According to a royal expert, the firm may cut off Prince Harry and Meghan Markle if they continue to criticize the monarchy.
Richard Fitzwilliams, a British public relations consultant and commentator, weighed in on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s documentary “Harry & Meghan.” According to him, the royal couple is hurling “dynamite” at the royal family.
Fitzwilliams told The Sun:
“There is absolutely no doubt now that the Sussexes are claiming there was a war against them. We’ve got clear dynamite in there – it would be impossible to take that out of context.”
He admitted that they “haven’t seen it,” referring to the Netflix docuseries that will debut on Thursday. He did, however, claim that the predictions that it would attack the royal family were correct because “it’s so obvious.”
“Christmas is bookended by what’s probably attacks – it’s grim.”
On Thursday, the first three parts of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s show will be available. The next three episodes will be released next week, when King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton attend a Christmas carol service.
In terms of what the royals could do with the Sussexes, Fitzwilliams suggested they cut ties with them permanently.
“Harry will always remain a prince. The only thing they can do is not invite them to the Coronation, and cut all ties – a clean cut from the Sussexes. Essentially, that’s all they can do.”
Richard Eden, a journalist and editor of the Daily Mail Diary, Eden Confidential, and Palace Confidential broadcast for Mail+, agreed with Fitzwilliam that the Sussexes’ Netflix docuseries could spark a feud with the royal family.
He said on “Daily Mail Royals”:
“Let’s be clear this is a declaration of war against the royal family. They even used the word war in this trailer. You’ve got their high-powered lawyer Jenny Afia from Schillings, who uses this word war, and it’s clear that that’s what they’re aiming [for].”
The claims could not be independently verified by International Business Times.
Meanwhile, Nine Network Australia’s US correspondent Jonathan Kearsley believes the Sussexes are in a “publicity battle” with the royal family. He mentioned Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s gala in New York City just days before the premiere of their docuseries, as well as how the next three episodes will be released on the same day the royal family attends a carol service.
The first promo was also released a day before Prince William and Middleton’s green carpet event in Boston, leading some to speculate that they were attempting to steal the spotlight from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Prince and Princess were in the United States for three days, culminating in the second Earthshot Prize ceremony last Friday.