How The Royal Family Stays Relevant Thanks To MeghanMarch 23, 2019
Meghan has managed to keep the Royal Family relevant in the 21st century and liked by the public, a royal expert claims.
The executive producer of the documentary ‘The Story of the Royals’, Jess Cagle, argued Meghan had a “tremendous impact” on the vitality of the Royal Family.
Mr. Cagle revealed to ABC’s Good Morning America: “I do not think that Prince Harry really needed saving, I think he’s fine, nobody’s worried. But it’s a fair statement because the challenge of the royals has always been they need to stay relevant and they need the public to like them. It’s run like a corporation and they pay very close attention to polls, approval ratings and all of that kind of thing. No one in recent times has done more to endear the monarchy to the people than Meghan Markle. She’s had a tremendous impact on the vitality of his family and the vitality of things that he wants to do going forward.”
Meghan and Harry are establishing their own royal household ahead of the birth of their child this spring. They are moving to Frogmore Cottage ahead of the birth. The property has been undergoing renovations, which reportedly include a gender neutral nursery.
With the Cambridges remaining at Kensington Palace, Meghan and Harry now have their offices under the direction of the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
It comes after reports suggested the couple originally were planning to break away with their own court at Windsor, which the Queen has refused.
Podcast “Royals”, from Australian magazine New Idea, heard from royal expert Angela Mollard on the household split, who suggested that the Queen’s decision prevents Meghan from overshadowing her and other senior royals.
“The Queen is keeping a strong arm on how they operate, they’re not allowed to go rogue,” Said Ms.Mollard.
“Do you think it’s the right decision?” asked the host Rebecca Hyde.
“I do actually, I think it’s really smart. Someone of Meghan’s status and previous star performance has the ability to position herself very much as an Angelina (Jolie) or an Amal (Clooney). Now, nothing matters more with the Royal Family than the brand being cohesive, there can’t be an offshoot,” replied Ms. Mollard.
Meghan is thought to be around six weeks away from her due date. She showed no signs of slowing down her royal duties over the past several months despite being. She even had a private engagement last week.
Meghan also joined other royals at the traditional Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey a day earlier. But it appears she does not have any other engagements before she gives birth.
This suggest Meghan has taken her maternity leave and will take some time off until she’s ready to return to the public.