussexes want to stamp their name on dozens of products including T-shirts, hoodies, journals, and gloves for their newly-created foundation Sussex Royal… Experts said Harry and Meghan were actively preparing to quit the Royal Family months ago by filing trademark applications to commercially protect their brand.” Daily Mail: Jan. 9, 2020

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate: “As far as bridal bouquets go there was nothing particularly regal about Kate Middleton’s modest arrangement of simple, seasonal flowers. Like the bride herself, the bouquet was effortlessly elegant and understated.”

Meghan: “[Meghan Markle] was holding a wedding bouquet in which flowers were replicated in Princess Charlotte and the other bridesmaids’ flower crowns. Express.co.uk can now reveal the children’s crowns were made of flowers that can be deadly, especially for children. Meghan’s bouquet was made of forget-me-nots as well as sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters

Kate and William: “The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh missed the small family affair. The decision is understood not to have been taken on health grounds, and to have been mutually agreed by the Queen and the Cambridges some time ago. The Queen, 92, has a busy week ahead, with high-profile celebrations in central London marking the centenary of the RAF on Tuesday, and a visit by US President Donald Trump in Windsor on Friday.” Daily Mail: July 9, 2018

“The Sussexes want to stamp their name on dozens of products including T-shirts, hoodies, journals, and gloves for their newly-created foundation Sussex Royal… Experts said Harry and Meghan were actively preparing to quit the Royal Family months ago by filing trademark applications to commercially protect their brand.”

Meghan and Harry: “The situation has surprised some senior staff at Buckingham Palace, who feel that the duke and duchess should have planned the day better. ‘There is huge support for the couple in not wanting to conform to tradition. They are young, they are striking out on a different path from other members of the Royal Family and there is enormous goodwill for them. But they shouldn’t do that without regard for tradition,’ said one. ‘Her Majesty was already scheduled to be in Scotland for her annual Holyrood Week and had a prior engagement at the weekend. There is a feeling amongst some that they should have been more accommodating about the date.’” Daily Mail: July 4, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Cutting Off Royal Reporters

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