The moment was expected: on Sunday, December 25, King Charles III gave the traditional Christmas speech to present his wishes to the British. If the event was historic since it was of the first of his reignroyal commentators were eagerly waiting to see if the new ruler was going to reference to to Prince Harry and his family. If he mentioned his eldest son, William, and his wife, Kate Middleton, as well as his late parentsQueen Elizabeth II and the prince philip, sharing his condolences with those who lost loved ones during the year, the new sovereign, on the other hand, did not utter a single word referring to the Sussexes.
“He just lets events take their coursewhich I think is a very wise thing to do”, immediately analyzed the historian David Starkey. Asked by the DailyMirrorhe applauded the “smart long game” played by the monarch: “He’s playing the clock.” Citing recent opinion polls, the expert instead claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s strategy was counter-productive and would only discredit them. “I mean that almost a majority of people not only say thatthey don’t like them very muchbut they want them stripped of their titles“he argued with our British colleagues.
Silence as a counterattack
True to the firm’s motto, “Never complain, never explain” (“Never complain, never justify yourself”)King Charles III therefore chose indifference and ignorance as defenses after the docu-series was posted on Netflix Harry & Meghan co-produced by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Audiovisual Production Company. If they avoided addressing the most annoying subjects and in particular crossing the red line, Prince Harry nevertheless exposed, during the fifth episode, his version of the facts from the summit of Sandringham, recounting that his father had then “false things”. An accusation that the main interested party therefore refrained from commenting on.
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