Robert Lacey is promoting Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult via Zoom in the British media. I’ve read some of his quotes, and he’s not really saying much new stuff beyond what he already put in his book. Despite the early emphasis on how Prince Harry and William’s deeper rifts predate the arrival of then-Meghan Markle, Lacey has been backtracking on that a little bit. Maybe he thinks the best way to sell his book is by telling everyone that actually, Meghan IS to blame for, like, the destruction of the monarchy. I don’t know. It’s a bit confusing. Some highlights from an interview Lacey did with True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat:
William was proved right: “Meghan is a self-made woman; she becomes a star; she becomes a self-made millionairess. I think when William sat down with Harry and said there could be problems, I think events have proved him right. Meghan acknowledged that it’s risky for her family to get involved in controversial issues. Maybe she’s simply talking about the physical risk that exists in America for anybody, because of the way politics has become so volatile and violent there… but I think that she has come to realise how [some of her] speeches risk her husband’s relationship with the family and perhaps she may pedal back on some of these more extreme positions.’
The Sussexes are apparently too preachy: Mr Lacey said he finds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘too preachy’ and claimed William, 38, who recently launched his ambitious Earthshot Prize, does more for some progressive causes than his brother and sister-in-law. ‘People have said the Windsors don’t do “woke”. They don’t know how to handle progressive causes. However, I think William does it rather well. He does it better than Meghan and Harry. This couple, in a way, are too extreme.’
William taking over Harry’s position at the Royal Marines: Mr Lacey also suggested that, should Harry’s role of Head of the Royal Marines be given to William, it would signal ‘the end’ of their relationship. ‘I think that will mark the rift. I think that they have kept that position open for him [Harry] if he wants to come back into the family and if they are going to give it to William, I think that is the end of it [the relationship between the boys].’
“She has come to realise how [some of her] speeches risk her husband’s relationship with the family and perhaps she may pedal back on some of these more extreme positions.” LMAO. They are really and truly acting like Meghan told every white person to kiss her ass while declaring herself a Black Panther communist. She just told people to vote! All Harry did was tell people to reject hate speech! These old dudes were so triggered, my God. They’ve built up Meghan and Harry’s perfectly normal and perfectly acceptable charitable work and run-of-the-mill activism into this boundary-shattering extremism which has no basis in reality. As for Meghan and Harry being “preachy” while William is somehow NOT preachy… I mean… only one of those three told Africans to stop having so many babies, and it wasn’t Harry or Meghan.
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