Prince Harry is a “bigger problem” for the royal family than Prince Andrew, according to a royal author.
The Chronicles of Diana andPalace Papers editor Tina Brown made the comments while speaking onBloomberg’s In The City podcast.
Harry and Meghan Markle created shockwaves for the monarchy when they sensationally stepped down as working royals in early 2020.
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Further issues arose in March 2021 after their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey was released.
One of the major revelations was Meghan claiming that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his (Archie’s) skin was when he was born”.
Brown explained: “Andrew’s problem has been isolated, making Harry a bigger problem for the monarchy.”
In February this year, Andrew agreed to a settlement with Virginia Giuffre – believed to be worth around £12million – after accusing him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17.
The settlement was not an admission of guilt and Andrew has always denied the allegations.
There had been furor among royal fans after it was announced he would attend the Garter Day ceremony earlier this month, although he ultimately did not.
Brown went on to say that, although the monarchy is ‘getting nowhere’, a ‘national identity crisis’ is brewing in Britain given the current cost of living crisis and the prospect of possible death. of the Queen.
“I think what Britain is seeing is such turbulence and change, that the monarchy seems more reassuring than ever,” she said.
“But of course this monarchy is at a fragile point – the question of ‘how British will they feel? after the death of the queen is a big deal.”
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Brown also said Prince Charles would be a transitional monarch who would “shape things up for William”.
This will be especially important given that Prince William and Kate Middleton will have to balance their “more European, less traditional” style with the customs of a 1,000-year-old institution.
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