The royals’ behaviour on tours was recently discussed by Camilla Tominey, associate editor of The Daily Telegraph, who was formerly the royal editor of the Sunday Express.
Speaking last month on the ‘Women With Balls’ podcast, hosted by The Spectator’s Katy Balls, the veteran royal reporter revealed Harry would sometimes act very angry with the press, and at other times friendly.
She said: “I’ve been on jobs with Harry where he’s been angry with us and ignored us.”
The podcast was recorded on the same day as Barbados became a republic and removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
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The news brought back a memory for Ms Tominey of when she met Harry during a visit to the Caribbean nation.
She said: “I remember being in Barbados with him [Harry] and I was on the rota.
“He kept on beckoning me like, ‘Camilla. You need to hear this’.
“I don’t know what they were talking about, palm oil or something.
“I’m there with my notebook, thinking ‘Oh, he’s being very friendly’. So, it’s a bit of a hot and cold environment.”
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“Sometimes they act as if you shouldn’t even be there.”
Ms Tominey also discussed how other members of the Royal Family interact with the media, including William and Kate, and Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
She said: “Charles and Camilla are always very good.
“They always engage, particularly the Duchess, which is kind of ironic when you consider that she was so vilified by the press.
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“William and Kate have in the past had little receptions for the media while on tour and then you get to have a chat with them, which is always good to get some face time.”
The details of William and Kate’s US trip, including whether they will meet Meghan and Harry, have not been confirmed.
The trip will be the couple’s first across the Atlantic since their visit to New York in 2014.
William is hoping to replicate the success of his Earthshot Prize in the US after the inaugural ceremony for the awards was held at London’s Alexandra Palace in October.
The five recipients of the awards each won £1million prize money to aid them in their solutions to help fix the planet’s threatened natural environments.
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Source: EXPRESS CO UK