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Meghan and Harry ‘couldn’t be further away’ from ‘loyal’ royal image
According to a royal author, Meghan and Harry’s approach to royal life “couldn’t be further removed” than that of Princess Anne and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
According to Pauline Maclaran, co-author of who wrote Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture, she says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are a direct contrast to Sophie Wessex and Princess Anne.
Maclaren told Express.co.uk: “Sophie Wessex and Princess Anne have been steadfastly loyal in their service to the Queen and both maintain a dignified position in the public eye.
“They both had reputational issues in the past. Sophie had to deal with the ‘false sheikh’ scandal and Princess Anne divorced Mark Phillips.
“However, they both now have carved images as traditional royal women who are conscientious in their duties and careful not to embarrass the monarchy.
“Their branding couldn’t be further from the separatist Sussex brand aimed at Gen Z.
“Princess Anne and Sophie Wessex manage to avoid controversy as they better understand the requirements of the position and are more willing to sacrifice their own personalities in the service of the Queen.
“Meghan and Harry have been much more keen to make sure they show their own identities even though it may have been deemed inappropriate (the Oprah interview etc.) and they are very clearly trying to build their own brand, what Princess Anne and Sophie are not. .”