Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faced criticism for their recent attempts to repair their public image. Royal author Tom Bower expressed his views on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, describing their actions as “pretty nauseating.”
Bower noted that Harry and Meghan are using the Invictus Games as a means to improve their image and promote themselves, as major media outlets have become less interested in interviewing them.
He criticized their various recent appearances, including their attendance at a Beyonce concert, Harry’s comments about media treatment of Afghan victims, his entry to St. George’s Chapel on Queen Elizabeth’s death anniversary, and their participation in the Invictus Games.
Bower acknowledged that the concept of the Invictus Games is brilliant and well-run by administrators, benefiting the contestants. However, he accused the Sussexes of using the event for their self-promotion and described them as “imposters” who are desperate for attention.
Bower mentioned that Meghan Markle is reportedly writing her memoirs, which he expects to be a significant money-spinner. He also criticized Meghan’s reasoning for being late to the event, calling it ludicrous.
Regarding their involvement with Netflix, Bower labeled their trip to see Beyonce as “absolute media manipulation” aimed at capturing a moment of her hugging Harry. He praised the Invictus Games as an amazing event but criticized the Sussexes for using it as a platform for self-promotion.
Bower also mentioned Harry’s recent Netflix documentary, “Heart of Invictus,” and noted that while it received positive reviews from critics, it failed to impress viewers and did not make it into the top 10 streaming charts on Netflix in the UK and the US.
In summary, Tom Bower criticized Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their recent actions and appearances, accusing them of using various platforms for self-promotion in their efforts to regain public favor.