Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have warned of losing their ‘loyal supporters’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been warned of the loss of their loyal supporters by their own biographer Omid Scobie, as the couple’s recent media appearances have put them in a tough spot with the rest of the Royal Family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been making headlines in recent months, due to their docuseries on Netflix and Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’.
The California-based couple discovered detailed insight into the company and their relationships with other royals, prompting an intense backlash from some of their biggest critics, including Piers Morgan and Candace Owens.
Omid Scobie, friend of the Sussexes and author of Finding Freedom, said Harry and Meghan have put themselves in a “risk zone”.
Speaking on last week’s Royally Obsessed podcast episode, the biographer noted that their presence in the media could cause them major problems.
When hosts Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito asked him if he thought people were suffering from couple fatigue, Omid said: “In many ways, how can an ordinary person not feel Sussex fatigue at this stadium?
“I almost feel like it’s my duty to follow him every step of the way, but I can understand how fed up the general public is with hearing about royal dramas in general.
“I sympathize with the Sussexes in some ways because they are only now beginning to make history at this very late stage.
“For many years they were unable to share their views. They watched others try to give versions of them or they sat and watched things reported about them with which they disagreed or did not believe they were a fair representation of themselves.
“So now they’ve come up with their versions of events, with their stories and filling in the gaps that we didn’t know about. But of course that comes after years and years of coverage. So I think people are starting to get get bored of the story in general.
The biographer also went on to say that the pair’s arguably intense approach “serves them” as the pair “want to move on.”
However, he added: “I think they are in a slightly risky position where they have to be aware that that has to be the line drawn. Otherwise, I think people — even the staunchest supporters — will start to feel the frustration of not seeing the couple moving forward or finding the happiness they talk about.
“So I think this is the time when they also have to move on. Otherwise, they will become synonymous with drama for the rest of their lives, just like [what] the royal family struggles with it and I don’t think it’s a place anyone particularly wants to be.
Meanwhile, a source close to King Charles told The Sunday Times: “It’s going to take flexibility on all sides, but it can be done. It’s fixable. It takes Harry here in the room with the King and Prince of Wales and some other members of the family.”