Meghan and Harry’s pal unveils new motto after ditching ‘never complain, never explain’

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MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s close friend has revealed the Royals’ new motto after the pair ditched the Firm’s previous strategy.

Meanwhile Omid Scobie, the author behind the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ biography Finding Freedom, said a new strategy may be coming in. Writing for Yahoo!news, Scobie said: “Never complain, never explain may slowly be becoming a thing of the past at the palace (well, according to Prince William at least), but a different order of the day has quickly risen within the institution of the monarchy: deflect and distract.

“You see, when the Prince of Wales was forced to announce via his spokesman that he will never again accept plastic bags filled with €500 notes for his charities, one of his senior aides also briefed journalists with adorable details of the heir’s first time meeting granddaughter Lilibet last month.”

Charles reportedly had a “very emotional” meeting with Lilibet and Archie.

Meghan and Harry's pal's new motto after 'never complain' ditched

Meghan and Harry’s pal’s new motto after ‘never complain’ ditched (Image: Getty)

Meghan and Harry's pal's new motto after 'never complain' ditched

Harry and Meghan’s pal Omid Scobie claimed the Royal Family were using a new motto (Image: Getty)

The senior royal source added it had been “wonderful” to have the Sussexes back in the UK. But this came the same day it emerged that Prince Charles had accepted bags and a suitcase stuffed with 3million Euros between 2011 and 2015 from a Qatari Sheikh for his charity.

An aide said it would “not happen again”, adding: “As we said over the weekend, it was passed immediately to his charities, and it was his charities who decided to accept the money.

“That is a decision for them, and they did so and as they confirmed it followed all of the right processes, the auditors looked at it.”

Referring to his alleged “deflect and distract” strategy, Mr Scobie said this had “worked”, as Charles’ cash woes were soon forgotten in the Archie and Lilibet excitement. The writer said this same tactic was used again when Buckingham Palace released an update on Meghan’s bullying probe.

Meghan and Harry's pal's new motto after 'never complain' ditched

Prince Charles faced controversy after it emerged he accepted dodgy donations (Image: Getty)

The update was released on the same day as the Sovereign Grant Report released its annual royal spending figures.

The Queen Mother was reportedly a firm believer in the “never complain, never explain” sentiment, which had served the Royal Family well throughout the 20th Century. It stuck with her until her death in 2002 – but cracks had already started to emerge in its success.

The “never complain, never explain” attitude began to prove damaging when mistruths about the royals went uncorrected.

Princess Diana became the first to shift the tradition, most notably by giving her bombshell interview to BBC’s Panorama in 1995. Harry and Meghan appeared to be following suit in their explosive Oprah interview last year.

Meghan and Harry's pal's new motto after 'never complain' ditched

Princess Diana had been the first to refute the Palace’s motto (Image: Getty)

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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