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Prince Harry: the monarchy?s best insurance policy
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:37:55 AM »
The Guardian view on Prince Harry: the monarchy?s best insurance policy | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The audience profile of the Today programme in no way resembles the millennials whose support the monarchy needs to survive into the prince?s generation. All the same, he turned the programme into an effective showcase for the skills he can bring to his difficult role as constitutional appendix. He managed to conduct interviews with the least cool global figure ? his father, Prince Charles ? and the most cool, Barack Obama, in a way that allowed them both to look as good as they could. Only last summer, at the time of the 20th anniversary of the death of their mother, the promotion of the princes looked as if it might have been partly intended to squeeze out Charles. The filial interview on the Today programme felt like compensation. Prince Charles reminisced about his early understanding of the threat of climate change, and hoped people no longer thought he was ?potty?. There was an obvious affection between father and son that may partly have been intended to counter his reputation for chilly distance. In the effort to make Charles a widely acceptable king, lovability would be a necessary ingredient.

Prince Harry may yet turn out to be the crown?s best insurance policy. By marrying Meghan Markle, he is linking royalty with a 21st-century celebrity who has a backstory that many people in Britain can identify with. She shares his unquestionable commitment to the subject of mental health that brought a contemplative quality to the long conversation with President Obama that is often missing from public debate.

Is Prince Harry the Monarchy's best Insurance policy? He has the natural charisma & empathy that his Mother had. Members of the BRF always seem to light up when they see Harry.

I think Vegas showed Harry it was time to grow up & he is doing a good job of it.


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