The Queen has been delivered several blows in recent years, going from the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the royal folds to Prince Andrew’s disastrous friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Despite the changes the Royal Family underwent, Her Majesty has been urged to stick close to tradition when it comes to the Firm’s relationship with the public or face “real danger” to the future of the monarchy. Commentator Nick Bullen, the founder of True Royalty TV, warned a switch to a more celebrity-like way of addressing scandalous claims could mark the end of the Royal Family.
Speaking to Royally Us, Mr Bullen said: “Hilary Mantel talked about how she doesn’t think George will be the king one day.
“I personally think that’s rubbish, I think it’s Hilary going for a good headline which she’s very good at doing.
“But she drew the parallel between royals and celebrities and said that if they become too like celebrities, the monarchy loses its moment. I do think that’s absolutely key.
“Celebrities, stars, may well have their publicists and may well be aware of their press, the royals don’t.”
The Queen has been urged to ensure the Royal Family stay away from celebrity life
The Royal Family usually does not address claims made against it
The royal commentator continued: “That’s where the real danger comes with royalty.
“You look at the moment when royals have tried to step into the world of celebrity, invariably it goes wrong.
“I think that’s one of the issues that Harry and Meghan have had with the Windsor camp.
“They applied, and perhaps in Meghan’s Hollywood training, celebrity principles to an institution that’s 1,000 years old. It just doesn’t work.”
The Queen has lived by the mantra “never complain, never explain”
For decades, the Queen was known to approach controversial claims made against the Royal Family guided by the motto “never complain, never explain.”
The phrase has political origins, as it was first used by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli during the late 1800s.
As well as being applied by the Royal Family, high-ranking political and military officials have used it as a code of conduct ever since.
The late Queen Elizabeth is thought to have first brought the mantra into the Royal Family and it has been a mainstay of royal communications ever since.
Only recently Her Majesty broke with this tradition as she issues an unprecedented statement to address allegations Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
The statement read: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.
“While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
“Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK