Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walking together

Royal Family ‘rightly’ snubbed ‘self-destructive’ Meghan and Harry and their ‘pity party’

Neither Kensington Palace nor Buckingham Palace have commented on the claims and criticism made by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in recent weeks.

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins, PR expert and managing director at Clearly, praised the Firm’s silent stance and described the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as on a “self-determined course heading straight for self-destruction”.

Speaking to, he continued: “The royals have rightly refused to allow Harry and Meghan’s desperate attempts to gain both attention and sympathy at all costs to become a public feud that frankly no one has either the time or appetite for.”

Mr MacKenzie-Cummins also commented on the recent Ipsos Mori poll, which suggested most members of the Royal Family have lost popularity among Britons over the past few weeks.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walking together

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke about their struggles within the Firm in recent months (Image: GETTY)

Meghan Markle standing next to Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are no longer senior royals (Image: GETTY)

He said: “I do not feel these results should be of too much concern for the royals.

“The revelations and allegations emerging from Prince Harry’s book, the plethora of recent TV interviews he has done, and the Netflix documentary were always going to see a negative shift in public perception of the Royal Family – the whole ‘no smoke without fire’ mentality.

“These are simply knee-jerk reactions and will be short-lived. If the same poll is run again three months from now, I would expect a popularity swing in favour of the Royals but a plummeting for Harry and Meghan.”

The recent survey was conducted in the UK on 1,000 adults aged between 18 and 75 on January 10 and 11 – in the immediate aftermath of the publication of Harry’s best-selling memoir, titled Spare.

Copies of the book Spare

Prince Harry’s book was released on January 10 (Image: GETTY)

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Kate was among the royals who have lost popularity, according to a recent poll (Image: GETTY)